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  • Fran Van Hoven

    Contributing sermons since Jun 25, 2007
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Suncoast Cathedral
st.petersburg, Florida 33714

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  • What I want on my tombstone: Life is short , eat desert first
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  • Nehemiah 7

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2012
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    Nehemiah 6:15 So the wall was completed.... in fifty-two days.I Thought We Were Finished? It would have been very easy to think that building a wall was the remnant’s mission. All up till this point, the whole focus has been on building the wall. Buildin

    Nehemiah 6:15 So the wall was completed.... in fifty-two days.I Thought We Were Finished? It would have been very easy to think that building a wall was the remnant’s mission. All up till this point, the whole focus has been on building the wall. Building the wall was a tremendous ...read more

  • Dealing With Distractions

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2012
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    TODAY AS WE LOOK AT CH 6 IN NEHEMIAH- WE WILL SEE HOW THE ENEMY DISTRACTS US.Do you have any unfinished projects lying around ? It’s so easy to get sidetracked isn’t it? It takes tenacity to finish what we start because there are always so many distracti

    TODAY AS WE LOOK AT CH 6 IN NEHEMIAH- WE WILL SEE HOW THE ENEMY DISTRACTS US.Do you have any unfinished projects lying around ? It’s so easy to get sidetracked isn’t it? It takes tenacity to finish what we start because there are always so many distractions. One thing that WE clearly ...read more

  • Nehemiah Chapter 2

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2012
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    A principle of good leadership is that, before we begin we must develop a plan. We must know exactly what work needs to be done. What needs exist, and what problems can be expected.

    A principle of good leadership is that, before we begin we must develop a plan. We must know exactly what work needs to be done. What needs exist, and what problems can be expected?NEHEMIAH 2 :1 And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was ...read more

  • Nehemiah Chapter 1

    Contributed on Sep 15, 2012
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    In the pages of the OT is the journal of a man who stands as person with vision who rebuilt what was broken. His name is Nehemiah. The name means “the Lord’s comfort.” Vision gives significance to the otherwise meaningless details of our lives. It’s not a

    THIS AM WE BEGIN OUR STUDY OF THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH.EZRA & NEHEMIAH ARE 1 BOOK IN THE HEBREW BIBLE.THERE ARE 3 OT BOOKS- EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER- WHICH BELONG TOGETHER. THE BACKGROUND OF THE ISRAELITES IN BABYLON- HOW/WHY THEY WERE SENT THERE-GOD SPOKE THRU THE PROPHET JEREMIAH- AND MANY OTHERS- ...read more

  • Solitude And Silence

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2010
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    One of the most neglected areas in our life is solitude. We live in a world where busyness and activity is the norm – but you don’t hear many people talk about silence and solitude – do you? But do you know that silence and solitude were a reg

    Have you ever lost your balance? Have you ever driven a car that had unbalanced tires? When a tire is out of balance – it can affect a lot of things. Sometimes we lose our balance on ice – and we fall. Sometimes we lose our balance in life and we fall too. One of ...read more

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  • Michael Jackson's Funeral

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2010
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    MICHAEL JACKSON'S FUNERAL On July 7, 2009 a private service was held at Forest Lawn cemetery at 8 a.m. for Michael Jackson also called the "King of Pop." The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) blocked all traffic as the motorcade proceeded from Forest Lawn to the Staples Center where the ...read more

  • Like The Famous Story Of The Blind Men And The ...

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2007
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    Like the famous story of the blind men and the elephant. They gather around this huge animal and by feeling it, try to identify what an elephant is like. One, grabbing the trunk, said an elephant is like a snake. Another, feeling the leg, said an elephant is like a tree. Still another, feeling the ...read more

  • Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray Once Said To ...

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2007
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    Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray once said to the man who escaped conviction on a technicality: "I know that you are guilty and you know it, and I wish you to remember that one day you will stand before a better and wiser Judge, and ...read more

  • Charles Swindoll Lists What He Calls The "Four ...

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2007
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    Charles Swindoll lists what he calls the "four spiritual flaws": Flaw #1: Because you are a Christian, all your problems are solved. (Please do tell non-Christian this.) Flaw # 2: All the problems you will ever have are addressed in the Bible. (When your computer crashes, please don’t go to the ...read more

  • From A Strictly Mathematical Viewpoint

    Contributed on Jun 30, 2007
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    From a strictly mathematical viewpoint: What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%? What equals 100% in ...read more