Category Archives: Problems

Self-Preservation & Jesus

A man interviewed for a job at a famous art gallery that housed dozens of priceless masterpieces. As part of the interview process, he was asked, “If a fire broke out in this gallery and you could only save one … Continue reading

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Two Different Bible-School Meetings

The months of June and July constitute Vacation Bible School season in churches all across America. It is with this in mind that I’d like to share a story that involves V.B.S. Actually, the story’s real subject is the spiritual … Continue reading

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The Devil You Know

A five-year-old boy was visiting his aunt overnight. At bedtime he asked her to leave his door open and the light on in the hall. Surprised, the aunt said, “But why? You’re not afraid of the dark when you are … Continue reading

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The Problem of Deprived Harvests

Judges 6:1-6 describes a pitiful situation. An alliance army of the Midianites, the Amalekites, and some other unnamed peoples of the East was absolutely terrorizing the Israelites as the Israelites tried to make their lives in Canaan. These foreign invaders … Continue reading

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Fear

The well known Baptist pastor George Truett was once asked to speak twice a day for a week-long series of messages at a leading university. Before Truett’s arrival, the president of the college sent out a questionnaire to the students, … Continue reading

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Filling In the Gaps of My Learning

I grew up in a small, rural, conservative Southern Baptist Convention church. I believed in Jesus as my Savior at a young age, was baptized, and joined the church. I went to Sunday School just about every Sunday and stayed … Continue reading

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Simple Answers

A psychologist, an engineer, and a pastor went on a hunting trip to a very remote area. One day, as they were out hunting, they came upon a small cabin. Since the cabin appeared to be abandoned, and its door … Continue reading

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