Category Archives: Salvation

Saved from what has got us beat

  I once met a man who’d been part of Sydney’s underworld, but then became a preacher. For the next forty years he spent his life telling people of the transforming power of Christ. He preached about it because he’d … Continue reading

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Saved by a comma

Maria Fedorovna, the Empress of Russia and wife of Czar Alexander III, was well known for her philanthropy. She once saved a political prisoner from exile in Siberia by transposing a single comma in a warrant signed by her husband … Continue reading

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Image of the Cross

A friend told me about a remarkable incident that took place at the Perth Commonwealth Games years ago. A member of the high diving team decided to practice one night. He climbed to the very highest diving board, stood on … Continue reading

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Glorious bodies

A little girl, sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a story, from time to time would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek then stroke her own. Finally she said: … Continue reading

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Turning beer into furniture

One of the most memorable characters I ever met was a man named Snowy Royal. When I knew him he was an evangelist, but in earlier times he had been a prominent member of the Sydney underworld, a violent alcoholic … Continue reading

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Pushing the limits

Frank Allegretti, a meticulous pilot with more than twenty years experience, crashed his plane in a cornfield because it ran out of fuel. His distraught wife said: ‘Everybody told me, he was the most cautious pilot they ever knew.’ Sadly, … Continue reading

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The way God would paint our portrait

There’s a story of a homeless man sitting across the street from an artist’s studio. The artist saw him and thought he’d make an interesting portrait. So from a distance he painted this man – but not with downcast eyes … Continue reading

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