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  • Finishing ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008

    FINISHING WELL In his book, "The Mantle of a Mentor", Dr. Robert Clinton tells us that the Bible mentions over 1,000 leaders. In a 13 year study, he developed case studies on over 900 of these. Later, he reduced that number to 100 and called these "prominent leaders." Digging further, he more

  • It Is Finished

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 10, 2009

    IT IS FINISHED Scholar and Statesman, John R.W. Stott notes the phrase comes from the Greek ["tetelestai"] meaning, "it has been and will for ever remain finished." Jesus did not more

  • It Is Finished  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    IT IS FINISHED We trample the blood of the Son of God if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins. The only explanation for the forgiveness of God, and for the unfathomable depth of His forgetting (of our sins), is the death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the outcome more

  • It Is Finished

    Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 27, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    IT IS FINISHED I was raised on a tobacco farm and when Dad would ask me to do some chores while he was gone.... it was for my best interest and the seat of my pants that I did it. But when I finished it and did the very best I could to please my Dad there was a great satisfaction in seeing more

  • Hours Behind The Runner In Front Of Him, The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Joo-Ching Chng on Jan 4, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    "Hours behind the runner in front of him, the last marathoner finally entered the Olympic stadium. By that time, the drama of the day’s events was almost over and most of the spectators had gone home. This athlete’s story, however, was still being played out. Limping into the arena, the more

  • Finishing Well

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009

    FINISHING WELL Dr. J. Robert Clinton, professor at Fuller Seminary, did a study of male leadership in the Bible and determined that only 30% of them finished well. Wow! The odds are against us! Consider also this next example. The World Cup is over. Italy beat France in a shootout, 5-3, in more

  • Only To Finish  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 7 ratings

    ONLY TO FINISH The 1992 Summer Olympics featured two tremendously poignant moments. American sprinter Gail Devers, the clear leader in the 100 meter hurdles, tripped over the last barrier. She agonizingly pulled herself to her knees and crawled the last five meters, finishing fifth--but more

  • It Really Is Finished  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 15, 2010
    based on 8 ratings

    IT REALLY IS FINISHED After suffering on the cross for six hours, Jesus shouted, "It is finished!" (John 19:30). Everything that needed to be done to provide salvation had been accomplished. When former President George W. Bush was asked about regrets during his presidency, Bush answered that more

  • Finishing The Race

    Contributed by Chris Supper on Nov 3, 2010

    FINISHING THE RACE August 1992. Derrick Redmond from Great Britain was favored to win the 400-meter race during the summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, but as he powered around the backstretch, his hamstring snapped. Redmond tried desperately to finish the race, but he still had half the more

  • Marathon Finishers

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2011

    MARATHON FINISHERS Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin know endurance better than most. For 111 days, they ran the equivalent of two marathons a day in order to cross the entire Sahara Desert on foot. They touched the waters at Senegal and then made their way through Mauritania, Mali, Niger, more

  • Finish Strong

    Contributed by Jeffrey Rowe on Dec 29, 2012

    In 2 Tim 4:7 Paul said that death was like finishing the race. Like crossing the finish line. That all of life is really about one thing – finishing well. Accomplishing the dreams and goals that God has for your life. I ran cross country in high school. We’d go out to these golf courses and more

  • Finishing Well

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017

    John Baker was too short and too slight to be a runner for his high school track team but he loved to run. His best friend was tall and lanky and had the perfect build to be a runner but wanted nothing to do with the sport. So John went to the track coach to convince him to let John on the team more

  • Finishing The Race

    Contributed by Paul Steen on Jul 12, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    My wife and I watched as Danny, our youngest son, competed in the Carnival of Champions back when he was in elementary school. He was entered in the half-mile race. It was two laps around the track. When the starting gun sounded, he quickly leapt ahead of everyone and built a sizable lead. He more

  • Faithful To The Finish

    Contributed by Efrain Perez on Oct 9, 2011

    FAITHFUL TO THE FINISH In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Derek Redmond of Great Britain was considered a favorite contender for a medal. It was the evening of August 3, 1992 as Redmond was pitted against seven others in a semi-final in the 400 meters. Redmond knelt poised, waiting for the race to more

  • Faithful To The Finish  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    FAITHFUL TO THE FINISH In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Derek Redmond of Great Britain was considered a favorite contender for a medal. It was the evening of August 3, 1992 as Redmond was pitted against seven others in a semi-final in the 400 meters. Redmond knelt poised, waiting for the race to more

  • Finishing In Failure, Or Faith-- Communion ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    FINISHING IN FAILURE, OR FAITH-- COMMUNION MEDITATION One of Track and Field’s more interesting events is the high jump. The high jump and the pole vault are the only events where even the winner finishes in failure. Right after the jumper clears one heighth, the bar is raised. The bar more

  • They Sent Me To Finish  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    THEY SENT ME TO FINISH With all the pomp and prestige that the Chinese government went to in order to put their best foot forward, there was one person who they honored who stood out. He is now in his seventies, but China brought him to Bejing as an honored guest. Why? The odd thing is that John more

  • How You Finish

    Contributed by Sylvester Fergusson on Feb 23, 2009

    HOW YOU FINISH James was excited as he turned the two hundred mark heading towards home. Two and three-quarter laps had gone and he was still in the lead. His one and only goal was to win this race and he was full of confidence that he could do it. His thoughts race ahead to the podium, the more

  • Finishing The Race Together

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    FINISHING THE RACE TOGETHER Several years ago, five handicapped finalists gathered at the starting line for the Special Olympics. They had all trained hard for this day. Hearts were pounding. And each one wanted to win. The starter’s gun discharged and the athletes exploded from their crouched more

  • They Sent Me Here To Finish

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 5, 2011

    THEY SENT ME HERE TO FINISH During the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, the last runner to finish the marathon was an athlete from Tanzania. He'd had a difficult race, to say the least: he's stumbled at one point and ended up bruised, bloodied--and with a broken leg! But he didn't quit. Even more