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Dr. John R. Rice used a simple method for inviting lost people to respond in his campaigns. He would say (and I'm paraphrasing a bit), "Let me ask you to do three things. Pray at your seat to trust Ch...
So preaching sets up the invitation, or at least, it should. Preaching does not always invite (as we have seen); sometimes it merely informs. That's OK. The important thing to keep in mind is that whe...
Do you fish? If you do not, it may be because of this slimy, wiggly thing you have to put on the end of a hook! Baiting the hook may not be the best part about fishing, but it leads you ...
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It had been a long day, and I was tired of traveling. My head hurt, my legs were aching, and the fuel pump at this particular station refused to cough up my receipt. Now I had to spend precious time, ...
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I recently read of an elderly gentleman who literally had to be cut out of his home by the local fire department because he was trapped in his room by his own mountain of trash. Because he refused to ...
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  Are you too busy to read this? Are you so busy keeping up that you cannot get ahead?Is it possible to be busy but not productive? Work is a gift of God! Yet, the benchmark of your day is not ...
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If you have ever had a gerbil on the loose in your living room, I am sure that you could confirm for the rest of us that they like to run, or whatever you call the motion of a rodent in high gear! I ...
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  When Robert was fourteen, no one noticed him. Although his family was intact, it's members weren't exactly a house of overachievers. Robert felt invisible and insignificant.A growing fire burned wi...
Who is the smartest person you know? The answer to that question depends on what kind of "smart" we are talking about. Smart people are smart where they are smart. That means that they may be as dumb ...
How many sound, Bible-preaching churches do you know of that are more than one-hundred years old? How many preachers do you know of that have been at it for more than twenty years? There are not too m...

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