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  • Wrong Reasons For Study Of Bible

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 21, 2018
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    At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy to the peasant children. One of the most faithful was a pug-nosed, lad who recited his Scriptures with proper piety, pocketed his reward, then fled into the fields to munch more

  • Growing Up

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 21, 2018
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    I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be. But I thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say more

  • Conformity

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    I first noticed this in leading people to Christ. They were beautiful before they were “church broke.” Great young converts often start out as radiant Christians and end up only as carbon-copy Baptists. Great young ministers start out as adorable mavericks, but after a business meeting or two and a more

  • Mothers

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    To Mama and Jesus, You and He, You gave me life and He extended it. You saved me from the cold and He from sin. You taught me hope and He defended it. From you I once was born . . . from Him again. You let me skip in fields that He had made. He bid me bless the loaves you baked for me. You more

  • The Yielded Life

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 17, 2014

    ANDREW MURRAY: "God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life that more

  • Cirrhosis Of The Giver

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jan 23, 2013
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    CIRRHOSIS OF THE GIVER The disease cirrhosis of the giver was discovered in A.D. 34 by the husband-wife team of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11). It is an acute condition that renders the patient’s hands immobile when he is called on to move them in the direction of his wallet or her purse, more

  • Worship Warrior  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2012
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    WORSHIP WARRIOR I like the way songwriter and worship leader, Brian Doerksen, puts it. He says, "Becoming a worshipper means becoming a warrior... And by toning that down...we have sent men and women away from the church in droves. It's time to call them back," Doerksen says, "as worshiping more

  • How To Eat A Cessna Airplane

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2012
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    HOW TO EAT A CESSNA AIRPLANE Michel Lotito was an extraordinary man. This elegant Frenchman had a love for food and a fondness for eating unusual objects like bicycles, shopping carts and televisions. His odd appetite earned him the nickname Monsieur Mangetout (Mr Eat Everything). I first more

  • Americans: Flabby Faith  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2011
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    AMERICANS: FLABBY FAITH A dozen or so years ago, a Romanian pastor came to visit the church I belonged to. He had gotten to know my pastor, John Vawter, who had been involved in a Bible-smuggling ministry when the Iron Curtain was still up. John asked him what he thought of our country, and of more

  • J. C. Ryle On Zeal  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
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    J. C. RYLE ON ZEAL Recently I found a book by Bishop J.C. Ryle, the first bishop of Liverpool, England on the subject of zeal. He wrote: "Zeal is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. A zealous man is preeminently a man more

  • When Do We Worship

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2011

    WHEN DO WE WORSHIP Author Douglas J. Moo: "Worship is not merely, or even mainly, what we do on Sunday morning. Worship is a 24/7 matter. We worship God when we give ourselves to him in service. We worship God when we show love to others, when we do our jobs faithfully and with integrity, when more

  • Biting The Hand That Feeds You  PRO

    Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
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    BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU The other week, Laura and I were watching the Animal Planet. On the show we were watching was a dog that was rescued from a neglectful family. The poor animal had a big chain collar embedded into its neck. It had been a long time since the large animal had more

  • Keeping The Last Note

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2011

    KEEPING THE LAST NOTE When little Elena was diagnosed with the rare and terminal form of pediatric brain cancer in 2006, her parents were told she had just 135 days to live. The distraught couple vowed to make each moment special for Elena and her sister Gracie, then four. "We wanted to more

  • David Livingstone,

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009

    David Livingstone, "I Never Made A Sacrifice" In the mid-seventeenth century, a somewhat well-known Englishman was captured by Algerian pirates and made a slave. While a slave, he founded a church. When his brother arranged his release, he refused freedom, having vowed to remain a slave until he more

  • Gratitude And Sacrifice

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
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    GRATITUDE AND SACRIFICE Since the Son of God has died for me, then the least I can do is live for Him. "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me," said the great British athlete C. T. Studd, "then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him." (Source: Norman Grubb, C. more

  • English Deist, Anthony Collins' Question To A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009

    English Deist, Anthony Collins’ Question to a Commoner, "Is your God a great or a little God?" A well-known English deist, Anthony Collins of the seventeenth century, was walking one day when he crossed paths with a commoner. “Where are you going?” asked Collins. “To church, sir.” “What are you more

  • William Temple's Definition Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009

    William Temple’s Definition of Worship In summing up how all this comes together in giving worship, William Temple said: The world can be saved by one thing and that is worship. For to worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge more

  • M ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009

    MINDLESSNESS In 2009, we celebrated the 500th birthday of John Calvin, who was born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France. Calvin went into self-exile in Geneva because France was opposed to the Reformation. The reason I mention this is because of the remarkable work that Calvin did in Geneva. more

  • Light In Dark Places

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    Light in Dark Places A young girl once consulted with her minister. "I cannot stick it out any longer. I am the only Christian in the factory where I work. I get nothing but taunts and sneers. It is more than I can stand. I am going to resign." "Will you tell me," asked the minister, "where more

  • He's No ...

    Contributed by Loyd Taylor on Oct 29, 2008

    HE’S NO STRANGER He’s the wisest man in the church There’s nothing he can’t do If you turn down your ministry He’ll be there to do it for you. He’s also a very faithful member And shows up right on time If you don’t honor your commitment He’ll cover you every time. He’s obviously more