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  • In The Comic Strip, Calvin And Hobbes, Calvin Is ...

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004
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    In the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin is at school, and his teacher is attempting to teach the class. She begins, “ If there are no questions, we will move on to the next chapter. I have a question. Certainly Calvin, what is it? What’s the point of human existence? I meant any questions ...read more

  • In The Comic Strip Calvin And Hobbes, Calvin's ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
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    In the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin’s boss is catching him sitting at his desk staring out the window. “Why aren’t you working Calvin?” Without much thought Calvin confessed to his boss, “Because I didn’t see you coming.” In many ways we are asleep and we don’t see what’s coming. ...read more

  • Calvin Coolidge

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
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    Calvin Coolidge I was reading the other day. ‘Once, President Calvin Coolidge invited some folks from his hometown to dinner at the White house. Since none of them knew what proper etiquette should be on a state occasion, they thought the best policy would be to do whatever the President did. ...read more

  • History Of Calvinism

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
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    HISTORY OF CALVINISM In 1610, just one year after the death of James Arminius (a Dutch Seminary professor) five articles of faith based on his teachings were drawn up by his followers. The Arminians, as his followers came to be called, presented these five doctrines to the State of Holland in ...read more

  • "What Kind Of Clothes Would God Wear?"  PRO

    Contributed by Wayne Major on Oct 8, 2005
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    “What kind of clothes would GOD wear?” I like the answer one person gave, in the story of a man who was commissioned to paint a picture of the Prodigal Son. He went into his work fervently, laboring to produce a picture worthy of telling the story. Finally, the day came when the picture was ...read more

  • I Want To Close With This Little Poem Entitled ...

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on May 7, 2006
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    I want to close with this little poem entitled “Jesus” written by Charlotte S.C. Panton. Lonely? No, not lonely With Jesus standing by; His presence always cheers me, I know that He is nigh. Friendless? No, not friendless Since Jesus is my friend; I change, but he remaineth True, ...read more

  • How They Knew God's Love

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Sep 9, 2007
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    “How They Knew God’s Love” We tried to visit the lepers at least once a month, when they gathered out on the grass, and we went over what they had learned and sought to make clear the way of salvation by the use of Gospel posters. Sometimes we asked them questions, to see if they really ...read more

  • A Beautiful Mind - The End Of The Movie - Russel ...

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 18, 2007
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    A Beautiful Mind - the end of the movie - Russel Crowe’s character gives a great speech about love - what he says about his wife’s love we ...read more

  • When I Was Growing Up, I Lived In A House That ...

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 19, 2007
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    When I was growing up, I lived in a house that had a brick patio in the backyard. The people that owned the house previously had put the bricks in place. They had not done a very good job. They had not made it level. This was bad enough but the part that really infuriated my father was the fact ...read more

  • Last Summer When I Was Working At The Seminary On ...

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 19, 2007
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    Last summer when I was working at the seminary on grounds crew, I was put in charge of a special task. I was to oversee the labor of three other workers. We were suppose to clean up the yard for our new Dean of Student Life. There were a lot of different plants growing in a bed around the front of ...read more

  • In The 1500s, Martin Luther Wrote "The Bondage Of ...

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Sep 30, 2008
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    In the 1500s, Martin Luther wrote "The Bondage of the Will" to defend the Biblical teaching of the depravity of our nature and our slavery to sin. Luther's work was in answer to the writings of Erasmus on free will. Of Erasmus' defense of free will, Luther wrote: "Your book struck me as so ...read more

  • Calvinism Vs. Arminianism  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
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    CALVINISM V. ARMINIANISM The story is told of a group of theologians who were discussing the tension between predestination and free will. Things became so heated that the group broke up into two opposing factions. But one man, not knowing which to join, stood for a moment trying to decide. ...read more

  • Spurgeon On The Final Preservation Of The Saints

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
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    SPURGEON ON THE FINAL PRESERVATION OF THE SAINTS In the words of Charles Spurgeon: When I heard it said that the Lord would keep His people right to the end, --that Christ had said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall ...read more

  • Once Shaved  PRO

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 7, 2011
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    ONCE SHAVED A fellow got up one morning and decided he no longer was going to shave himself; he was instead going to the barber for his morning shave. The town barber also happened to be the local preacher in town. When the guy walked into the barber shop the barber/preacher was not there, he ...read more

  • Calvin Of Calvin And Hobbs Cartoon Fame Gets ...

    Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 29, 2008
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    Calvin of Calvin and Hobbs cartoon fame gets dressed in his special clothes for school. He goes to school. He sits on some bubble gum, gets beat up by a bully, fails a test at school and gets rained on the way home. At bedtime he ...read more

  • Calvin And Hobbes: House Flooded

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 19, 2002
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    From a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip); CALVIN (Calling father at work): Hi Dad, it’s me Calvin. How’s Work Going? Uh-huh. Pretty out isn’t it? Yup. Are you bringing me any presents home tonight?..No? Well I just thought I’d ask. Listen, I suppose you’re wondering why I ...read more

  • Calvin On This Point Is Instructive: Whatever ...

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
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    Calvin on this point is instructive: Whatever title then men may hold, they are to be listened to only on the condition that they do not lead us away from obeying God. So we must examine all their traditions by the rule of the Word of God. We must obey princes and others who are in authority, but ...read more

  • Calvin Coolidge's Father Told Of A ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
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    Calvin Coolidge’s father told of a characteristic his son had upon becoming the president of the United States. His father said that often when he had to go out of town he would leave certain instructions with Calvin Coolidge about things that needed to be done before he returned. And, he said, he ...read more

  • Calvin Coolidge Once Said…  PRO

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 18, 2007
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    Calvin Coolidge once said… Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the ...read more

  • Calvin's Heart Aflame

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 26, 2011
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    CALVIN'S HEART AFLAME We are emotional beings, and it is unlikely that we would check our emotions at the door when we enter the sanctuary. Our great forebear in the faith, John Calvin, chose as his personal emblem a hand extending upward to God and in that hand a heart aflame. And ...read more