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  • Monkey On Your Back?

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019

    Get that monkey off your Back (Heb.12:1) Intro: Inter the area carrying a stuffed animal monkey on you shoulder act like it gets heavier every step GET THAT MONKEY OFF YOUR BACK The Monkey --little baby monkey--then chimp -the gorilla Christians are always struggling, one minute they are running on more

  • Freedom

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016

    In the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, there’s a special display for a rickety, home-made aluminum kayak. This tiny, makeshift boat seems oddly out of place in the midst of displays for impressive Navy vessels and artifacts from significant battles on the sea. But a bronze plaque tells museum more

  • Michael Jordan: Persevere

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 17, 2012

    MICHAEL JORDAN: PERSEVERE In the fall of 1978, fifteen-year-old Michael Jordan tried out for the varsity basketball team at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. The sophomore was 5 feet 11 inches and with his skills, the coach told him that he was not good enough, and more

  • Running With A Stopwatch

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 15, 2012

    RUNNING WITH A STOPWATCH Long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi of Finland was an Olympic champion, winning twelve medals (nine of them gold) in the 1920, 1924, and 1928 Games. Nurmi was famous not only for his achievements, but also for running with a stopwatch in his hand to check his performance. more

  • Steering Your Ship In A Storm

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 7, 2012

    STEERING YOUR SHIP IN A STORM An old seaman once said, "During the fiercest storms the only way a ship can survive is to keep its nose pointed straight into the wind. If you try to turn to the left or the right, the ship may capsize. If you try to run from the wind, the waves can surge over the more

  • Washington Monument Setbacks

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 18, 2012

    WASHINGTON MONUMENT SETBACKS In the pursuit of our dreams, there are often setbacks along the way. In 1836, the fledgling Washington National Monument Society announced that they had chosen Robert Mills' plans for the construction of a monument to our nation's first president. Mills had more

  • Beware Of Attachments

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2011
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    BEWARE OF ATTACHMENTS Felipe Massa of Brazil should have won the Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore in September 2008. But as he drove off from a refueling stop while in the lead, the fuel hose was still attached. By the time his team removed the hose, he had lost so much time that he finished more

  • Hit By A Rock

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 28, 2011
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    HIT BY A ROCK Corrective suffering is tribulation or affliction God allows in our lives to chasten us for unforsaken sin in order to turn us back to Him. In the city of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the broken end of a high voltage wire was lying on the pavement, along which the engineer was more

  • We All Have To Run

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2011
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    WE ALL HAVE TO RUN First of all, let’s establish one immutable fact--we all have to run; we have no choice. An intelligence far above our own; and the circumstances which have been placed upon us, dictate that we all must run just to survive. Out on the grassy plains of the African Savannah more

  • 9/11: A Sense Of Ownership

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011

    9/11: A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP David Frum, one of President George W. Bush’s speechwriters, wrote in his book The Right Man that when he drove home on the evening of September 11, 2001 after the tragic attack on our nation by Muslim terrorists that something grew within him. He wrote that a sudden more

  • Not Success But Faithfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 12, 2010
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    NOT SUCCESS BUT FAITHFULNESS Jordan was a man of unusual abilities and commitment. He had two Ph.D.s, one in agriculture and the other in Greek and Hebrew. He was so gifted he could have chosen to do anything he wanted. He chose to serve the poor. In the 1940s, he founded a farm in Americus, more

  • Don't Just Hang On...hang In

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010

    DON'T JUST HANG ON...HANG IN Decades ago, Oswald Chambers wrote about spiritual perseverance, defining it as... not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately, knowing with certainty that God will never be defeated. The Bible is full of examples of men and women who didn't more

  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2010

    Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Sin We tend to think of sin as we see it in rags and in the gutters of life. We look at a drunkard, poor fellow, and we say, there is sin. But that is not the essence of sin. To have a real picture and a true understanding of sin, you must look at some great saint, some more

  • Wilma Rudolph, Stricken As A Child With Polio, ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010

    Wilma Rudolph, Stricken as a Child with Polio, Achieves Olympic Gold Wilma didn’t get much of a head start in life. A bout with polio left her left leg crooked and her foot twisted inward so she had to wear leg braces. After seven years of painful therapy, she could walk without her braces. At age more

  • A Pow's Will To Live--French Surgeon Removes His ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010

    A POW’s Will to Live--French Surgeon Removes His Own Appendix When the French surrendered to General Giap and the Vietnamese at Dien Phen Phu, the long line of survivors were led on foot toward Hanoi. A French army surgeon among the prisoners realized that his appendix was in trouble. What would more

  • I Was Invited To Compete In The Howard Wood ...

    Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Feb 2, 2010

    I was invited to compete in the Howard Wood Relays while running track in high school. It was time for the 110 meter high hurdles. I had set my blocks and the starter called "Runners, come to your marks." I was so nervous and decided to look to my left and right to see that I was lined up like more

  • Alzheimer's Patient Recalls The Old Rugged ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010

    Alzheimer’s Patient Recalls The Old Rugged Cross In his book, Reaching the Invisible God, author Philip Yancey tells the story about his wife, Janet, who leads a weekly “Christian Circle” at a local nursing home. An Alzheimer’s patient named Betsy faithfully attends, led there by a staff worker, more

  • Renoir On Suffering: The Beauty Remains, The Pain ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2009

    Renoir on Suffering: The Beauty Remains, The Pain Passes Our greatest battles are not won on the mountain tops of life but during the tough times while we are in the valleys. Among the famous painters of the French impressionist school, Henri Matisse and August Renoir were the closest friends. more

  • Heaven's Enough For A Martyr

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2009

    HEAVEN'S ENOUGH FOR A MARTYR John Bradford (1510-1555), wrote the following words less than five months before he was burned at the stake for preaching the gospel: "I am assured that though I want here, I have riches there; though I hunger here, I shall have fullness there; though I faint here, more

  • Examples Of Perseverance:

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 29, 2009
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    Examples of Perseverance: George Washington, USS Squalus, Ben Hogan The tragedy of life is not the wound because life is so constituted that the wound is inevitable! The tragedy comes when we quit or give up on life because of the wound - when we fall down and we can’t get up! There are times, more