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  • Two Hundred Years Ago, On 25th March 1807, The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Two hundred years ago, on 25th March 1807, the British parliament voted in favour of a law that would have consequences all around the known world. This new law was the abolition of human slavery. This act of 1807 was one of the most humanitarian pieces of legislation ever enacted in a British ...read more

  • Look At Our Christian Heritage With People ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    • Look at our Christian heritage with people like : Lord Shaftsbury who helped the poor stopped women and children working in mines – children being chimney sweeps - the abuse of children –orphanages - RSPCA - Benjamin Waugh - NSPCC - William Wilberforce - Slavery schools – visited prisons – ...read more

  • Fear Of God

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Chuck Colson is quoted saying in regard to justice, “Without ultimate justice, people’s sense of moral obligation dissolves; social bonds are broken. People who have no fear of God soon ...read more

  • William Booth Put It Like This, " I Will Tell ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    William Booth put it like this, “ I will tell you the secret: God has had all that there was of me. There have been men with greater brains than I, even with greater opportunities, but from the day I got the poor of London on my heart and caught a vision of what Jesus Christ could do with me and ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be A Christian? A Little ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    What does it mean to be a Christian? A little boy asked his father that question one day. The Father who had made a profession of faith as a child but had not been active in church since becoming an adult did his best to explain what it mean to be a Christian. After the father finished his ...read more

  • Many People Believe Michael Jordan Was The Best ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Many people believe Michael Jordan was the best basketball player to ever play the game. In 1991 when Jordan’s popularity was at its highest, the sports drink Gatorade came out with a new advertising campaign aimed specifically at young people. The slogan was “I wanta be like Mike.” The commercial ...read more

  • Several Years Ago The Minnesota Crime Commission ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Several years ago the Minnesota Crime Commission released a statement that backs up what the Bible teaches about our human nature. In its report it stated that “every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish, and self-centered. He wants what He wants when He wants it – his ...read more

  • St. Augustine Once Said, "It Was Pride That ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    St. Augustine once said, “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men angels.” I would change that by saying, “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men acceptable before God.” Paul W. Powell, the former President of the Annuity ...read more

  • One Day A Pastor Had Been Working All Morning On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    One day a pastor had been working all morning on his sermon when His computer crashed and he lost it all. He went upstairs and told his wife, and she was amazed at how well he was taking it. She said, “It’s amazing how calm you are and how happy you seem even though you’ve lost a lot of work.” Then ...read more

  • Brother James Bryan, A Presbyterian Minister In ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Brother James Bryan, a Presbyterian minister in Birmingham, Alabama knew this. There were a lot of preachers who could preach better sermons from the pulpit, but none could match the sermons that Brother Bryan preached with his life. Like Jesus, Brother Bryan was known for his compassion and his ...read more

  • A Methodist Pastor Named Walter Everett ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A Methodist Pastor named Walter Everett understood the importance of forgiving those who sin against you. When Michael Carlucci was convicted of manslaughter for shooting Everett’s son, the bereaved father set an example that challenges all of us who claim to be Christians. Walter stood up in court ...read more

  • Easter Is To Our Faith What Water Is To The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Easter is to our faith what water is to the ocean, what stone is to the mountain, what blood is to your body. It is the unique substance of redemptive reality. It is the first and final word in the dictionary of God. It says that Christ is the Author and Finisher of our faith. —Raymond I. ...read more

  • It Is Told That The Great Preacher D.l. Moody ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    It is told that the great preacher D.L. Moody said, “I prayed for faith and thought that some day it would come down and strike me like lightning. But faith didn’t seem to come. One day I read in Romans that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” I had up to this time, closed my ...read more

  • A Supermarket In The Midwest Could Not ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A supermarket in the Midwest could not understand why at a certain time every winter there sales plummeted. They studied their product line and interviewed customers. They did everything possible to uncover the mystery. Finally someone made a remarkable discovery that changed everything. It seemed ...read more

  • In The Darkest Time Of World War Ii In The City ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    In the darkest time of World War II in the city of London a message came across the air to bring a New Year’s message to the discouraged people. In the process the announcer quoted the following poem: “I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year Give me a light that I may tread, safely into ...read more

  • I Want To Begin This Morning By Talking About A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    I want to begin this morning by talking about a feud that started towards the end of the civil War in West Virginia and Kentucky. It began in January of 1865 when Harmon McCoy, who had joined the Union army, was found murdered, presumably by a group of men led by William Anderson Hatfield. This ...read more

  • I Heard A Story One Time About A New, Cocky ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    I heard a story one time about a new, cocky young preacher, straight out of seminary. He was going to preach his very first sermon in a big, old Presbyterian church. The church had an elevated pulpit with a long flight of stairs leading up to it. This kid was about as prideful as he could be. All ...read more

  • Helen Keller, The Much Beloved Blind, Deaf, And ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Helen Keller, the much beloved blind, deaf, and dumb American author, envisioned what she would most like to see if she could see for just three days. In her article “Three Days to See,” she wrote that she would like to see those she loved on the first day - to look deeply and lovingly into the ...read more

  • Faith Is Alive And Well In The 21st Century. ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Faith is alive and well in the 21st century. Science, technology and reason have not buried faith. Without faith, life is like a house without sunlight, window, or occupants; it will be a murky existence, all doom and gloom, and a leap in the dark. Without faith, the body is lifeless; it has no ...read more

  • Upon Entering A Little Country Store, A Stranger ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Upon entering a little country store, a stranger noticed a sign reading, “Danger Beware of Dog” posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor besides the cash register. The stranger asked the store manager (sarcastically), “Is that the dog folks are ...read more