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  • Fully Committed  PRO

    Contributed by J Spurling on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 10,253 views

    FULLY COMMITTED “This is it guys!” he shouted as the Piper bounced onto the beach. They’re on their way!” Lunch over, the men busied themselves fixing up a miniature “jungle” and model house in the sand, with the intention of demonstrating to the savages how to build an airstrip, should they be ...read more

  • Love From A Kid's Point Of View, Citation: "What ...  PRO

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 26, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,966 views

    [Love from a Kid’s Point of View, Citation: "What Is Love—From a Kid’s Point of View," LightSinger, (accessed 3-14-02)] What is love, from a kid’s point of view? "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the ...read more

  • #8230; Discipleship Journal, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Troy Borst on May 30, 2001
    based on 215 ratings
     | 11,079 views

    ILLUSTRATION… Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92 A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them: 1. Materialism 2. Pride 3. Self-centeredness 4. Laziness 5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness 5. (Tie) Sexual lust 6. Envy 7. Gluttony 8. Lying Survey respondents ...read more

  • History Records That During The Civil War, Many ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 26, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,263 views

    History records that during the Civil War, many acts of violence were committed by both the armies of the north and the south. Once such act occurred in October of 1862 in the town of Palmyra, Missouri. According to W. E. Sutterfield, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palmyra, the town was ...read more

  • Thank You For Your Time  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 17, 2009
    based on 82 ratings
     | 4,802 views

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush ...read more

  • John Adams On Commitment

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 31, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,136 views

    JOHN ADAMS ON COMMITMENT It is easy to stand on the sidelines and say what is wrong with people, our nation, our laws. It is much more difficult to speak up about what is necessary to turn things around. On July 4th, 1776, Adams said in an address before the Continental Congress: "Live or die; ...read more

  • Memorial Day In The Military, Medal Of Honor ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating
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    Memorial Day in the Military, Medal of Honor Recipient It’s 3am on a cold winter day. Patchy snow covers the landscape as Loudspeakers overhead blare telling everyone to get to their places. Surrounded by sandbags, concrete barriers and roughly 10,000 soldier, sailors, airman and marines, Bagram ...read more

  • William

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 9, 2010
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    William "Fighting Mac" McKenzie, WWI Chaplain Hero and Salvation Army Commander Heroes from WWI, William “Fighting Mac” McKenzie (12/1869-26/7/1947) Pstor Col Stringer reveiled the Australian Heros to us by his research, today I share it with you. Who are your personal heroes? Who do you look up ...read more

  • When Love Reigns, God Reigns

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2010
    based on 1 rating
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    WHEN LOVE REIGNS, GOD REIGNS During the puritan OLIVER CROMWELL'S (1599-1658) reign as Lord Protector of England (1653-1658) a young soldier was sentenced to die. The girl to whom he was engaged pleaded with Cromwell to spare the life of her beloved, but to no avail. The young man was to be ...read more

  • A Greater Hero Than You Think

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 31, 2011
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    A GREATER HERO THAN YOU THINK One summer morning as Ray Blankenship was preparing his breakfast, he gazed out the window, and saw a small girl being swept along in the rain-flooded drainage ditch beside his Andover, Ohio, home. Blankenship knew that farther downstream, the ditch disappeared with ...read more

  • Christian Heroes

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 5, 2011
     | 3,408 views

    CHRISTIAN HEROES In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions sailed from Peru on a crude boat made of balsa logs held together by hemp rope. Heyerdahl believed Polynesia was settled in pre-Columbian times by native South Americans. Using pictures drawn by Spanish Conquistadores, the Kon-Tiki ...read more

  • James Von Moltke: For What A Mighty Task

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2011
     | 2,453 views

    JAMES VON MOLTKE: FOR WHAT A MIGHTY TASK James von Moltke came from a long line of German warriors and soldiers. For two centuries the name Moltke resounded proudly in the history of the Prussians and Germans. But James would serve a different fate. He was just as brave and just as devoted but his ...read more

  • The Durer Brothers: No One Makes It Alone

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,902 views

    THE DURER BROTHERS: NO ONE MAKES IT ALONE Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this big family, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost ...read more

  • All Because Of Angus

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 24, 2011
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    ALL BECAUSE OF ANGUS In Ernest Gordon’s true account of life in a World War II Japanese prison camp, Through the Valley of the Kwai, there is a story that never fails to move me. It is about a man who through giving it all away literally transformed a whole camp of soldiers. The man's name was ...read more

  • A Mother's Marred Hands  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 12, 2011
    based on 41 ratings
     | 7,637 views

    A MOTHER'S MARRED HANDS There was a teenager who didn’t want to be seen in public with her mother, because her mother’s arms were terribly disfigured. One day when her mother took her shopping and reached out her hand, a clerk looked horrified. Later, crying, the girl told her how embarrassed she ...read more

  • Hathcock's Heroism

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 18, 2011
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    HATHCOCK'S HEROISM Hathcock has one of the most impressive mission records of any sniper in the Marine corps. During the Vietnam War he amassed 93 confirmed kills, saving the lives of hundreds or even thousands of Marines. The Vietnam army put a $30,000 bounty on his life for killing so many of ...read more

  • Because She Is A Mother  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,524 views

    BECAUSE SHE IS A MOTHER Out of the French Revolution came a story of a mother who wandered through the woods for three days with her two children, trying to survive on roots and leaves. On the third day, she heard some soldiers approaching and quickly hid herself and the children behind some ...read more

  • I Could Have Done More  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 17, 2011
    based on 21 ratings
     | 6,656 views

    I COULD HAVE DONE MORE The film Schindler's List chronicled the heroic efforts of a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler. Through his unselfish activities, over a thousand Jews on the trains to Auschwitz were saved. After Schindler found out what was happening at Auschwitz, he began a ...read more

  • The Importance Of Friends  PRO

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 28, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,741 views

    THE IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDS One of the most thorough research projects on relationships is called the Alameda County Study. Headed by a Harvard social scientist, it tracked the lives of 7,000 people over nine years. Researchers found that the most isolated people were three times more likely to die ...read more

  • Skydiving Sacrifice

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 27, 2012
     | 4,752 views

    SKYDIVING SACRIFICE The strength of sacrifice; in May 2002 Robert Bonadies and his fellow instructor Jim Olko were preparing to skydive, along with a novice - Cindy Hyland, in Connecticut. The jump was to be from 12000 ft, falling at 120 mph, which would take just 68 seconds with no parachute. ...read more