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  • Public Confession Christ's Call To Discipleship, J. M. Boice, Moody, 1986, pp. 122-23
  • Self-Acquaintance Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • A Morning Prayer Source unknown
  • A Song in the Night Our Daily Bread, May 7, 1992
  • A Test of Faith Our Daily Bread, Monday, March 26.
  • Abraham Lincoln Today in the Word, MBI, December, 1989, p. 20
  • Alan Redpath Our Daily Bread, Saturday, June 20.
  • Antarctic Trek The Heart of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton.
  • Augustine Augustine, The Confessions of Saint Augustine
  • Black Tuesday Source unknown
  • C. H. Spurgeon Source unknown
  • Computers and Depression Resource, Mar/Apr, 1990
  • Dear Abby Source unknown
  • Denial
  • Deny, Christ
  • Dependability
  • Dependence Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Dependence, on God
  • Depravity
  • Depression
  • Desire
  • Despair
  • Desperate Thirst From an account of the British liberation of Palestine by Major V. Gilbert in The Last Crusade, quoted in Christ's Call To Discipleship, J.M. Boice, Moody, 1986, p. 143
  • Dysfunctional Our Daily Bread, April 19, 1995
  • Good Pig:Bad Boy From Live and Learn and Pass it On, Jackson Brown, Jr. (age 77).
  • Grand Experiment Imprimis, April 1997, Volume 26, Number 4, Hillsdale College, MI, pp. 1-2
  • H. G. Wells Today in the Word, November, 1996, p. 24
  • Half-Hearted Creatures The Agony of Deceit by Michael Horton, Editor1990, Moody Press, p. 49
  • How to Tell When It's Going to be a Rotten Day Author unknown
  • J. S. Bach Source unknown
  • Jehovah Our Righteousness Jer. 23:6 Olney Hymns, by William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Man:The Product of Causes Bertrand Russell, quoted in Christian Apologetics in a World Community, W. Dyrness, IVP, 1983, p. 92.
  • Man's Existence Source unknown
  • Metaphysical Evangelists The Agony of Deceit by Michael Horton, Editor, 1990, Moody Press, pp.132-133
  • Need of Humanity C. S. Lewis, quoted in Against the Night, Charles Colson, p. 139
  • One Day at a Time Source unknown
  • Pollution Today in the Word, September, 1989, p. 12
  • Polycarp Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 214
  • Popular Religion Quoted in The Berean Call, September 1993, New Man, July/August 1994, p. 10.
  • Pretend it Didn't Happen Source unknown
  • Property Laws of a Toddler Deb Lawrence, Missionary to the Philippines with SEND International, quoted in Prokope, November/December, 1992, p. 3.
  • Purity Source unknown
  • Quote George Orwell, Dickens, Dali and Others
  • Quotes Source unknown
  • Rap Session Evangelism, A Biblical Approach, M. Cocoris, Moody, 1984, p. 163.
  • Sign Seen in a Textile Mill Source unknown
  • Socrates M. Littleton in Moody Monthly, June, 1989, p. 29
  • Statistics National and International Religion Report, Jan 1, 1992
  • The Clown Source unknown
  • Today's Women Dr. Gerald Klerwan, in Homemade, Dec. 1986
  • Unexpected Sacrifices Source unknown
  • Ways to Love Your Depressed Friend Discipleship Journal, October, 1996, quoted in Lifeline, Summer, 1997
  • Weak Hands Lady Culross to John Livingston of the Covenanters, quoted in Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing, p. 23
  • Blanket Immunity? Neil Anderson, The Bondage Breaker, p. 181
  • Expulsion of demons The New Unger's Bible Handbook, Merrill F. Unger, Revised by Gary N. Larson, Moody Press, Chicago, 1984, p.389
  • Greek Words Hierarchical structure of Satan's forces, Satan is No Myth, J.O. Sanders, Moody, 1975, p. 58ff
  • Possession and Opposition Touch the World Through Prayer, W. Duewel, OMS, p.123
  • True story Common Ground, Vol. 10 No. 7
  • Unclean Spirits Source unknown
  • What Demons Can Do Neil Anderson, The Bondage Breaker, p. 173
  • Drunk Driver Dan Rodricks in Baltimore Sunday Sun Magazine, quoted in Reader's Digest, October 1982
  • The Juggler Contributed by Natalie Kaplowitz, Reader's Digest, May, 1994, p. 67
  • Prisoner of His Appetite Source unknown
  • Gambler's Fallacy Gambler's Anonymous
  • Good Baptists Don't Gamble J. E. Bedenbaugh
  • Incurable Optimists Bits & Pieces, May 26, 1994, p. 9
  • Lottery Tickets Gaming & Wagering Business, reported in American Demographics, 2/89
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • All Have Sinned Evangelism, A Biblical Approach, M. Cocoris, Moody, 1984, p. 163
  • Armed Robbery Tom Blair in San Diego Union, quoted in Reader's Digest
  • Blackout Charles Colson
  • Don't Feel Guilty Unfinished Business, Charles Sell, Multnomah, 1989, p. 223
  • Free Again! Source unknown
  • Guilt Motivation Source unknown
  • Guilty Conscience Reader's Digest, February, 1992, p. 106
  • Hiding Today in the Word, October 17, 1993
  • Leopold and Loeb Today in the Word, October 3, 1992
  • Quote Source unknown
  • Sin Enslaves and Forgiveness Frees Richard Hoefler, Will Daylight Come?
