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  • Jeffery Russell

    Contributing sermons since Nov 7, 2000
Jeffery's church

Salem Baptist Church
Elizabeth City North Carolina , 27909
252-330-4275

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  • I Want That Mountain

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
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    Even when you get old, you are not a throwaway. God shows us through the life of Caleb that there are many things still worth living for.

    “I Want That Mountain” Joshua 14:6-13 You may have heard the news that Sir Edmund Hilary, the first white man to ever scale to the peak of Mt. Everest, passed away on Friday at the age of 89. He was the one you might recall, when asked why he wanted to climb Mt Everest in 1953, was reputed to ...read more

  • The Adoption That Changed The World

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,845 views

    An adaptation of another contributor, with personal applications and illustations

    The Adoption that Changed the World Matthew 1:18-25 Christmas changed in a hurry for Mike and Tiffany Bailey from one year to the next. In 2001, their neat house with the white picket fence was fairly quiet. Like all of their past Christmas seasons, Mike and Tiffany had gone to parties, ...read more

  • The Scrooge In All Of Us

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2007
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    I have adapted a recent J. John’s sermon, using Scripture to compare Herod and our own sinful tendencies with the Dickens’ character Ebenezer Scrooge.

    The Scrooge in All of Us Matthew 2:13-18 Christmas is one of those times that almost demands that we be creative with the familiar- the story of Bethlehem, and the baby Jesus in a manger. The angels we have heard on high. You might feel that you are familiar with the story that you ...read more

  • When God Spoke Through An Ass

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 29 ratings
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    Don’t Worry, its not what you think. The Biblical (KJV) word for donkey is often a synonym for a fool. But as we will find, Balaam’s talking donkey was more wise than he was, and wiser than some we may meet.

    When God Spoke Through An Ass Joshua 13:22, Num 22:21-35 How would you feel if an animal spoke to you? The story is told of a man who bought a beautiful, exotic, tropical parrot from a local pet store. The pet store owner said that the parrot could talk and after demonstrating a few ...read more

  • Mary And Joseph And The Case For Marriage

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2003
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    THis message will help us to think critically about marriage- why marriage is to be between one woman and one man, for a lifetime. As society’s definitions change, the Christian idea of marriage needs to be more definite than ever.

    “Mary and Joseph and the Case for Marriage” Matthew 1:18-25 One of my favorite radio programs, when I get the chance to listen to it, is the Prairie Home Companion, In one episode Garrison Keillor tells the fanciful tale of John Tollefson. John leaves Minnesota, moves to New ...read more

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  • Not Everything Is Essential When It Comes To ...

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
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    Not everything is essential when it comes to getting along with people. I heard two deacons engaged in a heated discussion, going at it over the sound system like two grumpy old men do. Roy (not his real name) was a retired cameraman from NBC Nightly news, so when it came to electronic equipment, ...read more

  • There Was A Man In The Same Church I Mentioned ...

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
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    There was a man in the same church I mentioned earlier, his name was Ed. When I knew Ed, he was approaching 100 years old. He was a navy veteran of World War I. He actually lived to be 101, born in the year 1900. I asked Ed, "Sir, what is the greatest thing ...read more

  • President Ronald Reagan One Time Told The Story ...

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
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    President Ronald Reagan one time told the story of when he was a teenager, he needed a new pair of boots made. In those days, you couldn’t just go to a shoe store, you went to the shoemaker shop. The cobbler asked the young man- “Do you want blunt end toes or pointed end toes?” Reagan shrugged his ...read more

  • Dr. James Dobson Relates A Story Of An Elderly ...

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2007
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    Dr. James Dobson relates a story of an elderly woman named Stella Thornhope who was struggling with her first Christmas alone. Her husband had died just a few months prior through a slow developing cancer. Now, several days before Christmas, she was almost snowed in by a brutal weather system. She ...read more

  • Christmas Changed In A Hurry For Mike And Tiffany ...

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
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    Christmas changed in a hurry for Mike and Tiffany Bailey from one year to the next. In 2001, their neat house with the white picket fence was fairly quiet. Like all of their past Christmas seasons, Mike and Tiffany had gone to parties, exchanged gifts, attended family get-togethers, and prayed for ...read more