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  • Reunions In Heaven - Hope For Miscarriage And Infant Death

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 26, 2009
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    HOPE FOR MISCARRIAGE AND INFANT DEATH Six years ago (2003) a young lady named Jennifer went into labor. -- Tragically, her uterus and bladder ruptured. The baby boy was deprived of oxygen too long to live. It was a miracle that Jennifer survived. I had never met Jennifer, but she was a friend ...read more

  • There's Always Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
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    THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE Ever felt like your life was the most unlucky of all? No matter what, the human spirit can be an amazing thing. Take for example the case of Larry Hanratty, who was named by the Los Angeles Times in 2007 the most unlucky man in California. This poor man was nearly executed ...read more

  • Ray Of Light, Ray Of Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
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    RAY OF LIGHT, RAY OF HOPE There is a story about how the caverns north of Yellowstone National Park were discovered. As the story goes, one of the original explorers was walking along the top of that mountain and fell through a hole, and he dropped down several hundred feet into this cavern and ...read more

  • Mendelssohn And Rembrandt: Artists In Christ

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
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    MENDELSSOHN AND REMBRANDT: ARTISTS IN CHRIST This past Tuesday we noted the 200th anniversary of the birth of the composer Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn was born into a family with deep spiritual roots. His grandfather Moses Mendelssohn was a rabbi and a philosopher. But Felix’s parents, ...read more

  • Depression Stats

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
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    DEPRESSION STATS The state of depression is a very real and common affliction among people of all ages, race and culture. In January of 2005, Bob Murray, PhD and Alicia Fortinberry, MS complied some staggering statistics on depression: - Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 ...read more

  • Transcending Tradition

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
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    TRANSCENDING TRADITION During these tough economic times, churches all across the country are seeing a sharp drop in their offerings. Thankfully, we haven’t seen that here, yet, but a lot of churches have, one of them being the Cross Timbers Community Church in Argyle, Texas. Their drop in ...read more

  • The Lord Is Your Shepherd, And That's Enough

    Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 5, 2009
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    THE LORD IS YOUR SHEPHERD, AND THAT’S ENOUGH One time there was a newspaper office in that always had a practice that if the pastors in that city would call in and give them texts and titles to their messages, they would print them in the paper so all the people in the city would know on what ...read more

  • The Census Taker From Rome

    Contributed by Dorothy Napier on Sep 21, 2009
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    THE CENSUS TAKER FROM ROME I am reminded of a story told of a cesus taker from Rome, who went to Galilee around 28 A.D. As he entered the region he came upon a man sitting on a donkey. he man had long hair and a flowing beard. He wore an old cloak, sandals, and beads. Pardon me the census ...read more

  • Alexander The Great On Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2009
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    ALEXANDER THE GREAT ON HOPE Jesus is a sign of hope, and the friend of those who will not let hope die. He must increase, and we must decrease. The Macedonian king, Alexander the Great, was about to launch a great campaign. It would be trying and difficult. It would mean slogging across the ...read more

  • The Power Of Hope

    Contributed by Gary Birch on Dec 6, 2009
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    THE POWER OF HOPE I read that a few years ago some researchers performed an experiment to see the affect hope has on those undergoing hardship. Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water. The researchers left one set in the water, and found that within an hour they had all ...read more

  • Ponder This Thought From Max Lucado, "If God Can ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 28, 2009
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    Ponder this thought from Max Lucado, "If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t he make good out of our bad and sense out of ...read more

  • Dream Big

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jan 2, 2010
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    DREAM BIG "I believe God wants us to dream, and to dream big, because He’s a big God who wants to do big things, and He wants to do them ...read more

  • Carrying Hope In Your Heart

    Contributed by Luis Marquez on Jan 17, 2010
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    CARRYING HOPE IN YOUR HEART Vaclav Havel expresidente de Checoslovaquia dijo: "No soy un optimista porque no estoy seguro de que todo vaya a acabar bien; tampoco soy un pesimista porque no estoy seguro de que todo vaya a acabar mal. Yo solo llevo esperanza en mi corazon... y le doy gracias a ...read more

  • Rene' Gets Lost

    Contributed by Paul Kendall on Apr 23, 2010
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    RENE' GETS LOST In her freshman year of college, my daughter Rene’ agreed to take some friends to the Tampa airport as they returned home for Christmas break. They showed her the way there-—and to get back-—she would simply follow the same route backwards and then come on home to celebrate ...read more

  • The Importance Of Perspective  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2010
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    THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE When I think of perspective I am often reminded of a conversation between me and my son in the summer he turned four. That spring, Mark had asked for a spot in the family garden to call his own. He turned the soil, broke the clumps, and planted his favorite ...read more

  • The Bruised Reed

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Sep 29, 2010
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    THE BRUISED REED As I talked with Nancy that day she said,"I pray to God every night and ask Him why He has been so unfair to me. Why did He leave me alive?" She is an elderly woman suffering the results of a stroke. She said "My Mother died of a stroke. Why didn't He take me too, instead of ...read more

  • Is There Any Hope?

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
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    IS THERE ANY HOPE? Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all ultimately failed. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep sea diver, ...read more

  • Middle C

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
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    MIDDLE C When Lloyd C. Douglas, author of The Robe and other novels, was a university student, he lived in a boarding house. Downstairs on the first floor was an elderly, retired music teacher who was infirm and unable to leave the apartment. Douglas said that every morning they had a ritual ...read more

  • The Need For Hope

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
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    THE NEED FOR HOPE Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but it ultimately failed. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep sea diver, who ...read more

  • The Power Of Hope

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Nov 30, 2010
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    THE POWER OF HOPE When 18 year old Heidi was thrown from a car and suffered a head injury it was a real miracle that she recovered and was soon in rehab at Crystus Santa Rosa. She was learning to walk again through rehab and therapy and a young 16 year old girl named Ashley was brought to ...read more