Finding Righteousness in Istanbul

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As Muhammad and his friend were walking through the Bazaar Quarter of Istanbul, they heard a loud explosion, and joined the crowd that was gathering at the site. When they saw an American father trying to reassure his two young daughters, Muhammad offered to buy ice cream for the little girls. After the ice cream had comforted them, Mohammad and his friend asked the father about himself. The American told …

He Lifted Up His Eyes

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Bold explorations of outer space and stunning pictures transmitted back to earth have created new levels of wonder at the marvels of the universe. As current as this interest might be, it is certainly not new. Long ago, as David, a young shepherd, lifted his eyes and scanned the starry sky, he was awestruck with the Creator of it all, and wondered why such a great God was involved in the affairs of men (Psalm 8:3- 4). Our …

I Am Alive for Evermore!

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It had been many years since the apostle John shared a fish breakfast, on the shores of Galilee, with Jesus Christ. He had seen the Lord on several occasions after His resurrection. Now, in the twilight of his life, banished by the Roman Emperor to the island of Patmos, John receives another view of the living Christ. Jesus said, “Behold, I am alive for evermore” (Revelation 1:18). These five …

Shut Out!

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For some people who had been officially invited to Washington to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama, it became a day of bitter disappointment. When those who had tickets to the purple section on the Capitol grounds showed up at 6:00 a.m., they were directed into the Third Street Tunnel, but something went wrong. They waited until 10:30 a.m., then walked out of the tunnel and made their way …

Does it cost to be a Christian?

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Some of you are already answering, “Yes, it would cost me some of my friends if I became a Christian. I would have to stop going to some of the places of amusement that I frequent. There are habits that I would have to change.” You might name these and other things that you consider as costs, but let’s look at the other side …