Category Archives: Talents

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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The Truth About Church

One day a man called a pastor to say he wanted to join the pastor’s church. The man was quick to point out, though, that he didn’t want to attend services every week, study the Bible, pray, visit, evangelize, give, … Continue reading

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Are You a Duck, an Eagle, a Rabbit, Or a Turtle?

In his book “Criswell’s Guidebook For Pastors,” W.A. Criswell, the longtime pastor of 1st Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, offers the following illustration: The animals had a school. The curriculum consisted of running, climbing, flying, and swimming. All the animals … 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 Right Tool For the Job

Last Thursday night three different storms brought booming thunder, streaks of lightning, and a deluge of rain to our little town. It was the rain that created the problem for me as a rushing current dumped a lump of old … Continue reading

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The Hands of Jesus

In a European town there was a beautiful statue of Jesus. The hands of the statue reached out, and the inscription read, “Come unto me.” But during World War II the statue was completely destroyed by bombing. So, after the … Continue reading

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A Personal Word This Monday

Well, I’m glad to be back with you today. Sorry for my infrequent posts lately. I had planned to do more blogging in the days leading up to Easter Sunday, but things just didn’t work out. One day I got … Continue reading

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