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Tom Clawser, M. Div. avatar
The Scottish Preacher John Mcneill Liked To Tell ...
Shared By: Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 9, 2002
Summary: The Scottish preacher John McNeill liked to tell about an eagle that had been captured when it was quite young. The farmer who snared the bird put a restraint on it so it couldn’t fly, and then he turned it loose to roam in the barnyard. It wasn...
Category: Stories
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 103:5
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Mark Brunner avatar
No Bulldozers Here!" Hebrews 3:1-6 Key Verse(s) ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 26, 2005
Summary: “No Bulldozers Here!” Hebrews 3:1-6 Key verse(s) 6:“But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.” I grew up watching john wayne movies; courage and bravery in...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Hebrews 3:1-6
Timothy Darling avatar
The Nature of Unbelief
Shared By: Timothy Darling on Jan 21, 2009
Summary: The Nature of Unbelief In Ernest Hemmingway’s Green Hills of Africa, he hunts for sable. He shoots a large chestnut-colored cow, and then sees an immense black bull, which he shoots but badly. He finds the cow, but he and his team of trackers and...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Mennonite
Scripture: none
Bruce Howell avatar
F.b. Meyer Once Said That "unbelief Puts Our ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Apr 28, 2009
Summary: F.B. Meyer once said that "Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God, but faith puts God between us and our circumstances."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
Bryan Crumpler avatar
Americans Are Getting Warned To Death. ...
Shared By: Bryan Crumpler on Oct 2, 2009
Summary: Americans are getting warned to death. Manufactures are growing increasingly wary of being sued when their products are misused, so they are attaching warning labels to hundreds of items. For example, a Batman outfit bears this caveat: “Parents, p...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Disfigured War Veteran Helps Boy Regain Sight ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 28, 2009
Summary: Disfigured War Veteran Helps Boy Regain Sight Only to be Rejected Ps 33:18-19 “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.” It is no...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 33:18-19
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In Isaiah 5 God Says Of The Vineyard Of The ...
Shared By: RAY MCKENDRY on Nov 4, 2009
Summary: In Isaiah 5 God says of the vineyard of the Lord, i.e. Israel, that after all that God had done for them, they acted unjustly and became corrupted in their ways: Isa 5:4 “What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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U2 Song,
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 23, 2009
Summary: U2 Song, "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” One of the most popular music groups over the past 25 years has been a band called U2. The lead singer of U2 is a man named Bono. It seems like every couple of years it gets reported that Bono ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 6:1-15
Greg Bond avatar
And Gideon Said Unto Him, Oh My Lord, If The ...
Shared By: Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
Summary: And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and del...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
Bobby  Gilstrap avatar
When Our Family Moved To East Point, Georgia, A ...
Shared By: Bobby Gilstrap on May 25, 2010
Summary: When our family moved to East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, our house was in the flight pattern for Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport. Every few minutes, all day and all night, large commercial jets would take off and fly over our ho...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Larry Wilson avatar
Why Will We Believe Every Crackpot About Aliens ...
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Jul 11, 2010
Summary: Why will we believe every crackpot about aliens coming, but will not believe that God has come. The Globe could report that Oprah Winfrey gives birth to an alien, but witnesses say Leonard Nimoy is the father, and thousands will buy the paper. Yet...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Larry Wilson avatar
Wilderness ...
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Aug 6, 2010
Summary: Wilderness Christians NOTE: 4 marks of a wilderness Christian. 1) His body is with the church, but his mind and heart are still in Egypt! ILLUS: They are like a compass in a land of two norths. They vacillate between the two readings and th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Gordon Curley avatar
No Microscope, No Problem
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
Summary: NO MICROSCOPE, NO PROBLEM A tribe in the jungle were all falling sick. A missionary doctor went into the village to try and help them. He suspected and soon discovered that it was the contaminated water they were drinking that caused their sickne...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
Gordon Curley avatar
Important Lessons Are Given By This Alternation ...
