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God’s Gifts

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them .... Romans 12:5-6aThe new minister at an Edinburgh, Scotland, church was making visits. The second call...

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Christmas’ Perfect Gift

I’m not sure exactly when she started giving her perfect Christmas gifts to me, but it became a tradition I anticipate each year.Somewhere during her middle school years, my daughter began making homemade Christmas gifts for me. At her age, she had no resources except...

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The Christmas Gift

His eyes welled with tears as he opened the envelope. The gift was the most unselfish act he’d ever witnessed.Harry* was about to experience the most agonizing Christmas of his life. A few months before he had taken out a consolidation loan. The loan seemed like the...

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Unimaginable Riches

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9The scrap metal dealer came across an interesting bauble at a junk market. It was a three-inch...

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Take What God Gives

"Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:16-17Years ago, I heard about a pastor who asked a six-year-old-girl...

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The Gift of Pick-Me-Up

"We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation." Hebrews 6:9 NLTOur friendship is ten years old. I met him when things in my life had taken a turn south. He was my middle brother's pastor and had been a pastor to my parents. In...

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The Gift

As I sat and spoke to an old friend about God one evening while I was in Europe, my thoughts drifted to a grievous sin which I once committed. While it's true I had asked to be forgiven for this act countless times, I believe it had become a stumbling block of...

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