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  • All In The Closet

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 17, 2008

    Robert C. Tuttle told this: Some years ago, after a vigorous brotherly and sisterly disagreement, our three children retired only to be aroused at two o'clock in the morning by a terrific thunderstorm. Hearing an unusual noise upstairs I called in to find out more

  • Redemption And Restoration In Real Life  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Redemption and Restoration in Real Life I conclude this morning with a story about what happened since a tragic event that took place 9 months ago around Christmas time at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. I share it because I think it makes a point about moving beyond the 'Who, Them?' To more

  • Forgiveness: No Ugly Pictures

    Contributed by John Petty on Jan 18, 2008

    FORGIVENESS: NO UGLY PICTURES I was approached by the station manager of a local television station in Pensacola, Fl to contribute a 50-second devotional for his program transition period. I was reluctant to agree, since I struggled to limit my sermons to even 30 minutes. But feeling impressed more

  • Did You Read About The Pope's Passing ...

    Contributed by Bob Gillchrest on Dec 8, 2008

    Did you read about the Pope's passing forgiveness on John Lennon’s famous statement when the Beatles were climbing the ladder of popularity and success in the 60s? He forgave John for claiming that one day the Beatles would be more popular and famous than Jesus Christ. Well, the Pope may have more

  • Father Forgive Them

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2008

    FATHER FORGIVE THEM There was once a man who was born in a little town back east. He grew up and took on the family business. The only earthly father he had ever known died sometime in his teen years and as the oldest son he took on the responsibility of caring for his mother. He had a good more

  • Dwight L. Moody, The 19th Century American ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008

    Dwight L. Moody, the 19th century American evangelist, once said, "Forgiveness is not to say, 'I will forgive, but not forget.' It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute more

  • Unlock Your Antlers

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008

    UNLOCK YOUR ANTLERS In an old monastery in Germany, I'm told you can see two racks of ancient deer antlers permanently interlocked. Apparently the animals had been fighting fiercely, and their horns became so tangled that they could not be disengaged. As a result, both of them died of hunger. more

  • Steve Watt: Forgiving The Dangerous Fugitive

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 22, 2009

    Steve Watt: Forgiving the Dangerous Fugitive Wyoming state trooper Steve Watt was shot during a traffic stop and left to die. For years, he struggled with hatred toward his shooter, Mark Farnham. But Steve took the risk, and now Steve and Mark are friends. more

  • Redemptive Love Changes People

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 9, 2009

    REDEMPTIVE LOVE CHANGES PEOPLE John Ed Mathison, former pastor of Frazier Memorial UMC, tells the story of Tommy Waite, an African-American man serving time in jail and converted through Frazier’s Prison Ministry. They didn’t stop there though. They discipled him and even helped him to get his more

  • The Time For Reconciliation, Just As The Time ...

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 30, 2009

    "The time for reconciliation, just as the time for salvation, is always now. Tomorrow is often too late. We are not to allow bitterness, anger, hatred, or any other sin to keep us separated from other people, more

  • Forgiveness On A Kid's First Job

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009

    FORGIVENESS ON A KID’S FIRST JOB Forgiveness was the most important lesson best-selling author Tony Hillerman learned as a kid on his first job. His story goes... "I was 14 when Mr. Ingram knocked on our farmhouse door in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma (pop. 38). The old sharecropper lived about a more

  • In His Alpha Talk "What About The Church," Nicky ...  PRO

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    In his Alpha Talk “What About the Church,” Nicky Gumbel tells this story about John Wimber, the founding pastor of the Anaheim Vineyard Christian Fellowship and the Worldwide Vineyard Movement: “John Wimber was once approached by a member of his congregation who had met somebody in great need. more

  • Do They Know You Love Them?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2008

    DO THEY KNOW YOU LOVE THEM? On a cold winter evening a man suffered a heart attack and after being admitted to the hospital, the man asked the nurse to call his daughter. He explained, "You see, I live alone and she is the only family I have." The nurse went to phone the daughter. The daughter more

  • Bad Meat

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jul 3, 2008

    Bad Meat Colin Byrne Smith of Australia told of a missionary who called on a tribe of cannibals. Taking his life in his hands, he crossed the inlet in a small boat, and when confronted by the tribe, meekly endured every insult. Long afterwards, when he had succeeded in converting many and more

  • Bag Of Candy

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 27, 2008

    BAG OF CANDY A young boy was arrested and brought before the judge for taking a bag of candy from the shelf of a local store. The owner of the store pressed charges because he wanted the boy to learn a lesson. After a lecture from the judge, the judge asked the young boy if he had anything more

  • A Clean Slate

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 27, 2008

    A CLEAN SLATE A little boy was told by his mother not to play near a certain pond. One day the temptation was too much, and, venturing too close, he fell into the water. He was very conscious of his wrongdoing, and most uncomfortable. So he wrote on his school slate: "Dear Mother, I am sorry more

  • How Much Is Enough?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008

    HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? Each week Kevin Tunell was required to mail a dollar to a family he'd rather forget. They sued him for $1.5 million but settled for just $936, to be paid a dollar at a time. The family expected the payment each Friday so Tunell would not forget what happened on the first more

  • Larry Crabb Wrote "The Difference Between ...

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 3, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Larry Crabb wrote “The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully on spiritual resources, we have the makings of spiritual more

  • Reconcilation Story

    Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009

    RECONCILATION STORY It was a conversation that has stuck with me over the years. I was not a part of the conversation, per se, but I was a part of the audience that listened. I think that it took place in 1986 but I cannot remember. It was, I remember, a Sunday night at the church where I was more

  • How Can You Forgive Sins?

    Contributed by Tim White on Jun 19, 2009

    HOW CAN YOU FORGIVE SINS? Suppose Brother Bill hit you in the nose. He just drew back his fist and, bam. Now, what if I walked up to you both and said, "Brother Bill, you are forgiven." You would contend that it wasn’t my place to say that. Yet Jesus could say, "If I forgive you, the more