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Marriage Commitment by License and Love (illustration)

When my wife and I got married in 1960 we made a commitment to one another that was sealed by a legal contract—we call it a marriage license. But as the years go by, we don’t maintain that commitment to one another because of a contract. We remain committed because of …

Couple summarize 50 years of marriage (illustration)

On their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage. The husband said, “I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no ’I’ in the word ‘marriage.’” The wife said, “For my part, I have …

Church choir director is frustrated (illustration)

The church choir director was frustrated with the sporadic attendance of all the choir members for rehearsals for the Christmas Choral Concert. At the final rehearsal he announced, “I want to personally thank the pianist for being the only person in this entire church choir …

MacArthur - “Old soldiers never die” (illustration)

In MacArthur’s closing speech to the nation he said: “I am closing my fifty-two years of military service. When I joined the army even before the turn of the century, it was the fulfillment of all my boyish hopes and dreams. The world has turned over many times since I took …

A Chicken And a Pig Discuss Commitment vs Sacrifice (illustration)

A chicken and a pig were talking about a farmers breakfast. The chicken said “look at the commitment I made.” The pig replied “but for me it was a sacrifice.” (Source Unknown). …

John Calvert - “We died before we came here,” (illustration)

James Calvert was a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands. When he and his fellow missionaries landed on the island, the captain of the ship that brought them tried to get them to turn back. “You will die, the men with you will die, if you stay here.” he cried …

Miner died signing his daughter’s Bible (illustration)

A young Colombian Girl was given a new testament. She read it until one day her father caught her reading it...and told her not to read it any more because it was full of lies. But the girl kept on reading it until one day her father found her with the NT, grabbed it from her han …

Commitment (illustration)

When the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez landed at Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1519 he was intent on conquest. To assure the devotion of his men, Cortez set fire to his fleet of eleven ships! With no means of retreat Cortez’s army had only one direction to move, into the Mexican interi …

Young man promises God to Tithe (illustration)

W. A. Criswell tells of an ambitious young man who told his pastor he’d promised God a tithe of his income. They prayed for God to bless his career. At that time he was making $40.00 per week and tithing $4.00. In a few years his income increased and he was tithing $500.00 per we …

Asking the Lord to Bless Our Plans (illustration)

It is so easy to say that we are committed to doing whatever the Lord wants us to do. Then we come to the Lord with a long list of our plans and ask the Lord to bless our plans. I once heard George Murray, a missionary to Italy, ask the crowd “what is your idea of comm …

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