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A Tale of Two Teapots

Mrs. Pekoe often made tea. She kept a plain little teapot on a low shelf near her stove and brewed a cup of tea in it for herself every day. She kept a larger fancy tea­pot on a higher shelf, and whenever guests arrived, she made some tea in the fancy pot for them. Mrs. […]

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TULIP: An Allegory

Once there was a great, dark building guarded by a tall, dark creature. A man dressed in white strode to the door and handed the dark creature a bag of gold coins. “That is the exact amount for the ones I come for,” the man in white said as he pushed inside with barely a […]

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Sola Fida: Faith Alone

Once there lived a man in what he thought was a beautiful country. He went about his job and his business without giving too much thought to the world around him. But one day, he was given a pair of special glasses. The man who gave him the glasses put the glasses on him and […]

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Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

Once there was a man who decided to build a mansion. He cut the stone from the ground for the foundation, dragged it to the place where he wanted to build, and set the foundation firmly in place. He raised the large timbers for the walls and the beams to hold up the roof. He […]

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True Courage

This October, we’ll celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pounding the 95 Theses onto the door of the church in Wittenberg, starting what we now call the Reformation. We’ll hear a lot about heroes of faith and courage, and we might wonder how those heroes had such courageous faith. The Bible uses the phrase […]

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Praying into Battle

Danny and his sister Becky curled next to their mom on their couch as their mom read the Bible passage about the armor of God. Danny sighed and frowned. “We’re all done with the armor of God.” “Not quite.” Their mom tapped the Bible. “The next verses talk about prayer. Prayer is an important part […]

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