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  • There Was A Man Who Was On His Death Bed And He ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mike Leiter on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 110 ratings

    There was a man who was on his death bed and he called the three men that he trusted the most to come and see him. He called his minister, his doctor and his lawyer to him and said, “When I die, I my savings account of $90,000 divided three ways and when you walk by my casket, I want each of you more

  • Charlemagne's Tomb  PRO

    Contributed by Sweep Adams on Sep 18, 2001
    based on 168 ratings

    Title: Charlemagne’s Tomb It is said that about 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror Charlemagne was opened. The sight the workmen saw was startling. There was his body in a sitting position, clothed in the most elaborate of kingly garments, with a scepter in his bony hand. On more

  • A Light Named Al  PRO

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 1, 2002
    based on 51 ratings

    A LIGHT NAMED AL On the morning of September 11, Jeannie Braca switched on the television to check the weather report, only to hear that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. Jeannie’s husband, Al, worked as a corporate bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald. His office was on the 105th more

  • An Old Christian Drama Depicts A Little Boy ...  PRO

    Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 29 ratings

    An old Christian drama depicts a little boy working in his parent’s carpentry shop in first century Jerusalem. He protests his chore, which is to assist in building a cross. The parents insist that he help because Rome has given them a contract for construction of crosses. In another scene the boy more

  • Come And Die  PRO

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    COME AND DIE In The Cost of Discipleship Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote: “The cross is laid on every Christian. As we embark upon discipleship we surrender ourselves to Christ in union with his death–we give over our lives to death. The cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise god-fearing and more

  • What Someone Has Called The Pleasure Explosion ...  PRO

    Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    What someone has called the pleasure explosion has overtaken us so that in the United States alone the pleasure business has been growing at an average rate of 6 billion dollars a year since 1965. Thrills and chills are available on demand. Popular amusement parks offer themes and thrills of all more

  • Death And Vanity

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 28, 2022

    A middle-aged, wealthy woman has a heart attack. While on the operating table she has a near death experience. She sees the angel at the gates and asks if this is it. The angel says no, she has another 30-40 years to live. She recovers, and decides to stay in the hospital and have a face lift, more

  • Francis Chan: Radical Christian Living

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    FRANCIS CHAN: RADICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING Pastor Francis Chan, the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California wrote in his latest book entitled, "Crazy Love". He has already sold one million copies worldwide; a figure he says demonstrates the extent to which he is not alone in more

  • The Christian's Passion  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 20 ratings

    The Christian's Passion "Denying Oneself" There is a tale of the great English actor Macready. Macready was once asked by a preacher; "What is the difference between you and me?" You see the actor appeared before crowds night after night proclaiming fiction and people listened with delight. The more

  • Self-Gratification, Nfl ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 20, 2009

    Self-Gratification, NFL Style Dexter Manly, has two Super Bowl rings, and amassed over 100 sacks during his career-heard voices. They were voices calling him into personal and instant gratification as a star. Clothes, meals, cars and drugs took over his life. In 91 he was banned from the NFL. His more

  • 1950's Game,

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 4, 2009

    1950’s Game, "Going To Jerusalem," Misrepresented the Christian Life Mark 8:33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter – same word. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (NIV) Peter’s attitude was not only more

  • Mark 8:35 For Whoever Wants To Save His Life A ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 4, 2009

    Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life a will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. (NIV) Now, Jesus is not talking about the cost of our salvation here, because that is free! Romans 6:23 says, “The FREE gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our more

  • Charlemagne's Final ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 25, 2010

    Charlemagne’s Final Communication In 1000 AD, 186 years after the death of Emperor Charlemagne, officials of the Emperor Otto re-opened Charlemagne’s tomb. Before them was an extraordinary sight. In the midst of all the finery buried with him—the gold, the jewels, the priceless treasure—there was more

  • God Vs. Voodoo

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2011

    GOD VS. VOODOO Pastor Mike Breaux tells the story below when his daughter Jodie answered God's call to go into missions work: During her junior year of high school, Jodie struggled to find a faith of her own. She wanted to know in her heart that all of what she'd been taught to believe was true more

  • The Last Letter Of Karen Watson

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 17, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    THE LAST LETTER OF KAREN WATSON Our International Mission Board is working on a project called "The Last Letter." It’s actually an old tradition of soldiers and missionaries who as they boarded a ship, wrote their family and friends a letter that they think might be their final more

  • How To Be Liked By Your Peers

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 29, 2012

    HOW TO BE LIKED BY YOUR PEERS ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2010) — People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study...The "take home" message in his most recent study, which appears more

  • True Faith Is Grounded In True Discipleship

    Contributed by Brandon Sirolli on Jun 22, 2017

    The Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to two flight attendants called into the cockpit of a small passenger jet. There the captain of the airliner told them the jet would soon crash and they needed to hand out parachutes but do so in an orderly manner so as not to cause problems. The two talked it more

  • The Inner Life - To Few Who Love The Cross

    Contributed by Martin Spoelstra on Feb 21, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Thomas a Kempis wrote: Jesus today has many who love his heavenly kingdom, but few who carry his cross; many who yearn for comfort, few who long for distress. Plenty of people he finds to share his banquet, few to share his fast. Everyone desires to take part in his rejoicing, but few are more