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  • Why Was He Crying?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,237 views

    WHY WAS HE CRYING? Do you suppose it could have been a little like rush hour traffic on the big city expressway? One car stops, then all the other cars stop, like a chain reaction. I can just hear the people way back in the crowd that day saying, "What’s the holdup? What is going on? Why don’t ...read more

  • A Look At The Parade  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
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    A LOOK AT THE PARADE The parade route begins near the twin towns of Bethpage and Bethany, less than two miles from Jerusalem and winds into the Holy City. The Grand Marshal is an unlikely hero – a rustic from a blue-collar town up north, the son of a woodworker. In keeping with his “common man” ...read more

  • Will You Give Him Your Best?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
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    WILL YOU GIVE HIM YOUR BEST? There is a legend about an ancient village in Spain. The villagers learned that the king would pay a visit. In a thousand years, a king had never come to that village. Excitement grew. "We must throw a big celebration!" The villagers all agreed. But, it was a poor ...read more

  • What I Came To Do  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
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    WHAT I CAME TO DO The word Hosanna literally means “Save!” “Save!” the crowd shouted. I wonder if Jesus thought, “That’s exactly what I’m here to do. How right you are, but how little you understand.” Without knowing the details, the crowd was clearly articulating what ...read more

  • I Will Not Offer Anything That Costs Me Nothing  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
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    I WILL NOT OFFER ANYTHING THAT COSTS ME NOTHING Matthew Rogers writes: When I consider the story of that first Palm Sunday, I am struck by the thought that… A coat might not be worth much after a donkey walks on it. In a crowd like that there was no guarantee that once you laid it down ...read more

  • The Different Faces Of Praise  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
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    THE DIFFERENT FACES OF PRAISE Roberto Benigni is an Italian guy who won an "Oscar" in 1998 for best actor in the film "Life Is Beautiful." I didn’t watch the Academy Awards that year, but I read that upon hearing his name called, Roberto Benigni leaped to his feet ... threw his arms in the ...read more

  • A Wanted Man  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
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    A WANTED MAN "If Jesus had of entered into one of our modern cities, leading the parade, He would have been arrested immediately. He would be a wanted man. The FDA would want Him for turning water into wine without a license; the EPA for killing fig trees; the AMA for practicing ...read more

  • There Is A Legend About An Ancient Village In ...  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
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    There is a legend about an ancient village in Spain. The villagers learned that the king would pay a visit! In a thousand years, a king had never come to that village. Excitement grew! "We must throw a big celebration," The villagers all agreed. But, it was a poor village, and there weren’t many ...read more

  • We Read Not That Christ Ever Exercised Force But ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,818 views

    We read not that Christ ever exercised force but once; and that was to drive profane ones out of his Temple, not to ...read more

  • King For A Day  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 7 ratings
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    KING FOR A DAY Once upon a time, before television, there was radio. You know what radio is--television without pictures. Well, before television, one of the most popular daytime radio programs was called "Queen for a Day." If I remember it correctly (and it was a long time ago!), each day ...read more

  • Short-Term Enthusiasm  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
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    SHORT-TERM ENTHUSIASM The story is told of a minister who was full of energy and enthusiasm for the Lord. One day he went to the hospital to visit one of his parishioners who was critically ill. The minister entered the room and saw the man lying in bed with a whole host of tubes and wires ...read more

  • The Party Is Over  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 5 ratings
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    THE PARTY IS OVER Americans experience presidential inaugurations in our nation’s capital every four years. They are gala events, expressions of national pride. All three branches of government are focused on the inauguration of an American president, and there are bands, banners, television ...read more

  • Only A Donkey  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
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    ONLY A DONKEY The donkey awakened, his mind still savoring the afterglow of the most exciting day of his life. Never before had he felt such a rush of pleasure and pride. He walked into town and found a group of people by the well. "I’ll show myself to them," he thought. But they didn’t ...read more

  • Home Coming  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
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    HOME COMING That reminds me of the old story about an elderly missionary returning to the United States to retire. He & his wife had spent over 40 years serving in Africa. But now he was alone. His wife & two children had long since found their final resting place in the soil of Africa. As he got ...read more

  • The Parade Into Heaven  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
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    THE PARADE INTO HEAVEN Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem marked the beginning of his last week on earth. It fulfilled prophecy and revealed his true identity to the masses. But I think it was more than that. It I believe it was God’s own gift of encouragement to Jesus. As Jesus rode ...read more

  • Keeping Compassion  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
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    KEEPING COMPASSION Finding his newly-appointed pastor standing at his study window in the church weeping as he looked over the inner city’s tragic conditions, a layman sought to console him: "Don’t worry. After you’ve been here a while, you’ll get used to it." Responded the minister, "Yes, I ...read more

  • From Crowd To Mob  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
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    FROM CROWD TO MOB Have you ever seen a mob on TV or movies? They are dangerous, and can become murderous in an instant. People in mobs are like cattle before a stampede. Ever see that? In the movie Red River, John Wayne and his men are moving cattle along the Chisolm trail, and the cattle are ...read more

  • Everyone Loves A Parade  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
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    EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE It was October 29, 1927 when Charles Lindbergh was given a ticker-tape parade in New York City in honor of his solo flight of the Atlantic Ocean. 750,000 lbs. of ticker tape poured onto the streets. But the biggest ticker-tape parade was on March 1, 1962, for ...read more

  • Just To Be Noticed  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
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    JUST TO BE NOTICED Every spring, hundreds of Hollywood “stars” gather for the Academy Awards. Very few “slip in the back door:” instead, they make an entrance. They walk down the long red carpet, smiling at the cameras and waving to the people in the stands (who, by the way, all had to apply and ...read more

  • What Is Your Colt?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,686 views

    WHAT IS YOUR COLT? Bill Wilson pastors an inner city church in New York City. His mission field is a very violent place. He himself has been stabbed twice as he ministered to the people of the community surrounding the church. Once a Puerto Rican woman became involved in the church and was led ...read more