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  • I Recently Heard A Woman Talk About How Her ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 18, 2008
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    I recently heard a woman talk about how her spiritual mentor gave her explicit instructions to make amends. She didn’t want to do it. Apparently she blew up at a bank teller and was rude and nasty even though it wasn’t the teller’s fault. This woman didn’t want to apologize even though she knew ...read more

  • A Missionary To South America Once Wrote A ...

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Sep 6, 2008
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    A missionary to South America once wrote a reflective piece about his life in the jungles. He and his family knew the discomforts of such things as snakes and bugs. He told how he and his family were cleaning the house one day when they decided to take a break and have some tea. While sitting at ...read more

  • Ray Pritchard: He Says, "We Don't Have A ...

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 22, 2008
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    Ray Pritchard: He says, "We don’t have a leadership crisis. What we have is a servanthood crisis. We have too many people who want to be first, who want to lead the parade, who want to be on top of the heap, who want the big office, the title, the power, the perks and the prestige. We don’t have ...read more

  • Emory University Has Shown That When We Help ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 29, 2008
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    Emory University has shown that when we help others without thought of reward or return, our brains release dopamine and endorphins that literally, physically makes us feel good. These chemicals give us ...read more

  • Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Oct 6, 2008
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    THERE IS A STORY ABOUT A TRAVELER WHO FELL INTO A DEEP PIT AND COULDN’T GET OUT. SEVERAL PERSONS CAME ALONG AND SAW HIM STRUGGLING IN THE PIT. THE SENSITIVE PERSON SAID, "I FEEL FOR YOU DOWN THERE." THE REFLECTIVE PERSON SAID, "IT’S LOGICAL THAT SOMEONE WOULD FALL INTO THE PIT." THE AESTHETIC ...read more

  • Too Much ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
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    TOO MUCH TROUBLE A site foreman had ten very lazy men working for him, so one day he decided to trick them into doing some work for a change. "I’ve got a really easy job today for the laziest one among you," he announced. "Will the laziest man please put his hand up." Nine hands went ...read more

  • M ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
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    Marriage? Through a scheduling mix-up, a man and a woman who had never met before found themselves in the same sleeping-carriage of a train. It’s late, the train is full, and everyone else is already asleep. After the initial embarrassment, they both manage to get to sleep; the woman on the top ...read more

  • In His Book, The Externally Focused Church, Rick ...

    Contributed by Dr. George Calhoun on Oct 20, 2008
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    In his book, The Externally Focused Church, Rick Rusaw shares the story of Tom Maharius, the least likely person to make an impact on any community, let alone New York City. A casualty of the 60’s hippie movement, and heavily involved in drugs use, Maharias’s downward spiral came to an abrupt end ...read more

  • Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
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    Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of telegraph. When he got stuck, “I asked God for more light” / “When God wanted to bestow this gift on mankind, he had to use someone. I’m just grateful he chose to use me.” From ...read more

  • He's No ...

    Contributed by Loyd Taylor on Oct 29, 2008
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    HE’S NO STRANGER He’s the wisest man in the church There’s nothing he can’t do If you turn down your ministry He’ll be there to do it for you. He’s also a very faithful member And shows up right on time If you don’t honor your commitment He’ll cover you every time. He’s obviously ...read more

  • The ...

    Contributed by Loyd Taylor on Oct 30, 2008
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    THE VOLUNTEERS This poem is dedicated to all faithful volunteers. We could not make it without your willingness to serve. Thank you, Loyd Taylor There are some special people that we know Found in needy places across this land, They’re people that selflessly serve others Always ready to ...read more

  • Let's Talk About The Differences Inherent In ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 1, 2008
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    Let’s talk about the differences inherent in being son or servant in any household. Now it may seem more than a stretch to draw from a modern fantasy tale for my illustration, but the story line of Batman offers very good examples of our point. In that story, the boy who will eventually ...read more

  • If We Are Truly Full Of Thanks For What God Has ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 26, 2008
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    If we are truly full of thanks for what God has done for us and we are truly grateful for the things that God has done which we could not have done for ourselves, then the result is a love for others and a desire to serve others. If our attitude is truly changed, then giving to others and meeting ...read more

  • He Is No Fool Who Gives What He Cannot Keep To ...

    Contributed by Steve Gallimore on Dec 14, 2008
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    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that ...read more

  • Many Don't Want To Serve Except To Serve ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
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    Many don’t want to serve except to serve themselves. But we all serve something. Some serve the idols of money and materialism. Some serve the idols of addictions. Some serve the idols of entertainment. Some serve gods made in their own image. We are called to remind people that God has created ...read more

  • Counting On Them

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008
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    COUNTING ON THEM The wise farmer can usually depend on expected timetables of seedtime and harvest. Not so in the spiritual life. One of the greatest frustrations in the Christian ministry, and principal cause for "weariness in well doing" is the inability to calculate the spiritual outcome of ...read more

  • Does He Have Other Plans?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    DOES HE HAVE OTHER PLANS? The wise farmer can usually depend on expected timetables of seedtime and harvest. Not so in the spiritual life. One of the greatest frustrations in the Christian ministry, and principal cause for "weariness in well-doing" is the inability to calculate the spiritual ...read more

  • The Bamboo Servant  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    THE BAMBOO SERVANT Once upon a time, in the heart of an ancient Kingdom, there was a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden would walk. Of all the plants of the garden, the most beautiful and beloved was a gracious and noble bamboo. Year after year, ...read more

  • A Fine Lad Entered The Army. He Faced A Real ...

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 22, 2009
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    A fine lad entered the Army. He faced a real test the first night he went to be in the barracks. He had formed the commendable habit of placing his Bible on his bed at home, and kneeling down to read a chapter while having his daily prayer time before retiring. Surrounded by scores of rough ...read more

  • This Story Comes From Reggie ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
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    This story comes from Reggie McNeal: I was sitting on a bench on a beach boardwalk late one afternoon, resting after an hour walk. I had passed a woman in a green uniform pushing a broom several times. She came toward my bench doing her meticulous sweeping of the sidewalk. Suddenly she stopped, ...read more