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  • Hawking A Treasure  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
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    HAWKING A TREASURE Unless you subscribe to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, you probably missed the story that was in the May 17, 1987 edition. A rock hound named Rob Cutshaw owns a little roadside shop outside Andrews, North Carolina. Like many in the trade, he hunts for rocks, then sells ...read more

  • There Is An Old Legend Of A Benevelent King Who ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Miller on Nov 20, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
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    There is an old legend of a benevelent king who had his men place a great heavy stone on a certain roadway over which all his subjects would have to travel. He then hid himself to see who would try to remove the stone. No one stoopped to try to remove the stone but all worked their way around ...read more

  • Treasure In The Mud  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 4, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
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    TREASURE IN THE MUD A number of years ago, there was a geologist by the name of Dr. Williamson who was doing some work in the country of Tanzania. One day, he found himself driving in a deserted area, slipping and sliding along a rain-soaked road. Suddenly his four-wheel drive vehicle sank up to ...read more

  • Roy Whetstine Was A Rock Collector Who Two Sons ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 8, 2009
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    Roy Whetstine was a rock collector whose two sons each had given him five dollars to buy a rock for them at a rock show. One table had a Tupperware container with a large potato-sized rock surrounded by a lot of agates. The sign read: “Any stone $15.” Roy picked up the big rock and asked, “You want ...read more

  • The Unknown Treasure

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2011
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    THE UNKNOWN TREASURE A rock hound named Rob Cutshaw owns a little roadside shop outside Andrews, North Carolina. Like many in the trade, he hunts for rocks, then sells them to collectors or jewelry makers. He knows enough about rocks to decide which to pick up and sell, but he's no expert. He ...read more

  • Gift Of Pearls

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Jul 25, 2011
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    GIFT OF PEARLS A number of years ago, when our oldest was just a little tyke, a Chinese man we knew gave my wife a string of pearls as a gift. Anyway, the pearls he gave her were different from the ones we might find in a jewelry store; they were natural, not cultivated. Now, the most common ...read more

  • Buried Treasure

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2011
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    BURIED TREASURE In 1992 volunteers from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, excavating in Caesarea dug up 99 gold coins that had been stashed in a makeshift safe beneath the floor of what was once a private dwelling. Caesarea is considered one of Israel’s richest archaeological sites in ...read more

  • The Value Of The Rock  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2011
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    THE VALUE OF THE ROCK There is an old story told of an occasion in 1799 when a twelve year old boy named Conrad Reed skipped church and went fishing in Little Meadow Creek on the family farm near Fayetteville, North Carolina. In an attempt to spear a fish young Conrad Reed missed but his spear ...read more

  • How Much Would You Pay?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 4, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
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    HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY? Several years ago, USA Today reported the results of a Roper Starch Worldwide survey of the wealthiest 1 percent of U.S. households or the 1 million households that have an annual income of at least $250,000 or a net worth at least $2.5 million. They were asked what they ...read more