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  • Don't Split Over Coffee

    Contributed by Timothy Craver on Aug 11, 2008

    DON'T SPLIT OVER COFFEE Chuck Swindoll, in his book The Grace Awakening, writes of a church that had a vibrant ministry and was having a powerful impact on their community. But then, a disagreement began to form. While it seemed small and insignificant at first, it grew and grew until the ...read more

  • Life Is Not Like A Vcr

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008

    LIFE IS NOT LIKE A VCR Tim Brown, professor of preaching at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan tells a story about one of his former students who was also named Tim. The former student was a successful young man who called one day to tell the professor that he was sick and in ...read more

  • Excuses, Excuses...  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 6, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    EXCUSES, EXCUSES... This is the time of year when we attempt to fulfill our New Year's excuses...oops, I mean resolutions. And speaking of resolutions...oops, I mean excuses, I found several good ones this week as I prepared for this morning. I make no excuse for any of them. This is one ...read more

  • Cleaning Up Our Wounds

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    CLEANING UP OUR WOUNDS Moira, Stephen and I love watching ‘Casualty’ on BBC1. We were catching up on an old episode this week, so please turn away if you’re squeamish! (But I won’t show you my scars!) A lady had an open wound in her foot. As the nurse rolled back her thick socks to reveal the ...read more

  • Tenth Hours

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009

    TENTH HOURS Napoleon said that in every battle there [is] a period of ten or fifteen minutes which decides the issue of the conflict. Certainly in the battle of life there are moments and hours which, so far as we can tell, determine our history: hours when the spirit in which we lived, the step ...read more

  • Joy-Suckers

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Apr 5, 2009

    JOY-SUCKERS A "joy sucker" is someone who is determined to create either discouragement or hardship on your ministry. "Joy suckers" take on all shapes and sizes, but most often they are negative in their outlook, disappointed with their family, in need of attention or enamored with their own ...read more

  • Back To Reality

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009

    BACK TO REALITY The story is told of three men who began talking one day about their wives. The first man said, "When we got married, I told my wife in no uncertain terms that from now on she would have to do all the cooking. Well, the first day after I told her, I saw nothing. The second day I ...read more

  • Miracle In Conflict

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Oct 15, 2009

    MIRACLE IN CONFLICT "Thankfully, God gives us a miracle like Jericho from time to time, but far more often, he asks us to strap on our swords, pick up our shields, and courageously enter the battle...When this happens we see a miracle there too--the miracle of men and women staying ...read more

  • A Letter For Joe

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 8, 2010

    A LETTER FOR JOE Joseph Parker was a popular preacher in London, England in the late 1800's. He was the pastor of the large City Temple. One Sunday as he was going to the pulpit a woman in the balcony tossed a piece of paper on the platform before him. He picked it up and read it. It ...read more

  • Involving Others

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 30, 2010
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    INVOLVING OTHERS Ezra accepted the plan. He immediately swore in the leading priests and Levites as the committee to investigate the matter and see to it that the law was obeyed. But instead of participating immediately in the investigation, he withdrew into one of the rooms of the temple to ...read more

  • Two Faces

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 5, 2011

    TWO FACES WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes — and lots of doubts about his future. Now, 12 years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being euthanized because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not ...read more

  • Defusing A Bomb

    Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Nov 29, 2011

    DEFUSING A BOMB The setting is modern day Iraq. A soldier specially trained is cautiously approaching a large cigar-shaped bomb capable of destroying the lives of anyone within half a block. He has good intentions of defusing it and making peace instead of destruction. But the bomb is a real ...read more

  • The Rise, Fall And Posthumous Rise Of Jim Thorpe

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 16, 2011

    The rise, fall and posthumous rise of Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe! Does it ring a bell? Well arguably he was the greatest athlete of 20th century. Blessed with abundant natural talent in those days of amateurism, Thorpe virtually “torpedoed” the competition into submission by winning the gold medals ...read more

  • Abusing One's Parents

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 8, 2012

    ABUSING ONE'S PARENTS According to aabss.org, "Nine to 33% of parents report being abused by their children ranging in age from 10 to 23... Some studies report that whites are more likely to batter than blacks;... [some] Studies show... that middle and upper class families have higher rates ... ...read more

  • When Orville And Wilbur Wright Finally Succeeded ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    When Orville and Wilbur Wright finally succeeded in flying the first airplane for fifty-nine seconds on December 17, 1903, they rushed a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio, telling of their amazing accomplishment. The telegram read, "First sustained flight today fifty-nine seconds. Hope to be ...read more

  • A Reporter Was Interviewing An Old Man On His ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    A reporter was interviewing an old man on his 100th birthday. "What are you most proud of?" he asked. "Well, " said the man, "I don’t have an enemy in the world." "What a beautiful thought How inspirational" said the ...read more

  • Greek Philosopher Antisthenes Once Said, "Pay ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Greek philosopher Antisthenes once said, “Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the ...read more

  • The Woman Answered The Doorbell. There Stood A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    The woman answered the doorbell. There stood a homeless man who asked it there were some odd jobs he could do to earn a little money. She answered, “Around the back of my house I have a porche that needs painting. Can you handle a paintbrush?” “Oh, yes, ma’am.” She gave him a gallon of bright green ...read more

  • Peace Isn't Just A Truce. General Mcarthur Said ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Peace isn't just a truce. General McArthur said "A truce just says you don’t shoot for awhile. Peace comes when the truth is known, the issue is settled, & the parties embrace each other." Peacemakers don’t just try to stop conflict. They’re doing something far more meaningful, something healing ...read more

  • Conflict  PRO

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 28, 2002
    based on 15 ratings

    We must develop creative use of conflict. Conflict is neither good nor bad, Conflict is neutral, it is how we handle conflict that will bring us together or we will ...read more