Charity, The Quiet Virtue

Most of us give things to people from time to time. But is our giving truly charity? Do we give because we love others? “Alas for the rarity of Christian charity under the sun!” – Thomas Hood (1799–1845) When I …

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The Value Of Family Devotions 

Won’t daily family devotions eventually become a meaningless ritual? by Harriet Beecher Stowe This article was originally published in issue 71 of the Discipleship Journal. It is a classic piece from Harriet Beecher Stowe, best known for her novel Uncle Tom’s …

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Friendship With A Purpose

One-to-one discipling gives growing believers not only some important training and guidance, but a new friendship at a time when they really desire it. No one wants to be just part of the herd. We all long for personal relationships. …

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Bringing In The Outcast 

Does your church reach out to those people who are so hard to love? Do you? Henry was a “social leper” in our church—estranged and untouchable like the lepers of Israel. He came from a lifestyle that repelled most people. …

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The Prayers Of A Leader

The key to influencing men is influencing God. In nothing should the leader be ahead of his followers more than in the realm of prayer. And yet the most advanced Christian is conscious of the possibility of endless development in …

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