Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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MARCH 6 “Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” — Philippians 2:4

The Secret Rockefeller Learned

Did you ever hear of the great lesson learned by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., founder of the Rockefeller dynasty? By the time he was 33, he had become a millionaire. By the age of 53, he had become the world’s first billionaire. He was the richest man in all the world. But Drs. S. E. McMillan and David E. Stern, in their book None of These Diseases , say that Rockefeller had traded his happiness and his health for his wealth.... More
MARCH 5 “For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.” — Philippians 2:20

Think About Others

If you really want to stand out, think about others instead of just yourself. Most people do the opposite. Years ago, a telephone company made a detailed study of telephone conversations to find out which word is the most frequently used. It is the same word that is most used in daily conversations. It is the word “I.” It was used 3,990 times in 500 telephone conversations.  “I.” “I.”... More
MARCH 4 “A man who has friends must show himself friendly.” — Proverbs 18:24

Making Friends

Some people may wonder why they have so few friends. But the Bible says to have friends, you must be a friend. Dale Carnegie in his famous book How To Win Friends and Influence People said this: “Why should people be interested in you unless you are first interested in them?” A well-known maxim puts it this way: I went out to find a friend, but could not find one there. I went out to be a friend, and friends were... More
MARCH 3 “Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8

We Reflect What We Are

The author William Thackeray once said: “The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.” Some people never learn that lesson. They are miserable, and their life is a failure because they never learned that simple truth. I know individuals who have been through one job after another, after another, after another. Why? Because of “those folks over there,” that’s why.... More
MARCH 2 “The meek will He guide in judgment, and the meek He will teach His way.” — Psalm 25:9

Three Means of God’s Guidance

There is a story about a ship that was sailing down the coast, and it had to turn into the port. But it was a black night, overcast, no moon, no stars, only a few lights at that time along the shore. How was the captain ever going to find the port? A friend was with him, and he had no idea in that day how in the world this captain was ever going to find his way into that port and into the bay without just running the ship right aground. ... More
MARCH 1 “…older women should be…teachers of good things, that they may teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children…” — Titus 2:3-4

Never Too Old to Serve the Lord

God can use you whatever your age. I think of a railroad conductor, who worked until he was sixty-five. Because of his job, he didn‘t get to spend much time in church. When he retired, he wanted to serve the Lord full time. He decided that he was going to invite people to church. He went around to houses, knocked on doors, gave some kind of literature, and invited people to come to his church. After he died, it was discovered that he... More
FEBRUARY 28 “Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” — Hebrews 12:2

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

In the early days of my pastoring, I had the pleasure of witnessing to a young man in his twenties, who finally accepted Christ. He was growing in the Lord. The very week after he joined the church, he made the central headlines of the newspaper. The FBI was looking for him for some kind of fraudulent activity he had been involved in before. In fact, when they found him, he was so overwhelmed by this experience he had a mental breakdown. I... More