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  • Does He Show Through?  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,710 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

  • Who Taught You How To Fish? Hunt? Whittle? Skip A ...

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Oct 7, 2008
     | 1,035 views

    Who taught you how to fish? Hunt? Whittle? Skip a rock? You didn’t learn those things as a child by yourself Someone older taught you how And we are to do that in the church as well And how does Paul introduce this ...read more

  • I Like Christ, I Don't Like Christians

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
     | 1,542 views

    I Like Christ, I Don’t Like Christians There was a story told concerning former Prime Minister of India Gandhi. Years ago a British missionary asked the former Prime Minister of India Dr. Gandhi if he would consider becoming a Christian. Gandhi said no. The missionary said why. Ghandi had ...read more

  • Author Jill Briscoe In "Here Am I Lord, Send ...

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating
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    Author Jill Briscoe in "Here Am I Lord, Send Somebody Else" writes of this subject, "God transports us to a situation. There is no such thing as happenstance in the life of a child of God. His intent is to use fallible people to give out His infallible truth to a world living in error. He wants to ...read more

  • People Need To Be Scared

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Nov 12, 2008
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    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
     | 1,063 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
     | 1,388 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

  • Everybody Smells Us  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Nov 12, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,355 views

    EVERYBODY SMELLS US You ever met someone that had no sense of smell? I have, and actually, an estimated 2.7 million people in the United States have an impaired or absent sense of smell. It's known as chronic olfactory dysfunction. Most people I know can smell when there is a certain powerful ...read more

  • An Atheist Defends Evangelism In Africa

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 31, 2008
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     | 1,550 views

    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
     | 1,139 views

    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

  • John Newton: Infidel Restored  PRO

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,240 views

    John Newton: Infidel Restored John Newton continued his ministry into his old age, turning a deaf ear to friends who urged him to accept retirement, as by the time he reached 80 he was almost blind and partially deaf. "I cannot stop" he replied. "What! Shall the old African blasphemer stop while ...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

  • Richest Man In Town

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
     | 1,315 views

    RICHEST MAN IN TOWN In 1972, a young Egyptian businessman named Farahat lost an $11,000 watch. He was stunned when a garbage man dressed in filthy rags found it and returned it to him. Farahat asked him why he didn’t just keep the watch. The garbage man said, "My Christ told me to be honest ...read more

  • Standing Out

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Feb 23, 2009
     | 1,205 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
     | 1,338 views

    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

  • Your Face Gives It Away  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 940 views

    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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
     | 1,062 views

    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

  • Finishing Well

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
     | 1,388 views

    FINISHING WELL Dr. J. Robert Clinton, professor at Fuller Seminary, did a study of male leadership in the Bible and determined that only 30% of them finished well. Wow! The odds are against us! Consider also this next example. The World Cup is over. Italy beat France in a shootout, 5-3, in ...read more