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Preaching Daily - January 20

Today's Word for Pastors...

Matthew 5:48
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Today's Preaching Insight...

Is There Hope for World Peace?

I received an interesting Christmas card from a dear friend, a retired Air Force General. On the front was a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, hovering above the world. Inside the card were these words: "Peace on earth." Beside those words my friend had added a big question mark. Then he wrote, "Is peace possible in a world like this?"

This General was asking the $64,000 question. Go to any barbershop or beauty parlor and you will hear various prescriptions for how to straighten out our troubled world. Someone will suggest that we retreat from the rest of the world and just build a "Fortress America" along our borders. Someone else will suggest that we withdraw from the United Nations. Someone else will declare that if all nations would surrender their nuclear weapons, the world would be safer.

But what does the Bible say? Let's see if God's word can give us answers concerning world peace.

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Today's Extra...

Illustration: Imagination

Several weeks after a young man had been hired, he was called into the personnel director's office. "What is the meaning of this?" the director asked. "When you applied for this job, you told us you had five years experience. Now we've discovered this is the first job you've ever held."

"Well," the young man replied, "in your advertisement, you said you wanted somebody with imagination."

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