Courage. Some have it, and some don’t. Are courageous people simply born with more of it than others? Is courage part of an individual’s personality…or can anyone develop courage with…
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John, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, eventually got the opportunity of a lifetime: a big game hunting safari in Africa. His wife had just one simple request. She wanted to go along…and take her mother.
It’d be a trip John would not soon forget.
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Once upon a time, a bishop got in the face of an emperor. One had immeasurable power behind him. The other had nothing but righteous indignation on his side.
The outcome of the standoff surprised everyone who heard the story.
When Cicero spoke, the people said, “He spoke well.” When Demosthenes spoke, the people said, “Let us march.” Topics Illustrated Include: History Preacher Preaching Quotes Standards Taking Action Teaching…
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“Hurt. Devastated. Crushed.” Those aren’t the typical emotions most newlyweds would use to describe their wedding day. But that’s exactly how Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson feel when they look back on their big day.
Sadly, it was a group of “Christians” who were responsible for their pain.
Three thousand years ago, King Solomon wrote, “Take a lesson from the ant…” in his Book of Proverbs. In that context, he was referring to their mighty work ethic. But there are other lessons we can glean from the tiny insects.
Like how to avoid death, for instance.
What would you do if you lived at the bottom of a volcano that experts claimed was about to erupt? Like most sane people, you’d probably vacate the area…and then watch live feeds provided by those crazy cameramen over at CNN.
Evidently, Harry Truman wasn’t very sane.
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When you notice injustice, racism, violence, or some other form of evil, what do you do? Do you take strong action against it? Do you denounce it? Do you at least pray against it?
At all costs, you should avoid doing what Fred Craddock, the famous preacher, once did.
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When Jon Smalldridge went to bed on Saturday night, October 25, 2003, he was aware of the wildfires burning 15 miles away in San Diego. However, he wasn’t aware the fires could spread so quickly. When the flames and smoke woke him just a few hours later, he knew he had to move quickly to survive.
Sadly, many others didn’t quite see the urgency.