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  • 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

  • We Must Be Wary Of Defining Friendship With God ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 7 ratings

    We must be wary of defining friendship with God in terms of our relationships with one another. Friendship is a divine idea, and it must, therefore, more

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

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 26, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    [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 more

  • The Year Was 1630. The Place Was The ...  PRO

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 28, 2003
    based on 11 ratings

    The year was 1630. The place was the Massachusetts Bay along the Atlantic coast near the place known as Plymouth Rock. On board the ship the Arabella John Winthrop, the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company challenged the Puritan settlers to establish a new kind of Christian community. 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

  • A Real Heroine  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    A REAL HEROINE As you walk down the red carpet, a frenzied mob swarms around you, demanding your autograph. The reporters are snapping your picture, nearly blinding you. Every ten feet, a television crew stops you for an interview. Have you just become the hottest newest star? No, you’re at more

  • Total Sacrifice  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    Total Sacrifice Bryan Chapell tells this story that happened in his hometown: Two brothers were playing on the sandbanks by the river. One ran after another up a large mound of sand. Unfortunately, the mound was not solid, and their weight caused them to sink in quickly. When the boys did not more

  • As The Parents Of Three Young Children, My Wife ...

    Contributed by Ricki Lee Brooks on Oct 23, 2009

    As the parents of three young children, my wife and I often took advantage of many helps in order to be good nurturers. However, sometimes even our best efforts resulted in the unexpected. With hopes of teaching our oldest son the necessity of depending upon God, we began reading to him from the more

  • Boy Survives In Wilderness By Obeying Father's ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Boy Survives in Wilderness by Obeying Father’s Instructions More than ninety people conducted an ALL-NIGHT SEARCH for an eight-year-old boy named Dominic. While on a skiing trip with his father, this little boy apparently had ridden a new lift and skied off the run without realizing it. They hoped more

  • Always In The Light

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2009

    ALWAYS IN THE LIGHT In his book The Best Is Yet To Be, Henry Durbanville told the story of a little girl in London who won a prize at a flower show. Her entry was grown in an old cracked teapot and had been placed in the attic window of a rundown tenement house. When someone asked how she managed more

  • Wife Of Pastor E.v. Hill Risks Life To Protect ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 5, 2009

    Wife of Pastor E.V. Hill Risks Life to Protect Husband from Car Bomb Pastor E. V. Hill was talking about the racial violence in downtown Watts, in the Los Angeles area. He is as a Baptist Preacher and was caught up in that kind of tension. There was another of the black pastors who had already been more

  • Tourist Asks Tour Guide At Westminster Abbey An ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 23, 2009

    Tourist Asks Tour Guide at Westminster Abbey an Important Question The story is told that one day a tour guide was taking people around Westminster Abbey, probably the most famous church in England. The guide pointed out the ancient Abbey’s beauties, its glorious windows, the graves of kings and more

  • The Importance Of Friends  PRO

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 28, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Skydiving Sacrifice

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 27, 2012

    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. 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

  • Max Lucado: Interlock Our Understandings  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Aug 5, 2013
    based on 8 ratings

    In his book, “Imagine Your Life Without Fear” Max Lucado gives some significant insight when he says, "Questions can make hermits out of us, driving us into hiding. Yet the cave has no answers. Christ distributes courage through community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He never deposits 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

  • Thank You For Your Time  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 17, 2009
    based on 82 ratings

    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 more

  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus  PRO

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS Only the Lord and the man in question really know what burdens of sorrow and affliction were heaped upon the writer of this great hymn. One thing we do know, however, is that this beautiful and blessed hymn would never have been penned if the author had not known more

  • Cost Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 30, 2010

    Cost of Freedom At Hebron Baptist Church several years ago a speaker named Clebe McClary spoke. There was a patch where his left eye had once been. A hook extended from the artificial limb where a strong arm had once helped make him an outstanding athlete. He had been through countless surgeries to more