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  • Tim Keller On The Gospel  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
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    TIM KELLER ON THE GOSPEL Tim Keller once said, “Here’s the gospel: you’re more sinful than you ever dared believe; you’re more loved than you ever dared hope." (Source: Tim Keller, Treasure ...read more

  • The Relationship Is What Counts  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 24, 2011
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    THE RELATIONSHIP IS WHAT COUNTS Wayne Cordeiro, a preacher in Honolulu, HI writes: Some time ago some wonderful people in our church gave Anna, my wife, and me a dinner certificate to a nice restaurant for $100. We thought, Wow, a hundred bucks. Let's go for it. We found a free evening. ...read more

  • Salt-Craving

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    SALT-CRAVING Salt creates thirst. Try eating just one Ruffles potato chip. You cannot eat just one chip. They are salty which creates a thirst for more. When people look at our lives here do they thirst more for the living Jesus? Chuck Swindoll says an appropriate grave marker for many might ...read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    GETTING BACK ON TRACK Jim Baker is back in the pulpit again. "It's awesome to die and come back," he told about 400 worshipers at Way of Life Church, where he was the guest speaker one Sunday. The former PTL Ministries leader presided over a multimillion dollar TV ministry until he resigned amid ...read more

  • Vance Haver Said, "We Are Not To Be Isolated But ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    Vance Haver said, "We are not to be isolated but insulated, moving in the midst of evil but untouched by it. Separation is contact without contamination." (From Nathan ...read more

  • What Is Christianity?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
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    WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY? A number of years ago, in preparation for a discussion period on a Christian radio program, an interviewer went into the streets of Philadelphia to ask people this question: "What is Christianity." The answers were surprising. Some said that Christianity is "the ...read more

  • Christ Makes Us More, Not Less

    Contributed by David Hodgin on Jun 24, 2009
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    CHRIST MAKES US MORE, NOT LESS The Major League record for homeruns is held by the Aaron brothers. Henry and Tommie combined hit more homeruns than any other combination of brothers in baseball history. Together they hit 768 homeruns. Henry hit 755 of them and Tommie added 13. Even though one ...read more

  • Priority Lesson  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 16, 2008
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    Priority Lesson At a nursing home in Florida a resident group was discussing ailments. "My arms are so weak I can hardly life this cup of coffee," said one. "Yes I know, my cataracts are so bad I can't even see my coffee," replied another. "I can't turn my head because of the arthritis in ...read more

  • The Story Of The Basset Hound Appeared In Tacoma, ...

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Sep 8, 2008
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    The story of the basset hound appeared in Tacoma, Washington newspaper. The dog's name was Tattoo. The reporter wrote, "Tattoo didn't plan on going for a run that evening, but when his owner accidentally shut the poor dog's leash in the car door and drove away from home, Tattoo had little choice." ...read more

  • C.s. Lewis Certainly Recognized This, And In His ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    C.S. Lewis certainly recognized this, and in his essay "The Law of Human Nature", he built and established a very strong and incontrovertible argument for the case. In the middle of this short piece he says, "Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you ...read more

  • Are You Drawing Or Building?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    Are You Drawing or Building? Dr. J.B. Gambrel tells an amusing story from General Stonewall Jackson's famous valley campaign. Jackson's army found itself on one side of a river when it needed to be on the other side. After telling his engineers to plan and build a bridge so the army could cross, ...read more

  • Eternal Life

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    Eternal Life If you are Christian, eternal life does not simply mean going to heaven for eternity. Eternal life means a never-dying spirit that has already sprung to life in you! In other words, eternal life starts NOW! Your life that lasts eternally in the next world is the same life that ...read more

  • What Makes A Christian

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009
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    WHAT MAKES A CHRISTIAN "The true Christian desires less and less of the things and comforts and pursuits and goals of this world, and desires more and more the things that are eternal, that are pleasing to God, that are divine in nature. What do you witness in the people around you who claim to ...read more

  • Keys To The Kingdom?

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 29, 2009
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    KEYS TO THE KINGDOM? At a former church, the day I started my job as an associate pastor I was given a set of keys to the church by one of the Trustees, Bill. Bill told me, "Peter, these are not all the keys to the church, we are only giving you four keys: One key to the church building, one key ...read more

  • Object Lesson: Egg Osmosis

    Contributed by Antonio Silveira on Jun 4, 2011
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    OBJECT LESSON: EGG OSMOSIS Osmosis is the process by which water enters our tissues. All of our cells are surrounded by a membrane that selectively allows in anything the cell needs but prevents unwanted molecules from entering. Weigh a couple of uncooked eggs and carefully place them into a ...read more

  • Craving Milk

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Oct 26, 2011
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    CRAVING MILK I remember our grandkids had ravenous appetites towards mother's milk and they all grew fat as over-stuffed ticks. All 4 of them were roly-poly by 3 months of age. There was an obvious direct corollary between milk ingested and weight gain. Likewise, spiritual infants who crave ...read more

  • C.s. Lewis, In His Essay "The Law Of Human ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
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    C.S. Lewis, in his essay "The Law of Human Nature," said, "Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining ...read more

  • The Law Of Nature

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
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    C. S. Lewis ended an essay saying this: "These, then, are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They ...read more

  • Brock (Huard)mentioned That A Few Years Ago ...

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Apr 14, 2004
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    Brock (Huard)mentioned that a few years ago while playing for the Seattle Seahawks each quarterback on the roster was a Christian: John Kitna, Trent Dilfer, and himself. He shared that just before the team would emerge from the tunnel at Husky Stadium (during the years the new Seahawk Stadium was ...read more

  • Why Do We Hide Things Of Value? To Keep Them ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 10, 2004
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    "Why do we hide things of value? To keep them safe. In some cases, because of their sentimental value, or their deep personal meaning for us, we might keep them hidden because we consider only a select few people in our lives worthy of sharing the knowledge of them. Like some item that may ...read more