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  • Nicholson Shed

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    Nicholson Shed William Pattison Nicholson has been called the 'tornado' of the pulpit. He was mightily used by God in Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century. Nicholson was as Irish as the turf and as rugged as the hills of Donegal. But Holy Ghost power rested upon him. In the ...read more

  • The Need For Lights

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    The Need for Lights Benjamin Franklin wanted to interest the people in Philadelphia in street lighting. He did not call a town meeting nor try to persuade the people by talking about it. He acted upon what he considered a good idea. He hung a beautiful lantern on a long bracket in front of his ...read more

  • Light In Dark Places

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    Light in Dark Places A young girl once consulted with her minister. "I cannot stick it out any longer. I am the only Christian in the factory where I work. I get nothing but taunts and sneers. It is more than I can stand. I am going to resign." "Will you tell me," asked the minister, "where ...read more

  • Abraham Lincoln's Comment, Made When Talking To A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008
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    Abraham Lincoln's comment, made when talking to a father who was chagrined and embarrassed because his 17-year-old son had begun to indulge in liquor, is most convincing: "Well, there is just one way to bring up a child in the way he should go, and that ...read more

  • No One Ever Told Hitler

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
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    NO ONE EVER TOLD HITLER Dr. Martin Neimoller was an outstanding German pastor during the time of Adolf Hitler's reign. Neimoller was sent to prison for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before being sent to prison Neimoller had a 30-minute visit with Adolf Hitler. Hitler tried to persuade ...read more

  • What Have You Done For Me?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME? Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf was born into one of Europe's leading families in the year 1700, and he grew up in an atmosphere of prayer, Bible-reading, and hymn-singing. He excelled in school, and seemed to possess all the qualities for national leadership. After ...read more

  • God Is

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    GOD IS Ann Kimball had a marvelous way of talking about Jesus. She was the dean of women at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, and she would speak all over the country. She was flying from Boston to San Francisco to speak, and she said she was just so tired from the week that she sat down in ...read more

  • The Light That Saves

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    THE LIGHT THAT SAVES The story is told of a remarkable event that took place a little more than 30 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. Darrel Dore was working on an oil rig when the rig suddenly started to wobble. Before too long, the rig tipped to one side and crashed into the water. Darrel found ...read more

  • How To Start A Fire

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    HOW TO START A FIRE The great Chicago fire of October 8-10, 1871, reportedly began when a cow kicked over a lantern in Mrs. O'Leary's barn. Indeed, there was a cow in the barn belonging to Patrick and Catherine O'Leary of De Koven Street, Chicago, and fire did start in that barn. Why did the ...read more

  • The Oakland Police Force Recently Unveiled Its ...

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jan 2, 2009
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    The Oakland police force recently unveiled its first lowrider police car. The vehicle has the standard logo, lights and siren, but also includes chrome wheels, hydraulic lift, and a 500-watt sound system. The car was put on the force to help officers build better relationship with inner-city ...read more

  • Who's Watching You?

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jan 5, 2009
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    WHO’S WATCHING YOU? Years ago, my brother and I were fishing off a pier with four other people. It was so hot that the fish (white bass) were just floating on the surface of the water and had no interest in biting any bait. Those of us on the pier all decided just to snag the fish with treble ...read more

  • For A Project For World Religions Class, I ...  PRO

    Contributed by Christopher Kennedy on Jan 23, 2009
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    For a project for World Religions class, I interviewed a Muslim named Karim. Karim moved to America a couple decades ago. He worked at a restaurant and fell in love with one of the waitresses there, Susie. The two of them decided to get married. She took him home to meet her mother, a life-long ...read more

  • Are You "Sharing"?

    Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
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    ARE YOU "SHARING"? One of the most stirring indictments on the church ever penned was made by Charles Schultz many years ago. Snoopy is shivering out in a snowstorm beside an empty food dish. He was looking longingly, expectantly, toward the house. Lucy came out and said, "Go in peace, be warmed ...read more

  • Hell Should Break Your Heart

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    HELL SHOULD BREAK YOUR HEART It is difficult for any of us to receive a hard truth, however necessary it may be for us to hear it. But it is always much easier to hear it if it is told in love. Pastor and author Ray Stedman tells of a congregation that had dismissed its pastor. Someone asked ...read more

  • Only One Boy

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Feb 6, 2009
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    "Only One Boy" One missionary to China tells of a boy who "prepared the way" for Jesus in a certain village. The missionary had never visited this village before. "Are there any Christians in your village?" he asked a man. "Only one boy," was the answer. The missionary walked on, and ...read more

  • Jack The Neighbor

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
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    JACK THE NEIGHBOR Someone in Elgin once had a neighbor named Jack. Jack was a tough man. He worked hard, he drank hard, he fought hard, and he was harsh and gruff in his manner. Most people were afraid of Jack. But this one neighbor got brave and said hello to him over the fence one day. He ...read more

  • The Arrest

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2009
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    THE ARREST A young man was sitting at a stop light in downtown New Orleans one evening, when the lady in front of him was distracted as she was going thru some papers on her front seat. The red light changed to green and the young woman did not move. The young man was a bit put off by this ...read more

  • Not Just Another Offering

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
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    NOT JUST ANOTHER OFFERING I had been praying regularly with the deacons for one of our members. His wife, Pat, attended our small congregation faithfully, but John hadn’t been to church in years. So every Sunday afternoon before the evening service, we prayed for ways to communicate our ...read more

  • Be Content To Speak In A Cottage

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    BE CONTENT TO SPEAK IN A COTTAGE January 6, 1850, was bitterly cold in Colchester, England, a hard-biting blizzard keeping most worshipers at home. At the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Artillery Street, only about a dozen showed up. When it became apparent that even the pastor would not arrive, ...read more

  • Evangelism: Aquariums And Fires

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    EVANGELISM: AQUARIUMS AND FIRES The late Sam Shoemaker, an Episcopalian bishop, summed up the situation this way: "In the Great Commission, the Lord has called us to be--like Peter--fishers of men. We’ve turned the commission around so that we have become merely keepers of the aquarium. ...read more