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  • Loose Connections

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Mar 31, 2008
     | 803 views

    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
     | 880 views

    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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     | 605 views

    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
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,462 views

    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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     | 857 views

    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
    based on 3 ratings
     | 717 views

    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

  • The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 26, 2010
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    The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Let me read it to you in closing: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And - sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could. To where it bent in the undergrowth, Then I took the other, as just as ...read more

  • Training In Godliness

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Sep 10, 2010
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    TRAINING IN GODLINESS Our daughter-in-law has participated at times in triathlon competitions. The triathlon is an endurance event in which you swim a certain distance, ride your bike a certain distance, and finally, and without resting, run a certain distance. It is a very demanding test of ...read more

  • Carta De Satánas (Translation Follows)

    Contributed by Rolando Delgado on Sep 22, 2010
     | 984 views

    CARTA DE SATÁNAS (Translation follows) Te vi ayer cuando comenzabas tus tareas diarias. Te levantaste sin ni siquiera orar a tu "Dios". En todo el día no hiciste nada de oración; de hecho, ni recordaste bendecir tus alimentos. Eres muy desagradecido con tu Dios, y eso me gusta de ti. También ...read more

  • Forgetting The Things Of Earth

    Contributed by Robert Joseph on Oct 13, 2010
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    FORGETTING THE THINGS OF EARTH In January of 1997, astronaut John Blaha returned to earth after spending the previous four months aboard the Russian Space Station, Mir. Besides conducting various experiments, his mission was to help scientists understand the effects of long term ...read more

  • A Walk Worthy Of The Title

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 13, 2010
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    A WALK WORTHY OF THE TITLE Cal Ripken Jr. is the Iron Man of baseball. On September 6, 1995, he broke the record held by Lou Gehrig of 2,130 consecutive games played. Of course, there were days when that consecutive streak was in danger. In a June 1993 game Ripken was involved in a ...read more

  • Broken Things

    Contributed by Oyewole O. Sarumi on Mar 2, 2011
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    BROKEN THINGS God does not see as man sees. He placed high premium on broken things. He prefers to deal and bless only things and people that are broken. However, when compared to man, the gap is huge. Man prefers things that are not broken and places value on such. Once anything is broken, ...read more

  • That Government Is Best Which Governs The Least, ...

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 25, 2011
     | 343 views

    That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline ...read more

  • Charles Oakley On Tenacity

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 14, 2009
     | 400 views

    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
     | 774 views

    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
     | 621 views

    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