  • Younger Child "A Houseful of Love and Laughter", from Leading with my Chin, by Jay Leno, (NY, Harpercollins Publ., Inc., 1996), quoted in Reader's Digest, pp. 13-14.
  • Amputees Source unknown
  • Effects of Sin Heaven and Home Hour Radio Bulletin
  • You Owe an Apology to God Larry Brook, The Quiet Hour, September-November, 1997, p. 54
  • Special Days Dr. George Sweeting, in Special Sermons For Special Days
  • Any Time We Break The Law Of God We Sin Tabletalk, June 9, 1990
  • Areas of Greatest Challenge Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
  • Augustine's Stages with Sin Source unknown
  • Black Tuesday Source unknown
  • Blacksmith Made a Chain Our Daily Bread, December 28, 1996
  • Brought Down By a Tiny Insect Today in the Word, October 1997, p. 28
  • Cocaine and Heroin Daniel Hans
  • Crime and Human Nature Christianity Today, August 16, 1993, p. 30
  • Defining Deviancy Down Source unknown
  • Do You Feel the Weight of Your Sins? From a sermon preached by John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester (ca. 1508), quoted in Christianity Today
  • Drugs Source unknown
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Guidelines Source unknown
  • Evil Is Like a Wild Wolf Our Daily Bread, July 23
  • Hating Sin in Our Lives C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  • Hatred of Sin Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Niagara Falls and the Birds Today in the Word, October, 1990, p. 14
  • Nibbling Their Way to Lostness Mike Yaconelli,The Wittenburg Door
  • No Tresspassing! No Trespassing sign seen in west Texas, with rancher's name signed in blood red paint at bottom
  • Our Guilt Charles Hodge
  • Our Sinful Nature Always Has the Potential to Erupt Stephen Schertzinger, Seattle, Washington, quoted in Leadership, Summer Quarter, p. 47
  • Parable of Snake and Mouse Source unknown
  • Parable of the Chain Moody's Anecdotes, pp. 48-49
  • Poisonous Mushrooms Family Survival in the American Jungle, Steve Farrar, 1991, Multnomah Press, pp. 17-18
  • Prevention vs. Intervention The Stress Myth, p. 11
  • Put In Prison He Built Today in the Word, July 12, 1993
  • Quotes
  • Silt Destroyed the City Our Daily Bread, September 24, 1998
  • Sin Source unknown
  • Sin John Henry Jowett in The Grace Awakening, C. Swindoll, Word, 1990, pp. 140-41
  • Sin Comes When. . . Augustine in The Confessions of St. Augustine (Christian Classics in Modern English), Reflections, November 23, 1992, p. 41
  • Sin Is Like an Alcoholic With a Drink John Fischer in Contemporary Christian Music, September, 1987
  • Thirty-one New Testament Descriptions of Sinful Mankind J. L. Meredith, Meredith's Big Book of Bible Lists, (Inspirational Press, NY; 1980), pp. 457-458
  • Time-Lapse Photography Source unknown
  • Washing Your Hand Prokope,' Vol. 1, No. 4, October-December, 1997, p. 4
  • We Are Always Sinners Charles Hodge
  • We Never See Sin Aright Until We See It As Against God Quoted in The Pursuit of Holiness, J. Bridges, p. 20, cf. Gen. 39:9
  • Weeds Spokesman Review, July 27, 1989, p. A9
  • What Is Sin? Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, A Theological ABC, (Harper, San Francisco, A Division of Harper Collins Publishers, 1973), pp. 88-89
  • What Is Sin? The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook, Walter A. Elwell, Editor, (Harold Shaw Publ., Wheaton , IL; 1984), p. 359
  • What is Sin? Moody Monthly
  • Why Would Christians Choose To Sin? Source unknown
  • Bandaids on the Bathroom Mirror Source unknown
  • Chair Affixed to a Shotgun Jeffrey D. King
