Take a Clean Dish

Chester Droog

READ : Philippians 3:7-16   A certain bachelor got married. It came as a great surprise to his friends as they didn’t think he would ever take the step. Finally someone asked him why he changed his mind. He replied, “It came about because I bought a cookbook. For years I made my own meals. They were simple and easy to make, but one day I decided I wanted a change so I ordered a cookbook.” “But what had that …

A Father’s Love

Chester Droog

READ : Luke 15:11-24   The story is told of a father and his teenage son. The relationship between the two became more and more strained until one night the son ran away. Days, weeks and months went by and when the son did not return the father began a journey in search of the runaway boy. Finally in Madrid, Spain, in a desperate attempt to find the boy, the father put a small ad in the local newspaper. The …

I Don’t Remember

Chester Droog

READ : Hebrews 10:11-18   An old priest, pastoring a church on one of the primitive islands in the Philippines, was astonished to have one of his parishioners tell him that Jesus had appeared to her. The old priest suggested that she report any similar experiences to him. A couple of weeks later she returned and excitedly told him that Jesus had again appeared to her. The old priest, still very skeptical, decided to determine once and for all the …

Accepting Forgiveness

Chester Droog

READ : 1 John 1:1-10   E. Stanley Jones tells of an evangelistic service at which a young man received Jesus Christ as his Savior. In the counseling session that followed, he told Dr. Jones of his sordid past and then asked, “Are you sure I’m saved?” Dr. Jones assured him that he was saved. The young man left seeming to understand the power of Christ to forgive his sin. The next night, however, he was back and again responded …

Is He Your Shepherd?

Chester Droog

READ : Psalm 23:1-6   An itinerant pastor in the Swiss Alps discovered a young shepherd boy whose limited mental capacity made it almost impossible for the pastor to teach him about the Savior Jesus Christ. The pastor finally decided to teach him the first five words of the 23rd Psalm, “The LORD is my shepherd.” Each time he repeated one of the words he would clutch one of his fingers. The young boy finally responded by clutching each of …