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  • A Friend Found Socrates Eyeing Merchandise In The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
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    A friend found Socrates eyeing merchandise in the marketplace. The friend asked why he was looking, since he never bought anything. Socrates said: "Because I am always amazed to see how many things there are that I don't need." At Christmas, Christians need to develop a new discipline. As our more

  • Abound, Then Rebound  PRO

    Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
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    ABOUND, THEN REBOUND Abundant Love must REBOUND. Rebounding, as every good basketball team knows, is the cutting edge between defense and offense. Whichever team rebounds most successfully becomes the team in control of the ball. The team that rebounds becomes the offense, goes on the move and more

  • Perfect Gifts

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009

    PERFECT GIFTS Everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas time. And I am sure that as Christmas approaches, we are wondering what lies behind those wrapped presents. I remember as a child that these four weeks of advent were so difficult. I would go by that tree about 30 million times a day more

  • Christ Was Love  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    CHRIST WAS LOVE I read a story that I thought was a perfect illustration as to what the perfect gift looks like at Christmas. It centered on a school Christmas pageant. Of course there was nothing there to make it religious. Only snowmen, reindeer and the like. And so the kindergarten class more

  • Christmas In The Great War  PRO

    Contributed by James Jack on Apr 10, 2009
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    CHRISTMAS IN THE GREAT WAR A famous incident from WWI illustrates the nature of the Christmas season very well. It was December 1914, the first Christmas of the war. Already the stalemate along the western front in France had begun to set in. British, French and German troops faced each other in more

  • Facts About Shepherds

    Contributed by Tom Papez on Jul 27, 2009

    FACTS ABOUT SHEPHERDS 1. They were constantly on the move, sort of like carnival workers. 2. They were often accused of being thieves, corrupt. 3. They “lived” out in the fields (check out verse 8), they were just there, they lived there (picture them as the kind of person that eyed sheep all more

  • The Gift Of The Skates  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
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    THE GIFT OF THE SKATES So how do we recognize His authority in our lives? How do we express our faith and our love to Him? By committing ourselves to His mission. Jesus doesn’t say anything about saving sinners and getting them into heaven. The primary priority of his mission is to preach good more

  • Give-Away Christmas  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
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    GIVE-AWAY CHRISTMAS Richard Myers tells the story of being a reservist and being called back to active duty in Fort Monmouth, NJ, canceling his Christmas plans with his family in IN. Feeling low, he turned on the radio and heard an appeal from the Post Office for volunteers to answer letters more

  • It Reminds Me Of The Man Who, When Asked What He ...

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 9, 2009
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    It reminds me of the man who, when asked what he got his wife for Christmas replied, "Nothing. She still has not used what I got her last year." "Well, more

  • Consider

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 10, 2009

    Consider "The Christmas Pledge" in Jo Robinson and Jean Staehali’s book Unplug the Christmas Machine. They write, "Believing in the true spirit of Christmas I commit myself to: • Remember those who truly need my gifts • Express my love in more direct ways than gifts • Examine my holiday more

  • Scrubs Christmas Voiceover

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 10, 2009
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    SCRUBS CHRISTMAS VOICEOVER The cast of the TV Show Scrubs have done a number of satirical looks at various things. The did a voice over of "Charlie Brown’s Christmas" and Dr. Cox does the Linus soliloquy which originally was the story of Christmas from the gospel. This post-modern version [IMHO] more

  • A Little Gift Is On The Way  PRO

    Contributed by Ray Swift on Dec 2, 2009
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    A LITTLE GIFT IS ON THE WAY A lady waited until the last minute to send her Christmas cards. She rushed into a store and bought a package of 50 cards without really looking at them. She rushed home, signed and addressed 49 of them without really looking at them. On Christmas Day when things more

  • The Tin—untold Riches  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
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    THE TIN--UNTOLD RICHES In the late nineteenth Century in South Africa, an old man was digging for gold in a river bed. He had been at it for many years. Every now and then he found a little bit of gold, not enough to make him rich – but just enough to maintain his interest. The part of river more

  • This Story Broke This Week From The United ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 14, 2009

    This story broke this week from the United Kingdom: " LONDON (Reuters) – Gone are the days of shepherds in tea towels and tinsel-clad angels. Britain’s competitive parents are forking out on luxury pashmina shawls and velour dressing gowns to make their child the star of the annual nativity more

  • The Visited Planet,

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009

    “The Visited Planet,” by J.B. Phillips Once upon a time a very young angel was being shown round the splendours and glories of the universes by a senior and experienced angel. To tell the truth, the little angel was beginning to be tired and a little bored. He had been shown whirling galaxies and more

  • Implications For Society If Christ Wasn't ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009

    Implications for Society if Christ wasn’t Born Have you ever imagined how does this world look like if Jesus were not born in that manger in Bethlehem around two thousand years ago? No Churches; and definitely no Christian institution of any kind. Red Cross does not exist; World Vision and World more

  • What An Orphan Boy Learned About John 3:16 On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 14, 2009

    What An Orphan Boy Learned About John 3:16 on Christmas Eve In far away cold country a number of years ago there was a young orphaned boy selling papers on a cold, freezing Christmas Eve afternoon. Toward the close of the afternoon the little boy went up to a policeman and said, "Sir, I’m real more

  • The Intriguing Thing About Contrasts Is Their ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 15, 2009

    The intriguing thing about contrasts is their similarities. For example, Bill Crowder (RBC Ministries) illustrates this with the two top rock bands in the 1960’s, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Both bands were from England, and both bands were revolutionary in their music, but the more

  • God Shows Up In The Humblest Dwellings

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 15, 2009

    GOD SHOWS UP IN THE HUMBLEST DWELLINGS Tommy Welchel describes the miracles of Azusa Street: "The thought that God visited us in a barn to introduce His Son...confounds the minds of scholars a skeptics. These miracles were happening in and old, run-church that once used to house animals. By more

  • In December 1903, After Many Attempts, The Wright ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 21, 2009

    In December 1903, after many attempts, the Wright brothers were successful in getting their "flying machine" off the ground. Thrilled, they telegraphed this message to their sister Katherine: "We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas." • Katherine hurried to the editor of the more