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  • The Prince: Soren Kierkegaard The Danish ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    The Prince: Soren Kierkegaard the Danish theologian tells a story about a certain kingdom with a handsome prince. Now the prince was searching for a woman worthy enough to become his wife and to rule the land with him. But no one in the royal court could be found to please him. One day as he was more

  • Have You Ever Heard The Phrase "Like A Dog ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Have you ever heard the phrase “Like a dog worrying a bone.” Its an old English phrase that contains the picture behind the word worry. A dog will shake, chew, gnaw and lick and bite on a bone for hours, trying to wear it down. It’s a compulsion. The dog will work and work on that bone unless more

  • Someone Tells About A Woman Who For Many Years ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Someone tells about a woman who for many years couldn’t sleep at night because she worried that her home would be burglarized. One night her husband heard a noise in the house, so he went downstairs to investigate. When he got there, he found a burglar. The husband said more

  • Known By The Likeness

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    ((Bill Morgan?)) says that On a wall near the main entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, is a portrait with the following inscription: "James Butler Bonham--no picture of him exists. This portrait is of his nephew, Major James Bonham, deceased, who greatly resembled his uncle. It is placed more

  • A Television Program Preceding The 1988 Winter ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A television program preceding the 1988 Winter Olympics featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing, impossible as that sounds. I am an extremely novice skier. I have a hard to avoiding the obstacles in front of me that I can see. Imagine being blind and trying to ski. Paired with sighted more

  • There's A Methodist Minister Named J. Gordon ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    There’s a Methodist minister named J. Gordon Melton who has an interesting hobby. He collects lists of church denominations in the United States... and his research has revealed there are 1517 different recognized denominations in USA. He includes all kinds of groups, including cults such as the more

  • Back When I Was Still Wet Behind The Ears In My ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Back when I was still wet behind the ears in my 1st ministry, our church had a joint VBS with one of the denominational churches in town. I liked their preacher, but I made the mistake of letting him give the invitation. His church sprinkled babies and ours only baptized adults… so he was a little more

  • At The 1st Church I Served, I Was Visiting With ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    At the 1st church I served, I was visiting with a husband and his wife. Lela, the wife, was the most gentle women you could ever encounter. Her husband Marvin wasn’t a bad guy either… but he rarely showed up for church. Couldn’t be bothered. Well, here I was – just trying to get acquainted – when more

  • Faking The Grain  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    FAKING THE GRAIN Wood craftsmen and finishers of fine furniture are not nearly as common to our times as they were 100 years ago. For that matter, they are not found as much today as they were around even 25 years ago. Some of these men were literally artists when it came to taking an old piece more

  • Moses' Stutter  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Moses’ Stutter The hallway is silent now except for the two wheels of the mop bucket and the shuffle of the old man’s feet. Both sound tired. Both know these floors. How many nights has Hank cleaned them? Always careful to get in the corners. Always careful to set up his yellow caution sign more

  • In Consideration Of This, Let Me Help You To ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    In consideration of this, let me help you to understand what tragedy is: In the February 1998 edition of Reader’s Digest which told of a couple who took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast. He was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they putter around the more

  • C. S. Lewis Says This About Love: To Love At All ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    C. S. Lewis says this about love: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and more

  • Heart Prints

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Heart Prints Whatever our hands touch We leave fingerprints On walls, on furniture On doorknobs, dishes, books. There’s no escape. As we touch we leave our identity. Oh God, wherever I go today Help me leave heartprints Heartprints of compassion Of understanding and love. Heartprints more

  • Did You?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    She sat alone in an old folks home, Lonely and old and gray; She wished that someone-just anyone, Would call on her that day. DID YOU? He lay for days on his hospital bed, The hours were long, and hard; He wished someone-just anyone, Would write him a card. DID YOU? Her loved one had died, just a more

  • How Many Of You Remember What A Prism Is? Did ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    How many of you remember what a prism is? Did you ever hold one or place it down to watch it work? A prism of glass can be used to bend different wavelengths of light by different amounts through a process called refraction. This bending separates a beam of white light into a spectrum of colored more

  • A Skeptic Has A Doubting Attitude. His Doubt ...

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    A skeptic has a doubting attitude. His doubt regarding Christianity often arises from prejudice, ignorance or arrogance. The prejudiced skeptic thinks Christians are bigoted and intolerant. But beliefs should conform to facts. Wastepaper may be afire in the garage. Two containers of liquid are more

  • He Will Not Always Bring Your Storms To An End. ...

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jul 23, 2007

    He will not always bring your storms to an end. Just like Isaiah said in our Old Testament Lesson you will have to pass through waters and walk through fire. He will be with you as you pass through the waters and as you walk through the fire. The flames may singe your skin, but they will not more

  • If You Build It, Will The Football Come?

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 6, 2009

    IF YOU BUILD IT, WILL THE FOOTBALL COME? In downtown San Antonio sits the Alamodome, a 65,000-seat facility that opened in 1993 for a cost of 186 million. Following the field of dreams philosophy, the city, eager to have a professional football franchise pushed to complete the Texas size more

  • Real Faith

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 6, 2009

    REAL FAITH The classic test an atheist will give to prove there is no God is this: "If there is a God, let him kill me right now". When nothing happens, they will confidently claim, "See there is no God, for I am still alive and well." Now if we were to ask the atheist, "What if someone came up more

  • The Water Jug Of The Prophet Joel

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 13, 2009

    THE WATER JUG OF THE PROPHET JOEL So, I’m walking through the Museum of Biblical Archeology in Jerusalem, and I’m walking through an area with various kinds of pottery on display, and there in front of me is this absolutely perfectly preserved water jug. It stopped me cold. Now understand, more