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  • On A Practical Level I Really Do Like To Garden, ...

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Dec 30, 2011
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    On A practical level I really do like to garden, those of you who have listened to me preach for a while have probably heard me blather on about my vege garden, it’s looking great at present, I’ve got courgettes growing, tomatoes vines just starting to bear fruit, I’ve already harvested ...read more

  • The Problem With Being Deceased

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 13, 2012

    THE PROBLEM WITH BEING DECEASED ABC News reported a strange story this week: Arthur Livingston, of Prosperity, S.C., may feel prosperous and alive, but his credit report says, "File not scored because subject is deceased." That's because Livingston's bank, Bank of America, has been reporting ...read more

  • Hoarders And The New Birth

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 1, 2013
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    The New Birth (John 3 & 2 Cor. 5:17) "Hoarders" Have you ever watched the show, "Hoarders?" It's about people who have a hard time throwing things away. They simply collect and, eventually, the clutter overwhelms them. The thing about a hoarder is that, unless there is a change within, the ...read more

  • God Uses People Like Derrick

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011

    GOD USES PEOPLE LIKE DERRICK In Dayton, Ohio, attorney Derrick Farmer gave a motivational talk to at-risk teens. Derrick is 48 years old and has been an attorney since 1999. Now, what was unusual about this event was that it was picketed by 30 Dayton police officers. Why? When Derrick was 16 ...read more

  • Built Out Of Junk

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2011

    BUILT OUT OF JUNK Did you hear about the homeless man in Brazil who built his own car out of junk? Orismar de Souza is a homeless man in Brazil who decided to build the car using junk, spare parts and a hammer and chisel. Four years later, the "shrimpmobile" has him back on his feet. Souza, ...read more

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. A Movie ...

    Contributed by Chuck Gohn on Jun 23, 2011

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. A movie about a man who was born old. It is a great opening for a sermon ...read more

  • Sprouting To New Life

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011
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    SPROUTING TO NEW LIFE A few years ago, when archaeologists began excavating in the courtyard of a medieval monastery, they found seeds that had been dormant for more than 400 years that had begun to grow. King Henry VIII had closed the monastery in 1539, and herbs tended by the monks died. But ...read more

  • The Beautiful Sounds Of The Stradivarius

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011

    THE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS OF THE STRADIVARIUS Years ago, there was a master violinist in Europe. He would play in concerts, and he had a magnificent Stradivarius violin, extremely expensive. He would play the Stradivarius violin in concert and everyone would whisper in the crowd, "Listen to the ...read more

  • Remission

    Contributed by Lou Butterfield on Sep 5, 2011

    REMISSION While a graduate student at Indiana University and also serving as youth minister at the North Central church in Bloomington, I had an experience I will never forget. I woke up early on this particular Sunday morning to get to the building in time to drive one of the church buses ...read more

  • Born Losers

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Apr 28, 2009

    BORN LOSERS Susan Boyle has taken the world by storm. Here is this middle aged homely spinster who has never been kissed--and she has won the hearts of not only Britain, but nearly everyone in the world. Why is that? Is it because she is such a fantastic singer? I don’t think so. There ...read more

  • All Things New

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jun 16, 2009

    ALL THINGS NEW Years ago, I had the classic New Jersey car accident: I was hit from behind as I stopped for someone in a crosswalk. The guy actually got out of his car threw up his hands and exclaimed, "What the blank are you stopping for?" I got out of my car and motioned to the crosswalk, "I ...read more

  • Demon-Possessed Man

    Contributed by Daryl Grimes on Sep 25, 2009
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    DEMON-POSSESSED MAN People had written him off a long time ago. He was just a crazy lunatic that no one wanted anything to do with. They kept their children away, they kept their wives away and they kept themselves away. He lived like a pig, his body odor was almost unbearable and to make ...read more

  • Nine Year-Old Girl Transformed By Liver ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2009

    Nine year-old Girl Transformed by Liver Transplant and Change of Blood Type Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood cells were being attacked by her own white blood ...read more

  • Life Begins At The Cross

    Contributed by James Mercer on Dec 8, 2009
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    LIFE BEGINS AT THE CROSS We don’t begin to live until we believe on Jesus and receive this everlasting life. A popular book a generation ago was entitled, Life Begins at Forty, where the author sought to prove that a person just enters the prime of life at forty years of age. The new saying is ...read more

  • You Must Be Born Again  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN Paula Webster had been raised in a Christian home, had been given a Christian education, and was settled down in what seemed to be a Christian marriage. She was active in her church, attended Bible conferences, and even had regular times of personal Bible study. She said ...read more

  • Notice That They Will Have A Form Of Godliness ...

    Contributed by on Feb 7, 2010

    "Notice that they will have a form of godliness or 'Christianity,' but they will deny its power. How will they deny its power? They deny that Christianity can change them from being unforgiving to forgiving. They will boast of being followers of Jesus and proclaim their 'new birth' experience, ...read more

  • Demolish The Old, Build Something New

    Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Mar 1, 2010

    DEMOLISH THE OLD, BUILD SOMETHING NEW I like watching those video clips of buildings being demolished with dynamite. The people that do that spend hours planning and setting the dynamite in place and wiring everything, so that everything will just kind of fall in on itself, without affecting ...read more

  • Clinker Bricks  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2010
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    CLINKER BRICKS Although at times it seems as though the church is in ruin and rubble, God sees it as a beautiful building. Clinker bricks are bricks that did not quite make it. For some reason or another, they come out of the kiln misshapen or deformed. I read about a Presbyterian Church in ...read more

  • Object Lesson: New Socks

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 13, 2009

    OBJECT LESSON: NEW SOCKS One of the things that our church does is that we give out new socks to some of the homeless men and women. You walk around and sleep here and there, and even if you take care of yourself and shower, your socks get dirty. When you’ve been wearing probably the same ...read more

  • Object Lesson: The Mop Head

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 13, 2009

    OBJECT LESSON: THE MOP HEAD I have here a mop head that I recently replaced at the Upper Room. This has been used to mop urine. I know, because I mopped up when this guy urinated all over himself, the couch he was sitting on, and the floor while he was asleep. It has mopped up the filth that was ...read more