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Joy in Trials

Sometimes I scan the congregation during Sunday morning worship services. I like to see the faces of people as they express their love to God with their singing. I remember one time looking at the crowd and seeing the face … Continue reading

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Different Kind of Saved

We all want to be spared from suffering. We would rather not have to go through extremely difficult hardships such as: illness, injury, economic woes, loss of a loved one, etc. However, that’s not how things happen. Sometimes God saves … Continue reading

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Tough Life

A hand-lettered sign nailed to a telephone pole said, “Lost dog with three legs, blind in left eye, missing right ear, tail broken and recently castrated. Answers to the name of Lucky.” Maybe you’ve had a time when you felt … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Tough Times

A man once found a cocoon of an emperor moth and took it home to watch it emerge. One day a small opening appeared, and for several hours the moth struggled but couldn’t seem to force its body past a … Continue reading

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Taking Shape

Billy Graham tells about a friend who lost his job, his fortune, his wife and his home during the Depression. However, he held steadfastly to his faith—the only thing he had left. One day he stopped to watch some men … Continue reading

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Persevering Under Trial

Basketball fans everywhere—not just from Purdue—were saddened to learn that Robbie Hummel tore his right anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in eight months. He was considered to be one of the best college players in the country and … Continue reading

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Living Joyfully

Many people think that the church at Philippi was a joyful group of believers because of the many times Paul talks about the subject in his short letter to the church. However, some have pointed out that it is more … Continue reading

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