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  • Whoever Gets The Son Gets It All  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    WHOEVER GETS THE SON GETS IT ALL The story is told about a wealthy man and his only son - both of whom loved to collect rare works of art! They had everything - from the late great Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) to the late great Italian ...read more

  • The Right Perspective  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 28 ratings

    THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE A man was walking through an art gallery when he came upon a picture of the Lord Jesus dying upon the cross. He stopped and looked at the beautiful portrait of Calvary's love. As he stared into the face of Christ, so full of agony the gallery guard tapped him on the ...read more

  • The Cross  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    THE CROSS The Son sets us free by becoming a curse for us and thereby removing the curse from us, by taking all our guilt on Himself thereby clearing us of guilt, and by "binding the Strongman" through His death, thereby setting us free from Satan's kingdom. Oh, what a cross! Alexander Whyte ...read more

  • Why Blood?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    WHY BLOOD? On February 16, 1989 the lives of George and Vera Bajenksi of Ontario, Canada were changed forever. It was a very normal Thursday morning. The phone rang at 9:15 a.m. There was an accident involving their son Ben. As they approached the intersection of Adelaide and Simcoe Streets near ...read more

  • The Simple Story  PRO

    Contributed by Christopher Kennedy on Jan 22, 2009
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    THE SIMPLE STORY Last week, I met in the worship center with the four-year-olds from the school and we talked about what pastors do. After I was done showing them my robe and stoles and my private Communion kit and talking about the different places a pastor stands in church to talk about Jesus, ...read more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by John Tung on Feb 12, 2009

    TAKE UP YOUR CROSS Christiana Tsai was a Christian woman who developed an eye disease that made it impossible for her to see light directly and was virtually blind. She had to wear very dark glasses. Yet, she did not withdraw into her own room and say how tough she has it. No, she used her ...read more

  • A Court Has Determined That A Cross In The Mojave ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 25, 2009

    A court has determined that a cross in the Mojave National Perserve must be covered up while they decide whether the cross is consitutional or not. But whether the goverment approves of the cross or the message of ...read more

  • Famous Last Words

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
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    FAMOUS LAST WORDS Karl Marx, died in 1883 with these last words: "Go on, get out - last words are for fools who haven’t said enough." Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, d.1170 "I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace." The very last ...read more

  • Obituaries  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Apr 14, 2009
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    OBITUARIES Jeruselem 33 AD Calvary Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were extreme exhaustion, severe ...read more

  • He Died For Me  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
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    HE DIED FOR ME During the U.S. Civil War, conscription was not absolute. The drafted man could always hire a substitute if he could afford it. Starting in 1862, the U.S. government allowed this escape from military service on the theory that, so long as each name drawn from the wheel produced a ...read more

  • Symbol Of Atonement  PRO

    Contributed by David Tack on May 6, 2009
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    SYMBOL OF ATONEMENT "The cross is a fitting symbol of the atonement, for it represents the intersecting of two attributes or facets of God’s nature. Here it is that the love of God meets the holiness of God. The holiness requires payment of the penalty, and the love provides that ...read more

  • The Wondrous Cross  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 18, 2009
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    THE WONDROUS CROSS Gal. 6:14 inspired Isaac Watts to compose one of modern Christendom’s favorite hymns. While preparing for a communion service in 1707, Isaac Watts wrote this deeply moving and very personal expression of gratitude for the amazing love that the death of Christ on the cross ...read more

  • D.l. Moody: God Loves Sinners

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
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    D.L. MOODY: GOD LOVES SINNERS D.L. Moody was a renowned American preacher back in the mid 1800’s. He went to England where he was introduced to a young preacher named Henry Moorehouse. During their short conversation, Moorehouse said he wanted to go to America. Moody, trying to be polite, ...read more

  • No Christianity Without The Cross  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
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    NO CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT THE CROSS Dr. H. Richard Neibuhr condemns cross-less Christianity, or the evangelical "feel good" seeker-sensitive churches, who refuse to display or talk about the cross. With biting criticism he writes, "Such beliefs as a God without wrath, bringing men without sin into ...read more

  • One Moment's Believing

    Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 18, 2009

    ONE MOMENT'S BELIEVING Octavius Winslow said it this way. "One moment’s believing, close contact with the cross will do more to break the heart for sin, deepen the conviction of its exceeding sinfulness, and disenthrall the soul from all its bondage and its fears, bringing it into a sense of ...read more

  • The Cross: Solution To Alignment Problems  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    THE CROSS: SOLUTION TO ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS I remember when my first car, a beautiful 92 Chevy Cavalier, developed and alignment problem. I would be driving down the freeway, and it pulled to the right pretty hard. In fact, you really had to work against the car to make it get in the left lane. On ...read more

  • The Cross At Ground Zero After ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2009

    The Cross at Ground Zero After 9/11 A testimony from a worker at ground zero on 9-11 testifies of God’s transforming power. I’m an excavation laborer, and a member of union local 731. Pick-and-shovel work is my trade. I live in New Jersey, but I’m a New York City native, Brooklyn born and bred. ...read more

  • Alzheimer's Patient Recalls The Old Rugged ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010

    Alzheimer’s Patient Recalls The Old Rugged Cross In his book, Reaching the Invisible God, author Philip Yancey tells the story about his wife, Janet, who leads a weekly “Christian Circle” at a local nursing home. An Alzheimer’s patient named Betsy faithfully attends, led there by a staff worker, ...read more

  • Strauss On The Death Of Jesus

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Feb 19, 2010

    STRAUSS ON THE DEATH OF JESUS The German skeptic David Friedrich Strauss, who spent most of his life arguing against the fundamental truths of Christianity, famously discounted this theory in his book, The Life of Jesus for the People. He wrote: "To conceive of a man hanging on a Roman cross in ...read more

  • Circus At The Cross: The Nature Of Executions

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 10, 2010

    CIRCUS AT THE CROSS: THE NATURE OF EXECUTIONS During his 21 years on the bench at Fort Smith, Arkansas, Judge Parker sentenced 160 men to die and hanged 79 of them. It didn't take Parker long to get going. On May 10, 1875 -- only 8 days after he arrived at Fort Smith -- he opened his first term ...read more