Category Archives: Illustrations

Victims Of Vanity

Some men die by shrapnel, Some go down in flames. But most men perish inch by inch playing little games.

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Written on Their Faces

In one of his booklets, Adrian Rogers tells of some gold prospectors who discovered an exceptionally rich mine. One of them said, “Hey, we’ve got it made as long as we don’t tell anybody else before we stake our claims.” So they each vowed to keep the secret. Because they had to have more tools

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Old Fashioned Belief

“I am old-fashioned enough to believe that… “If Enoch walked with God, so can I; If God could speak to Abraham, he can speak to me; If Samuel could hear the voice of God, so can I; If the prophets could lift Him up, so can I.”

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Good Music

A little boy accompanied his parents to church one Sunday. After the service, his parents asked him how he had liked it. “Well,” said the lad, “the music was just fine, but I thought he could have shortened the commercial a whole lot.”

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More Advice for Leaders

“Help at least five people every day. Generosity of time and talent is crucial for effective leadership, as is the willingness to forgive.”

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Here’s a “Golden Rule” for Leaders

“Treat others as they would like to be treated.”

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Overcoming Hate

Two families lived on adjoining farms in the hills of Kentucky. They had been quarreling for years. The feud started when Grandfather Smith’s cow jumped over a stone fence and got into Grandfather Brown’s corn. Grandfather Brown shot the cow. In retaliation for shooting their cow, one of the Smith boys shot and killed two of the

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Death by Anger

I recently heard of a man who enjoyed perfect health; his heart and blood pressure were fine. then one day his father died. From that moment on there was a prolonged dispute between this man and his sister over the estate. The dispute finally ended in court, where the sister won. The man could not get over this. He couldn’t

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Fatal Fight

An outdoor magazine had a picture of two huge, beautiful trophy mule deer that had died horrible deaths. The deer were powerful, majestic animals—the kind every hunter dreams about. In spite of their enormous size, tremendous strength and mystifying speed they died miserably. The two deer had gotten into a fight, locked horns and could not get free. They

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The Church’s Main Business

Dr. Jerry Vines, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, shares the following in his sermon titled “The Church’s Main Business”: “I read an interesting article about the head coaches at the University of Georgia and Florida State—Mark Richt and Bobby Bowden. Richt, who is a fine young Christian coach, told about how when he

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