Category Archives: Influence

A Fresh Spark

Dr. G. Curtis Jones tells the story of a board meeting he once sat in on at a city church where he was serving as pastor. The focus of the meeting was the church’s lackluster performance at winning people to … Continue reading

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Unopened Perfume

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. (2 Corinthians 2:15, N.K.J.V.) Donald Barnhouse was one of America’s best known preachers. He pastored Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church … Continue reading

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John Wesley & the Robber

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9, N.K.J.V.) John Wesley was the father of the Methodist denomination. It is estimated that over the … Continue reading

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A Day Wasted

Scotland’s James Boswell was a lawyer and writer. He is best known for┬áThe Life of Samuel Johnson, his biography of the famous English literary figure Samuel Johnson. That biography is considered by many to be the greatest biography ever written. … Continue reading

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Remember Lot’s Wife

When the burgeoning camps of Abraham and his nephew, Lot, became so large the same area could no longer support their flocks, the two men separated (Genesis 13:1-7). Lot took one look at the lush, fertile, well-watered plain of Jordan, … Continue reading

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Why a Lion Tamer Uses a Chair

Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my … Continue reading

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A Generation That Had to Die Off

I once heard a preacher’s thoughts regarding a troubled church. He said something to the effect, “There is a generation that is going to have to die off there before God can get in there and change things.” The preacher … Continue reading

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