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
Summary: Important lessons are given by this alternation of the two ideas of faith and unbelief, obedience and disobedience. Disobedience is the root of unbelief. Unbelief is the mother of further disobedience. Faith is voluntary submission within a person’s...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
Ross Cochrane avatar
Margaret: The Hard Soil
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Jan 13, 2011
Summary: MARGARET: THE HARD SOIL Each week I give a devotion in each of the 8 dining areas of the Shalom Centre and Margaret (not her real name) is there, with ears which will not hear. Her heart is a fortress, cold, hard, defensive. The gates are huge, o...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
Sermon Central Staff avatar
Wash Your Hands
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 5, 2011
Summary: WASH YOUR HANDS In 1818, Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of "childbed fever." A doctor's daily routine began in the dissecting room where he perf...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Gordon Curley avatar
It Can't Be Done
Shared By: Gordon Curley on May 15, 2011
Summary: IT CAN'T BE DONE In November 1837, distinguished British physicist Dionysius Lardner proved mathematically, with equations nobody could question, that a steamship would be incapable of a non-stop voyage to New York. He printed copies of his proof...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
Michael Walther avatar
Rescue Effort
Shared By: Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
Summary: RESCUE EFFORT On August 30, 2005 Coast Guard Lieutenant Iain McConnell was ordered to fly his H46 helicopter to New Orleans and to keep that machine flying around the clock for what would turn out to be a heroic rescue effort. None of his crew w...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Alison Bucklin avatar
D. Martin Lloyd-jones: "to Expect Christian ...
Shared By: Alison Bucklin on Jun 8, 2011
Summary: D. Martin Lloyd-Jones: "To expect Christian conduct from a person who is not born again is heresy."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
Sermon Central Staff avatar
Accepting the Good News
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 11, 2011
Summary: ACCEPTING THE GOOD NEWS A promotion by H. R. Block Inc. in 2001 offered walk-in customers a chance to win a drawing for a million dollars. Glen and Gloria Sims of Sewell, New Jersey, won the drawing, but they refused to believe it when an H. R. B...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 5:45-47
Sermon Central Staff avatar
Safe Rooms
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 22, 2011
Summary: SAFE ROOMS Lynne and I and the family were moving to Tulsa from Missouri and were looking at potential homes. One thing we came across was a house with a 'safe room' or actually only a 'safe closet'. A closet, which served as a coat closet near t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:1-21
Johnny Palmer avatar
Sad Disorder
Shared By: Johnny Palmer on Dec 7, 2011
Summary: SAD DISORDER There is a disorder called SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is when people do not get enough sun light. There is another disorder SAD, Spiritual Avoidance of Deity.
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Sermon Central Staff avatar
Josh Mcdowell On Why People Refuse To ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 4, 2012
Summary: JOSH MCDOWELL ON WHY PEOPLE REFUSE TO BELIEVE Josh McDowell writes, “People refuse to believe that which they don’t want to believe, in spite of evidence. When explorers first went to Australia they found a mammal which laid eggs; spent some time i...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 16:14
Tim Spear avatar
Pilate Made A Choice
Shared By: Tim Spear on Dec 3, 2012
Summary: Pilate made a choice. Rather than ask for God's grace, he asked for a bowl. Rather than invite Jesus to stay, he sent him away. Rather than hear Christ's voice, he heard the voice of the people. –Max Lucado, And the Angels were Silent
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Derrick Tuper avatar
The Cave Dwellers” By Max Lucado. ...
Shared By: Derrick Tuper on Dec 4, 2012
Summary: “The Cave Dwellers” by Max Lucado. “Long ago, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe of people in a dark, cold cave. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all t...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
Dr. Larry  Petton avatar
I WILL GIVE YOU TWO APPLES
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 29, 2014
Summary: I WILL GIVE YOU TWO APPLES An atheist and a little boy in his neighborhood were talking one day about God, church and faith. Finally, the old neighbor said to the little boy, "Son, I don’t see how there could be a God in this world with all of t...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 19:1-5