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  • Years Ago I Was The Associate Pastor Of A Church ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 9, 2009

    Years ago I was the Associate Pastor of a church in Camden, Arkansas. Shirley and I were asked to go to Triple S Bible Camp with the young people of the church. The preachers asked to preach to the teens and youth workers were very abusive in their approach. One preacher referred to women who wore more

  • Spoiled Child Of God

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 11, 2009
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    SPOILED CHILD OF GOD Have you ever noticed a parent spoiling his child by allowing him to freely roam, disobey, be out late at night without accountability, talk back to him, etc? At times, parents are fearful of losing their child’s love if they restrict their activity or don’t give in to more

  • John Ortberg In The Life You've Always Wanted ...

    Contributed by C Vincent on Feb 13, 2009

    John Ortberg in The Life You’ve Always Wanted speaks about Mable. She was in a state-run convalescent home, a place where people were left to die. Mable lived 25yrs in a home. She was strapped into a wheelchair; half her face was eaten away with cancer, she was blind and almost deaf; she more

  • If I Don't Love This One...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
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    "IF I DON’T LOVE THIS ONE..." There was a little girl who had a very large collection of dolls heaped on her bed. A guest in her room one day asked herd "Do you love dolls" Then, with tender loving care, she spread out the whole collection for the guest to inspect and admire. The guest asked more

  • Anyone Can Do That...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
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    "ANYONE CAN DO THAT..." There was a man named Doug Nichols who went to India to be a missionary. While he was just starting to study the language, he became infected with tuberculosis and had to be put in a sanitarium. It was not a very good place to be. It was not very clean and conditions more

  • I Wish I Could Be Like That  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
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    I WISH I COULD BE LIKE THAT It was the Christmas season and Paul had received a special pre-Christmas gift from his brother. It was a beautiful brand new automobile. On Christmas Eve, when Paul came out of his office, a street kid was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. When more

  • Brother's Brother

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009

    BROTHER’S BROTHER Robert Hingson is a physician, an anesthesiologist, working out of Pittsburgh. A Baptist layman, he got interested in the plight of the diseased peoples of the world. He found out that thousands of the world’s children are dying from a host of contagious diseases. So Bob more

  • Live What You Believe  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
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    LIVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE After the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, no person in all of East Germany was more despised than the former Communist dictator Erich Honniker. He had been stripped of all his offices. Even the Communist Party rejected him. Kicked out of his villa, the new government more

  • An Outstretched Hand

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
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    AN OUTSTRETCHED HAND In Stockholm, Sweden, a woman was injured as she rushed to catch a streetcar. She stumbled in front of the moving car and was caught beneath it. The police sent for a crane to lift the car off her body. While waiting for the crane, a crowd of people gathered out of more

  • Loving Without Agreeing  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
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    LOVING WITHOUT AGREEING We can love others without totally agreeing with them. Often love is worked out by agreeing to disagree. We can offer love and care for people who are different from us and people we don’t agree with. This fact is illustrated by a true story that took place in the more

  • Kurtis Warner: Christlike Love  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
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    KURTIS WARNER: CHRISTLIKE LOVE You never know when an encouraging act of kindness will bring about change in a person’s life for the better. In a supermarket, Kurtis, the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the intercom asking for a carry out at checkout register 4. more

  • I Didn't Know Her.

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009

    "I DIDN’T KNOW HER." A few years ago, a man named David Cash and a friend and his friend Jeremy Strohmeyer were in Las Vegas. Strohmeyer followed a young girl into a bathroom and began to physically assault her. Cash came upon the scene, made a half-hearted attempt to intervene, and then left more

  • Stop For The Boat People

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
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    STOP FOR THE BOAT PEOPLE On Aug. 8, 2004, the Vietnamese community of Westminster, California, celebrated one of the kindest and bravest acts performed by a stranger on them. On Nov. 13, 1985, ninety-six Vietnamese refugees despaired for their lives and their families’ lives when the engine of more

  • Love Your Neighbor's Broccoli

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
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    LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR’S BROCCOLI A little girl stayed for dinner at the home of her friend. The vegetable was buttered broccoli, and the mother asked if she liked it. The child replied very politely, "Oh, yes, I love it." But when the bowl of broccoli was passed, she declined to take any. The more

  • The Categorical Imperative

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on May 8, 2009

    THE CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE The Golden Rule is common sense. The most concise version is to be found in the works of Immanuel Kant and goes by the name of the Categorical Imperative: "Act only according to that maxim more

  • Your First Love

    Contributed by Charles Worth on May 16, 2009

    YOUR FIRST LOVE Remember your first love? That innocent time in life when you had fallen "head over heels" for someone? Knowing it is the right thing to do you went to her/him and confessed your undying love; only to be told how much they "like" you as a friend. Jesus must feel that way at more

  • Don't Underestimate An Act Of Love

    Contributed by Billy Noel on May 18, 2009

    DON'T UNDERESTIMATE AN ACT OF LOVE One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must more

  • Love In The Driveway  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
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    LOVE IN THE DRIVEWAY One young boy said, "Love is when his daddy reads me a bedtime story. True love is when he doesn’t skip any pages." I remember when my son Shawn was in high school. Several times he parked his truck in the middle of the driveway. That got my dander up, because I could not more

  • Touching The Untouchable

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009

    TOUCHING THE UNTOUCHABLE I have served as a volunteer Chaplain for the Havelock Police Dept for many years. Still, I will never forget my first night out with them. I was completely green and had no idea how to act. I was trying to follow the lead of the other officers. We were called to the more

  • Mistaken For Jesus  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 3, 2009
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    MISTAKEN FOR JESUS Some years ago I heard an interesting story about a young boy living in Paris at the end of the World War II. He had been orphaned by the atrocities committed by the German forces. Now all alone, he was having to scrounge around the ruined city as best as he could to find more