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  • Spurgeon On Experiencing Fullness In Heaven

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2013
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    SPURGEON ON EXPERIENCING FULLNESS IN HEAVEN The renowned 19th-century English preacher C. H. Spurgeon told this story about King Cyrus, the man who conquered Babylon and freed the Jews from captivity: A visitor who was admiring Cyrus' gardens said it gave him much pleasure. "Ah," said Cyrus, ...read more

  • Worship At A Garbage Dump

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2012
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    WORSHIP AT A GARBAGE DUMP Imagine a town built atop an active landfill. That is "Garbage City" in Cairo, Egypt, longtime home to an impoverished, marginalized community of Coptic Christians for whom life is only going to get harder. The so-called Zabbaleen have been the trash collectors of ...read more

  • Wheat ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2012
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    WHEAT HARVEST I grew up in Wellington, Kansas which is a small farm town of about 8,000 people located 30 miles south of Wichita, Kansas. Wellington’s big claim to fame is being the Wheat Capitol of the World. The farmers of my home town produce more wheat per capita than anywhere else in the ...read more

  • The Prayer Of Grandma Jones

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 28, 2012
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    THE PRAYER OF GRANDMA JONES I'd like to tell you the story about an old lady that everybody called "Grandma Jones." She had a close relationship with Jesus. And she knew that Jesus wanted her to be a soul-winner. She wanted to lead others to Christ. However, Grandma Jones was pretty much ...read more

  • You Could All Have One If You Wanted  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2012
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    YOU COULD ALL HAVE ONE IF YOU WANTED In Gipsy Smith's book The Beauty of Jesus, Gipsy Smith told about Peter Apples, a man (during the Civil War) who went into the enemy's territory. Peter Apples did not know much about being a good soldier. He just knew that when his superior officer said, ...read more

  • God Picks The Unlovable Ones

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
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    GOD PICKS THE UNLOVABLE ONES Anne Lamott described a time when a fellow church member told about adopting her son through an organization called A.S.K. -- Adopt Special Kids. Part of the adoption process included filling out a questionnaire checking "yes" or "no" for one's willingness to ...read more

  • Spiritual Consumerism

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
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    SPIRITUAL CONSUMERISM In February 27 2009 article from the website “Slate” titled, “Why American churchgoers like to shop around” also caught my attention. That article cited statistics from a Barna Group survey that revealed that one in seven adults changes churches each year, and another one ...read more

  • A Minor Detail, A Major Distraction

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 26, 2011
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    A MINOR DETAIL, A MAJOR DISTRACTION Anything that hinders the worship of God incites the anger of God, and should be abandoned immediately. "It was a majestic evening. On Friday, October 18th, 1991, the world-class Chicago Symphony presented the final concert in its year-long celebration of ...read more

  • Giving It Back One More Time

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 9, 2011
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    GIVING IT BACK ONE MORE TIME Years ago the Crown Prince of India gave to Queen Victoria the most precious thing he had. He was a child prince and he gave to the Queen of England, the "coroner diamond". The coroner diamond is perhaps the most famous diamond of all history. Do you know how big it ...read more

  • A Child's Sincere Worship Heard In A Man's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
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    A Child’s Sincere Worship Heard in a Man’s Dream A man was carried in a dream to a church. In his vision he saw the organist vigorously playing the organ, but no sound was heard. The choir and congregation began to sing, but their voices were not heard. Then the minister began, energetically, to ...read more

  • Loving The Outcasts  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
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    LOVING THE OUTCASTS One of the more remarkable movements of modern times is Alcoholics Anonymous or AA, a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they might solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Although it ...read more

  • Hans The Tailor

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2009
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    HANS THE TAILOR Consider the story of Hans the tailor. Because of his reputation, an influential entrepreneur visiting the city ordered a tailor-made suit. But when he came to pick up his suit, the customer found that one sleeve twisted that way and the other this way; one shoulder bulged out ...read more

  • True ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
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    TRUE WORSHIP I want to read to you an excerpt from James Montgomery Boice’s book, "Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?" to preface my opening statements. This is from his chapter entitled, "Reforming Our Worship". In it he cites two sources from which he got his information. I cite my ...read more

  • Drink Deeply  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
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    DRINK DEEPLY Picture this: You have just finished a ten-mile hike on a 95 degree day, and on the entire journey you haven’t had a thing to drink. Stumbling with thirst, you come to your father’s house and plea for water. With love and concern, he brings you a cold pitcher of water and a glass ...read more

  • The Story Of Isaac ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
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    THE STORY OF ISAAC WATTS A young boy complained to his father that most of the church hymns were boring and old-fashioned, with tiresome words that meant little to his generation. His father challenged him with these words: "If you think you can write better hymns, why don’t you?" The boy ...read more

  • Joy To The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
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    JOY TO THE WORLD Sadly, our period in history is not, by any means, the first to argue, fight or shoot at one another over our opinions about what does and does not make a worthy song of worship. Nor is ours the first in which there were scores of people in the congregations who sang the words ...read more

  • Without One Plea  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    WITHOUT ONE PLEA Charlotte Elliott was a sickly English woman who had developed a long history of refusing to do things she was asked to do because of her illness. Her brother, who was a pastor, had been particularly persistent in trying to get her out of herself, trying to get her involved in ...read more

  • Looking Through Clean Windows  PRO

    Contributed by Charles Steiner on Nov 6, 2008
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    LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs ...read more

  • The Fallacy Of Misplaced Concreteness" Is A ...

    Contributed by John Tung on Mar 28, 2007
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    “The fallacy of misplaced concreteness” is a concept developed by Alfred North Whitehead, a philosopher who specialized in mathematics. And an example of what this says is that in a 2-dimensional world, giving the x and y axis location of a point is sufficient to precisely locate that point. But ...read more

  • Hans The Tailor  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 6, 2005
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    Consider the story of Hans the tailor. Because of his reputation, an influential entrepreneur visiting the city ordered a tailor-made suit. But when he came to pick up his suit, the customer found that one sleeve twisted that way and the other this way; one shoulder bulged out and the caved in. He ...read more