Illustration: On Mission

An inner city church, located in an area of the downtown where there were few residents, was forced to a decision. A large corporation was offering them a great deal of money for their site, on which the corpor...

Illustration: Biblical Illiteracy

“Not quite half of the public can identify the names of the first four books of the New Testament, known as the Gospels. A large share believes that john the Baptist was one of Jesus’ apostles. Almost half cont...

Planning

In the August 24 Turning Point devotional David Jeremiah writes: “Poor Donald Pugh. He was very upset over the unflattering photograph of him released by the Lima, Ohio, police. He appeared overweight and puffy...

Illustration: Growth of the Church; China

In a recent Breakpoint commentary, Eric Metaxas writes: “You’ve probably heard a lot about China in the news lately: How it’s threatening peace in the Pacific by building military bases on artificial islands. Y...

Illustration: Kindness, Compassion

An unknown author tells this story: I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly pi...

Illustration: Money, Finances

“For one reason or another, most people today are concerned about money. It is estimated that 40% of the marriages that fail are the result of conflict over finances. Colleges report that students are forsaking...

Illustration: Prayer

A successful businessman needed several millions dollars to clinch an important deal, and he was having a hard time obtaining a loan, so he went to church to pray for the money. By chance, he knelt next to a ma...

Illustration: Evil

In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “Last year the American Environmental Protection Agency allowed an ocean of sludge to pollute Colorado’s Animas River, turning the tributary to...

Illustration: Patience

As the patient sat down in the dentist's chair complaining of his aching tooth, he said, "Doc, how long will it take to pull this thing?"