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  • An English Doctor Conducted An Experiment To ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    An English doctor conducted an experiment to study the effects of isolation on people. He built a soundproof room 9’ x 9’ - in size and suspended it by nylon rope. Each participant wore padded fur gloves and heavy woolen socks to eliminate the sensations of touch. Special translucent goggles ...read more

  • An Old Story Tells Of A Desert Nomad Who ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    An old story tells of a desert nomad who awakened hungry in the middle of the night. He lit a candle and began eating dates from a bowl beside his bed. He took a bite from one and saw a worm in it; so he threw it out of the tent. He bit into a second date, found another worm, and threw it away ...read more

  • They Are Known As The Forty Martyrs Of Sebaste. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    They are known as the forty martyrs of Sebaste. In the famed Twelfth Legion of Rome’s imperial army there were forty soldiers who professed their faith in Jesus Christ. One day their captain informed them that Emperor Licinius had sent out an edict commanding all soldiers to offer sacrifice to ...read more

  • Diana Grew Up In A Strict Islamic Family In ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Diana grew up in a strict Islamic family in Pakistan. Her life was pretty typical until she met a girl named Mary who was a Christian. Now Diana is also a Christian and on the run. When Diana’s family learned that she had become a Christian, they repeatedly beat her and insisted she return to ...read more

  • Love Is Nails

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    C. S. Lewis captured the Cross event in a poem: "Love’s as hard as nails, Love is nails: Blunt, thick, hammered through The medial nerves of One Who, having made us, knew The ...read more

  • In High School, A Boy Named Tony, Came To Be One ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    In high school, a boy named Tony, came to be one of my best friends. After high school, Tina and I married and bought a home in Myrtle. My friend also married a pretty, young girl and bought the house next door. By this time, Tina and I had been saved and were trying to live for the Lord. But our ...read more

  • The Name Auschwitz Brings Terror And Grief To ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    The name AUSCHWITZ brings terror and grief to the hearts of many people. It is the sight of an infamous NAZI DEATH CAMP where 4 million Jews died during World War II. A half-ton of hair is still PRESERVED. The SHOWERS that once sprayed POISON GAS still stand. Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest ...read more

  • Rembrandt, The Famous Dutch Artist, Painted His ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Rembrandt, the famous Dutch artist, painted his famous “Three Crosses” in 1653. The painting presents a harsh DEPICTION of the CRUCIFIXION of Jesus hanging lifeless between two thieves. At the foot of the cross are SOLDIERS and ONLOOKERS. As you scan the CROWD gathered at the FOOT of the CROSS, ...read more

  • A Great Philosopher (Kierkegaard) Told A Parable ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A great philosopher (Kierkegaard) told a parable about geese that is a good illustration of these jaw-bones. Every seventh day these geese would parade to a corner of the yard where their most eloquent orator sat upon the fence and spoke about the wonders of being a goose. He told them the great ...read more

  • Harry Truman, "Men Who Live In The Past Remind ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Harry Truman, “Men who live in the past remind me of a small wooden bird called the ‘Floogie Bird.’ Around the Floogie Bird’s neck is a label reading, ‘I fly backwards, I don’t care where I’m going. I just want to see where I’ve been.’” Our sins ...read more

  • Consider Charles Colson, The Aide To Richard ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Consider Charles Colson, the aide to Richard Nixon who was sent to jail for Watergate. As a result of his experience as a convicted felon, Colson founded Prison Fellowship, now the world’s largest Christian outreach to prisoners and their families. Prison Fellowship has more than 50,000 volunteers ...read more

  • The Truth Is Successful People Have Failed Just ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    The truth is successful people have failed just as much if not more, but they get back up and try again. Unsuccessful people are the ones who refuse to get up and that’s when they are defeated. The major league baseball player with the most strikeouts totaling 1316 is the same player that set a ...read more

  • Clara Barton, Founder Of The American Red Cross, ...

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    Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was reminded one day of a vicious deed that someone had done to her years before. But she acted as if she had never even heard of the incident. “Don’t you remember it?” her friend asked. “No,” came Barton’s reply, “I distinctly remember forgetting ...read more

  • We Have A Tendency To See The Past As Being ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    We have a tendency to see the past as being better than what it was… The good old days really weren’t all that good. We forget about all the hardships: (The depression, no air conditioning, out houses, no running water). Back in the days before electricity, a tightfisted old farmer was taking his ...read more

  • In Sequoia National Park In California, There Is ...

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    In Sequoia National Park in California, There is a big tree that stands 275 feet high and is 36 feet in diameter. It is called the General Sherman. It is known as the biggest tree in the world. Today I want to talk to you about a tree that reaches from earth all the way to heaven and reaches all ...read more

  • I Love To Tell The Story About The Little Boy ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    I love to tell the story about the little boy who was scared to death of bees and their sting - one day a bee came flying into his room and he was so afraid. His Dad walked in the room and saw what was going on. He snatched the bee out of the air and squeezed it. When he did the bee stung him and ...read more

  • There Is A Story Of A Man Who Heard That A Huge ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    "There is a story of a man who heard that a huge box of gold had long ago been buried in the woods near his house. He got a shovel and went into the woods and began to dig everywhere. As he dug, he would run across these rough stones of reddish hue and angrily, he tossed them into a nearby well ...read more

  • What Value

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    (1)WHAT VALUE What value did it have, That old wooden cross, The day on which Jesus died? Just two beams of wood, And three nails of iron, On which He would be crucified. But the world could not know, The price to be paid, By the blood that forever would stain. For no greater cost, Could e’er be ...read more

  • The Year Was 1992. A Man Was On Parole For Child ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    The year was 1992. A man was on parole for child molesting. His fellow apartment renters complained of odors and chainsaw noises. When the police searched his apartment, they found it full of skulls, headless torsos and body parts. He would murder, mutilate and sometimes cannibalized boys and men. ...read more

  • A Young Boy Had To Feed His Father Every Day ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A young boy had to feed his father every day when he came home from school. His father had been so injured and couldn’t do many things for himself and to help with things the mother gave him one job to do and that was to feed his father every day, once a day. But on this particular day, the boy, ...read more