You Are Not a Nobody

Posted Mar 17th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


YOU ARE NOT A NOBODY
1. Who taught Martin Luther his theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?
2. Who visited Dwight L. Moody at a shoe store and spoke to him about Christ?
3. Who was the wife of Charles Haddon Spurgeon?
4. Who was the elderly woman who prayed faithfully for Billy Graham for over twenty years?
5. Who financed William Carey’s ministry in India?
6. Who refreshed the apostle Paul in that Roman dungeon as he wrote his last letter to...

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It is Finished

Posted Mar 16th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


IT IS FINISHED
While two visitors were visiting Annapolis, they noticed several students on their hands and knees assessing the courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand. "What are they doing?" one of them asked their tour guide.  "Each year," he replied with a grin, "The upperclassmen ask the freshmen how many bricks it took to finish paving this courtyard."
"So what's the answer?" one of the visitors asked the tour guide when they were out of earshot of the freshmen.
The guide...

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Showing God's Love

Posted Mar 13th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


SHOWING GOD'S LOVE
Doug Nichols went to India to be a missionary, but while he was just starting to study the language he became infected with tuberculosis and had to be put in a sanitarium.  It was not a very good place to be. It was not very clean and conditions were difficult because there were so many sick people there.  But Doug decided to do the best he could in that situation. So he took a bunch of Christian books...

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Showing God's Love

Posted Mar 13th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


SHOWING GOD'S LOVE
Doug Nichols went to India to be a missionary, but while he was just starting to study the language he became infected with tuberculosis and had to be put in a sanitarium.  It was not a very good place to be. It was not very clean and conditions were difficult because there were so many sick people there.  But Doug decided to do the best he could in that situation. So he took a bunch of Christian books...

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Smooth Stones

Posted Mar 12th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Smooth Stones
"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb."  (Revelation 22:1)
One of the earliest Sunday School stories I recall hearing is the one about David and Goliath. David, shepherd boy, who comes up against the gigantic warrior, Goliath. And with just a slingshot and a few little stones. 
What a hero! He zaps the enemy in one fell blow, straight to the head....

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Knowing God

Posted Mar 11th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Knowing God
"Knowledge of God can be fully given to man only in a Person, never in a doctrine. Faith is not the holding of correct doctrine, but personal fellowship with the living God." (William Temple)
Do you have a lot of knowledge about God but not much of a love relationship with Him? Has your head knowledge reached you heart so that it affects how you live? Where are you looking for your knowledge of God? to a radio personality? a...

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Is the Bible the Inspired Word of God?

Posted Mar 10th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Is the Bible the Inspired Word of God? 
At a recent speaking engagement, a university student asked me, "Why do you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God?"
 
Now this is a very interesting question, and probably one of the most important questions any Christian could ask themselves.  What is so special, so unique about the Bible that Christians believe it is literally the inspired word of God?
 
In answering this student's question, I encouraged him to consider the...

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The Fiery Coal Ember

Posted Mar 9th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Fiery Coal Ember
A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going.
After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a big chair near the fireplace and waited. The pastor made himself comfortable but said nothing. In the grave silence, he...

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Off Key and Out of Tune

Posted Mar 5th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Off Key and Out of Tune
"Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1
Today I turned on my computer and began to type. I had finished about two lines before I looked at the screen and saw a confusing jumble of letters. I had unknowingly placed my hands one key to the left of proper starting position. Therefore, each word I wrote made absolutely no sense. The same could happen if...

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Unheeded Warning Signs

Posted Mar 4th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Unheeded Warning Signs
"But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."  Matthew 24:43-44
National Geographic magazine showed through a series of color photos and drawings the swift and terrible destruction that wiped out...

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A Good Reason to Pray With Others

Posted Mar 3rd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


A Good Reason to Pray With Others     
God multiplies the results when we unite! When two or more people pray together, their prayer power is not only added together but also multiplied. In medicine a drug reaction called "synergism" parallels this principle. Some medicines by themselves are ineffective against certain diseases, but when combined with another medicine, they accomplish much more than either could alone.
C. Peter Wagner tells that when he was young he attended "horse pulls." One of the strongest...

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Always Available

Posted Mar 2nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Always Available
A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox. The lad dug round the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With no little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock...

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The 23rd Psalm - Defined

Posted Feb 28th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The 23rd Psalm
The Lord is my Shepherd  -  That’s Relationship!
I shall not want  -  That’s Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures  -  That’s Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters  -  That’s Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul  -  That’s Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness  -  That’s Guidance!
For His name sake  -  That’s Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death  -  That’s Testing!
I will fear no evil  -  That’s Protection!
For Thou art with me  -  That’s...

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Daily Encourager Classic: The Dresser

Posted Feb 27th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Encourager Classic:  "The Dresser"
 
A woman was dying of AIDS and her family called a minister to come visit her. He attempted to share God's love with her, but she just wouldn’t respond. She told the minister... "I am lost - I have ruined my life and every life around me. Now, I'm going painfully to hell. There is no hope for me."
The minister saw a framed picture of a pretty girl on the dresser. "Who is this?" he asked. The...

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Facing Adversity Over and Over

Posted Feb 26th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Facing Adversity Over and Over
Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put his boots on? He asked for help and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on. When the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." She looked and, sure enough, they were.
It wasn't any...

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