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  • Boat In The Storm

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Oct 27, 2019

    ILLUS: BOAT THRU THE STORM Imagine you’re in a small boat and a sudden storm comes up. The sky is dark the wind is howling; the waves are raging. All of a sudden there are 20-foot swells and your boat is being tossed like a twig in a stream, one minute you are at the bottom of the swell the next more

  • Loss

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Aug 9, 2019

    Have you ever had a time in your life when you suffered drastic income loss? In 1995 I had a dream job, I had an office that was 30 foot by 40 foot with my own private bath, no boss on 2nd and 3rd shift and the pay was great, not bad for a blue-collar worker. We based our lifestyle on my wages, and more

  • Lost Sheep

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Aug 9, 2019
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    When the sheep strayed, the shepherd left the 99 and searched for the lost one. I was that lost sheep, I got saved at an early age, and loved the lord with all my heart. Everything was great in my life, I married the girl of my dreams, then my world fell apart. In 1968, I got a letter from more

  • Sunday's Coming

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Apr 15, 2019

    HELLO, MY NAME IS PETER It’s Thursday evening and we were enjoying a private dinner with the JESUS. It should have been a great celebration, But Jesus kept talking about betrayal and death. WE couldn’t understand what he was getting at, then he broke the bread and told us it was his body. Then He more

  • Help Daisy! It's Gotta Hold On Me

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Mar 4, 2019
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    INTRO: Let me tell you about my friend Billy Bob. Ole Billy Bob came in to work one day looking like he had been run over by a buzz saw. He had scratches all over and big pop-knots on each side of his head. With a look of despair, Billy Bob said,” Well son it happened like this; after work more

  • Let God's Grace Find You

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Mar 1, 2019

    LET GOD’S GRACE FIND YOU, IT WILL COME WHERE YOU ARE 1.GOD’S Grace went to the mountain top for Abraham when he was about to sacrifice Isaac; GOD provided a ram 2.GOD’S Grace went to the prison where Joseph was; Found Him and made Him second in command in all Egypt 3.GOD’S Grace went to the more

  • Blind Man

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 21, 2019

    BLIND MAN As I sit beside the road my nostrils are filled with the dust of countless ages past. I sit in the solitude of self-pity as I contemplate this prison.My prison is not one that locks me in but it’s one that locks me out; I don’t have bars that contain me but my dungeon is a world of more

  • Desperation

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 19, 2019

    DESPERATION While walking down the road of life we often reach a place of desperation, a place where all hope is gone and more

  • Bass And Carp

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 18, 2019

    two fish (Bass –Carp) One time there was two fish who were best friends. They we an odd couple, one was a high-strung bass the other a laid-back carp. One day they were swimming around talking about girl fish and enjoying each other’s company. Then suddenly, a worm drops in front of them, the more

  • Sins Will Find You ( Billy Bob)

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 18, 2019

    Billy Bob –South Pittsburg My friend Billy Bob Johnson lived in South Pittsburg, Tennessee when he was a young whipper snapper. By our standards South Pittsburg Would be considered out in the sticks at that time, but they had a soda shop at the local drug store. That is where all the young more

  • Lillie Mae And The Rookie

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 18, 2019

    Lillie Mae and the Rookie (Fruit of the Spirit) Gal 5:21-25 Do you all remember Bubba and Billy Bob; I called ole Bubba down in Hazel Green this week to check on Billy Bob, Daisy and the rest of the family. I ask him how everyone was doing. He said everything is fine with everyone; but they had more

  • Don't Let Go

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 18, 2019

    Bulldog and two Dobermans There was a Bulldog pup that lived in a fenced in yard. The little Bulldog was a peaceful little dog that loved to play in the yard. About three doors down lived two Dobermans, they were quite aggressive. Every day they would go by the little Bull dog and harass him. more

  • Temptation

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    TEMPTATION Can you see him running, he is running with all his might? Look at the beads of sweat popping out on his forehead. Each step that he takes is labored; he is exhausted from the struggle. Can you see the fear in his eyes as he looks back over his shoulder? Something’s got a hold on him and more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    BE PREPARED A few minutes before 8 AM on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based airplanes struck Pearl Harbor. In a raid lasting less than two hours, they sank or seriously damaged eight battleships and 13 other naval vessels. Almost 200 American aircraft were destroyed, and approximately more

  • Over Your Head

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    OVER YOUR HEAD I remember struggling in the water and I remember going under. I also remember the distinct feeling that I was going to die. What I learned as a young child was that one should be careful about getting in over one's head. I would like to ask you a question. How many of you can more

  • Failure

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    Failure Intro: REMEMBER MY FIRST THOUGHTS OF FAILURE Dad was in the navy; and mom didn't love me The embarrassment of failing the first grade Not being able to swim My life was full more

  • Satan Want's To Fill You With Sin

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    Deep Implanted Sin (Eph.:10-13) Illus. The enemy leader is in his command center discussing his battle strategy with those under his command. The enemy is very upset about the latest move by the rebellion forces. They have been attacking in vital areas. Never in this struggle has the rebellion more

  • Loaded Gun

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    LOADED GUN Let's start out with a story; there's a young man standing with his eyes glazing over with shock. His eyes slowly shift in utter disbelief from the still smoking gun in his hand to his best friend laying in the floor with an ever-growing red spot on his chest. His eyes fill with more

  • Snake Eggs

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    SNAKE EGGS There are some things that strike terror in the hearts of most of us. For most of us a poisonous snake causes our bodies to shake with fear. Can you imagine being trapped in a small room with 1000 deadly vipers? That is not a very pleasant thought, but we as humans let Satan sow snake more

  • Almost

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    Almost Story It started out with a low rumbling; then there was the sound of the explosion. It seemed like the whole world was rocking and reeling under the blow of Mother Nature. The sky was filled with smoke as dark as a midnight; the ashes from the eruption were falling like snow in a winter more