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  • Our Task Is To Be Like The Father Of A Seminary ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Our task is to be like the father of a seminary student. He and his father, an inner-city pastor, were jogging in their neighborhood when they decided to have a pizza delivered to their home. On their way to the pay phone a homeless man asked them for change. Without a second thought the father ...read more

  • It Reminds Me Of A Story I Heard Of A Pastor In ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    It reminds me of a story I heard of a pastor in TN who had a lady in his church who was in her mid - 80’s. She was living in a nursing home. Now, she was one of these whose body was weak, but her mind was still as sharp as a tack. She said, “Pastor, I know I’m not going to live much longer, but ...read more

  • A Few Years Ago There Was A Phrase That Was ...  PRO

    Contributed by Scott Brewer on Jul 23, 2007
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    A few years ago there was a phrase that was popularized by the TV game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” It has become a cultural catch phrase. As you may remember, Regis Philbin would ask a contestant a question. The correct answer was worth a lot of money. The question would have a ...read more

  • As You Find Your Place, I Want To Relay Some ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 24, 2007
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    As you find your place, I want to relay some information to you. There was a recent study done to determine who invented the toothbrush. A lot of research was done and it seems that they have reached a deadend. They have been unable to find out who invented it. However, they have narrowed down the ...read more

  • Me And My Father-In-Law Used To Have A Project We ...

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
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    Me and my father-in-law used to have a project we liked to work on together. It was with chickens. On several occasions we incubated some eggs. He had an incubator and I would care for it while the eggs were “cooking.” One of the key elements in hatching those eggs was temperature control If ...read more

  • Tune Into The Gospel  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 11, 2008
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    TUNE INTO THE GOSPEL Right now, there are thousands of radio stations broadcasting through the air all over the U.S. Some have news shows, others play a variety of musical styles; commercials are blaring while other stations broadcast sporting events. But if you do not tune in, those radio ...read more

  • God Is Looking For People With Conviciton

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    GOD IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH CONVICITON DEF: an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence In the events of the bridge collaple here in Minneapolis this past week, you have probably heard of countless examples of people acting with conviction. * Ed Nelson M.P.D. - when ...read more

  • The Law Of Nature

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    Lewis ended the essay I quoted 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. ...read more

  • Sheep Are Stubborn

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    As Joel Preston says: -Sheep are stubborn. Sheep can get easily lost because they tend to go their own way. Like sheep, believers have a tendency to go their own direction rather than follow the divine Shepherd's plan. So Ps 119:176 says, "I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; ...read more

  • How To Get A Sheep To Lie Down  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    HOW TO GET A SHEEP TO LIE DOWN Philip Keller says that in order for sheep to lie down, four things are required: 1. Sheep must be free from all fear. Sheep are very easily frightened. A stray jackrabbit jumping out from behind a bush can stampede a whole flock. When one startled sheep runs in ...read more

  • Barry Cameron Tells About An Airplane Flight That ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    Barry Cameron tells about an airplane flight that he took. On the flight there were 4 servicemen. Before the door on the plane was closed, the pilot announced we had a number of special guests on our flight (the servicemen in uniform) and asked us to show our appreciation to them. The plane erupted ...read more

  • Father More Anxious To Find Boy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    Father More Anxious To Find Boy One Sunday night D. L. Moody preached in a big circus tent near the Columbian Exposition in Chicago from the text, "The Son of man is come to seek and to save the lost." After he had finished, a little boy was brought to the platform by an officer who had found the ...read more

  • Our Commitment In The Service Of Lord In Very ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    Our commitment in the service of Lord in very important in building the body of Christ. And I challenge you to commit your life in the ministry: Confidently, wholeheartedly and absolutely for the glory of God. Illustrations. In Yorkshire, England, during the early 1800s, two sons were born to a ...read more

  • God Summons Us To Seek Our Best Creative Selves. ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    "God summons us to seek our best creative selves. He calls us to become artists of life, seers of truth, creators of new possibilities, and innovative problem solvers. Perhaps by looking at Jesus' life and seeing His creative spirit at work, we can begin to awaken to the creative possibilities of ...read more

  • The Lord Has Given Everyone Of Us Sufficient ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    The Lord has given everyone of us sufficient ability to attain success in life. There are many stories of people who succeed despite of their physical handicapped: Blind people, crippled, people with no arms, no feet, etc. Only people with no heads who did not succeed in life. Illustration. An ...read more

  • Father More Anxious To Find Boy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
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    Father More Anxious To Find Boy One Sunday night D. L. Moody preached in a big circus tent near the Columbian Exposition in Chicago from the text, "The Son of man is come to seek and to save the lost." After he had finished, a little boy was brought to the platform by an officer who had found ...read more

  • Bread In The Hand

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
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    BREAD IN THE HAND David used what he had--a sling. For the little boy at the feeding of the 5,000 it was five loaves and two fish. For Samson it was the jawbone of a donkey. God can use anything. The major problem is workers in the Philippines nowadays have a personal slogan: "No support, no ...read more

  • Whoever Gets The Son Gets It All  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    WHOEVER GETS THE SON GETS IT ALL The story is told about a wealthy man and his only son - both of whom loved to collect rare works of art! They had everything - from the late great Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) to the late great Italian ...read more

  • Patchwork World  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    PATCHWORK WORLD Studdert Kennedy tells of an explorer who brought back a chameleon which his household affectionately named Billy the Lizard. The explorer left Billy in charge of his butler who showed him to his many friends and associates. When the explorer returned, he asked how Billy was. ...read more

  • Wesley's Conversion  PRO

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 10, 2009
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    WESLEY’S CONVERSION John Wesley become a priest in the Church of England before he had become a Christian. His conversion story is very interesting: Not long after the first Moravian missionaries came from Germany, Wesley had left for the West Indies, Wesley found himself on board a ship ...read more