Category Archives: Anecdotal Stories

Stories and “parable” that lead the reader to a Biblical and/or moral conclusion. Stories with a spiritual significance.

London’s “The Cross”

The geographical heart of London is Charing Cross. All distances are measured from it. This spot is referred to simply as “the cross.” A lost child was one day picked up by a London “bobby”. The child was unable to … Continue reading

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Nothing But The Blood

At a great parliament of religions, held in Chicago many years ago, practically every known religion was represented. During one session, Dr. Joseph Cook, of Boston, suddenly rose and said: “Gentlemen, I beg to introduce to you a woman with … Continue reading

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Bible Distribution Statistics

According to Guinness World Records, the Bible is still the world’s most distributed book. It has been translated into more than 1,659 languages. And between 1815 and 1975, some 2.5 billion Bibles were printed, of which 1.5 billion were handled … Continue reading

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Oil From Moses’ Crib

The fact that the Standard Oil Company discovered oil and is operating wells in Egypt is generally known but the reason for its going to that ancient land to look for oil is probably not so well known. It is … Continue reading

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From Her Fingertips To Lips

In France, there once lived a poor, blind girl who obtained the Gospel of Mark in raised letters and learned to read it by the tips of her fingers. By constant reading, these became callous, and her sense of touch … Continue reading

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Start of Scofield Bible

One day in St. Louis, Missouri, a young convert named C. I. Scofield walked into the office of a friend. He found him with a new copy of the Scriptures on his desk and a pencil in his hand. “Why, … Continue reading

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Space Age Deepens Spiritual Life

Walter F. Burke, general manager of Project Mercury and Gemini, and vice-president of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, teaches Sunday school in his church. In an interview he declared: “I have found nothing in science or space exploration to compel me … Continue reading

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William Penn and Indians’ Offer

William Penn, the founder of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was well-liked by the Indians. Once they told him he could have as much of their land as he could encompass on foot in a single day. Early the next morning … Continue reading

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A Lack of The Power of God

After a powerful storm of nature strikes an area, many homes experience a power failure. “Where were you when the lights went out?” then becomes the topic of conversation. The storm’s ferocious hands, winds, and water are hurled at earth … Continue reading

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Man Has No Power By Himself

Most of us are familiar with the children’s story about the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. The first little pig’s house was built with straw. After huffing and puffing, the big bad wolf blew it down. He … Continue reading

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Beware The Advances of Wolves

How would your church respond if your young people were approached by an organized cult? One night at a church skating party, a group of teenagers were “befriended” by several men who asked about their spiritual lives. The teenagers were … Continue reading

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Non-Stop Interstate Driving

One of the delights offered by the expanding U. S. Interstate Highway System is the prospect of vast stretches of highway, completely free of intersections and traffic lights. A driver can wheel onto the Massachusetts Turnpike in downtown Boston, pick … Continue reading

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Ingersoll Gives God Five Minutes

Robert Ingersoll, after delivering one of his addresses, pulled his watch from his pocket and said, “According to the Bible, God has struck men to death for blasphemy. I will blaspheme Him and give Him five minutes to strike me … Continue reading

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John Wesley and Asceticism

Young John Wesley, before his conversion, anxiously sought rest for his soul, finally deciding on a solitary life in one of the Yorkshire dales. His wise mother interposed, saying that “God had better work for you to do.” Wesley traveled … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s Russian Campaign

One of the most interesting and significant objects in the world is a simple shaft of granite which stands near the highway at Wilna, on the western boundary of Russia. It bears two inscriptions in the Russian language. On the … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friend

While practicing law, George G. Vest, a former U. S. Senator from Missouri, defended a farmer whose dog was involved in a minor damage suit. Here is part of his speech: “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have … Continue reading

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The Five Fingers of Prayer

*Pastor’s Note: This is one of those whimsy little articles that I have had “archived” for a long time. Well, this week, prayer has been exceptionally heavy on my heart and that caused me to remember I had this tucked … Continue reading

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Caller ID

*Pastor’s Note: I have no idea whether this is a true story or not. It reads like one and I can definitely see the Hand of God move in a way like this. It came in a series of emails … Continue reading

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Doing Good

A man was on his way to work a while back and he happened to spot a teenage boy help an elderly woman with a cane onto the same city bus he was going to take to get to work. … Continue reading

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Baking a Cake

A little boy was telling his Grandma how “everything” is going wrong. School, family problems, severe health problems, etc. Meanwhile, Grandma was baking a cake. She asks her grandson if he would like a snack, which, of course, he does. … Continue reading

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