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  • Spurgeon - Throughout The Book Of Hosea There ...

    Contributed by Paul Green on Sep 17, 2009

    Spurgeon - Throughout the book of Hosea there has been thunder: sometimes a low rumbling, as of a distant tempest, sometimes peal on peal, as of a storm immediately overhead. And now the tempest has gathered all its force. Here it culminates. You expect the bolt of heaven to destroy. But instead more

  • Hosea 2: Low-Down Person

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 11, 2009

    HOSEA 2: LOW-DOWN PERSON I was watching an old movie on television and I heard a line that I’d missed before. The villain of this comedy was talking on the phone and said something like: "Sure, I know what kind of low-down person would sue his own mother, but we’re not talking about me!" It caught more

  • In 1853, Hosea Lewis Became The "Keeper Of The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Todd Pugh on Jan 13, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    In 1853, Hosea Lewis became the “keeper of the light” on Lime Rock Island at Newport, Rhode Island, Lewis suffered a stroke four years later, at which time his teenage daughter Ida assumed responsibility for the light. Each day included cleaning the reflectors, trimming the wick, and filling the more

  • Strangers Have Devoured His Strength - From Hosea ...

    Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 10, 2009

    Strangers have devoured his strength - from Hosea 7:9 What gives spiritual weakness like allowed sin? It was so with Israel, it will ever be so with us. Yielding to unhallowed association (with) strangers devour our strength. If you ever saw a cake not turned, baked only on one side, more

  • Life Examples: Hosea: A Longing For Intimacy (Hos ...

    Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Life Examples: Hosea: A Longing for Intimacy (Hos 11:8-9) Without questioning God, Hosea obeyed Him and took the prostitute Gomer to be his wife. Though she wandered and repeatedly slipped into unfaithfulness, Hosea obeyed the Lord and did not cast her way. The moving poetry of Hosea reveals the more

  • The Cost Of Redemption - Hosea Buys Back Gomer

    Contributed by Martin Spoelstra on Feb 26, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    One man started the bidding: “12 pieces of silver!” “13!” Said Hosea. “14 pieces of silver!” Hosea’s bid was “15!” The low bidders were beginning to drop out, but one man continued bidding: “15 pieces of silver and five bushels of barley!” Hosea said, “15 pieces of silver, 5 bushels of barley and a more

  • Sin Demands To Have A Man By Himself. It ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 31, 2001
    based on 108 ratings

    Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he becomes involved in it, the more disastrous is his isolation. Sin wants to remain unknown. It shuns the light. more

  • Randy Frazee, Pastor Of Pantego Bible Church In ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Ritter on Jan 4, 2005
    based on 2 ratings

    Randy Frazee, pastor of Pantego Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas, shared this story: I remember seeing a picture of a husband and wife in a gentleman’s office. I said, “Nice picture.” I turned around and looked at the man, and he had tears in his eyes. So I asked him, “Why are you crying?” He more

  • So God Is What He Is In Himself, He Does Not ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Feb 5, 2005

    “So God is what He is in Himself, He does not become what we believe. “I AM WHO I AM”. We are on safe ground only when we know what kind of God He is and adjust our entire being to the holy more

  • A Large Majority Of Men--Married And Single--Say ...

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    A large majority of men--married and single--say they wouldn’t have an affair, even if they were certain their loved one would never find out, says a Gallup poll commissioned by Self magazine, in the June (1992) issue. Of 500 men surveyed, 67% of married men and 60% of unmarried men say an affair more

  • In A Recent Survey It Was Found That 15 Percent ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    In a recent survey it was found that 15 percent of the ladies tinted their hair, 38 percent wore rouge, 98 percent wore eye shadow, 22 percent wore false eyelashes, 93 percent wore nail polish. And 100 percent voted in favor of a resolution condemning any kind of more

  • I Read About A Young Man Who Was Determined To ...

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    I read about a young man who was determined to win the affection of a lady who refused to even talk to him anymore. He decided that the way to her heart was through the mail, so he began writing her love letters. He wrote a love letter every day to this lady. Six, seven times a week she got a love more

  • I Once Talked With General Charles M. Duke, A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    I once talked with General Charles M. Duke, a former astronaut who went on the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. I asked, “Once you were there, weren’t you free to make your own decisions and carry out your own experiments. He smiled and said “Sure, if I didn’t want to return to earth!” He went on to more

  • I Read A Humorous Story About A Woman Who Fell ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    I read a humorous story about a woman who fell out of a second-floor window and landed in a slow-moving garbage truck. Half-buried in the litter, she tried without success to get the truck-driver’s attention. A foreign diplomat standing on the sidewalk saw her and quipped, “another example of how more

  • Svetlana Stalin, The Daughter Of Josef Stalin, ...

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005

    Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Josef Stalin, told the incredible story is told of how her father Josef Stalin had been a seminary student, preparing for the ministry. Then he came to a point in life where he made a decisive break from his belief in God. This dramatic and complete reversal of more

  • Thomas Jefferson Founded The University Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 26, 2005
    based on 2 ratings

    Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. The misbehavior of students led to a riot in which professors who tried to restore order were attacked. The following day a meeting was held between the university’s board, of which Jefferson was a member, and defiant students. Jefferson began by more

  • The Point: Sometimes, The Only Path To Peace Is ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 7, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    [The Point: Sometimes, the only path to peace is straight through struggles.] In Hosea 2:15 God says "I will make the valley of Achor a door of hope." Many years ago I read a book entitled "Door of Hope"; it pointed out that the Hebrew word "achor" means "trouble". So, what God may have *really* more

  • The Blight Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 7, 2009

    THE BLIGHT OF SIN Blight is a destructive plant disease that can infect any plant, even trees. Infected trees exhibit a blackening of the blooms, leaves and twigs, and the whole tree is eventually involved. The blight causes the tree to decay outwardly and the decay can eat all the way to the more

  • The Only True Wisdom  PRO

    Contributed by Lalachan Abraham on Aug 6, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." (Socrates) You cannot learn Godly wisdom in a University and get a degree in it. It can only come to a more

  • A Little Girl's Prayer  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 14, 2001
    based on 110 ratings

    A LITTLE GIRL’S PRAYER One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died, leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive, as we had no incubator (we had no electricity more