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  • If We Abide By The Principles ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Illustration: "If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper, but if we and our posterity ignore its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe ...read more

  • A Person's Last Words Are Important. We Hang On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    A person’s last words are important. We hang on to the dying words of those closest to us. We pass on the final words of great leaders for the next generation. It’s as if we are waiting for them to sum everything up in a few final statements. Some are famous: Nathan Hale (1755-1776) – "I only ...read more

  • I Began To Understand God's Omnipotent Power," ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    "I began to understand God’s omnipotent power," Struecker said. "He was orchestrating every single bullet that was fired that night. ... The peace that I had was not only for my own life, but for the lives of my soldiers. If any of them were to get shot, then that was part of God’s sovereign plan." ...read more

  • Max Lucado Says, "The Bible Has Been Banned, ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Max Lucado says, “The Bible has been banned, burned, scoffed, and ridiculed. Scholars have mocked it as foolish. Kings have branded it as illegal. A thousand times over, the grave has been dug and the dirge has begun, but somehow the Bible never stays in the grave. Not only has it survived, it has ...read more

  • I Read An Article In The Atlantic Journal The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    I read an article in the Atlantic Journal the other day; it said, “The world is too big for us. Too much going on, too many crimes, too much violence and excitement. Try as you will you get behind in the race…It’s an incessant strain, to keep pace… and you still lose ground. Science empties its ...read more

  • Grim Reaper

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Grim Reaper According to an old fable, a man made an unusual agreement with Death. He told the Grim Reaper that he would willingly accompany him when it came time to die, but only on one condition—that Death would send a messenger well in advance to warn him. Weeks passed into months, and months ...read more

  • One Of The Wisest Statements I Ever Read Said ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    One of the wisest statements I ever read said that feelings must be owned before they can be disowned. People who make the psychological approach of “stuffing their feelings” do themselves a disservice. They avoid hard reality instead of working through it. Joseph Scriven, whose fiancée was ...read more

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer Left His Pastorate In London ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer left his pastorate in London in 1935 to return to Germany as the head of the Confessing Church Seminary. When the Nazis rose to power, he returned to the United States in 1939, but the move was short-lived. He called it a "mis¬take." Bonhoeffer returned to Germany once again and ...read more

  • In 1879 The Greatest Annual Loss Of Life In The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    In 1879 The greatest annual loss of life in the New England fisheries occurred, with 29 vessels and 249 fishermen lost at sea. During that year many women found themselves on lonely widow walks with and eye on the horizon hoping for the return of their loved one. A widow’s walk (or roofwalk) is ...read more

  • Lori Was 14 Years Old When She Was Baptized At ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Lori was 14 years old when she was baptized at Blue Springs Community Church, a one-room country church only a few miles from her house. A few months later, Lori dropped out of the church. The pastor and his wife visited her several times, but failed to persuade Lori to return to church. Everyone ...read more

  • I Like To Read The Tombstones To Find Out When ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    I like to read the tombstones to find out when people lived and died. Occasionally someone writes a scripture verse on their tombstone but most of them just give a name and the dates they lived between. I didn’t find any interesting tombstone comments in Alden MN where My great Aunt Frieda was ...read more

  • The Minneapolis Star And Tribune Reported A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    The Minneapolis Star and Tribune reported a story on Thursday that caught my attention. There was recently a presidential election in Turkmenistan and a new president was sworn in on Thursday. Probably only a handful of people could point out Turkmenistan on a map. It’s the country that borders ...read more

  • Edith Burns Was A Wonderful Christian Who Lived ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. One of his favorite patients was Edith Burns. One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart and it ...read more

  • John Paul Sart Summarized The Despair Of Our ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    John Paul Sart summarized the despair of our world in a two-word title, “No exit” Once you die, friend, there is no exit, no way out. Jesus Christ died. “That’s ...read more

  • In The Thick Fighting Of The Civil War, General ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    In the thick fighting of the Civil War, General Grant, in hot pursuit of General Lee’s troops, was half blinded with a sick headache. He stopped at a farmhouse and wrote in his memoirs, “I spend the night in bathing my feet in hot water and mustard and putting mustard plasters on my wrist and the ...read more

  • Early In The Nineteenth Century, The King Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 42 ratings

    Early in the nineteenth century, the King of Prussia, Frederick William III, found his nation in great trouble. He had been attempting to bring prosperity to his land, but constant wars had drained the treasury. After prayerful consideration, he wrote an open letter to the women of Prussia asking ...read more

  • I'm Free

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    I’M FREE Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, or to play. I know my parting has left a void, You must fill it with joy. A laugh, or perhaps a kiss. Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened ...read more

  • The Longest 24 Hours  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Author Zig Ziglar writes: The longest 24 hours of my life were those after my daughter’s death. When making the funeral arrangements with her husband and his parents, I had to listen to a salesman who was an incessant talker and who told us 30 times he wasn’t a salesman. Twice while we were making ...read more

  • The Story Is Told That When Leonardo Da Vinci ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    The story is told that when Leonardo Da Vinci was painting The Last Supper, he had an intense and bitter argument with a fellow painter. Da Vinci was thinking of a way to get this guy back. He came up with a devious plan. He decided to paint the face of his enemy onto the face of Judas Iscariot so ...read more

  • A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Speaker, Jill Briscoe tells this story: Not too long ago I was babysitting one of our three, 3-year-old grandchildren. In our family, we had twins and a single birth all within 24 hours. We call them Search, Destroy, and Demolition. I was to baby-sit Demolition. As I waved good bye to his parents, ...read more