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

    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

  • Salt-Craving  PRO

    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

  • Knowing The Father's Love

    Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 19, 2009
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    KNOWING THE FATHER'S LOVE Consider an illustration of two children and two fathers. One child feels like he’s just a tenant in the house, a servant doing what he’s commanded to do. He doesn’t know his father very well or his father’s love. He just knows what he’s been commanded to do. The ...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

  • What's Vision?

    Contributed by Donny Granberry on Apr 23, 2010
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    WHAT'S VISION? When God gives us a vision, something inside us begins to change. It consumes our thoughts, every move we make we dwell on the burden. • Vision points you in a direction. • Vision gives you an opportunity to become more than you already are. • Vision means that you are ...read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sowing And Reaping  PRO

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 23, 2011
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    SOWING AND REAPING There is a famous (and doubtless apocryphal) story about Horatio Bottomley, the politician and convicted fraudster, who was stitching mailbags in prison when a chaplain caught sight of him. "Sewing, Bottomley?" said the priest. "No," he ...read more

  • Craving Milk  PRO

    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

  • The "Going Out"

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Feb 26, 2012
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    THE "GOING OUT" We read in John 15:26, "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me." The "sending" the "going out" which Jesus refers to here is not like a king sending a servant. It is an ...read more

  • The Word Of God Sent Through The Prophets

    Contributed by Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Jun 7, 2013
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    THE WORD OF GOD SENT THROUGH THE PROPHETS You want success - believe the word of God he has sent through his prophets. Period. Imagine The German Army and the USA Army and United Kingdom Army gathered against Canadian Army. And God sends Pastor Dada, call him a Prophet for this purpose to ...read more

  • George Barna

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on May 15, 2002
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    George Barna: 96% believe in God. 92% believe the Bible is God’s Word. 42% belong to a local ...read more

  • Three Kinds Of Christians  PRO

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
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    There are three kinds of Christians: (1) Row-boat Christians—struggling in their own power; stop to rest for a while, only to find that the current has taken them back where they started. (2) Sail-boat Christians—let the wind do all the work; enjoy the high moments, But what happens ...read more