Restoration

Hendricks Tells of Young Man Restored to The Lord (illustration)

Author and teacher, Dr. Howard Hendricks tells the story of a young man who strayed from the Lord but was finally brought back by the help of a friend who really loved him. When there was full repentance and restoration, Dr. Hendricks asked this Christian how it felt away f …

Changing a Ruined Handerchief Into a Thing of Beauty (illustration)

A lady once showed Ruskin a costly handkerchief on which a blot of ink had been dropped. The handkerchief, she complained, was ruined, nothing was left but to throw it away. Ruskin said nothing, but took the handkerchief away with him. Shortly afterwards the lady received it back …

Restoration – The Result of Love & Persistence (illustration)

Dr. Howard Hendricks tells the story of a young man who strayed from the Lord but was finally brought back by the help of a friend who really loved him. When there was full repentance and restoration, Dr. Hendricks asked this Christian how it felt to be away from the Lord. The yo …

Michelangelo’s sculpture restored (illustration)

A few years ago, an angry, distraught, and hostile man slipped into St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome with a hammer and began to smash Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture The Pieta. This cherished work of art was severely damaged. But what did officials do? Throw him out and forget ab …

Hendricks - Young Man Who Strayed From The Lord (illustration)

Author and teacher, Dr. Howard Hendricks tells the story of a young man who strayed from the Lord but was finally brought back by the help of a friend who really loved him. When there was full repentance and restoration, Dr. Hendricks asked this Christian how it felt away from th …

Michelangelo’s Beautiful Sculpture Slashed (illustration)

A few years ago, an angry man rushed through the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam until he reached Rembrandt’s famous painting “Night watch.” Then he took out a knife and slashed it repeatedly before he could be stopped. A short time later, a distraught, hostile man slip …

Michelangelo’s Beautiful Sculpture Slashed (illustration)

A few years ago, an angry man rushed through the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam until he reached Rembrandt’s famous painting “Night watch.” Then he took out a knife and slashed it repeatedly before he could be stopped. A short time later, a distraught, hostile man slip …

Howard Hendricks - The Reason I Was Restored (illustration)

Author and teacher, Dr. Howard Hendricks tells the story of a young man who strayed from the Lord but was finally brought back by the help of a friend who really loved him. When there was full repentance and restoration, Dr. Hendricks asked this Christian how it felt away f …

Calvin & Hobbes - What if There is No Heaven (illustration)

In a cartoon Calvin & Hobbes were lying in the shade of a tree on a summer afternoon discussing the important things of life. Calvin says, “What if there is no heaven? What if this is all we get?” Hobbes answers, “Well, if this is all we get I guess we’ll …

Rembrandt’s Famous Painting Slashed (illustration)

A few years ago, an angry man at the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam took out a knife and slashed the famous painting “Nightwatch” by Rembrandt. A short time later, a distraught, hostile man slipped into St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome with a hammer and began to smash Mic …

Difference Between Forgiveness And Restoration (illustration)

There is a difference between forgiveness and restoration. Some wrongly assume that saying your sorry is enough. But the truth is that the victim can often see the difference between a hastily uttered apology and genuine repentance. Consider the example of an abuser saying, …

Do You Mean That I am Selfish? (illustration)

A neurotic sickly girl, suffering from insomnia, consulted a physician. After examining her and finding no physical cause, he bluntly said, “You have ingrown feelings.” She looked puzzled, so he made it plainer. “You think too much about yourself. What you need to …

What if There is no Heaven? (illustration)

In one of Calvin & Hobbes cartoons they were lying in the shade of a tree on a summer afternoon discussing the important things of life. Calvin says, “What if there is no heaven? What if this is all we get?” Hobbes answers, “Well, if this is all we get I …

Tithes Are Safe (illustration)

Tithes Safe: The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals handed Crystal Evangelical Free Church a victory on 4/13/98, saying the federal bankruptcy trustee has no claim on tithe money given to the Minnesota church by a couple who later went bankrupt. This affirms the Religious Fr …

God Can Bring Good Out of Our Failures (illustration)

By His sovereign grace, God can bring good out of our failures, and even out of our sins. J. Stuart Holden tells of an old Scottish mansion close to where he had his little summer home. The walls of one room were filled with sketches made by distinguished artists. The pract …

Stained Wall Turned Into a Beautiful Picture (illustration)

J. Stuart Holden tells of an old Scottish mansion close to where he had his little summer home. The walls of one room were filled with sketches made by distinguished artists. This practice began after a pitcher of soda water was accidentally spilled on a freshly decorated w …

Rembrandt’s Famous Painting Slashed With a Knife (illustration)

Can God bring good out of our failures? A few years ago, an angry man rushed through the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam until he reached Rembrandt’s famous painting “Nightwatch.” Then he took out a knife and slashed it repeatedly before he could be stopped. This cheri …

Abraham Lincoln’s Attitude on Restoration (illustration)

Abraham Lincoln’s Attitude On Restoring the South. God does not hold our old sins against us, nor does He act like forgiveness is a favor to us, even though it is. When President Lincoln was asked how he would treat the rebellious southerners when they were defeated, he said, &qu …