  • Cold Spiritually The Prairie Overcomer
  • Put in the Prison He Built Today in the Word, July 12, 1993
  • Quote Hoest in Parade
  • Raccoons Bob Campbell
  • The Deceitfulness of Sin In Rousseau Our Daily Bread, April 7
  • Mortal and Venial Sins Tabletalk, April, 1990, p. 34
  • What Happens to a Backslider? Keith L. Brooks, Essential Themes, (Moody Press, Chicago; 1974), pp. 48-49
  • I Shout and Scream to Prevent Them from Changing Me Our Daily Bread
  • Asbestos Our Daily Bread
  • His Own Heart was Lecherous Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God, (Word Publ, Dallas: 1994), pp. 136-137
  • Misdeeds and Missed Deeds Resource, Sept./Oct., 1992, p. 2
  • Quote
  • Sin Compared to Poison Source unknown
  • A Prisoner of His Own Appetite Dave Wilkenson
  • Consumed by Their Own Lust Chris T. Zwingelberg
  • Sand in His Shoes Our Daily Bread
  • Walking Across the Bog Source unknown
  • Special Assignment Quoted by James Dent in Charleston, W.Va., Gazette
  • Harvest of Ones Own Sowing F. B. Meyer in Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p. 246
  • My Wife's First Husband Source unknown
  • Arrest of Jose Rivera Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God, (Word Publ., Dallas: 1994), pp. 98-99
  • Catching Ringtailed Monkeys Source unknown
  • Christ Knows What Temptation Is Today in the Word, November, 1998, p. 24
  • Eve (Genesis 1) Dun Gordy, Notes From the Margins of an Old Preacher's Bible, (Circuit Rider Ministries, Leesburg, FL; 1997), p. 2
  • Flew a Plane Into Russia Today in the Word, June 6, 1992
  • Good Advice Source unknown
  • Greatest Spiritual Challenge Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
  • If a Brother Sins. . . Stephen Brown, Christianity Today, April 5, 1993, p. 17
  • Lust Quoted in Putting Your Past Behind You, E. Lutzer, Here's Life, 1990, p. 54
  • Misunderstandings Regarding Temptation Charles Stanley, tape AU146, in IN TOUCH, June 1988, p. 13
  • Orel Hershiser's Theory of Pitching Doug Cecil, Dallas Connection, Spring, 1995, p. 1
  • Picked Up the Snake Bits and Pieces, June, 1990, pp. 5-7
  • Promise Keepers Survey New Man, November/December, 1994, p. 8
  • Quotes
  • Read Carefully on Sexual Purity Leading the Way by Paul Borthwick, Navpress, 1989, pp. 120-121
  • Red Baron Today in the Word, January 5, 1997, p. 10
  • Refused a Gold Cup Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic in his book Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (PHP Institute, Tokyo), Bits & Pieces, June 25, 1992
  • Satan Tries to Quench Faith but Christ Keeps it Alive Source unknown
  • Stay Out of Those Places Source unknown
  • Sundew Flower Our Daily Bread, December 11, 1992
  • Temptation Source unknown
  • Temptation Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • The Comfort of the Barnyard Jim Moss
  • The Great Wall of China Source unknown
  • The Pull of Sin The Billy Graham Christian Worker's Handbook, (Minneapolis: World Wide Publ., 1984), pp. 231-233
  • There are Two Lies Satan Wants Us to Believe Source unknown
  • This Fight Ain't Got Any Rear Daily Walk, July 10, 1993
  • Trying to Prove the Bridge Won't Break Today in the Word, March 14, 1991
  • Use Llamas to Scare Coyotes Barry McGee
  • Was it Worth the Trouble? Drew Anderson (Tucson, AZ), Reader's Digest
  • What Is Temptation Fairbain, quoted in The Words and Works of Jesus Christ, J. D. Pentecost, p. 99
  • Willpower Renewal, Ray & Anne Ortlund, 1989, Navpress, pp. 73-74
  • Yield Not to Temptation Source unknown
  • Your Pet Sin Can Kill You Source unknown