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  • I Read A Fable About A Man Who Was Browsing In A ...

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 18, 2007

    I read a fable about a man who was browsing in a store when he made the shocking discovery that God was behind a sales counter. So the man walked over and asked, "What are You selling?" God replied, "What does your heart desire?" The man said, "I want happiness, peace of mind, and more

  • The Greater The Man, The Greater He Will See His ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 18, 2007

    The greater the man, the greater he will see his role as father. General Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of Allied forces during WWII said: Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and more

  • Guard Your Heart

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 18, 2007

    Edgar Guest said: I must be fit for a child to follow, scorning the places where loose men wallow; knowing how much he shall learn from me, I must be fair as I’d have him be. I must come home to him day by day, clean as the morning I went away. I must be fit for a child’s glad greeting; his more

  • Gold Medalist

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 18, 2007
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    Gold Medalist In Seoul Korea—At his father’s funeral, American Carl Lewis placed his 100-meter gold medal from the 1984 Olympics in his father’s hands. “Don’t worry,” he told his surprised mother. “I’ll get another one.” A year later, in the 100-meter final at the 1988 games, Lewis was more

  • There Is A Crew At Our House In Thomasville. ...

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 18, 2007

    There is a crew at our house in Thomasville. They’ve been working for the past few months putting two new rooms on the back of our house for Mom and Dad to come live there. Next to the house is a dumpster…it is about 8’ x 25’ and full of scrap wood, shingles, discarded Pepsi bottles and sandwich more

  • A Clergyman Walking Down A Country Lane And Sees ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 18, 2007
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    A clergyman walking down a country lane and sees a young farmer struggling to load hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off. "You look hot, my son," said the cleric. "Why don’t you rest a moment, and I’ll give you a hand." "No thanks," said the young man. "My father wouldn’t like it if I more

  • World Renowned Evangelist Luis Palau, Shares ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    World renowned evangelist Luis Palau, shares this personal testimony in his sermon “Go to the Ends of the Earth.” “My family and team have gone to over sixty countries declaring the glory of God. When I first went to the Muslim-, Hindu-, and Buddhist-majority nations, I trembled to do the right more

  • A Little Girl Was Always Scared To Go To Sleep ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A little girl was always scared to go to sleep alone in the dark. Oftentimes she would want to sleep with her parents, but they were trying to help her conquer her fear. Meaning well, they would say, “Don’t be frightened, Elizabeth, Jesus is with you; He will protect you; you don’t need to be more

  • Jack Hayford, Founding Pastor Of The Church On ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Jack Hayford, Founding Pastor of the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, declares, “I don’t perceive my call as one to protest the culture but to proclaim the Saviour.” [SOURCE: --Jack Hayford, Leadership, Vol. 14, more

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer Studied For One Year In New ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer studied for one year in New York City’s Union Theological Seminary. He was extremely discouraged by the preaching he heard there; he chastises, “One may hear sermons in New York upon almost any subject; one only is never handled, namely, the gospel of Jesus Christ, of more

  • Dr. Stephen F. Olford Was Blessed With A Long ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Dr. Stephen F. Olford was blessed with a long and fruitful ministry on both sides of the Atlantic. Olford Ministries International in Memphis, Tennessee, is his legacy. His passion was for training pastors, preachers, teachers, and leaders in effective, expository preaching. In his book Preaching more

  • Jesus Transformed A Mountainside Into A Bible ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    “Jesus transformed a mountainside into a Bible conference; a fishing boat into an evangelistic platform; a wellside into a counseling room; and, the shadows of evening into an opportunity to lead Nicodemus into the experience of the new birth. He preached the Word more

  • When Martin Luther Was Printing His Translation ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    When Martin Luther was printing his translation of the Bible in Germany, pieces of the printed Scripture fell to the floor. A young girl picked one of them up and read the phrase of our text, “For God so loved the world that he gave”. The rest of the sentence was missing. That moment for her was a more

  • True Biblical Worship So Satisfies Our Total ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    True biblical worship so satisfies our total personality that we don’t have to shop around for man-made substitutes. William Temple made this clear in his masterful definition of worship: For worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness; the more

  • In Ancient Rome, Military Commanders Who Had ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    In ancient Rome, military commanders who had been victorious in battle, killing at least 5,000 enemy troops, were honored publicly in a huge civil and religious ceremony called a Roman Triumph. The “triumphator,” as he was called, was paraded through the city ahead of his troops. In front of him more

  • In Edward Gibbons Book, The Decline And Fall Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    In Edward Gibbons book, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, he mentions a statement from one of the most powerful, prosperous, and prestigious Muslim rulers of the Roman era. Gibbons wrote, “It may therefore be of some use to borrow the experience of the same Abdalrahman, whose magnificence more

  • Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) Wrote A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) wrote a poem about a rich man during the early 1900s, called “Richard Cory”: Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from head to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly more

  • It Was January 30, 1994 And Super Bowl Xxviii ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    It was January 30, 1994 and Super Bowl XXVIII was being played out at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The NFC champion Dallas Cowboys had just defeated the AFC champion Buffalo Bills, 30–13. Dallas scored 24 unanswered points in the second half, and Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith was named the more

  • Baseball Legend Cal Ripken, Jr. Was Interviewed ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. was interviewed about his success as a baseball player. Many believe he is one of the greatest players in baseball history, but his individual success was not what mattered most to him. In the interview, he said: “I’d much rather be referred to not as an individually more

  • Shane Claiborne, Who Spent A Summer In The Slums ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Shane Claiborne, who spent a summer in the slums of Calcutta with Mother Teresa, wrote about her experience there. She said, “People often ask me what Mother Teresa was like. Sometimes it’s like they wonder if she glowed in the dark or had a halo. She was short, wrinkled, and precious, maybe even a more