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  • Broken

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on May 6, 2019
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    Broken Windows … (Little improvements can make a big difference) Social psychologists and police officers tend to agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken. This is as true in nice neighborhoods as in rundown ones. One ...read more

  • Broken Dreams As Children Bring Their Broken ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
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     | 2,336 views

    "Broken Dreams As children bring their broken toys With tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God Because He was my friend. But then instead of leaving Him In peace to work alone I hung around and tried to help With ways that were my own. At last I snatched them back ...read more

  • Broken Already  PRO

    Contributed by Frank Houston on Jan 8, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,989 views

    BROKEN ALREADY At the beginning of a new year, a high school principal decided to post his teachers’ new year’s resolutions on the bulletin board. As the teachers gathered around the bulletin board, a great commotion started. One of the teachers was complaining. "Why weren’t my resolutions ...read more

  • Broken Heart

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
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    In Fox’s Book of Martyrs, there is the story of a 26 year old mother named Perpetua. The early church was growing dramatically and she came to faith in Jesus. The Roman government was trying to get her to renounce her faith but she refused. They threw her in prison. Her father came and begged her ...read more

  • Broken Things

    Contributed by Oyewole O. Sarumi on Mar 2, 2011
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    BROKEN THINGS God does not see as man sees. He placed high premium on broken things. He prefers to deal and bless only things and people that are broken. However, when compared to man, the gap is huge. Man prefers things that are not broken and places value on such. Once anything is broken, ...read more

  • Broken Hearts Not Broken Glass!" Proverbs 19:1 ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 18, 2005
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    “Broken Hearts Not Broken Glass!” Proverbs 19:1 Key verse(s) 1:“Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.” It’s time to rise up and take a christian stand! Christians are being persecuted worldwide. There is no doubt of this even in the minds of the ...read more

  • God Uses Broken Things. It Takes Broken Soil To ...  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
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    “God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume... it is Peter, weeping ...read more

  • The Amazing Thing Is That When We Are Broken ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 16, 2009
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    The amazing thing is that when we are broken before God, Jesus takes the broken pieces of our lives and unexpectedly transforms what many people in the world might cast out as trash and creates a thing of beauty that allows his light to shine through. This is called a ...read more

  • Jesus' Broken Hands

    Contributed by Scott Epperson on Nov 22, 2006
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    Illust. Jesus BROKEN HANDS Story told of a large cathedral church that was hit by a earthquake. The disaster destroyed the church, and all that remained was a century old statue of Jesus stand ing with his arms out stretched, only the rubble that fell from the earthquake fell and broke off the ...read more

  • Value From Brokenness

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 18, 2011
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    VALUE FROM BROKENNESS "Going once, going twice, sold for $7,000.00!" The auctioneer said right before his gavel hit the table. Rita Coors was elated. She'd just purchased a porcelain mask, hand painted by John Denver. She couldn't wait to hold it in her hands. As the auctioneer at the 1997 ...read more

  • The Lamb With The Broken Leg

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Feb 7, 2014
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    A tour bus was journeying through Israel with a group of Americans when they saw a unique sight. An Israeli shepherd was carrying a lamb in his arms. The bus stopped to talk with the shepherd and to give tourists a chance to take pictures. A little boy asked the shepherd, "Why are you carrying ...read more

  • David: Brokenness Leads To Loyalty

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jul 19, 2009
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    DAVID: BROKENNESS LEADS TO LOYALTY Psalm 51 Our text was written by King David about a year after he had an adulterous affair. While his men were off to war he was home relaxing. The story results in a series of events that went from adultery to deception and finally murder to cover his tracks ...read more

  • Broken Steel Belts

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 22, 2010
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    BROKEN STEEL BELTS It is impossible to be prepared for every error around. When I bought my dad's old car, it had been sitting idle for a year. He had hardly used it; even the tires were original -- nine years old. When I brought it in for a flat tire, the mechanic fixed it and all seemed ...read more

  • Discipline, Brokenness, And Strength

    Contributed by Pastor Gbenga Shadare on May 4, 2010
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    DISCIPLINE, BROKENNESS, AND STRENGTH Discipline is a virtue that is in short supply nowadays. We see men and women demonstrating a dangerous lack of self restraint and discipline. People do things just because they feel like it, ignoring the consequences. What there is no restraint, no ...read more

  • Broken Vessels Wanted  PRO

    Contributed by David Robb on Jun 1, 2011
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    Broken Vessels Wanted (David Robb) My tears of weeping are pleasing to the Lord. My cries of emptiness are a song to His heart. He is pleased with me when I am broken, because, what He desires most of me is a broken spirit and a humble heart. He desires that of me because, with a broken ...read more

  • The "Broken" Sheepdog And The Shepherd  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011
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    THE "BROKEN" SHEEPDOG AND THE SHEPHERD Philip Keller tells a story in his book, Lessons from a Sheep Dog, about how a bedraggled collie named Lassie came into his possession. One day he happened to notice an ad in the paper that simply said: "Border collie to good owner. Currently uncontrollable ...read more

  • Another Aspect On Being Broken Is In The Words ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
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    Another aspect on being broken is in the words of Vance Havner who said, "God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume . . . it is ...read more

  • Truth May Be Stretched, But Cannot Be Broken, ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
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    "Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above ...read more

  • A Reputation Once Broken May Possibly Be ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
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    "A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes ...read more

  • Divorce Cycle Is Being Broken Adult Children Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2006
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    Divorce Cycle Is Being Broken Adult children of divorced parents have a much lower likelihood of experiencing divorce themselves today than 20 years ago. Compared with those who didn’t divorce, they have a: 49% higher split-up rate. In ’73 it was 172% higher. 34% higher rate of teen-age ...read more