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They Died in the Service
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. ...
Category: Humor
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A Perfect Preacher
Shared By: David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
Summary: A PERFECT PREACHER After hundreds of years, a model preacher has been found to suit everyone. He preaches exactly 20 minutes and then sits down. He condemns sin but never hurts anyone. He works from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In every type of work fr...
Category: Humor
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Let The Pulpit Resound With The Doctrine And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God.... Let it be known that ... liberties are not the grants of princes and pa...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Preachers Life Must Be A Life Of Large ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The preachers life must be a life of large accumulation. He must not be always trying to make sermons, but always seeking truth, and out of the truth which he has won the sermons will make themselves."
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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No Matter In What Age Or In What Land He Lives, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "No matter in what age or in what land he lives, the soul-winning preacher is, and must be, a pioneer in spirit.He must set his soul to seek other souls, and must not permit any interference with his purpose."
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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In A Live Church The Preacher Does Not Do All ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: In a live church the preacher does not do all the talking. Dependable witnesses are as indispensable in the church as in the courtroom. Lawyers and preachers are helpless if there are no witnesses.
Category: Quotes
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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If A Man Does Not Like Sweat And Toil And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "If a man does not like sweat and toil and suffering and hardship and blood, he will not like the preacher-calling."
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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There Has Been Too Much Preaching. Lets Just ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "There has been too much preaching. Lets just take an outline and go into the pulpit and tell the story of Jesus and how He died for our sins and how He took them away, and sets us free. Thats what we need to hear."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Would Have Every Minister Of The Gospel ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "I would have every minister of the Gospel address his audience with the zeal of a friend, the generous energy of a father, and the exuberant affection of a mother."
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Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Test Of A Preacher Is That His Congregation ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not what a lovely sermon, but, I will do something"
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When I Hear A Man Preach, I Like To See Him Act ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Even The Angels Cannot Preach The Gospel. This ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Even the angels cannot preach the Gospel. This is reserved for the church of Jesus Christ alone.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Preacher Must Be Both Soldier And Shepherd. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight."
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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My Grand Point In Preaching Is To Break The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "My grand point in preaching is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken one."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Most Preachers Handle Sin As They Would Handle ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Most preachers handle sin as they would handle snakes, at arms length and with no greater intimacy and for no longer time than is absolutely necessary."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Give Me One Hundred Preachers Who Fear Nothing ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen, such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of God upon earth."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Most Powerful Part Of A Sermon Is The Man ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: The most powerful part of a sermon is the man behind it.
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Secret Of A Good Sermon Is To Have A Good ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending and having the two as close together as possible.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 91:1-3
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The Test Of A Preacher Is That His Congregation ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not What a lovely sermon, but I will do something"
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Difference Between Listening To A Radio ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church ... is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Do I Listen To The Pastor Because My Life Needs ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Do I listen to the pastor because my life needs a sermon, or do I listen to the pastor to learn how my life can be a sermon?"
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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No Sermon Is Of Any Value, Or Likely To Be ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "No sermon is of any value, or likely to be useful, which has not the three Rs in it: ruin by the fall, redemption by Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit."
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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If I Had But One Sermon To Preach, It Would Be ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "If I had but one sermon to preach, it would be on the homesickness of the soul for God."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Few Sinners Are Saved After The First 20 Minutes ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Few sinners are saved after the first 20 minutes of a sermon.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Once In Seven Years I Burn All My Sermons; For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Good Sermon Leaves You Wondering How The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: A good sermon leaves you wondering how the preacher knew all about you.
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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One Minister Says That He Does Not Mind A Man ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "One minister says that he does not mind a man looking at his watch during a sermon, but he does resent his shaking it to find out if it is still going."
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Where The Needs Of The World And Your Talents ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation."
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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In The Divine Economy, Each Call Or Vocation Is ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "In the divine economy, each call or vocation is of equal importance with the others each is the work of the church each is done in submission and obedieto god."
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Everyone Has A Vocation By Which He Earns His ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Everyone has a vocation by which he earns his living, but he also has a vocation in an older sense of the word the vocation to use his powers and live his life well."
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none