March 30, 2021 · 6:38 am
Eugene Peterson, in his book, Run with the Horses, shared a humorous story that vividly illustrates the meaning of repentance.
A few years ago I was in my backyard with my lawnmower tipped on its side. I was trying to get the blade off so I could sharpen it. I had my biggest wrench attached to the nut but couldn’t budge it. I got a four-foot length of pipe and slipped it over the wrench handle to give me leverage, and I leaned on that—still unsuccessfully.
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March 28, 2018 · 5:46 am
Haddon W. Robinson, the American author, theologian, and professor, once told a great story of a young lady who approached her preacher about the sin of pride.
“Every Sunday I come to church and look around and think to myself that I am the prettiest girl in the church,” she confessed. “I try to stop but I just can’t.”
Then she asked the preacher,” Am I horribly sinful?” Continue reading →
August 12, 2013 · 6:35 am
Rick Stacy, a Michigan preacher, tells a neat story about a man named Ken Bailey.
Ken was a laborer on the Alaska Pipeline back in the mid 1970’s. He worked a year and came back with $30,000. That was a lot of money 30 years ago! He blew it all in a month.
He went back and in six months made another $18,000. He came home again and this time he decided to visit the church where Rick preached. Continue reading →