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  • 1950's Game,

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
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    1950’s Game, "Going To Jerusalem," Misrepresented the Christian Life Mark 8:33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter – same word. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (NIV) Peter’s attitude was not ...read more

  • Mark 8:35 For Whoever Wants To Save His Life A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
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    Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life a will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. (NIV) Now, Jesus is not talking about the cost of our salvation here, because that is free! Romans 6:23 says, “The FREE gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our ...read more

  • Training Of Arabian ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
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    Training of Arabian Horses The gospel we as Christ-followers are called to proclaim requires that we make sacrifices and at times even suffer a bit, but because of what Christ has already done, the return on such sacrifices is enormous! God’s Kingdom is glorified and expanded! With that in ...read more

  • Following In The Steps Of Christ

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2009
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    FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF CHRIST "Believers will never suffer for others' salvation, including their own. But they will suffer for Christ's sake, and His example is their standard for a God-honoring response. The word translated 'example' is hupogrammon, which literally means 'writing under' ...read more

  • First Grader Learns That More Is Expected Of Him ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 14, 2009
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    First Grader Learns That More Is Expected of Him Than When He Was in Kindergarten When they came in the house, Jesus asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus said, “If anyone wants ...read more

  • Elizabeth Elliot On His Sufficient Grace For ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 22, 2009
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    Elizabeth Elliot on His Sufficient Grace for Discipleship It’s the anticipation of that “glory of victory” that helps us to persevere in the hard times. It’s the assurance of that coming crown that helps us bear our cross today. Just one year after her husband was slain in Ecuador, along with ...read more

  • My Parents Had A Grapevine In The Backyard. They ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
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    My parents had a grapevine in the backyard. They just let it grow and some of the branches grew up and intertwined around this big evergreen tree about 20 feet in the air, others grew through the cedar hedge that was beside it. Some of these branches must have been forty feet long, but they never ...read more

  • God, Coaching And Discipline

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
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    GOD, COACHING AND DISCIPLINE Tom Landry the famous coach of the Dallas Cowboys in their heyday said: "The role of the coach is to make people do things they don’t want to do to achieve the results they want to achieve." As soon as I heard that, I thought of God. Isn’t that ...read more

  • Cycles

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 8, 2009
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    CYCLES What do you think of when you hear the word cycle? „X Tricycles? „X Bicycles? „X Unicycles? or „X Motorcycles? „X Exercise cycles? „X Toy Cycles? or „X Tandem Cycles? „X Tandem Unicycles? Or „X Life Cycles of Plants? „X Insects? „X Fish? „X Animals? You may have thought ...read more

  • We Have No Strategic Plan For Helping People Be ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 15, 2009
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    "We have no strategic plan for helping people be like Jesus...It is not about trying; it is about ...read more

  • Crowds And Woodstock

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 18, 2009
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    CROWDS AND WOODSTOCK I was only 14 years old when Woodstock took place. I had just become a Christian that Christmas. What was Woodstock? It was a Rock music festival that took place in America in 1969: "3 Days of Peace and Music". It attracted 300,000 people. It featured Creedence Clearwater ...read more

  • Our Father, Who Art In Heaven...

    Contributed by Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
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    OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN... Jesus says that every time we come to God in prayer, we should begin with this pattern of recognition. Coming to Him in this way encourages and increases our expectations because we see Him as He is. Coming to Him in this way establishes our faith because we see ...read more

  • For Fellowship - In The Fall Of The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Timothy Brown on Jan 23, 2010
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    Illustration for Fellowship - In the fall of the year, Linda, a young woman, was traveling alone up the rutted and rugged highway from Alberta to the Yukon. Linda didn't know you don't travel to Whitehorse alone in a rundown Honda Civic, so she set off where only four-wheel drives normally venture. ...read more

  • Bambú Japonés (Translation Below)

    Contributed by Kelly Cabrera on Feb 7, 2010
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    Bambú japonés (TRANSLATION BELOW) No hay que ser agricultor para saber que una buena cosecha requiere de buena semilla, buen abono y riego constante. También es obvio que quien cultiva la tierra no se impacienta frente a la semilla sembrada, halándola con el riesgo de echarla a perder, ...read more

  • Spiritual Depth: Icebergs, Not Trees

    Contributed by Gregg Barbour on Feb 8, 2010
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    Spiritual Depth: Icebergs, Not Trees For lots of people, when they think of depth-they think of a tree with deep roots. The thinking is that if a tree wants to be big and strong, then it has to grow its roots deep into the soil to support its weight. I did some research on tree roots, and it's ...read more

  • Selling What You Believe In

    Contributed by Warren Whitaker on Feb 10, 2010
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    Selling What You Believe In My best friend in high school is now a teacher, but when we were in college, he tried his hand at selling things. He worked for Amway, Long Distance Telephone services, all sorts of those door to door, sign-you-up, pyramid-type business. I even remember him selling ...read more

  • God's Boot Camp  PRO

    Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Feb 14, 2010
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    GOD'S BOOT CAMP When a civilian enters the military, they go through boot camp. It's my understanding that in boot camp, the individual is broken down, and they are retrained to see themselves as part of the unit. They are conditioned to be disciplined to obey the commands of their superiors. In ...read more

  • Hamburger And Husks

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
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    HAMBURGER AND HUSKS One family in desperate straits came to a congregation for help. The people began to pull together some resources to help them out. Someone brought a word of prophecy that said, "Don’t give hamburger to those I have put on husks." God put the prodigal on husks so he would ...read more

  • A Fix

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
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    When God fixes a fix to fix you, and you fix the fix before it fixes you, God has to fix another ...read more

  • Running

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 9, 2010
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    RUNNING Herb Caen wrote, "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t ...read more