Category Archives: Seeking Forgiveness

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He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, N.K.J.V.) Little Billy had his hand stuck in an expensive vase. His mother tried her best to pull the hand out, … Continue reading

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The One Requirement Even the Christian Must Meet for Prayer

Did you know there is a certain requirement that even the Christian must meet to ensure that God will hear his prayer? As you read the following passages (all from the N.K.J.V.), see if you can spot it: If I regard … Continue reading

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The Foolish Prince

A prince left the ease and safety of his father’s castle in order to seek adventure in the world. He left all his riches behind and eventually reached such a low state that he was forced to dress in rags … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Changing a Sermon

On Sunday, July 1st, 2009, I had in mind to preach a sermon on prayer. Specifically, I planned to preach on the so-called “Lord’s Prayer.” But as I began to ease into my studying and preparing for that sermon, the … Continue reading

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Are You Still Digging Johnson Grass?

A young man hired himself out to a neighboring farmer for the summer, but the farmer turned out to be a strict boss who worked the boy very hard. Finally, the young man decided to claim his revenge. Late one … Continue reading

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What Charles Blondin Has to Do with Salvation

…Even the demons believe — and tremble! (James 2:19, N.K.J.V.) Charles Blondin, whose real name was Jean Francois Gravelet, was a French acrobat who became world renowned as a tightrope walker during the latter half of the 1800s. He began … Continue reading

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A Weekly Reminder

The April 16, 1990 edition of People magazine featured the story of a young man who was in the midst of paying off an interesting sentence for drunk driving. Eight years earlier his drinking and driving had resulted in the death of … Continue reading

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A Charcoal Fire

Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. (John 18:18, N.A.S.V.) On the night of … Continue reading

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Can a Dead Person Make a Decision?

“Calvinism” series: (post #2) And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins… (Ephesians 2:1, N.K.J.V.) And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together, with Him, having … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

New York’s Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and still serves today as a rescue mission and men’s shelter. Sam Hadley was once the superintendent there and told a certain story about the place. The story goes as follows. One … Continue reading

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