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The Forgotten Tree

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In Acts 10:39, the cross of Calvary is called a tree. It’s also referred to this way in Acts 5:30, Acts 13:29, Galatians 3:13, and 1 Peter 2:24.

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Invisible People

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I’ll never forget the feeling. It was as if I suddenly had become invisible. I had gone into a major department store in a large mall to purchase a gift for my wife. I made my way to the proper section and stood by the counter. Nothing happened. I moved around and tried to look eager to buy. Still nothing happened. I could not get waited on.

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Learning To Walk

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Walking is just one step away from falling. That’s why venturing out on two unsteady legs can be frightening to a very young child. Yet children keep at it until walking becomes second nature.

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A Ruling Passion

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Vladimir Lenin was the fanatical architect of the former USSR. A colleague once said of him, “Lenin thinks about nothing but revolution. He talks about nothing but revolution. He eats and drinks revolution. And if he dreams at night, he must dream about revolution.”

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Small Faith In A Big God

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Faith—we all wish we had more of it, especially when facing mountainous problems. Yet most of us are well practiced in faith. We sit down in chairs without checking them out; we use microwave ovens without analyzing how they work; we put keys in doors and expect them to open. We don’t go around moaning, “If only I had more faith in chairs, in microwaves, in keys.” We depend on these objects because we see them as reliable—not because we’ve worked up great feelings of confidence.

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The Main Event

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During the Great Depression that hit the United States in the 1930s, a family in the Midwest struggled to put food on their table. They had no money for luxuries.

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Don't They Believe In God?

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During the chaos of a big city riot, a television news video showed a man pointing at looters who were racing in and out of the stores. The man cried in anguish, “This is stealing! Don’t these people have any morals? Don’t they believe in God?”

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Taking Orders

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A sergeant in the Indiana National Guard was demoted and sentenced to 4 days in jail because he refused to take off his cap.

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Be Careful, He's Coming!

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When I was a teenager, our youth pastor and other people who talked to our youth group told us this: “Be careful where you go and what you do. You don’t want to be embarrassed when Jesus returns.”

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Conduct And Feelings

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Mark Twain is quoted as saying that you can tell if something you did was morally good if you “felt good afterward.” But if it left you “feeling bad,” it was morally wrong.

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