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  • Ox And Mule

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jun 6, 2017

    An old farmer plowed hard for many days with an ox and mule yoked together. The ox told the mule that they should play sick and rest. The mule declined saying, “No, we must get the work done for the season is short. But the ox played sick and the farmer brought him hay and corn and made him ...read more

  • The Usual Suspects Movie

    Contributed by Alexier Mayes on Aug 22, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    In the 1995 movie ’The Usual Suspects’ the character Verbal utters these thoughtful words ’ The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the ...read more

  • When I Was A Kid  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Steen on Jul 12, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    When I was a kid, we rode our bikes down the sidewalks and in the streets. We played baseball and football in the street. Summers were especially great because we could play ball until you couldn’t see. We rode in cars with no seat belts or car seats. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day ...read more

  • How To Find Your Mom In A Supermarket

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    HOW TO FIND YOUR MOM IN A SUPERMARKET I read a story about a six-year-old boy who was separated from his mother in a supermarket. So he frantically called, "Martha! Martha! Martha!" That was his mother's name and she came running to him quickly. "But, honey," she admonished, "you shouldn't ...read more

  • Dads: Out Of The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2013

    DADS: OUT OF THE FRAME A little boy whose father was away from home a great deal because he was a high ranking military official with great national security duties, was seen standing staring at his father's picture on a shelf at home. The little boy's mother had placed several pictures of her ...read more

  • Thomas Manton On God's Word And Prayer

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    THOMAS MANTON ON GOD'S WORD AND PRAYER Thomas Manton: Meditation on Scripture supplies us in prayer. Barrenness and leanness of soul is a very great defect, which God's children often complain of. One great reason is because the Word of God doth not dwell plenteously in them, so that in ...read more

  • The Holy War By John ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 27, 2012

    THE HOLY WAR BY JOHN BUNYAN John Bunyan wrote another classic besides Pilgrim’s Progress. It was a book called The Holy War. The focus of the story was the capture of a city called Mansoul. In it Diabolus (the devil) has taken it and the battle rages as the Prince Emmanuel works to recapture it. ...read more

  • The Risk Of Defeating The Enemy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2012

    THE RISK OF DEFEATING THE ENEMY During WWII in PNG as the Australian troops were involved in engaging the Japanese in Milne Bay and some of the regions along the North coast, the Australian troops began to realise that if they waited for all the artillery fire to cease that the Japanese in ...read more

  • Prayed Into The Kingdom

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 14, 2011

    PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the "God and Country" merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers and did what he had to do get that badge. ...read more

  • The World Ruled By Satan Is...

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 28, 2011

    THE WORLD RULED BY SATAN IS... C. S. Lewis, in "Paradise Lost" (on Milton’s classic about Satan’s fall) describes the world ruled by Satan as one "not only of misery, but also ... of lies, ...read more

  • Deceiver  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    DECEIVER Ephesians 6.10-12 Especially, "schemes of the devil..." Here Paul explains the realities of evil in this world. How different this is from popular ideas about evil. There is a comical view of evil -- the character who wears a red suit and carries a pitch fork. Then there is the ...read more

  • Bullet-Proof Vest Of Righteousness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    BULLET-PROOF VEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Terry Schafer, a young wife, lived with her husband in the small city of Moline, Illinois. She had a special gift she wanted to give to her husband for Christmas but was afraid that they would not be able to afford it. She started shopping for it in September, ...read more

  • Armor That Holds Up

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011

    ARMOR THAT HOLDS UP I came across what I thought was a rather interesting story this week as I was preparing for this message. It was a story detailing a class action law suit aimed at a company called Second Chance Body Armor. Second Chance manufactures bullet proof vests for police officers ...read more

  • The Center Of A Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    THE CENTER OF A FAMILY Gary Ezzo says that one of the problems with families today is that the husband and wife join hands to form a family circle and then a child comes along and they place the child in the center with the husband and wife still forming the circle. But now everything revolves ...read more

  • Twenty-Six Men Standing

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2011

    TWENTY-SIX MEN STANDING A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in MI. "While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every 2 weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to the nearest large city for supplies. This was a journey of 2 days and ...read more

  • Paul Tournier On Persisting In Prayer

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011

    PAUL TOURNIER ON PERSISTING IN PRAYER Paul Tournier, the great psychiatrist and Christian counselor, tells in one his essays about the first time he tried to pray for a solid hour. He says that he set his watch on the table and began to pray, and after what he thought was a good while, checked ...read more

  • Os Guinness On Staying Relevant

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2011

    OS GUINNESS ON STAYING RELEVANT Os Guinness wrote: "To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal." (From a ...read more

  • Stay And Wait And Watch

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2011

    STAY AND WAIT AND WATCH A little boy was told by his father to wait on a corner by a department store, while the father had a tire changed on his car. It turned out that the car required more attention than the man had anticipated, and it took over an hour. The father anxiously hurried back ...read more

  • Bangedy Bang  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    BANGEDY BANG A soldier in the heat of battle had his gun jam on him. The enemy was charging straight for him and he was defenseless, desperate! For some unknown reason he pointed his finger at the man and said "Bangedy bang" and the guy fell down dead. He looked at his hand and thought, wow! ...read more

  • Don't Ever Trust Anyone...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 26, 2011

    DON'T EVER TRUST ANYONE... "There is an old story of a father who took his young son out and stood him on the railing of the back porch. He then went down, stood on the lawn, and encouraged the little fellow to jump into his arms. 'I'll catch you,' the father said confidently. After a lot of ...read more