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  • Lee Strobel Story

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008

    LEE STROBEL STORY I have been fascinated by the testimony and story of Lee Strobel. Lee was a journalist for the Chicago Tribune. By his own testimony he was ruthless. He liked his high end lifestyle of work, travel and partying. By his own admission he was an atheist. He had no time for his ...read more

  • Hypocrisy Is Like The 12-Year-Old Boy Who Was ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
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    Hypocrisy is like the 12-year-old boy who was waiting for his first orthodontist appointment and was a bit nervous. Apparently he wanted to impress the dentist. On the patient questionnaire, in the space marked "Hobbies," he had written, "Swimming, riding my bike, and flossing." That’s a ...read more

  • How The Mighty Fall

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 12, 2009

    HOW THE MIGHTY FALL The British group, The Alarm, sang about someone of great influence who had brought himself down. I remember this song because I went through a period of personal crisis after a time of career triumph. In my depression, I heard these lyrics being about me: Once your words ...read more

  • Mixed Motives

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009

    C.S. Lewis said: "Humans are very seldom either totally sincere or totally hypocritical. Their moods change, their motives are mixed, and they are often themselves quite mistaken as to what their motives are." (As quoted in: Barton, Bruce B.: ...read more

  • Hypocrisy Is Like A Pin. It Is Pointed In One ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009

    Hypocrisy is like a pin. It is pointed in one direction, and yet is headed in another. (Michael P. Green: 1500 Illustrations for Biblical ...read more

  • Joseph Stalin  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009
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    JOSEPH STALIN Despite the mind-numbing brutality of the Joseph Stalin regime in the Soviet Union, his propaganda machine did its job well. Many Russians hailed him as a hero and a savior, including a young school girl who was chosen to greet Stalin on one occasion. Years later, this woman ...read more

  • The Master Of Religiosity

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 29, 2009

    THE MASTER OF RELIGIOSITY He made free use of Christian vocabulary. He talked about the blessing of the Almighty and the Christian confessions which would become the pillars of the new government. He assumed the earnestness of a man weighed down by historic responsibility. He handed out pious ...read more

  • Balanced Scale?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
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    BALANCED SCALE? I read that years ago in England when they still used the balanced scales that a baker sued a farmer over the pound of butter that he was buying. And he said that when he first started buying butter from the farmer, it was a full pound. But gradually the farmer was selling him ...read more

  • A Black Preacher In Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. William ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 24, 2009

    A black preacher in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. William Holmes Border, while speaking on this text, said it well: "If a one of them had thrown a rock at that woman, the Lord would have turned the heart of that rock into rubber, and it would have bounced back and burst their brains ...read more

  • Behind The Back Conflict

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 6, 2009

    BEHIND THE BACK CONFLICT We say one thing to people’s faces and then another behind their backs. Sometimes it seems easier and not worth the conflict. I remember being asked by a boss about my opinion concerning a fellow employee. I really felt that the boss needed to do his job better in ...read more

  • Who Are You?

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 19, 2009

    WHO ARE YOU? Sheila Walsh is a Christian singer, writer, and former host of The 700 Club. She describes how her disconnected spirituality literally hit a wall. "One morning I was sitting on national television with my nice suit and inflatable hairdo and that night I was in the locked ward of ...read more

  • Hypocrites Do Things For The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 4, 2009

    Hypocrites Do Things for the Show During my childhood - as I was growing up - anything "modern" was considered good! Whatever the current fad was, it was something that I wanted to have - and, I was convinced, like everyone else, that the new item was better - even when it came to "modern food;" ...read more

  • Church Cake Cover-Up  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2009
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    CHURCH CAKE COVER-UP It was time for the annual cake sale at a Presbyterian church not much different than our own. Ms. Billings always made the most beautiful cakes...she was expected to make another one this year. However, Ms. Billings was a very busy woman with the time she spent with her ...read more

  • If Have Cable Or Satellite Tv, You Likely Have ...

    Contributed by Nathan Ingram on Nov 30, 2009

    If have cable or satellite TV, you likely have hundreds of channels. Anything you can imagine at any hour of the day. But no matter where you are in the country, no matter what time of day you turn on the tv you’ll always find 3 things on… A reality TV show… Somebody selling gaudy jewelry, ...read more

  • Many People Find It Much Easier To ...

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 18, 2010

    Many people find it much easier to compartmentalize their lives and justify their inconsistencies. Consider this story. A man and his girlfriend went to a fast food restaurant. They bought a bucket of chicken to take on a picnic, but the cashier mistakenly gave them the bucket full of the day’s ...read more

  • Rearranging Ashes  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2010
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    Rearranging Ashes The story is told of an eastern ascetic holy man who covered himself with ashes as a sign of humility and regularly sat on a prominent street corner of his city. When tourists asked permission to take his picture, the mystic would rearrange his ashes to give the best image of ...read more

  • Sin And Hypocrites  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2010
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    Sin and Hypocrites Some mistakenly think that they are free to sin, just so long as they aren't hypocrites about it, that the worst form of sin is hypocrisy. Often one hears it said, "I know I'm not perfect, but at least I'm not hypocritical about it." A few years ago in Texas there were two ...read more

  • The Tree Of Hippocrates  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
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    THE TREE OF HIPPOCRATES In the Greek Islands, one can seek out the home of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. In the area, one can also find an olive tree, supposedly dating from his time. If this is so, this tree would then be some 2400 years old. The trunk of this tree is very ...read more

  • Four Sets Of Teeth

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 1, 2010
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    FOUR SETS OF TEETH Simon was an Orthodox Jew. He had a Gentile friend, James, who noticed that Simon owned four sets of false teeth. One day James asked his friend why he had so many sets of false teeth. Surprised by the question, Simon explained, "My friend, as you know, I keep kosher. I ...read more

  • Hypocrisy Is Oftenest Clothed In The Garb Of ...

    Contributed by Lamar Crockett on Apr 13, 2010

    "Hypocrisy is oftenest clothed in the garb of religion." ...read more