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  • Ps. 15:4 Describes A Righteous Person As One "Who ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Apr 3, 2005
    based on 2 ratings

    Ps. 15:4 describes a righteous person as one “who keeps his oath even when it hurts.” The brilliant Christian scholar and writer C. S. Lewis took that truth seriously. His biography tells of the suffering he endured because he kept a promise he had made to a buddy during World War I. This more

  • The Leo Burnett Advertising Agency Did A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 19 ratings

    The Leo Burnett advertising agency did a nationwide telephone survey a few years ago on lying, cataloging when we lie, how we lie, and why we lie. The results were interesting. Ninety-one percent of all Americans confessed that they regularly lied. Seventy-nine percent had given out more

  • God's Love Is Like A Bridge That Makes ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Nov 7, 2002
    based on 12 ratings

    God’s love is like a bridge that makes reconciliation possible. If you take away the bridge, the separation remains. George Herbert said, “He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass.” (T. T. Crabtree. Ed. The Zondervan 2001 Pastor’s Annual. Howard S. Kalb. “Forgiveness.” more

  • Jeremy Bassett's 5-Year-Old Niece, Olivia, And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Decker on May 18, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    Jeremy Bassett’s 5-year-old niece, Olivia, and her best friend, Claire, were participating in a nativity play at school. Claire was playing Mary, and Olivia was an angel. Before the show, a young boy was going around the dressing room repeating, "I’m a sheep, what are you?" Each child responded more

  • What Are We Voting For?

    Contributed by Dan Thompkins on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    WHAT ARE WE VOTING FOR? A parishioner had dozed off to sleep during the morning service. “Will all who want to go to heaven, please stand?” the pastor asked.” – All stood, except the sleeping parishioner. After they sat, the pastor continued, “Well, will all who want to go to the other place more

  • Mark Twain On Heaven And Hell

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    MARK TWAIN ON HEAVEN AND HELL Mark Twain gave some interesting quotes during his lifetime. One such amusing statement was, "Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company." He along with others, do not realize how horrible hell will be. We do not hear much about hell these days from the more

  • Caught In The Barn  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 12, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    CAUGHT IN THE BARN During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. "Ah, gentlemen," he said, "come down to the barn and we will talk while I do some work." more

  • The Debbie Haters' Club

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 18, 2011

    THE DEBBIE HATERS' CLUB Bill White, of Paramount, California, talks about his friend, Greg, who recently put together a mini high school reunion when he went back home to Indiana to visit his parents. He hadn't seen many of his classmates in over 17 years; but when they got together, they had a more

  • The Anger Of King Henry Ii

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 17, 2011

    THE ANGER OF KING HENRY II King Henry II of England, back in around 1200, had a lot of power. He put an end to a long and bloody civil war, and ruled both England and a large chunk of France for many years. He was so famous that a movie was made about him, about 25 yrs ago, starring Richard Burton more

  • Jesus Is Coming To Dinner

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Sep 2, 2011

    JESUS IS COMING TO DINNER One of the greatest compliments an individual can pay to another is to invite him/her home to dinner. The Church reminds the world today that Jesus is coming again and the world should get its house in order, for the master of the universe is coming to dine in the hearts more

  • Fire In The Hole

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    FIRE IN THE HOLE Centralia was a small mining town in the eastern part of Pennsylvania with about 1000 residents making their income off of the coal dug just underneath the crust. The town had existed the same way for over a century when pre-Civil War settlers moved out to dig up the anthracite more

  • Picking And Choosing  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 27, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    PICKING AND CHOOSING An extremely nervous patient came to his dentist for root canal surgery. He was brought into the examining room and made comfortable in the reclining dental chair. The dentist then injected a numbing agent around the patient's tooth, and left the room for a few minutes while more

  • The Nfl...a Moral Compass?

    Contributed by Robert Harmon on Oct 3, 2014

    How would you like to have the NFL as your moral compass? Last week, we were hammered by reports about Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson and how the NFL was responding (or not responding) to the allegations of abuse. Tabloids, Social Media, and ESPN have been overloaded with their stories and many more

  • The Vow To God

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Nov 11, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    A businessman was traveling on a plane for the first time. He had always been terrified of flying but his next appointment required him to do so. The flight was going well when suddenly the plane shuddered. The pilot came over the intercom and announced that the engines on the right side had more

  • Honesty

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Feb 6, 2022

    Blaise Pascal observed that human life is nothing but perpetual delusion; human relationships are based on mutual deception. Martin Buber wrote of the uncanny game of hide and seek we play - in which the soul seeks to hide from itself. Thomas Merton - our minds are deformed with a contempt for more

  • Ten Commandments For Spouses  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR SPOUSES I. Thou shalt not wrap thy husband’s sandwiches in magazine articles about a man’s responsibility to love his wife. II. Thou shalt not leave Scripture verses about submission taped to they wife’s hairdryer. III. If thou teachest Sunday School, thou shalt more

  • Cheating

    Contributed by David Parks on Jan 22, 2023

    Cheating now more common Once upon a time in a tiny French village, the townspeople decided to honor their parish priest by each bringing a bottle of wine the following Sunday for the pastor’s empty wine barrel. The pastor was delighted, and he asked all in attendance to join him for a glass of more

  • Numbers Of The Bible  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Schwartz on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 99 ratings

    Numbers of the Bible” One The number one is for God. We must begin with number one or we cannot have number two or any other number. Mathematically speaking we cannot get anywhere without the number one. We must begin with God. Two The number two is for man. Man as an individual. God made more

  • In A Sermon, Juan Carlos Ortiz Spoke Of A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 6, 2000
    based on 185 ratings

    In a sermon, Juan Carlos Ortiz spoke of a conversation with a circus trapeze artist. The performer admitted the net underneath was there to keep them from breaking their necks, but added, "The net also keeps us from falling. Imagine there is no net. We would be so nervous that we would be more more