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  • It Is Said Of Robert Murray Mccheyne, A Godly ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 3, 2008
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    It is said of Robert Murray McCheyne, a godly Scottish minister of the last century, that his face carried such a hallowed expression that people were known to fall on their knees and accept Jesus Christ as Savior when they looked at him. Others were so attracted ...read more

  • We Know That Jesus Rose From The Dead. The ...

    Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 11, 2008
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    We know that Jesus rose from the dead. The resurrection is a historical event, not a myth or story. We know this from the empty tomb and the people who saw Christ physically alive. First, the women, and then the apostles, and then over five hundred people saw Christ alive after he rose from the ...read more

  • God In Real Life

    Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 3, 2008
     | 1,550 views

    GOD IN REAL LIFE There is this Christian comedian who was sharing his testimony. He came to a point in his life when he was drinking, doing some drugs, had some money issues, his relationship with his wife was falling apart, and he said that he had even beat his small child for crying. When all ...read more

  • The White Stone

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 29, 2008
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     | 1,711 views

    The White Stone The overcomers at Pergamos were given a white stone, and in the stone a new name written.The people of Pergamos were familiar with a number of customs involving the use of a white stone. They used a voters urn in which if you approved of a candidate you placed a white stone ...read more

  • Does He Show Through?  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
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     | 2,059 views

    Does He Show Through? One Sunday on their way home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, the preacher’s sermon this morning confused me." The mother said, "Oh? Why is that?" The little girl replied, "Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?" ...read more

  • People Need To Be Scared

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Nov 12, 2008
     | 1,690 views

    PEOPLE NEED TO BE SCARED As Christians today we tend to blend in with the world. We don’t want to be seen as a fanatic. We should want to be considered a fanatic. The shorten form of the word fanatic is fan, Which in sports or entertainment is a compliment. We are not ashamed to be considered ...read more

  • What Does Your Family Portrait Look Like?

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Nov 12, 2008
     | 1,296 views

    WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT LOOK LIKE? Looking at a family portrait, can you easily determine if the family is a happy, joyful family? The answer is no, we are all far to good actors in those photographs. If we were to take a true family portrait, the kids would have their hands around each ...read more

  • What's That Smell?

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Nov 12, 2008
     | 1,799 views

    WHAT'S THAT SMELL? What are some of the things we experience as we walk through a cow pasture? Usually we see cows, hay, and cow patties. The cow pasture is a place full of sights, sounds and smells. What is that smell? Some would say that the cow pasture really stinks While others would ...read more

  • An Atheist Defends Evangelism In Africa

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 31, 2008
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    AN ATHEIST DEFENDS EVANGELISM IN AFRICA I would like to conclude by reading you an article – that Andrew sent to me - from the Sunday Times dated 27th December 2008 written by Matthew Parris: December 27, 2008 (full article) As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God Missionaries, ...read more

  • Thou Wast A Bond-Man

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 18, 2009
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    Thou Wast a Bond-Man John Newton, the former slave-ship captain, was so grateful for God’s gracious dealings with him that when the vicarage at Olney was refurbished he had two sentences from Isaiah 43:4 and Deuteronomy 15:15 painted over the fireplace of his study: ’Since thou wast precious in ...read more

  • A Pious Church Member, Who Thought Himself To Be ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 22, 2009
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    A pious church member, who thought himself to be a great Christian, visited the junior department of the Sunday school. The Superintendent asked him to say a few word to the boys and girls. He stood pompously before them and asked, "Why do you think people call me a Christian?" There was an ...read more

  • Ashamed Of Myself

    Contributed by Robert Drake on Feb 21, 2009
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    ASHAMED OF MYSELF A young man got up to give his testimony for Christ at a tent meeting. He was not very accustomed to speaking in public, and he stumbled over his words quite a bit. An atheist in the back of the crowd yelled, "You should be ashamed of yourself, standing up there and talking ...read more

  • Standing Out

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Feb 23, 2009
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     | 1,780 views

    STANDING OUT I remember an experience as a 16-year-old, Salvation Army soldier. I was walking to the church from my house for Bible study. In those days, soldiers wore uniforms to every church function. On route to the church, there were 12 or 15 peers hanging outside the pool hall that I had to ...read more

  • You Remember The Gatorade Commercial With ...

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009
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    You remember the Gatorade commercial with Michael Jordan and the tagline, "Be like Mike." Well, our goal as Christians should be to "be like Jesus." 1 John 2:5-6 puts it this way, "This is how we know ...read more

  • Light In The Darkness

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 11, 2009
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    LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS I remember a story told to me by a friend who flew combat choppers in Viet Nam. He was radioed to a secret mission one night which required him to fly in total darkness, totally by instruments. Hovering above a jungle under heavy cloud cover, he told me that it seemed you ...read more

  • Your Face Gives It Away  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
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    YOUR FACE GIVES IT AWAY There's a story of three prospectors who found a rich vein of gold in California during the gold rush days. They realized what a great discovery they had, and they decided, "We’ve a really good thing going here, as long as no one else finds out about it." So they each ...read more

  • High Cost Is Expected

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
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    HIGH COST IS EXPECTED In the past missionaries boarded ship not expecting to ever see their homeland again. Some even sold themselves into slavery because that was the only way other slaves could have a chance to hear the gospel. High cost and sacrifice was something expected of the body of ...read more

  • The Wrong Kind Of Loyalty

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 12, 2009
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    THE WRONG KIND OF LOYALTY There is a story of a Japanese soldier, Lt. Hiroo Onada, left on the island Lubang in the Philippines on December 25, 1944, with the command to "carry on the mission, even if Japan surrenders." Onada continued his war alone. All efforts to convince him to surrender or ...read more

  • I Am One Of Them

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2009
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    I AM ONE OF THEM As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these last words to a friend: "It’s a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy, which is a thousand ...read more

  • Sole Witness

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
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     | 3,143 views

    SOLE WITNESS A fine lad entered the Army. He faced a real test the first night he went to be in the barracks. He had formed the commendable habit of placing his Bible on his bed at home and kneeling down to read a chapter while having his daily prayer time before retiring. Surrounded by ...read more