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  • Following The Sunday Morning Service, The Pastor ...  PRO

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 17, 2002
    based on 14 ratings

    Following the Sunday morning service, the pastor stood at the back of the church, shaking hands with the worshipers as they left. As one man shook hands, he looked intently at the pastor and said, "Powerful sermons, Pastor. Thoughtful, well researched. I can always see myself in them…and I want more

  • Donald Gee Tells The Story Of When He Was Young ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Jun 17, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    Donald Gee tells the story of when he was young and tried to plant tomatoes. That particular summer was not very good for growing plants. His tomatoes never developed on the plants—not even little green tomatoes. He was thrilled when he came outside one day to find big red ripe tomatoes on his more

  • Joy Is Like The Hidden Note In The Glass. Joy ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 28, 2003
    based on 33 ratings

    “Joy is like the hidden note in the glass. Joy is tuning in to what God is doing around you, seeing the world through his eyes, picking up on his delight in us as his children. Anyone can find happiness for a while… Happiness depends on what is happening to you. Joy is different; joy goes deeper. more

  • Take A Moment And Poke Yourself In The ...  PRO

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 28, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    Take a moment and poke yourself in the bellybutton (I’d tell you to poke your neighbor, but that might get us into trouble!) Our navel is a constant reminder that we all started life connected to another human being (Dr. Richard Dobbins, founder Emerge Ministries). We spend more

  • The Branch Of The Vine Does Not Worry, And Toil, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    "The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the more

  • Approaching Storm  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Hanchett on Jan 14, 2001
    based on 145 ratings

    APPROACHING STORM "Isaac’s Storm" is a very interesting book about the hurricane that wiped out Galveston in 1900. One of the main plot lines of the book is about how everyone was convinced that a hurricane could never strike Galveston, even as one approached. The author vividly describes how more

  • Many Years Ago Charles G. Finney Was Preaching In ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Mar 1, 2001
    based on 203 ratings

    Many years ago Charles G. Finney was preaching in Rochester, New York. Far up in the balcony was a brilliant and able lawyer. He was chief justice of the court of New York. As he listened to the minister, he became convicted of his need to follow Christ. "That man is speaking the truth," he said more

  • In Hampton Court Near London, There Is A ...  PRO

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Mar 31, 2001
    based on 105 ratings

    In Hampton Court near London, there is a grapevine under glass; it is about 1,000 years old and has but one root which is at least two feet thick. Some of the branches are 200 feet long. Because of skillful cutting and pruning, the vine produces several tons of grapes each year. Even though some more

  • A Lady Who Had A Small House On The Seashore Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 6, 2001
    based on 164 ratings

    A lady who had a small house on the seashore of Ireland at the turn of the century was quite wealthy but also quite frugal. The people were surprised, then, when she decided to be among the first to have electricity in her home. Several weeks after the installation, a meter reader appeared at her more

  • Kay Arthur Has Become A Well-Known ...  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 201 ratings

    ILL. Kay Arthur has become a well-known Christian author & speaker who has influenced tens of thousands for Jesus. Her testimony is written in her book, "Lord, I Need Your Grace Because I Can’t Make It On My Own." In it she talks about her life & her struggles in coming to Christ. As a young more

  • Fruitfulness As God's Work  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    FRUITFULNESS AS GOD’S WORK A few years ago, the Associated Press released a study done by an agricultural school in Iowa. It reported that production of 100 bushels of corn from one acre of land, in addition to the many hours of the farmer’s labor, required 4,000,000 pounds of water, 6,800 pounds more

  • Nine Year-Old Girl Transformed By Liver ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 16, 2009

    Nine year-old Girl Transformed by Liver Transplant and Change of Blood Type Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood cells were being attacked by her own white blood more

  • The Best Thing For Her

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2011

    THE BEST THING FOR HER Ida M. Clark writes that she was still overwhelmed with grief as she approached the church on the Sunday morning after her mother had died. Just outside the door, a 7-year-old boy met her. He stopped, planted his feet solidly on the path in front of her, and with tearful more

  • Torpedo Approaching  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 28, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    TORPEDO APPROACHING Allow me to tell you a story about a young man named Bill, who joined the Navy, when World War II began. One night his ship came into Boston, and he decided to visit his former pastor and friend, Rev. Stidger. During their visit together, Rev. Stidger said, "Bill, tell me the more

  • Wooden Legged Friend  PRO

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 29, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    WOODEN LEGGED FRIEND Two farmers were talking about their livestock when a pig walked by them that had a wooden leg. One farmer was amazed and said, "Is that your pig? Why does he have a wooden leg?" The other farmer smiled and said, " That pig is my best friend! He saved my life." more

  • Solving Problems; It's In The Angle

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 14, 2015

    “With 900 million members worldwide and growing, Facebook is building its first European data storage facility—60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden. The reason: natural air conditioning. Some Internet “server farms” spend as much to cool the machines as power them. Facebook’s Nordic more

  • If I Have Seen Everything....  PRO

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Feb 22, 2016
    based on 3 ratings

    IF I HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING.... Evangelist Jack Taylor was alone in his hotel room in Houston, Texas after a Southern Baptist Convention meeting. He felt exhausted in ministry. He cried out to God in prayer, "Lord, if I have seen everything You have for me in my ministry.......then take my life more

  • God Knows How To Get Us There...

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on May 19, 2016

    SOMETIMES LIFE KNOWS WE NEED A PIT STOP --- LIFE MAY GIVE US WHAT WE NEED --- NOT WHAT WE WANT... Did you hear about the KING that loved his people so much? This KING loved his family. The King had the most beautiful palace, and to protect his family he had a huge MOTE dug around the palace. He more

  • Corrie Ten Boom On Forgiveness And Love Of Enemy

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on May 5, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    When I think of drawing on love’s source, I think of Corrie ten Boom. Her family had all died in the Nazi concentration camps. Their crime? Hiding Jews in their home. Somehow Corrie survived. The war had ended, the camps had been liberated, and Corrie was speaking in various churches, sharing about more

  • Stopping To Focus

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 27, 2022

    Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? According to an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, a pigeon walks the way it does so it can’t see where it’s going. Because it can’t adjust its focus as it moves, the pigeon actually has to bring its head to a complete stop between more