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  • Helen Keller Said, "One Can Never Consent To ...

    Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Sep 8, 2009

    Helen Keller said, "One can never consent to creep when one ...read more

  • Brother Of John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth, Saves ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009

    Brother of John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth, Saves Abraham Lincoln’s Son The story is told of two brothers. One of them would carry a letter to the grave that could have set the record straight, but I will tell you about that later. There was a man whose name was Edwin Thomas, a master of the ...read more

  • Police Officer Saves Choking ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2009

    Police Officer Saves Choking Child Listen to the story of Les Brown, a San Diego police officer, who was driving down a new section of the interstate - Highway 5 - one day! He heard an emergency alert over his police car radio - a code blue - indicating that someone was dying! The address was ...read more

  • Wife Of Pastor E.v. Hill Risks Life To Protect ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2009

    Wife of Pastor E.V. Hill Risks Life to Protect Husband from Car Bomb Pastor E. V. Hill was talking about the racial violence in downtown Watts, in the Los Angeles area. He is as a Baptist Preacher and was caught up in that kind of tension. There was another of the black pastors who had already ...read more

  • Sullenburger: What Makes A Hero?

    Contributed by Sean Lester on Jan 27, 2010

    SULLENBURGER: WHAT MAKES A HERO? What makes a person a hero? A year ago, Chesley Sullenberger ditched his airplane into the Hudson River and saved the lives of all 150 of his passengers when both engines were knocked out by a flock of geese. It was the first time that a major airliner was ...read more

  • On Nimrod And Super Heroes

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 12, 2010

    ON NIMROD AND SUPER HEROES My grandson loves super heroes. He has videos of "Ben Ten" He stands there and with a big voice declares "I am Tahmongasaur!" (I think he means to say "Humongasaur" but you can't correct a three-year-old). Humongousaur is strong enough to bench press a pickup truck. ...read more

  • Man Gives His Life Rescuing Airplane ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010

    Man Gives His Life Rescuing Airplane Passengers But what do we see if we look at the cross from another angle—from God’s perspective? What if we have in our minds, as Jesus says, “the things of God”? Then we can see the cross as part of God’s rescue plan. We can see that Jesus chooses to be ...read more

  • Chaplains Give Their Lives To Save Sailors During ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010

    Chaplains Give Their Lives to Save Sailors during World War II On February 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester would become another casualty of World War II. But unlike others before it, what would take place on the upper deck of the Dorchester would become a testament of brotherly love and ...read more

  • Cowardice Never Wins Against Temptation, Only ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010

    Cowardice Never Wins Against Temptation, Only Courage On May 21, 1946 in Los Alamos, NM, a young and daring scientist, Louis Slotin, was carrying out a necessary experiment in preparation for the atomic test to be conducted in the waters of the South Pacific. He had successfully performed the ...read more

  • Cost Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010

    Cost of Freedom At Hebron Baptist Church several years ago a speaker named Clebe McClary spoke. There was a patch where his left eye had once been. A hook extended from the artificial limb where a strong arm had once helped make him an outstanding athlete. He had been through countless surgeries ...read more

  • Subway Superhero  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 22, 2011
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    SUBWAY SUPERHERO Just a few years ago, an astonishing thing happened in New York City. A construction worker named Wesley Autrey was standing on a subway platform with his two young daughters waiting on a train. Suddenly another man on the platform, apparently suffering from a seizure, stumbled ...read more

  • A Greater Hero Than You Think

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2011

    A GREATER HERO THAN YOU THINK One summer morning as Ray Blankenship was preparing his breakfast, he gazed out the window, and saw a small girl being swept along in the rain-flooded drainage ditch beside his Andover, Ohio, home. Blankenship knew that farther downstream, the ditch disappeared ...read more

  • James Von Moltke: For What A Mighty Task

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011

    JAMES VON MOLTKE: FOR WHAT A MIGHTY TASK James von Moltke came from a long line of German warriors and soldiers. For two centuries the name Moltke resounded proudly in the history of the Prussians and Germans. But James would serve a different fate. He was just as brave and just as devoted but ...read more

  • The Craigslist Murder

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 29, 2011

    THE CRAIGSLIST MURDER When Charlene Sanders drove home from a routine day of work April 28, the last thing she expected was that she would be telling family of her husband's death later that night. At about 9 p.m. on April 28, Jim Sanders invited a young man and women into his home to view a ...read more

  • Courage And Heroism

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011

    COURAGE AND HEROISM "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear." — Mark Twain — ("Signs of the Times," December 1996, p. 2) "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge ...read more

  • The Story Of Ernest Gordon

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011

    THE STORY OF ERNEST GORDON There is a book (and now a movie) called To End All Wars that tells of the extraordinary life of Ernest Gordon, a British Army officer captured at sea by the Japanese at the age of 24. Gordon was sent to work on the Burma-Siam railway line that the Japanese were ...read more

  • We Need More Wilberforces

    Contributed by Merv Budd on May 2, 2011

    WE NEED MORE WILBERFORCES In the middle of the eighteenth century, Christians became increasingly concerned about the slave trade. They amassed information on the inhumane treatment of the slaves and believed that eventually they could generate sufficient public support to overcome the slave ...read more

  • Hathcock's Heroism

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2011

    HATHCOCK'S HEROISM Hathcock has one of the most impressive mission records of any sniper in the Marine corps. During the Vietnam War he amassed 93 confirmed kills, saving the lives of hundreds or even thousands of Marines. The Vietnam army put a $30,000 bounty on his life for killing so many of ...read more

  • They Refused To Be Rescued  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
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    THEY REFUSED TO BE RESCUED On August 30, 2005 Coast Guard Lieutenant Iain McConnell was ordered to fly his H46 helicopter to New Orleans and to keep that machine flying around the clock for what would turn out to be a heroic rescue effort. None of his crew were prepared for what they were about ...read more

  • Jesus Died For Nacozari

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2011

    JESUS DIED FOR NACOZARI On November 7th, 1907, a boxcar containing dynamite caught fire in the village of Nacozari in Sonora, Mexico. When the flames reached the dynamite, the blast was felt 16 kilometers (10 miles) away. That would be like standing in the parking lot of the St. Albert Wal-Mart ...read more