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  • Friends Are People With Whom You Dare To Be ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 28, 2001
    based on 106 ratings

    Friends are people with whom you dare to be yourself. Your soul can be naked with them. They ask you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. They do not want you to be better or worse. When you are with them, you feel as a prisoner feels who has been declared innocent. You do not have to be on more

  • Following The ...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 11, 2010

    Following the Leader As Joshua prepares to enter the land, he confers with leaders from the 12 tribes. Every leader has a circle of influence. It was true in Israel, it is true in churches. But leaders must be united behind the leader, whether that be a Joshua in that day or a more

  • Following Garibaldi And Following Jesus

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011

    FOLLOWING GARIBALDI AND FOLLOWING JESUS Garibaldi, the great Italian military hero from the 19th century, raised an incredibly committed volunteer army. His appeal for recruits was rather unique as he offered only these terms: "I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions; I offer hunger, more

  • Following Jesus

    Contributed by David Simpson on Mar 23, 2017

    Mark Batterson said in his book: “All In” – “Most people in most churches think they are following Jesus, but I’m not so sure. They may think they are following Jesus, but the reality is this: they have invited Jesus to follow them.” Too many times I want Jesus to follow me, to serve my more

  • Follow Me

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009

    "FOLLOW ME." To understand that calling and Jesus’ invitation, we need to understand the context. In Jesus’ day, childhood education started at age five as young boys went to the synagogue school to learn Hebrew and memorize the Torah. By the time of his bar mitzvah at age 13, a typical Jewish more

  • Consider The Following ...

    Contributed by Ricki Lee Brooks on May 10, 2010

    Consider the following exchange… “That’s easy for you to say; you’ve never been through what I’m dealing with!” “Yes, I think you’re right. Certainly, I do not know just how you feel. In fact, no one has ever experienced the exact same thing you are going through. No one ever will. No one, of more

  • Fad Or Follower?  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 8, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    FAD OR FOLLOWER? I was looking at a list of some fads from the 1990's. Among them were: spandex shorts, Pokemon, Grunge music and fashion, The Macarena, Bowl cut, What would Jesus do?, Pogs, Polly Pocket Toys, and Tickle Me Elmo. In that list, only one fad had long-term bearing, "What Would more

  • Fan Or Follower?

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011

    FAN OR FOLLOWER? Kyle Idelman writes: It was a Thursday afternoon, and I was sitting in our sanctuary where 30,000 people would soon be coming to one of our Easter services. I had no idea what I was going to say to them. I could feel the pressure mounting. I sat there hoping that a sermon more

  • The True Follower  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on May 27, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    THE TRUE FOLLOWER The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God more

  • Admirer Or Follower?  PRO

    Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    ADMIRER OR FOLLOWER? Recently I heard that in Scotland, a voluntary survey was given to law enforcement officers of their religious affiliations. That may not sound very interesting, but what caught my attention was that 8 of the officers claimed their religious affiliation to be "Jedi". I more

  • Following The Masses

    Contributed by Dusan Tillinger on Mar 30, 2012

    FOLLOWING THE MASSES A few years ago I was walking down Prague's Wenceslaus Square when I coincidently, without realizing it, found myself in the middle of a protest. It was so easy to blend with them, to get into their middle and march with them, but once I tried to leave that mob, step out and more

  • More To Follow

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2012

    MORE TO FOLLOW Preacher Charles Spurgeon tells of a man to whom was entrusted a large sum of money for the benefit of a poor minister. He thought it would be best to distribute the gift, instead of sending it all at once. So he mailed the poor minister five pounds and, inside the envelope, he more

  • A Follower, Not A Disciple

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 132 ratings

    William Barclay writes: It’s possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one’s weight. Once someone was talking to a great scholar about a younger man. He said, "So more

  • Leaders And Followers  PRO

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
    based on 206 ratings

    LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS S. I. McMillen, in his book "None of These Diseases," tells a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, "Are you a leader?" Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, "No," and more

  • More To Follow  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 31, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    MORE TO FOLLOW Sam Ducanannan was a simple man with very few talents, but he had a great desire to do something for the Lord. So he made it his practice to cut out pictures from cards and magazines and to paste onto these pictures appropriate verses and poems. He would then give them as simple more

  • Following Beliefs

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008

    FOLLOWING BELIEFS 68% of Americans 13-24 follow their own religious and spiritual beliefs, but think other religious beliefs could be true as well. Just 31% strongly believe their religious beliefs are true and more

  • Follow The Trail

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008

    FOLLOW THE TRAIL In 1949, Mao Tse-Tung ran through China in a marauding storm. His communist army was wiping out anything in their path that would hinder an unrestrained dictatorship of communism. In the path of this malicious army, a CIA operative Douglas Mackiernan had to flee for his life. more

  • Follow The Light

    Contributed by Tim Baker on Jan 5, 2018

    When I flew airplanes regularly landing at night was very different than daylight. I would use the instruments to guide me to the airport over most of the trip, but since I was a VFR pilot I would use my eyes outside of the cockpit to land the plane. In the daylight using your eyes to land was more

  • Vacation: Willing To Follow

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008

    VACATION: WILLING TO FOLLOW In a movie classic - National Lampoon's Vacation - Chevy Chase - otherwise known as Clark Griswold - leads his family across the country to their dream vacation at Wally World. Along the way, Clark gets lost several times. One time happened to be in St. Louis. As time more

  • At Least One Follower

    Contributed by Dale Krueger on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    AT LEAST ONE FOLLOWER A father was filling out an application form for his daughter who was seeking entrance to a very exclusive college. He came to the question on the form which asked whether the applicant was a leader. In honesty he wrote, "No, but she is a good follower." The application more