Rebuke

Mickey Mantle Ready to Quit Was Jarred to His Senses by His Dad (illustration)

Former New York Yankee Mickey Mantle recalls that as a teenager in the minor leagues he began playing poorly. Discouraged, homesick, and feeling sorry for himself, Mantle tearfully called his father to take him home. When the elder Mantle arrived, Mickey expected sympathy and rea …

Wesley Comments On a Young Ladies Jewelry (illustration)

John Wesley and a preacher-friend of plain habits were once invited to dinner where the host’s daughter, noted for her beauty, had been profoundly impressed by Wesley’s preaching. During a pause in the meal, Wesley’s friend took the young woman’s hand and called attention to …

The Queen’s Reaction to Sir Walter Raleigh’s Request (illustration)

Sir Walter Raleigh once made a request of the Queen, and she reluctantly answered, “Raleigh, when will you ever stop begging?” Walter replied, “When your Majesty stops giving.” His request was granted. But the God of all grace never grows weary of our as …

Be Careful Who You Rebuke (illustration)

The clergyman was disturbed during a sermon by some noisy people. He did not scold or manifest any sign of anger. “I am always reluctant,” he said quietly, “to expose those who misbehave during services, because of an experience I had some years ago. A young …

Missions Minute For Hostages to Islam (illustration)

During the time of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Greg Livingstone was asked to give a “missions minute” at a large evangelical church on the East Coast. Since he had only one minute to speak, he decided to ask them only two questions. The first one was, “How many of …