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  • How To Find Your Mom In A Supermarket

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2013
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    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 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 more

  • The Center Of A Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
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    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 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 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 more

  • The Son And The Rose

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 22, 2011
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    THE SON AND THE ROSE Arnold Prater, in his book You Can Have Joy! tells about a man in a little English village named John Deckard. He was a clerk in a textile factory. A modest and quiet man, he lived in an ordinary little house at the edge of town with his wife and his six-year-old son, Rob. more

  • The Colt Mccoy Story

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
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    THE COLT MCCOY STORY College football experienced a masterpiece national championship game featuring the number one ranked Crimson Tide from Alabama against the undefeated ballers from the University of Texas. The Longhorns, led by their Heisman nominated quarterback Colt McCoy hoped to prove to more

  • Not Raising Grass But Kids

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010

    NOT RAISING GRASS BUT KIDS Dr. Tony Evans talks about a major league baseball superstar's recollection of his boyhood home. He, his friends, and his father played baseball quite often in their backyard. As a result, the grass had really taken a beating. It didn't look good anymore, unless you more

  • The Absence Of A Loving Father  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010
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    THE ABSENCE OF A LOVING FATHER Dr. Paul Vitz, Professor of Psychology at New York University, studied the lives of more than a dozen of the world's most influential atheists over the last four centuries. As a result, Vitz discovered they all had one thing in common: defective relationships with more

  • Spiritual Leadership Begins At Home

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010

    SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP BEGINS AT HOME I like the way Paul Carlson put it in Leadership Journal years ago. He said, "Your spiritual leadership begins at home. In dealing with the family, remember that you have been blessed by the Lord, not beatified. Don’t expect your wife to stop asking you to more

  • My Daddy Is Here!  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010
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    MY DADDY IS HERE! David Elkind, a psychologist, tells the story of visiting his middle son's nursery school class, at the request of his teacher. She wanted him to observe a "problem child" in the class. While he was there, he caught a conversation between his son and some other boys. There more

  • Build Character Into Your Children  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2010
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    BUILD CHARACTER INTO YOUR CHILDREN David Kraft was a big, strong man -- all muscle. At the age of 32, he was six feet, two inches tall and weighed 200 pounds. He had been to seminary and ended up working with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, because of his athletic background. Then he more

  • Father's Day Is Almost Upon Us And It Reminded Me ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 13, 2009
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    FATHER’S DAY IS ALMOST UPON US and it reminded me of a story I read about a dad who really understood his role. Some years ago, in a military academy, the students mutinied, probably a reaction to the hard demands of such an environment. The students had struck in everything: lessons, study more

  • Fatherless

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009

    FATHERLESS 37% of juveniles, when first arrested for a serious crime, reported a parent or sibling in prison. Young men without father-figures are twice as likely to be more

  • Kids Mirror ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009

    KIDS MIRROR PARENTS An American Bible Society study conducted by Weekly Reader Research found children do mirror their parents’ behavior. Parents who attend church weekly tend to have teens that worship weekly, while 78% of parents who never attend worship services have teens who never attend, more

  • Perspectives

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
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    PERSPECTIVES It is because of some of the unique properties of water, a substance that makes up 75% of the earth and even makes up a large portion of your body, that life is even possible. Because ice floats, the oceans and rivers and lakes can continue to keep all of the living things in the more

  • I Received This In An Email..."Origination ...

    Contributed by William Akehurst on May 12, 2008

    I received this in an email..."origination unknown" Reasons Why I Owe My Mother...Things she taught me about life. My mother taught me RELIGION. ’You better pray that koolaid stain will come out of the carpet.’ My mother taught me LOGIC. ’ Because I said so, that’s why .’ My mother more

  • Story: Saint Peter Was At The Gates Of Heaven ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    STORY: Saint Peter was at the gates of Heaven interviewing a man. He said, “You haven’t done anything bad, but you haven’t anything good either. If you tell me just one good thing that you’ve done, I’ll let you in.” “Well, the man replied, “I was traveling on the road when I saw a group of thugs more

  • So I'm Going To Share With You A List I Came Up ...  PRO

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jan 10, 2007
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    So I’m going to share with you a list I came up with of Seven steps guaranteed to embitter your Children: 1. Discipline your child only when you lose your temper. Let him get away with everything, then without warning, let ‘em have it! Blow your top! Scream and Yell! Let ‘er Rip! Go Crazy! more

  • Church Influence On Teens Nominal: New Barna ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 3, 2006

    Church Influence On Teens Nominal: New Barna research finds that 56% of teens say they attended church-related activities an average of two or more times per month prior to turning 13. Most likely attendees were those living in the South or Midwest. 26% received general information about God, such more