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  • A Man Who Died In 1997 Has Received A Telephone ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    A man who died in 1997 has received a telephone bill from Sprint at his current abode -- the Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, Mass. "Our clients here don’t usually get mail," said superintendent Wayne Bloomquist. "I wondered if maybe we should start putting more

  • A Teenage Boy Was Seriously Injured An Automobile ...  PRO

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 17 ratings

    A teenage boy was seriously injured an automobile accident. The doctors did all they could to repair the damages to the boy’s body but despite their fast medical knowledge they were unable to completely restore his legs. He was informed that he would eventually walk, but only with the aid of more

  • One Of The Adversary's Most Useful Schemes Is ...  PRO

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    “One of the adversary’s most useful schemes is to keep Christians focusing on their problems rather than on God’s provision” (John R. Cionca, The Victors: Overcoming Toxins That Poison the more

  • The Devil's Beatitudes  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Apr 2, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    THE DEVIL'S BEATITUDES 1. Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend even an hour once a week with their fellow Christians – they are my best workers. 2. Blessed are those Christians who wait to be asked and expect to be thanked -- I can use them. 3. Blessed are the more

  • Army Chaplain Had A Sign On His Door That Said, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 114 ratings

    Army Chaplain had a sign on his door that said, “If you have troubles, come in & tell me all about them. If you don’t have more

  • David Livingstone Went To Darkest Africa As A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 17 ratings

    David Livingstone went to darkest Africa as a lone missionary. After some time his missions committee wrote to him saying, "Some people would like to join you. What’s the easiest road to get where you are?" He replied, "If they’re looking for the easiest road, tell them to stay in England. I more

  • One Day The Reformer Martin Luther Was Feeling ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    One day the reformer Martin Luther was feeling rather down. The Pope was after him. His colleagues were bickering among themselves. He felt the heavy pressure that came with being a professor, pastor, and father. And he was in excruciating pain from kidney stones. As he moped around the house more

  • A New Year Devotional

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Dec 21, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other! In fact, here are some startling stats about typical resolutions for the new year in America: • 27% break their resolutions by the first week of January. • 31% lose their resolutions by the second week of January. • 41% more

  • What Would The World Be Without Apple Fritters?

    Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 23, 2021

    Stress is not something new in my life or anybody else's, for that matter. The thing about stress is that you never get used to it, or at least I don't. I don't know what I would do if one week I had no stress at all. When that happens, I'll let you know. This past week has not more

  • Something Better Down The Road  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    SOMETHING BETTER DOWN THE ROAD A football game was being played in Badger Stadium in 1982 in Madison, Wisconsin with more than 60,000 fans in attendance. The home team was losing. But out of the blue during time outs, when play was a at stop, the fans would jump up and roar with excitement. Why? more

  • True Peace And Joy

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 8, 2008

    True Peace and Joy As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these last words to a friend: "It’s a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times more

  • Escaped ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2009

    ESCAPED CONFLICTS In the 1980’s a retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war so they undertook a serious study of all the inhabited places on the globe. Their goal was to determine where in the world would be the least likely place affected by a nuclear war -- a place of ultimate more

  • The Spinning Got ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 16, 2009

    THE SPINNING GOT HIM A boy entered a grocery store and asked the grocer for a box of Duz detergent. The grocer was puzzled and asked why he wanted a box of Duz. The boy said that he was going to wash his cat. The grocer said, "Young man, you shouldn’t wash your cat with this kind of soap." more

  • Jehovah ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2009

    JEHOVAH SHAMMAH I like what Charles Spurgeon once said, "Whatever your difficulties and trials and sorrows, all is well with you if God is your delight, and His presence your joy." When you feel abandoned or afraid, address Him as Jehovah Shammah. When more

  • Renoir: Pain Passes

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2009

    RENOIR: PAIN PASSES In old age, Pierre Auguste Renoir, the great French painter, suffered from arthritis, which twisted and cramped his hand. Henri Matisse, his artist friend, watched sadly while Renoir, grasping a brush with only his fingertips, continued to paint, even though each movement more

  • Poem,

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 1, 2009

    Poem, “Peace on Earth” Peace on earth, with a world at war? O what were the angels singing for That far-away night when the Star shown down With a glorious light on Bethlehem’s town? Peace on earth! They were singing of Him Who was born that night to redeem from sin; Who still has the power to more

  • Testimony About God's Comfort After A Suicide

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 25, 2012

    Mot Richey was one of the precious senior adults at McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe. She went home to be with the Lord in 2006. Mot was a lovely Christian lady. She was also a wonderful singer, wife and cook. In my whole life, I never met a more loving couple than Jack and Mot Richey. more

  • The Bible: Like No Other Book

    Contributed by Hal Seed on Nov 8, 2012

    THE BIBLE: LIKE NO OTHER BOOK The Bible has been burned and banished by more people and cultures than any other book. For centuries the only translation of the Bible available to the peoples of Europe was a fourth-century Latin translation called the Vulgate. Only priests and scholars knew Latin, more

  • Quotations On Truth  PRO

    Contributed by Lalachan Abraham on Mar 5, 2013
    based on 28 ratings

    QUOTATIONS ON TRUTH Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself (Augustine). Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth. When a truth is unfolded by God it most more

  • Seasick Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    SEASICK HOPE A passenger on an ocean liner was enduring a rough Atlantic crossing. As he leaned over the rail, his face a shade of green, a steward came along and tried to encourage him: "Don’t be discouraged, sir! No one’s ever died of seasickness yet!" The nauseous passenger looked up at the more