Illustrations

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Changing Demographics

According to a February 24 USA Today story by Susan Miller, “A record number of U.S. adults – 5.6% – identify as LGBTQ,” marking “more than a 1 percentage point jump from the last poll in 2017, in which 4.5% of adults identifie...

Recognizing the Problem

The small plane was carrying a handful of passengers to a remote Alaskan town. George, one of the passengers, was nervous as they approached a landing strip in a snow-covered area. The pilot descended to just a couple hundred feet, then...

Easter; Generosity

Eddie Ogan writes: I’ll never forget Easter 1946. I was 14, my little sister Ocy was 12, and my older sister Darlene 16. We lived at home with our mother, and the four of us knew what it was to do without many things. My dad had died fiv...

Optimism

Dad went to see his son’s Little League game, but when he arrived the found the score was already 18 to 0, favoring the other team. As he sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, he spotted his son in the bullpen and went over...

man using typewriter

Persistance | Self-Control

While “persistence” is not one of the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22, “self-control” is. And it is very much like persistence when it comes to choosing between abandoning a task or seeing it through to its completio...

Lawyer Attempting to Convince Jury

Doubt

A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the defense’s closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick. “Ladies ...

Handy Man Wearing A Tool Belt

Availability

A man applied for a job as a handyman. The prospective employer asked, “Can you do carpentry?” The man answered in the negative. “How about bricklaying?” Again the man answered, “No.” The employer asked, “Well, what about electrical work...

The Wall of Jericho

Jericho | Bible Knowledge

The Sunday School teacher addressed the class: “Children, who knocked down the wall of Jericho?” No one answered, so she called on Billy. “Billy, tell me who knocked down the wall of Jericho?” Billy replied, “Don’t ask me. I ...

Row of Old Bibles on Shelf

Bible

Joe McKeever shares this story: After the fall of Communism, SBC minister Ralph Bethea was handing out Bibles in Russia. In one home an old gentleman spoke of abandoning Communism and returning to the faith of his sainted mother. Had no ...