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  • I Observed A Waitress The Other Night. We Had A ...

    Contributed by Donny Granberry on Jun 21, 2008

    I observed a waitress the other night. We had a large party of people and as they brought our food, that we were hungry for and would provide nourishment to us, she was straining under the weight of the tray filled with food. Yet when she set the meal before us, as she left, she was twirling more

  • Mary's Friends

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 9, 2008
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    MARY'S FRIENDS Unsaved people in our society who accept Jesus as Savior have an average of 12 unsaved relatives and friends, all of whom are potential disciples. Let me tell you a story I heard in 1980, when I was in Fuller Seminary studying church growth. It happened in the First Baptist Church more

  • A Drunk Stumbles Into A Baptismal Service On ...

    Contributed by on Jul 26, 2008

    A drunk stumbles into a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to walk into the water and stand next to the preacher. The minister notices the old drunk and says, "Mister, are you ready to find Jesus?" The drunk looks back and says, "Yes, preacher, I sure am." The more

  • They Don't But You Do  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
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    THEY DON’T BUT YOU DO Consider the story of Oswald Golter. After ten years service as a missionary in China, Oswald Golter was on His way home. His ship stopped in India, and while waiting for the connecting boat home he found a group of refugees living in a warehouse on the pier. They were more

  • The Tough Questions

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 11, 2008

    The Tough Questions Sandy Perry wrote me on Aug. 15, 2008: Today's paper had an article about the decision of Hope Presybterian to host a tribute to Isaac Hayes. Christians were opposed to the idea of hosting a tribute to a prominent, active Scientologist. One of my coworkers mentioned that more

  • Nicholson Shed

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008

    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 more

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

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008

    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 more

  • No One Ever Told Hitler

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008

    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 more

  • What Have You Done For Me?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008

    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 more

  • God Is

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008

    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 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 more

  • Are You "Sharing"?

    Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009

    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 more

  • Hell Should Break Your Heart

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009

    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 more

  • Only One Boy

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Feb 6, 2009

    "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 more

  • What Is A Witness?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2009
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    WHAT IS A WITNESS? I once heard a story about a prosecuting attorney from a small Texas town who called his first witness to the stand in a trial. She was a grandmotherly type, and he asked her, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?" She said, "I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you 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 more

  • Not Just Another Offering

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009

    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 more

  • Be Content To Speak In A Cottage

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009

    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, more

  • Evangelism: Aquariums And Fires

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009

    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. more

  • We 'are' Preaching

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    WE ’ARE’ PREACHING One day St. Francis of Assisi invited a young monk to join him on a trip into town to preach. The young monk was so honored that he quickly accepted. All day long they walked through the streets, and rubbed shoulders and visited with hundreds of people. At the end of the more