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  • Golfers Have A Change Of Heart

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 21, 2013
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    GOLFERS HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART When you willingly give Jesus all that you are and all that you have, you receive so much more in return. I heard a story once about a group of guys who were returning from playing golf in rural Georgia. As they drove down a two-lane road they came up on a ...read more

  • When To Pray For ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 13, 2012
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    WHEN TO PRAY FOR DISCERNMENT I think about the pastor of the church that I went to couple of years in California, Pastor Chuck. A man came to him and said he wanted to make a large donation - one million dollar donation. The pastor said to that, “Wow – that is a lot of money. Let me go first and ...read more

  • What's Important In Life...?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011
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    WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN LIFE...? When I was 13, my dad owned his own business--a tiny shack where he sold chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. One day the oil that the chicken was fried in caught fire. In a few minutes the whole place exploded in flames. My dad bolted from the store ...read more

  • Winning The Lottery

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
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    WINNING THE LOTTERY Christmas night 2002, Jack Whittaker had five out of five numbers in the West Virginia Power ball drawing. Jack Whittaker had just won $314 million, the largest undivided lottery jackpot in history. He took the one lump payment and received $113 million after ...read more

  • How Much Do You Need?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
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    HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED? According to the Barna Research Group, the average American adult believes he needs an additional $8,000–$11,000 per year to live comfortably. Tracking studies show, however, that even when adults reach or exceed the income levels to which they aspired, they still claim ...read more

  • How Much Land?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2011
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    HOW MUCH LAND? In his 1886 short story "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" Leo Tolstoy shows how a continual desire for more can ultimately cause us to lose everything. The main character of the story is a peasant named Pahóm, who at the beginning can be heard complaining that he does not own ...read more

  • The Lottery

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 20, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,317 views

    THE LOTTERY Did you know that the first modern-day lottery was started in 1963 in the state of New Hampshire? Did you know that the state of Massachusetts, started their lottery in 1972 with 50 cent tickets and a drawing once a week. It now has 33 different games to choose from their sales ...read more

  • The Rise And Fall Of Nine Rich Men  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,705 views

    THE RISE AND FALL OF NINE RICH MEN A popular story recounts a meeting that may have taken place at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago in 1923. There is debate whether the meeting in fact occurred, but what is not in question is the actual rise and fall of the men featured in the story, who ...read more

  • The Richest Man On The Island  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2011
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    THE RICHEST MAN ON THE ISLAND In his autobiography Just As I Am, Billy Graham recalls a story demonstrating that apart from God, we will not gain anything from living wisely. He said: Some years ago Ruth and I had a vivid illustration of this on an island in the Caribbean. One of the ...read more

  • When Does The Size Of A House Become Sinful?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 12 ratings
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    WHEN DOES THE SIZE OF A HOUSE BECOME SINFUL? Several years ago, Millard Fuller of Habitat for Humanity addressed the National Press Club on public radio, on which he recalled a workshop he conducted at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with 200 pastors in attendance. The assembled pastors quickly ...read more

  • Cost Of The American ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
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    Cost of the American Dream About 10 years ago, there was a story in U.S. News and World Report. Some of the information in this story is probably just as relevant today, ten years later, as it was then. The story was about the so-called “American Dream.” I guess that would include owning your own ...read more

  • Dr. Meier Refuses Materialism And God Blesses His ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
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    Dr. Meier Refuses Materialism and God Blesses his Ministry In the mid – 1970’s, while Dr. Meier was a professor of pastoral counseling at Trinity Seminary near Chicago, he was offered a high-paying opportunity to leave his seminary position and become the administrator of a psychiatric clinic. “I ...read more

  • What Is Your Money Doing To ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 14, 2009
     | 721 views

    WHAT IS YOUR MONEY DOING TO YOU? On their way to church on Sunday, a mother gave her child a one-dollar bill and a quarter. "Sweetheart," the mother said, "you can place either one in the offering plate. It’s entirely up to you." As they were driving home, the mother asked the daughter what ...read more

  • You Can't Take It With ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating
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    YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Ann Landers had an interesting letter in one of her columns. She wrote about a man who earned a very good living, but refused to spend the money on anything. When he was dying, he said to his wife, "I want you to promise me one thing. Promise me that when I’m dead ...read more

  • Lottery Bliss ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
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    LOTTERY BLISS UNREALISTIC Every year Americans spend over $50 billion trying to produce an advantage for themselves by winning the lottery. But only a small fraction of those who participate beat the astronomical odds and win the big jackpots. And even those who win find that any joy that they ...read more

  • In Their Book, The Day America Told The Truth, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lisa Delay on Aug 10, 2005
    based on 2 ratings
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    In their book, The Day America Told the Truth, James Patterson and Peter Kim reveal some shocking statistics about how far people in this country are willing to go for ten million dollars. Would abandon their entire family (25%) Would abandon their church (25%) Would become prostitutes for a ...read more

  • I Am Really Content...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 978 views

    I AM REALLY CONTENT... I am really content — until I start looking through the Sears catalogue. I liked my car — until I saw the new P T Cruiser. I am satisfied with my clothes — until I stroll through American Eagle, or the other Mall stores. I love our home — until I think of what it ...read more

  • Listen - God Says, Don't Buy Into The Myth Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 699 views

    Listen - God says, don’t buy into the myth of more - thinking that having more (of something or someone) will make you happy.... Don’t buy into the myth of thinking that you are just one purchase, one buck, one promotion, one relationship, one accomplishment, one good time or one gut busting ...read more

  • An Elderly Man Was Desperately Ill. Knowing The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,466 views

    An elderly man was desperately ill. Knowing the time for his departure was near, he called for his closest friends to come see him one last time. Attending him were his doctor, his pastor and his business manager. The old man said, “I know you can’t take it with you, but who knows for sure? ...read more

  • What Would You Be Willing To Do For ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 4, 2001
    based on 186 ratings
     | 3,560 views

    What would you be willing to do for $10,000,000-00? In their book, The Day America Told the Truth, James Patterson and Peter Kim reveal some shocking statistics about how far people in this country are willing to go for ten million. Would abandon their entire family (25%) Would abandon their ...read more