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  • Some Years Ago I Was On A Flight From One City To ...

    Contributed by David King on Apr 23, 2008
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    Some years ago I was on a flight from one city to another in the company of my senior Pastor. It was an evengelistic trip and also my first flight ever. I was hungry before we boarded the flight but I had no time to get anything to bite for two reasons--one, I did not have any money on me and ...read more

  • The Valuable Bible  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 12, 2008
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    The Valuable Bible A story was told of a man who loved old books. He met an acquaintance who had just thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his ancestral home for generations. “I couldn’t read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named Guten-something had printed ...read more

  • Have You Ever Received A Gift That You Wanted For ...

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Jun 20, 2008
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    Have you ever received a gift that you wanted for a long that had great sentimental value to it? What did you do with this gift once you had it? You probably utilized it for whatever uses it was for, until it was unusable of course. God gives every believer the gift of the Holy Spirit the ...read more

  • Dumb Crooks

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jul 3, 2008
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    DUMB CROOKS 1.) A Circle-K convenience store was patronized by man requesting change for a twenty dollar bill. As soon as the register drawer was opened, the man pulled a gun and demanded it contents. He fled with all dollars of it, but left his original twenty lying on the counter. 2.) A guy ...read more

  • Do Not Be Ignorant  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Aug 20, 2008
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    Do Not Be Ignorant Paul opens Chapter 10 by telling the Corinthian Christians to not be ignorant to not be ag-no-eh-o which means the following: The Greek word for "ignorant" - ἀãíïέù, agnoeō, ag-no-eh'-o. Not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by ...read more

  • Higher Standard Of God

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 6, 2009
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    HIGHER STANDARD OF GOD Paul very much emphasized that we are responsible to others. Not responsible for them but to them. We are held to a high standard (at least we should be) by our own conscience, by others, and by God. Too often we make excuses such as not knowing that something was ...read more

  • Losers Weepers

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009
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    LOSERS WEEPERS A widow, shortly after her husband’s death, was going through his papers. She found a couple of old certificates, yellowed with age and crumbling into dust. They had been made out to her husband more than fifty years ago, and seemed to be some kind of promissory notes. Some sort ...read more

  • Guten-Something...  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
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    Guten-Something... A book collector ran into an unbookish acquaintance who soon revealed that old books didn't mean anything to him. In fact, he observed he had just thrown away a big old Bible which had been packed away in the attic of his ancestral home for generations. He was describing it ...read more

  • I Once Took A Graduate Level Class On The ...

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Jan 10, 2010
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    I once took a graduate level class on the psychology of learning, and in that class we talked about the way people learn. And I remember one time we were talking about babies and how they perceive certain things. It was kind of amusing actually, but they did a study where they would sit a baby ...read more

  • Driving The Wrong Way  PRO

    Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 9, 2010
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    DRIVING THE WRONG WAY An older gentleman was driving home from work when his cell phone rang. His wife was on the line in a panic and said, "Honey, be careful driving. I just saw on the TV that some maniac is driving the wrong ...read more

  • Cargo Cults

    Contributed by Craig Sully on Apr 7, 2010
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    CARGO CULTS First noticed in the late 19th century, the concept of the cargo cult came to prominence in the years immediately following WWII. As the Japanese and American armies began to island hop their way to victory and defeat across the Pacific, they literally took over these small ...read more

  • Ushering In A Clean World

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 10, 2010
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    USHERING IN A CLEAN WORLD There was a man named Dave who was blind. For a period of time we were working with him, bringing him to church and helping him out. Dave began to come along regularly; more than anything I think he liked the fact that people in our church cared about him. One day some ...read more

  • Ignorance Of One's ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010
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    Ignorance of One’s Inheritance A Michigan factory worker, earning less than ten thousand dollars a year, was an unknowing heir to a half-million dollars. When located by an investigator some years after his benefactor’s death, the worker explained that he had neither returned home nor kept in ...read more

  • Preach The Right Message  PRO

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Oct 8, 2008
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    Preach the Right Message Take a look at the example of Pastor Carlton Pearson from Tulsa, Oklahoma. By all standards, he was a very successful preacher with a church of over 5,000 members. Well-known for being a powerful speaker, he reached many and continued to grow his church. However, ...read more

  • The Story Is Told About A Small, Country Church ...

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 5, 2001
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    The story is told about a small, country church where the pastor called a special meeting of the congregation to approve the purchase of a brand new chandelier. After some discussion pro and con, an old farmer stood up and said, "Buying a new chandelier may seem like a good idea to you, but I’m ...read more

  • Let Me Give You An Example To What I’m ...

    Contributed by Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
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    Let me give you an example to what I’m saying by sharing with you a story that I recently read in one of the history books in my library. I read how on July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slaves for a great praise gathering. They were ...read more

  • The Stranger

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2011
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    THE STRANGER Some time ago, a small east coast community was struggling financially, so they called an open town meeting to discuss the problem. A couple dozen people were there, including a stranger that no one seemed to know. Most assumed he was a tourist who had just dropped in on the ...read more

  • What You Don't Know

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Nov 12, 2011
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    WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW They say, "What you don't know can't hurt you." But it's not true, is it? Suppose your house is invaded by termites that are eating away at the studs and beams and rafters, and you don't know it. Suppose you are on an extended trip but you left water boiling on the ...read more

  • Too Much Of A Good Thing

    Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 8, 2011
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    TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING Reuters, had a rather strange story: Heat Wave Claims a Frostbite Victim. While the rest of Europe suffered under a record heat wave, back in August 2003, 46 year-old Mike Ball literally froze his foot driving 250 miles with his toes too close to the air ...read more

  • We Have No One By That Name

    Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Dec 9, 2011
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    WE HAVE NO ONE BY THAT NAME Some people are just plain stubborn! Theatre Arts magazine: A subscriber to the Theatre Arts magazine called "Information" for the magazine's number. "Sorry," said the operator, "but there is nobody listed by the name of Theodore Arts." The subscriber ...read more