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FINDING THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST THROUGH MEDITATION

“ how long does it take to become a master on the violin? “What’s the question put to Kreisler. “A whole lifetime, “ was his immediate reply. If it takes so long to develop sensitiveness of touch on the violin, how long will it take to train ourselves to become sensitive to the touch of God upon…

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DON'T TELL GOD YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM

Have thoughts like this and your life will radically change.

FAITH IN THE VALLEY

Periods of high spiritual exhortation of come to most Christian people. They may have lasted for days or for only an hour or two. The memory of these occasions remains highlights of our experience. We often make a mistake striving for their recurrence. We tend to strain after them. All strain is…

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THE ACID TEST OF CHRISTIANITY

There can be no revival of Christianity in England until there be a rewawakening among Christian people themselves. We Christian people are not presenting to the world a way of life which is sufficiently distinctive and attractive. The question asked by Jesus may still have point: “What do you m…

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WILL YOU BEGIN AGAIN?

You had a real vision of what God wanted you to do with your life. You recall vividly the kind of things you felt you could do. But you failed. You have not gone on. You are still left with a broken bits of your dreams in your nevertheless hands.

What happened, why did you give up? Was it bec…

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Optimism

If you believe in God, you must be an optimist – not a blind optimist, of course, one who cannot see or even feel all the thorns below the rise, but one who believes that there is some great purpose in the vast design of the universe, some great end to which all life is moving. The story of the rock…

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Looking At Life

One thing we can always try to do is to see the best in the worst.

Two men look through the same bars: One sees mud, one the stars.

It sounds trite and commonplace. But it is profoundly true, and it sums up half the philosophy of life.

“In the world you shall have tribulation,“ said Jesus t…

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General Gordon of Khartoum

The famous British general, Charles George Gordon, who died under such tragic circumstances in Khartoum, never allowed anything to hinder his morning hours alone with God. During his journey in the Sudan, for one hour each day there lay outside his tent a white hanky-chief. The entire camp knew the …

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Live, while you live

Most of my life I have been very interested in mottoes, perhaps one of the best known is DUM VIVIMUS VIVAMUS - “live, while you live”. It became well known because of the paraphrase of Dr. Doddridge, who inherited it with his family crest:

Live, while you live - the epicure would say,

And …

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Joseph Parker

Joseph ParkerJoseph Parker, an English Congregationalist preacher of the 19th century, once said, “If we, as the church, do not get back to spiritual visions, glimpses of heaven, and an awareness of a greater glory and life, we will lose our faith. Our altar will become nothing but cold, empty stone, never bless…

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