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How God answered Francis Chan’s ‘ridiculous’ prayer for a son-in-law

How God answered Francis Chan’s ‘ridiculous’ prayer for a son-in-law

  By Mark Ellis Many Christian parents have prayed for their children to meet and marry another Christian – preferably a faith-filled, sold-out follower of Jesus. But when noted author and...
Index Card Game MINISTRY TIP

Index Card Game MINISTRY TIP

  By Rev. Doug Forbes Our names are important to God!  Just look at the lists of names in the Bible.  We are God’s special creations, and He loves each one of us.  The Index Card Game can...
THE VALUE OF A PENNY

THE VALUE OF A PENNY

    Several years ago, a friend and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband’s employer’s home. The woman was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very...
Why Are You a Christian?

Why Are You a Christian?

By Carol Round GROVE, OK (ANS) — “We have access by faith into this grace in which we stand through him, and we boast in the hope of God’s glory.” Romans 5:2 Why are you a Christian? Is...
A Change I Have to Make

A Change I Have to Make

  By Jack Wilkie Pessimism is just something I was born with. It’s a defensive mechanism of sorts, and it works like a charm. If you don’t get your hopes up, you aren’t disappointed if you...
Are You REALLY Right With God?

Are You REALLY Right With God?

  By Jack Wilkie Anybody who acknowledges the reality of hell – even those who only think there might be a hell – knows that nobody would want to go there. It’s a terrifying place. For...
Is It Crazy to be a Christian?

Is It Crazy to be a Christian?

  By Jack Wilkie There are plenty of people in this world who would have you believe that it’s crazy to be a Christian. With atheists, agnostics, and “nones” (those who don’t affiliate...
John Glenn’s faith grew stronger in space

John Glenn’s faith grew stronger in space

  By Mark Ellis As an American astronaut he gained heroic stature when he became the first man to orbit the earth aboard Friendship 7 in 1962. Previously, he won five Distinguished Flying...
Kind Words MINISTRY TIP

Kind Words MINISTRY TIP

  By Rev. Doug Forbes Words are very powerful tools that should be used properly. We can use words that are helpful and kind, or we can use words that attack and hurt. Words can also be used to...
Suicidal Jewish man found the Messiah Christmas Eve, while reading Gideon’s Bible

Suicidal Jewish man found the Messiah Christmas Eve, while reading Gideon’s Bible

  It was a lonely Christmas when his wife showed him the door, until he met Jesus. By Michael Ashcraft On the night before Christmas, he was kicked out of his house. After years of “loose...