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Moray Decay and Its End

5/21/2018
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Arnold Toynbee, a historian and critic of Western civilization, will long be remembered. Toynbee, who died at the age of 86, was born on April 14, 1889 into a family of distinguished scholars and philanthropists. Although he was best known for his twelve‑volume A Study of History, which was written over a 34‑year period, Toynbee was still vocal about a wide range of topics from sex to religion to the spread of cities.

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A Prayer for Everyday

5/18/2018
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When Howard Rutledge was shot down over Vietnam, he prayed for the first time in 20 years, but, believe me, it didn’t take another 20 years for Rutledge to try prayer. He started praying and praying hard. “When one is dying from starvation,” he later wrote of his ordeal, “a bowl of sewer greens is a gift from God. Before every meal during my captivity,” he said, “I offered a prayer of thanks.”

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Six Things to Ask God For

5/17/2018
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A youth was speaking admirably of his father when he said, “When Dad’s in trouble, he almost always prays.” Many of us are like that. When we’re facing danger, we are quick to call on the Almighty to get us out of a tough spot. Many of our prayers are filled with rather personal requests–”Lord, give me this and give me that”–often asking for financial blessings, which we tend to think would solve all our problems.

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Do My Prayers Really Reach Heaven?

5/16/2018
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When the disciples came to Jesus and asked Him to teach them to pray, He said, “This is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven…’” Stop! But just where is heaven? Literally the words are “in the heavens.” The space that surrounds planet earth is really pretty vast, right? Is this what He is talking about? Yet, if you are in China and look overhead, you’re looking at the opposite direction of our friends in Quito, Ecuador who are listening to this program. Just where is the dwelling place...

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Praying to “Our Father”

5/15/2018
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“To be a Christian without prayer,” said Martin Luther, “is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Yet, so often, we voice words mechanically and perfunctorily, and fail to grasp the meaning behind them. How often have you prayed, “Our Father who art in heaven…” and repeated a prayer by rote, without even thinking of what you were saying?

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How Should We Pray?

5/14/2018
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Those of you who are familiar with computers are aware of pull-down menus. When you touch one item, a whole series of possibilities opens up before you. Such is the way it is with 57 Greek words which, translated into English, constitute a prayer we commonly refer to as The Lord’s Prayer. Each phrase in this dynamic prayer opens powerful vistas of spiritual insight and potential.

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Having It All

5/10/2018
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In his famous sermon on money, John Wesley advised, “Get all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” Today–some 200+ years later–we understand the part about getting all you can, especially without having to work very hard for it. But the saving and giving parts of it are often misunderstood today.

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Why Should We Give?

5/9/2018
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I had just flown into a rather primitive area in Northern Luzon, a tribal area of the Philippines, where Bible translators from Wycliffe had given the New Testament to a group who were reading it for the first time. Along towards evening, men came from the fields and women and children joined their husbands in assembling in the group house to hear the Good News.

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Coming to Grips with What You Owe God

5/8/2018
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There are only three things that you can do with it: 1. Save it; 2. Spend it; and 3. Give it away. It’s money–the most explosive and troublesome issue involving families today. It isn’t really how much you have, or how little you have, but what you do with what you have. The handling of money is the #1 problem facing people today. Our problem, simply put, is that we spend far too much, save far too little, and end up with nothing to give.

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To Whom Does My Tithe Belong?

5/7/2018
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“Good morning Dr. Sala,” writes a friend of Guidelines, “I have a question to ask you. I am confused about tithing, and I want to be obedient to God’s Word. I understand a tenth is required, and in Malachi 3:10 that it should be brought into the storehouse which I assume means the church. I have been giving half to church and another half [to missions]. Sometimes I don’t approve of the decisions of the church and how the money is used. What is right in God’s eyes?”

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Do What You Can!

5/4/2018
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There is a mindset today which paralyzes our good intentions and causes our heads to turn from that which is unpleasant and causes us discomfort. It’s the mentality that the needs of the world are so great, and our personal ability to make a difference is so tiny and inconsequential, that what we can do to change anything just doesn’t count. So the end result is that we do nothing.

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Investing in Others

5/3/2018
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When you help people without any thought of what you get out of it, you are investing in heaven’s bank–”laying up treasure in heaven” is the way Paul put it. One of the reasons we invest so little in the currency of heaven is that heaven is out of sight. We want dividends now, not later. Neither do we make a connection in our thinking between investing in the lives of people here and getting credit in the bank of heaven.

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Investing in the Bank of Heaven

5/2/2018
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Jesus illustrated great truths with human interest stories. One of them involved a wealthy man who turned over his estate to three men, entrusting each with a certain amount of wealth. Today we use dollars, yen, pesos or euros (depending on who has issued the currency) to measure wealth, but in Jesus’ day the unit of measurement was a talent. Our English word for talent is a transliteration of the Greek word, the one Jesus used, which was talanton. A single talent in Roman days represented...

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Investing in Intangibles

5/1/2018
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“Do you have investments?” a businessman asked me, “and what do you invest in?” I explained that I had some rather large investments, but they were not subject to the whims of markets and a capricious economy. I told them that I had invested my life in the kingdom of God–in people around the world, which included my children and family. From the look that I got as I explained what was important in my life, I recognized that we were on different pages when it came to what we consider...

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Your Investments

4/30/2018
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If you were asked, “What do you invest in?” I suspect that you would mention stocks, bonds, real estate, or perhaps precious metals. Or you might say, “You’ve got to be kidding. We’re fortunate to have enough to buy rice and fish for dinner tonight!” In answering that question about what you invest in, almost always the focus is on tangibles–money. And I freely acknowledge that in a time of economic flux, knowing where to put your extra cash, if you are fortunate enough to have any, is a...

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Help by Not Helping

4/27/2018
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There are times when you can help a person the most by not helping that person at all. Sounds contradictory? Let me illustrate. There’s a word which is wafted about quite freely: codependency. It’s one of those buzzwords among people who are trying to overcome some of the problems they grew up with. “A good way to understand codependency,” says Rich Buhler in his book New Choices, New Boundaries, “is to picture the twenty-six-year-old in the high chair. When we carry responsibility for...

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Jesus: Washer of Feet

4/26/2018
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A brilliant young Oxford don, H.A. Hodges, was an agnostic, and felt that it was not intellectually honest to profess a belief in God, since he was certain that nobody could really prove His existence. But of course he also acknowledged that the existence of God could not be disproven. He just wasn’t sure and decided to remain neutral. One day, however, he strolled down Oxford’s main thoroughfare and stopped before a store window. His interest was captured by a painting, a rather simple...

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Responding to the Pain of the Suffering

4/25/2018
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Whenever I go overseas on a mission’s ministry, someone always says, “Hey, can’t you find enough hurting people where you are without going to the trouble and expense of traveling?” Honestly, since terrorism raised its ugly head in the world, traveling doesn’t get any easier. Being challenged because you left your nail clippers in your hand carry, isn’t always terribly exciting, nor is jet lag, eating food which isn’t what you prefer, and sleeping, at times, only God knows where.

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Options for Dealing with Difficult People

4/24/2018
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When you have a difficult person in your life—and who doesn’t?—you have four basic options—much the same as how you would deal with a pair of shoes that hurt your feet because a nail has worked its way through the sole. You can walk away from him, ignore him — perhaps getting calloused to his difficult personality, put some space between you and him (which allows you to live with the situation) or respond to the difficult person, which allows you to cope. Usually this is the most positive...

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