Category Archives: Joy

What Sin Costs the Christian

New Testament Christianity teaches that salvation comes by way of faith (belief) in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 can’t be much clearer: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should … Continue reading

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God’s Fiddle

Bob Jones Sr., who founded Bob Jones University, a Christian university in Greenville, S.C., used to tell the story of a student from North Carolina named Dorothy. Before enrolling at B.J.U., Dorothy came from a family who wanted nothing to … Continue reading

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The Mayonnaise Jar

A philosophy professor stood before his class and began an object lesson. First, he sat an empty mayonnaise jar on the table in front of him. Next, he brought out a box of rocks that were each about two inches … Continue reading

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An Important Context

We Christians are very familiar with Philippians 4:13, where the apostle Paul says: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. But how many of us have ever considered the context for this classic verse? The fact is … Continue reading

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Easter Bells

During Napoleon’s Austrian campaign his army closed in on the town of Feldkirch. With their town seemingly without hope, the Christians gathered in a little church to pray. As it so happened it was the night before Easter Sunday. The … Continue reading

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The Keeper of the Spring

In a little hamlet, the town council held a meeting to discuss how to cut expenses. They studied the budget more seriously than ever and noticed an item that had previously escaped their attention. It was a small fee that … Continue reading

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Rejoicing In The Lord Always

Many years ago, in Germany, a young man was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. The cancer would spread unless the tongue was completely removed. That was an undesirable line of treatment, but it had to be done. On the … Continue reading

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