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  • In The Foreward Of His Book, Inside Out, Larry ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Lindsay on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 61 ratings

    In the foreward of his book, Inside Out, Larry Crabb writes this: “Modern Christianity, in dramatic reversal of its biblical form, promises to relieve the pain of living in a fallen world. The message, whether it’s from fundamentalists requiring us to live by a favored set of rules or ...read more

  • Not The Gift, But The Giver  PRO

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on Apr 9, 2002
    based on 147 ratings

    NOT THE GIFT, BUT THE GIVER A man told a story about the time his son’s sixth birthday was approaching. He had mentioned he wouldn’t mind a party, and as his son usually was very specific about the kind of presents he liked. The dad asked him what he could get him. Bill expected a well-planned ...read more

  • Prayer Works  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    PRAYER WORKS George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a collector of taxes and George seemed to inherit his father’s ability with figures. When Muller was converted to Christ he was impressed by the many recurring statements of Jesus for us "to ask." At this ...read more

  • We Get A New Family

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 20, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    #3 – We Get a New Family Ephesians 2:19-22 November 4, 2007 NOTE: THE ME/WE/GOD/YOU/WE FORMAT USED IN MY MESSAGES IS BORROWED FROM ANDY STANLEY’S BOOK, "COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE." Introduction We’ve been looking at different benefits or blessings of following Christ – living for Him, ...read more

  • God's Blessing Involves Adventure. Some People ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008

    God’s blessing involves adventure. Some people feel as if living by faith is foolish. The truth is, it is a marvelous adventure. I was telling someone the other day about a Godly lady who was a member of a church I once served. This ladies husband had died leaving her with four small children. ...read more

  • The Person God Blesses

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008

    What do we notice about the person God blesses? The person God blesses has had a conversion to God’s ways. Where do I get this concept? I get it from Abram’s name change. When we first meet him he is known as "Abram." After an encounter with God (Gen. 17:5) he is known as "Abraham." In the Bible ...read more

  • Community

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 4, 2008

    COMMUNITY God calls us to enter into community, which means to be engaged in each other's lives and experiences. It's showing up at the funeral; it's taking time to visit at the hospital; it's making a point of going to the concert performance. The lesson here teaches that we are (or should be) ...read more

  • Shout

    Contributed by Arliss Beavers on May 12, 2008

    SHOUT A church ran into difficulty when the elders decided that one man was shouting too much in church. They thought he might disturb the very distinguished guests the church was suddenly now having. So the elders called the pastor aside and notified him that this shouter must be refrained. The ...read more

  • One Sunday In Church, Members Were Praising The ...

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jun 12, 2008

    One Sunday in church, members were praising the Lord for what he had done in their lives that week. Mr. Segault had said that the roof of his house had caught on fire, but fortunately, a neighbor had seen it, and the possible disaster was averted with only minor damage. A minute ...read more

  • I Recently Read A Peculiar Story About A Family ...

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 21, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    I recently read a peculiar story about a family in Lander, Wyoming that had gone to their local refuse dump to dispose of some unwanted family items that were either busted or greatly abused. As they were emptying there junk into a large dumpster, the man of the home saw something that caught his ...read more

  • People Don't Pay Attention

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008

    PEOPLE DON’T PAY ATTENTION Most people ascribe to the belief that seeing is believing. What you see is what you get. In January 2007, the Washington Post did an experiment to test what people see. They arranged for a young man named Joshua Bell to play music at the Metro station. By most ...read more

  • Missing The Baby For The Crib  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    MISSING THE BABY FOR THE CRIB One night a wife found her husband standing over their infant's crib. As she watched him looking down at their very first baby, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: ...disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism. Touched by this unusual ...read more

  • Fish Tank Life

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Fish Tank Life A very nice doctor's office had a beautiful fish tank. The fish are bred to look like exotic salt-water fish. They are beautiful, but they are stuck in that expensive tank and going nowhere, chasing each other, killing each other, hoping someone will pay attention and feed them. ...read more

  • Who I Am Makes A Difference  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    WHO I AM MAKES A DIFFERENCE A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her high school seniors for the difference they made in her life. Then she presented each of them with a Blue Ribbon imprinted with gold letters, which read, "Who I Am Makes a Difference."™ Afterwards the teacher gave ...read more

  • Blessings From Hurricane Ike  PRO

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Nov 24, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    BLESSINGS FROM HURRICANE IKE Tuesday I went out, by myself at first, but later in the day Cindy went with me, to check on many of you. No, I didn’t make it everywhere, but I did make it out I think to most of the communities where we have members. As I visited with folks, and even more folks ...read more

  • Bliss

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Bliss: I remember a picture Aunt Thelma had on her wall that seemed to sum up her way of thinking. It was a magazine picture of a pre-school child sitting on a potty chair reading a little children's book. The caption read, "Bliss does not require far away places or exotic settings." ...read more

  • Buried Treasure For Isaac  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    BURIED TREASURE FOR ISAAC One night, a poor Jewish man named Isaac from Krakel, Poland, in a vivid dream, saw a buried treasure hidden under a particular bridge in the distant city of Prague. For the next two weeks, he dreamed of the particular city, the same bridge, and the buried treasure. The ...read more

  • Dreaming 39

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    DREAMING 39 Sometime ago, a certain man was brought. Right from when he was 21, he started seeing the number 39 in the dream. He did not understand what was happening until somebody gave him a tape from Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries which he listened to and prayed the prayers therein. ...read more

  • Unaware Of The Treasure  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    UNAWARE OF THE TREASURE "The Mystery of the Missing Owner" read the headline on an unusual section of the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, February 6, 2005. The supplement was actually a legal notice published by the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office seeking to give money away to rightful owners--the ...read more

  • From A Cave To A Castle

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    FROM A CAVE TO A CASTLE Flat broke and homeless, brothers Geza and Zslot Peladi literally lived in a cave near Budapest for years. They left their dank home only to scrape together whatever money they could through selling scrap metal and candy. Theirs was a hopeless situation. But then ...read more