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  • The Wild Duck Over Norway  PRO

    Contributed by Arliss Beavers on Aug 8, 2008
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    THE WILD DUCK OVER NORWAY A wild duck over Norway left the wild pack of ducks who were flying in formation. He swooped down low to a barn yard to investigate the free kernels of corn thrown upon the ground and stays too long until he grows horribly fat. Each year, he hears his wild pack ...read more

  • Jo Guerrero Told This: When My Daughter Was Five, ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 19, 2008

    Jo Guerrero told this: When my daughter was five, she disobeyed me and had been sent to her room. After a few minutes, I went in to have a talk about why she was being punished. Teary-eyed, she asked, “Why do we do wrong things?” “Well, I said, “sometimes the Devil tells us to do something wrong ...read more

  • Patsy Dancey Tells This ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 15, 2008

    Patsy Dancey tells this story: Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found an elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet-who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the ...read more

  • I Couldn't Help But Think About Something That ...

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Sep 20, 2008

    I couldn’t help but think about something that happened a couple of Sundays ago because it illustrates so beautifully the fullness of the message of this part of the text. It was after Sunday service and Anthon and Jamie and his family and I went out for lunch - Yes, we were eating out on Sunday ...read more

  • There Are Some Real Benefits To God's ...

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 21, 2008

    There are some real benefits to God’s commands. His commands are there for our protection. I have rules in my house. Things like – “Clean your room before doing going anywhere.” “Get your homework done.” “Don’t tell what’s going to happen in the movie.” (That one risks the death ...read more

  • I ...

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Oct 5, 2008

    ILLUSTRATION: Charles Spurgeon, The Doctrines of Grace do not Lead to Sin. “There is the story of half-a-dozen boys who had severe fathers, accustomed to beat them within an inch of their lives. Another boy was with them who was well beloved by his parents, and known to do so. These young boys ...read more

  • Play For The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008

    PLAY FOR THE MASTER The young man had waited for this moment for many months even years. He had practiced and practiced. It was his premiere appearance as a concert violinist. The audience heard much about his amazing talent, and they packed out the prestigious concert hall to hear him. They ...read more

  • Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008

    Sparky Anderson the great baseball manager who won many pennants and a world championship, said,” I’m not lying when I say that this religion is so important to me. If I had one great wish, it would be that I could honestly say that I was one of God’s children. That is the one emptiness I have. I ...read more

  • Lagos (Reuters) – A Father Took His 20-Year Old ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 20, 2008

    LAGOS (Reuters) – A father took his 20-year old son to an Islamic court in northern Nigeria for idleness, asking that he be sent to prison for refusing to engage in productive activities, state news agency NAN said Friday. "He is not listening to words and he is bringing shame to my family. I am ...read more

  • To Reject The Bible's Instructions Is To Find ...

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 27, 2008

    To reject the Bible’s instructions is to find ourselves like the person in the story who rushed to the beach on a sunny day and dove into the water to go swimming. After surfacing for air he saw the sign on the dock ¡V ¡§No swimming. Sharks in water.¡¨ The swimmer can decide the ¡¥no swimming¡¦ ...read more

  • Dale Rooks, A School Crossing Guard In Florida, ...

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008

    Dale Rooks, a school crossing guard in Florida, tried everything to get cars to slow down through the school zone. But nothing worked…until he took a blow dryer and wrapped it in electrical tape, making it look like a radar gun. Dale just points the thing at cars, and it’s incredible how quickly ...read more

  • Ron R. Was Discussing The Fragility Of Many ...

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008

    Ron R. was discussing the fragility of many marriages with his girlfriend and posed the following question, “What if you wake up one morning and don’t love me anymore?” She immediately responded, “There’s always obedience.” Not obedience to her husband, but obedience to God’s ...read more

  • There Was A Man Who Used To Have Problems Getting ...

    Contributed by Todd Brock on Nov 13, 2008

    There was a man who used to have problems getting his son to clean his room. He would insist that his son, “Do it now,” and he would always agree to do so, but then he wouldn’t follow through – at least, not right way. After high school, the son joined the Marine Corps. When he and his dad were ...read more

  • Several Years Ago, Patrick Morley Wrote A Book ...

    Contributed by Todd Brock on Nov 13, 2008

    Several years ago, Patrick Morley wrote a book called, “Walking with Christ in the Details of Life.” It is a book of meditations that includes one called “Revival: The Gospel of Addition.” In it, he said the following, “The American gospel has evolved into a gospel of addition without subtraction. ...read more

  • Let Me Read A Quote From A Devotional By Os ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Nov 19, 2008

    Let me read a quote from a devotional by Os Hillman: When we first begin our spiritual journey we often make decisions from convenience. Often, we decide what the outcome is that we want and then make decisions based on the perceived outcome. If it is a positive outcome, then we will make an ...read more

  • Blackaby Notes (Experiencing God, Page ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 3, 2008

    Blackaby notes (Experiencing God, Page 157): In many ways, obedience is your moment of truth. What you do will: 1. Reveal what you believe about God. a. Do you believe God does what He says He will do! 2. Determine whether you will experience His mighty work in you and through ...read more

  • Verload Comes When We Have Hearts Crammed Full ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008

    verload comes when we have hearts crammed full with so many things and the important things, such as faith and health and sanity, are squeezed to the margins or even left out. What is in our hearts, is expressed in our schedules, our buying choices, and our time commitments. How well do we honor ...read more

  • Hoping Does Not Mean Doing Nothing. It Is Not ...

    Contributed by Todd Catteau on Dec 18, 2008

    Hoping does not mean doing nothing. It is not fatalistic resignation. It means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will ...read more

  • Some Of You Will Have Met My Friend Chris Page. ...

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 19, 2008

    Some of you will have met my friend Chris Page. He preached here at Christ Church about two years ago and it was a joy to meet up with him in Rwanda in November 2007. About eight years ago Chris firmly believed that God was asking him to go and live in Rwanda to work amongst orphans and to start-up ...read more

  • Rt Kendall Tells Of A Friend Who Was Out ...

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 19, 2008

    RT Kendall tells of a friend who was out ploughing corn in the fields one-day when he saw the clouds in the sky above him form the letters ’PC’. He immediately realised that the Lord was telling him to ’Preach Christ’. So in obedience to the message, he gave up ploughing corn and started preaching ...read more