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  • There's A Story Told That, During The Height Of ...

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 10, 2007
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    There’s a story told that, during the height of the Reformation, Martin Luther on one occasion found his wife Katrina dressed in deep mourning. He asked her who was dead, only to receive the reply, ’God is’. He was deeply shocked and angry at her irreverence, until ...read more

  • A Furious Father In A Moment Of Rage And Anger ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ejike Monwuba on Nov 28, 2007
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    A furious Father in a moment of rage and anger called his four-year-old son(Jude) a goat because the boy misbehaved. This happened repeatedly for about six months. Then, one morning a visitor knocked on their door and was welcomed by the young Jude. “Hello my boy, what’s your name?” asked the ...read more

  • Loose Connections

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Mar 31, 2008
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    LOOSE CONNECTIONS In a seminary missions class, Herbert Jackson told how, as a new missionary, he was assigned a car that would not start without a push. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and ...read more

  • When Seeking Inspirational Guidance, People ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
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    When Seeking Inspirational Guidance, people prefer to consult the following sources: 23% talk or listen to an inspirational person, 27% read an inspirational book, 17% go to church, 4% watch an inspirational ...read more

  • A Woman Was Working In Her Yard With The Weed ...

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 20, 2008
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    A woman was working in her yard with the weed whacker, when she accidentally cut off the tail of her cat. She ran screaming into the house, and told her husband, wondering what to do. He replied calmly, "Get the cat, and the tail, and we'll take them to Wal-Mart." She was incredulous. "How ...read more

  • Frogs In A Cream Bowl

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
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    FROGS IN A CREAM BOWL Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl. One was an optimistic soul. But the other took the gloomy view. "We’ll drown," he lamented without much ado, and with a last despairing cry, he flung up his legs and said "Goodbye." Quote the other frog with a steadfast ...read more

  • Thermometer V. Thermostat Christians

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Jul 10, 2008
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    THERMOMETER V. THERMOSTAT CHRISTIANS Are you a thermometer (circumstantially led) or are you a thermostat (influencer of your surroundings) believer? Let me explain. A thermometer is circumstantially led. Depending on the temperature, the mercury moves up or down. It moves according to the ...read more

  • The Olympic Scandal Of '67

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Aug 10, 2008
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    The Olympic Scandal of '67 In the year AD 67 the Olympics were held and six events were won by a quite prestigious competitor. The events were: Heralds (a trumpet blowing competition - the winners were then enlisted to announce the athletes) Tethripon (four horse chariot) Foals Tethripon ...read more

  • Is God Waiting For You?  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 12, 2008
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    Is God Waiting for You? Koinonia is the Greek phrase which describes this spiritual intimacy that is born through having the true knowledge of who God is in a personal way. I must confess, I am the one who made the choice not to experience Koinonia for all those years in my spiritual way with ...read more

  • Keep Your Eyes On Me

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
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    KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME One day, a man hired an experienced guide to lead him on a hike into the Swiss Alps. After many hours, they came to a high and remote mountain pass. To the man’s dismay, he saw the path had almost been washed out. What could he do? To the left was a sheer rock cliff, to his ...read more

  • Faith Isn't Comfortable

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 29, 2009
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    FAITH ISN'T COMFORTABLE "You will never learn faith in comfortable surroundings. God gives us the promises in a quiet hour; God seals our covenants with great and gracious words, then He steps back and waits to see how much we believe; then He lets the tempter come, and the test seems to ...read more

  • A Vision Changes Everything  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    A VISION CHANGES EVERYTHING Donald S. Whitney in his book, "Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life" has said: "Discipline without direction is drudgery." He gives an example of a six-year-old boy named Kevin sitting one afternoon at guitar lessons. Outside are the other boys laughing ...read more

  • Knowledge And Discipline Win The Game

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
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    KNOWLEDGE AND DISCIPLINE WIN THE GAME Did you watch the Illinois vs. Arizona basketball game of the 2005 NCAA tournament in March 2005? Illinois was losing by fifteen points with only 2:50 seconds left. The coach had a meeting with the players to pump them up to continue to contend for the ...read more

  • Everything Worth Having Has Pain

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 2, 2009
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    EVERYTHING WORTH HAVING HAS PAIN "In everything worth having, even in every pleasure, there is a point of pain or tedium that must be survived, so that the pleasure may revive and endure: the joy of reading Virgil comes after the bore of learning him; the glow of the sea-bather comes after the ...read more

  • G.k. Chesterton Said "Christianity Has Not Been ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 23, 2009
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    G.K. Chesterton said "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been ...read more

  • Charles Oakley On Tenacity

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 14, 2009
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    CHARLES OAKLEY ON TENACITY Charles Oakley, forward for the New York Knicks and an NBA All-Star, has a reputation for being one of basketball’s best rebounders. It’s his toughness, however, that has probably contributed the most to his outstanding sports career. While other professional ...read more

  • A Spiritual Rhythm

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 16, 2009
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    A SPIRITUAL RHYTHM Developing a rhythm in your spiritual life means organizing your life around times of stopping to remember God. What is important is not the length of time but that you regularly stop to refocus on God. It could be five minutes or forty minutes. It could be your break time. ...read more

  • 60 For 60

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 16, 2009
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    60 FOR 60 I have a suggestion: Try 60 for 60. Say that with me, "60 for 60." For sixty days, set your watch or whatever device to softly chime at the top of the hour, and let that be a reminder to say a quick prayer. It might even give you the chance to tell others what you are doing. Every ...read more

  • Gratitude And Sacrifice

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
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    GRATITUDE AND SACRIFICE Since the Son of God has died for me, then the least I can do is live for Him. "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me," said the great British athlete C. T. Studd, "then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him." (Source: Norman Grubb, C. ...read more

  • M. Scott Peck, In The Road Less Travelled Wrote ...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 11, 2010
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    M. Scott Peck, in The Road Less Travelled wrote that he spent much of 9th summer on his bike. About a mile from house was a road with a very steep hill that ended with sharp turn at the bottom. One morning he was riding down the hill and felt the gathering speed to be ecstatic! Applying brakes and ...read more