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  • If You Do Not "Depend" On God, You Will End Up In ...

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jun 8, 2008
     | 465 views

    If you do not "depend" on God, you will end up in the "deep ...read more

  • Tony Dungy, Coach Of The Indianapolis Colts, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Jul 14, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 548 views

    Tony Dungy, coach of the Indianapolis Colts, writes about the tough times of life: "I think there are times when I believe God welcomes the circus into our lives to give us an opportunity to show there's another way to ...read more

  • Choosing Life

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
     | 498 views

    CHOOSING LIFE Two paraplegics were in the news recently. One was Kenneth Wright, a high school football star and later an avid wrestler, boxer, hunter and skin diver. A broken neck sustained in a wrestling match in 1979 left him paralyzed from the chest down. He underwent therapy, and his ...read more

  • Seeing Far Enough Ahead

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
     | 576 views

    SEEING FAR ENOUGH AHEAD Eight-year-old Frank had looked forward for weeks to this particular Saturday because his father had promised to take him fishing if the weather was suitable. There hadn’t been any rain for weeks, and as Saturday approached, Frank was confident of the fishing trip. But, ...read more

  • William Carey Fights Discouragement

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2010
     | 2,182 views

    WILLIAM CAREY FIGHTS DISCOURAGEMENT William Carey, the father of the modern missionary movement, arrived in India in 1793 with a burden to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who had never heard the name. For seven years he proclaimed the gospel message faithfully week after week, month ...read more

  • It's Not About Repentance

    Contributed by Cameron Conway on Aug 2, 2010
     | 1,735 views

    IT'S NOT ABOUT REPENTANCE Today it's not about repentance; it's about our feelings. It's not about prayer; it's about going out for coffee. It's not about revolution; it's about the status quo. It's not about sanctification and righteousness; it's about making money. It's not about ...read more

  • Doing The Job Alone

    Contributed by Jim Mccutchen on Oct 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 815 views

    FROM: Joe Smith, Bricklayer RE: My Accident Claim I am writing in response to your request concerning Block #11 on the insurance form which asks for "the cause of injuries" wherein I put "trying to do the job alone." You said you needed more information, so I trust the following will be ...read more

  • God's Detour

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 10, 2010
     | 317 views

    GOD'S DETOUR The year was 1920. The scene was the examining board for selecting missionaries. Standing before the board was a young man named Oswald Smith. One dream dominated his heart. He wanted to be a missionary. Over and over again, he prayed, "Lord, I want to go as a missionary for you. ...read more

  • Torn Away: Baby Richard

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Oct 11, 2009
     | 800 views

    TORN AWAY: BABY RICHARD When Paul says that they were "torn away" from them, that word translated as "torn away" means bereaved or made an orphan. He feels like he has been torn away from his children. When I hear this word, I get a certain picture in my head. Baby Richard – 1995 ...read more

  • Lord, I'm So ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 2, 2009
     | 356 views

    "Lord, I’m so discouraged I don’t know what to do. I have so many burdens, And I gave them all to you. But you didn’t take them, Jesus. Will you tell me why that’s so?" "The answer’s simply, Little ...read more

  • On Regret

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,024 views

    ON REGRET John Greenleaf Whittier, one of our most astute poets, wrote: For of all the sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been.' That is what Regret is all about. The world is full of people who Regret having thoughtlessly chosen the wrong path. Life is a ...read more

  • When God Tells You "No"

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Mar 25, 2010
     | 907 views

    WHEN GOD TELLS YOU "NO" Has God ever told me "No"? Yes, many times. Was it easy? Never! The hardest time was a long time ago. My first son, James Daniel, was born with severe heart defects. I knew that God could heal him and prayed daily for my son's healing. A year later, after open heart ...read more

  • Phillip Yancey On Expectations And ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
     | 1,270 views

    Phillip Yancey on Expectations and Disappointment Phillip Yancey had this to say about people’s expectations: Daniel Boorstin, former librarian of Congress and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, offers this assessment of contemporary culture: When we pick up our ...read more

  • The World Doesn't Hate You

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
     | 946 views

    THE WORLD DOESN’T HATE YOU After a tough and discouraging day at work, Melvin plopped himself on the couch and began wallowing in self-pity. His moaned to his wife, "Nobody cares about me. In fact, the whole world hates me." Without even looking up from her work, Melvin’s wife replied, ...read more

  • God's Detour

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 31, 2009
     | 584 views

    GOD'S DETOUR The year was 1920. The scene was the examining board for selecting missionaries. Standing before the board was a young man named Oswald Smith. One dream dominated his heart. He wanted to be a missionary. Over and over again, he prayed, "Lord, I want to go as a missionary for you. ...read more

  • Something Better Down The Road  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,440 views

    SOMETHING BETTER DOWN THE ROAD A football game was being played in Badger Stadium in 1982 in Madison, Wisconsin with more than 60,000 fans in attendance. The home team was losing. But out of the blue during time outs, when play was a at stop, the fans would jump up and roar with excitement. Why? ...read more

  • Harland Sanders: Story Of Hope

    Contributed by Gerald Steffy on Aug 28, 2009
     | 773 views

    HARLAND SANDERS: STORY OF HOPE Here’s a man sitting on his porch in Kentucky. He’s only recently retired from the post office, and he’s sitting there when his first Social Security check is delivered. He’s very, very discouraged. He thinks to himself, Is this what life is going to be from now ...read more

  • Thomas Edison Invented The Microphone, The ...

    Contributed by Rommel Samaniego on May 16, 2008
     | 755 views

    Thomas Edison invented the microphone, the phonograph, the incandescent light, the storage battery, talking movies, and more than a thousand other things. In December 1914 he had worked for ten years on a storage battery. This had greatly strained his finances. This particular evening, ...read more

  • Most Of Us Are Familiar With This Song – It's The ...

    Contributed by Robert Marsh on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,649 views

    Most of us are familiar with this song – it’s the theme from the television show Friends. But have you ever caught the lyrics to the song? They read, in part: So no one told you life was gonna be this way Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A. It’s like you’re always stuck ...read more

  • Just As We Are!" Exodus 14:13-14 Key Verse(S) ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Apr 29, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 930 views

    “Just As We Are!” Exodus 14:13-14 Key verse(s) 14:“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Keeping a positive outlook on life is pretty hard when nothing much positive seems to be happening in your life. Let’s face it, when things are going bad, really bad, there is nothing ...read more