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  • Delivering Papers In The Rain

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Mar 23, 2009
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    DELIVERING PAPERS IN THE RAIN When I was ten, my mother and I somehow had gotten involved in a bible memory course. It was all through the mail, and we didn’t go to a church anywhere, even occasionally, but we would memorize ten verses a week. During the time, the materials gave some Scriptures ...read more

  • Believing Isn't Just Seeing

    Contributed by Dennis Marquardt on Oct 18, 2000
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    BELIEVING ISN'T JUST SEEING A student wrote on a physics exam that he did not believe in the atom, so he did not write a paper on it like instructed. The professor called him up and asked him why he didn’t believe in atoms. The student’s response was, "I have never seen one, and no one else has ...read more

  • Not So Sure

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 15, 2009
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    NOT SO SURE The famous preacher and founder of the Methodist church, John Wesley, once said, "When I was young, I was sure of everything. But after a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before. And at present, I am hardly sure of ...read more

  • Clark's Gloom Of Grace

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 29, 2009
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    CLARK'S GLOOM OF GRACE Lord Kenneth Clark, internationally known for his television series Civilization, lived and died without faith in Jesus Christ. He admitted in his autobiography that, while visiting a beautiful church, he had what he believed to be an overwhelming religious experience. "My ...read more

  • I Like What Dr. V. Raymond Edman Says About ...

    Contributed by James Tidwell on Sep 28, 2008
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    I like what Dr. V. Raymond Edman says about faith: "Faith is dead to doubts, dumb to discouragements, blind to impossibilities, knows nothing but success. Faith lifts its hand up through the threatening clouds, lays hold of Him who has all power in heaven and on earth. ...read more

  • Faith And Doubt

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,109 views

    FAITH AND DOUBT Elie Wiesel, when asked to describe his faith, uses the adjective "wounded." "My tradition teaches that no heart is as whole as a broken heart, and I would say that no faith is as solid as a wounded faith." Another honest believer writes: "It's not as a child that I believe ...read more

  • Neil Armstrong As He Was Heading Toward The ...

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Jan 21, 2009
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    Neil Armstrong as he was heading toward the moon: "It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the ...read more

  • When We Try To Figure Everything Out Instead Of ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 8, 2009
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    When we try to figure everything out instead of trusting God, we get cynical and miss out on miracles. "The Logical Song" by Supertramp: "When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful, a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical. And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing ...read more

  • The Story Is Told Of Six Wwii Navy Pilots Who ...

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Feb 4, 2010
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    The story is told of six WWII Navy pilots who left their aircraft carrier on a mission. After searching for enemy submarines, they tried to return to their ship shortly after dark. But the captain ordered a blackout of all lights on the ship. The frantic pilots radioed repeatedly asking for just ...read more

  • The Bolted Door

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Feb 4, 2010
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    The Bolted Door C.S. Lewis, Irish Oxford Scholar and well-known author for his Narnia fiction series for children, wrote after the death of his wife, "Where is God? ...Go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a ...read more

  • Doubt In The Scientific World

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
     | 877 views

    Doubt in the Scientific World Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. In Albert Einstein’s early days, physicists had scratched their heads for some 50 years over the unexplainable ...read more

  • Someone Once Said, "Doubters Invert The Metaphor ...

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 30, 2010
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    Someone once said, "Doubters invert the metaphor and insist that they need faith as big as a mountain in order to move a ...read more

  • Shakespeare Said, "Our Doubts Are Traitors And ...

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 30, 2010
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    Shakespeare said, "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft ...read more

  • Asking God Questions

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 29, 2010
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    I get the privilege and opportunity to speak to many old people in the course of my day. Being a chaplain and Pastor in an aged care facility (fancy name for old people’s nursing home) I am fascinated by the amazing lives that they have led. Last week I spoke to a woman in her 90’s who said she ...read more

  • The Doubting Of Thomas  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,994 views

    THE DOUBTING OF THOMAS In 1943, Dorothy Sayers created a series of dramatic readings from the life of Christ for broadcast on the BBC. They are published under the title, The Man Born to Be King. For each of the plays, Sayers offers notes on the characters and the way they should be read. She ...read more

  • Anyone Else?

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2010
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    ANYONE ELSE? A man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on the way down. The following conversation ensued: "Is anyone up there?" "I am here. I am the Lord. Do you believe me?" "Yes, Lord, I believe. I really believe, but I can't hang on much longer." "That's all right, ...read more

  • B.c. = Bad Communication

    Contributed by Louis Gibson on Jun 28, 2010
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    B.C. = BAD COMMUNICATION Poor communication can led to all kinds of misunderstandings. A rather old fashioned lady was planning a couple of weeks vacation in Florida. She also was quite delicate and elegant with her language. She wrote a letter to a particular campground and asked for ...read more

  • On The Slope Of Longs Peak In Colorado Lie The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Marvin Walker on Jan 2, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,586 views

    On the slope of Longs Peak in Colorado lie the ruins of a huge tree. Naturalists say that it stood for over 400 years. It had weathered thousands of storms and had been hit with lighting 14 times. At the end, an army of beetles attacked the tree and leveled it to the ground. This tremendous giant, ...read more

  • Some Years Ago, Richard Foster Wrote A Book In ...

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 1 rating
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    Some years ago, Richard Foster wrote a book in which he described what he thought were the three most likely forces at work in the lives of modern Americans. His list? Money, sex, and power. And, you know, it’s possible. These things may very well be the base metals we use for forging a belief ...read more

  • A Man Fell Off A Cliff, But Managed To Grab A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 744 views

    A man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on his way down. “Is anyone up there?” he cried out. “I am here, I am the Lord, do you believe me?” the voice said. “Yes, Lord I believe, I really believe, but I can’t hang on much longer.” “If you really believe you will be alright, I ...read more