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  • Christian Fathers: Give Generously  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
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    "Christian Fathers: Give Generously" The Bible gives four Christian character traits that can build a lasting legacy for the Lord. The third is to give with generosity. 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 says, "Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously ...read more

  • For Eighteen Fruitful Years, Dr. H.a. Ironside ...

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 25, 2005
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    For eighteen fruitful years, Dr. H.A. Ironside pastored the Moody Church in Chicago. When he got ready to take the offering, he would often say, "We ask God’s people to give generously. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, we do not ask you to ...read more

  • C.h. Spurgeon Told The Story Of The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    (IL) C.H. Spurgeon told the story of the preacher who was walking in the countryside and stopped by a farmhouse for a drink of water. The old farmer who lived there went out to talk to the preacher. As they were talking the preacher noticed that the barn had a weather vane on it that was spinning ...read more

  • A Wealthy Businessman From Texas Was In The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A wealthy businessman from Texas was in the habit of giving his dad unique gifts on his birthday. As his business travels took him around the world, he would always search to find something truly remarkable to give to his dad. But this past year he felt he had outdone himself. He discovered a ...read more

  • A. The Story Is Told Of A Pig Farmer Down South ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A. The story is told of a pig farmer down south who called a local church and asked to speak to the Head Hog at the Trough. 1. The church secretary said, “If you are referring to our minister, you are welcome to call him Brother, or Reverend if you are so inclined, but it would be improper to refer ...read more

  • C. Over The Centuries People Have Come Up With A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    C. Over the centuries people have come up with a lot of different ideas about Christian stewardship and giving. 1. There’s a story told about a couple of guys who were discussing their approaches to giving. a. One man said, “Here’s how I decide how much to give. I cash my paycheck in small bills, ...read more

  • Apart From Our Lord, It Is Hard To Think Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Apart from our Lord, it is hard to think of historical figures whose dying words were, "It is accomplished" Alexander the Great conquered Persia, but broke down and wept because his troops were too exhausted to push on to India. Hugo Grotius, the father of modern international law, said at the ...read more

  • Attributes Of A Servant…  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Attributes of a Servant… 1. Humility In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died as they were hurled into the icy waters below. News of the disaster was further darkened when an investigation revealed the cause of the accident. It ...read more

  • People Neglect Their Opportunities In Life. I ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    People neglect their opportunities in life. I received a pastor’s letter in the mail last week. In the 1940s, IBM considered commercializing the new computer operation they had with the US Government. But after due consideration, Thomas J Watson, chairman of IBM, issued this statement, ...read more

  • I Read A Story The Other Day. Once, A Boy And ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    I read a story the other day. Once, a boy and his sister were spending a week with their grandparents on their farm. And grandpa gave the boy a slingshot to play with out in the woods. One day the boy saw Grandpa’s pet duck. And just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, and hit the duck square ...read more

  • Learn From The Past And Live Your Future ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Learn from the past and live your future differently I was reading the other day. Once, two men went moose hunting in Canada for a week. A bush pilot dropped them off at their camp and arranged to pick them up in one week. They both shot a moose. When the pilot returned he looked at their two ...read more

  • Bertoldo De Giovanni Is A Name Even The Most ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He was the pupil of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of his time, and he was the teacher of Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor of all time. Michelangelo was only 14 years old when he came to Bertoldo, ...read more

  • A Few Years Ago, When Mother Teresa Visited ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A few years ago, when Mother Teresa visited Australia, a young man was assigned to be her guide during her stay. He was thrilled at the prospect of being so close to such a godly woman but he became frustrated over time because even though he was constantly near her, he never had the opportunity to ...read more

  • One Day A Certain Old, Rich Man Of A Miserable ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    One day a certain old, rich man of a miserable disposition visited a rabbi, who took the rich man by the hand and led him to a window. "Look out there," he said. The rich man looked into the street. "What do you see?" asked the rabbi. "I see men, women, and children," answered the rich man. Again ...read more

  • In October 1947, There Was A Geologist By The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    In October 1947, there was a geologist by the name of Dr. John Williamson who was doing some work in the country of Tanzania. One day, he found himself driving in a deserted area, slipping and sliding along a rain-soaked road. Suddenly his four-wheel drive vehicle sank up to its axles in the mud ...read more

  • There Is An Epitaph On A Tombstone That Reads: ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    There is an epitaph on a tombstone that reads: “What I SPENT, I LOST. What I SAVED, I LEFT. What I GAVE, I HAVE.” As we INVEST in the Kingdom ...read more

  • George W. Truett  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    George W. Truett George W. Truett, a well-know pastor in Texas, was invited to dinner at the home of a very wealthy Texas man. After the meal, the host led him to a place where they could get a good view of the surrounding area. • Pointing to the oil wells covering the landscape, the Texan ...read more

  • A Tool, Not A Toy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A Tool, Not A Toy • It’s like a raincoat or a tractor- when it is needed it needs to be used Question- How would it be profitable to say we have a tractor and then not plow the field? • How can you reap a harvest? Question- How would it be profitable to say we have a raincoat and then not put it ...read more

  • Poor Preachers

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Poor Preachers There was a Baptist preacher who just finished his sermon for the day and proceeded toward the back of the church for his usual greetings and handshaking. After shaking a few hands he came upon the seven year old son of one of the Deacons. "Good morning, young man," the preacher ...read more

  • The Million Dollar Brain

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    The Million Dollar Brain There’s a story about a wealthy man who was terminally ill. The doctor said, "There’s only one thing that will save you. A brain transplant. It’s an experimental operation. And it’s very expensive." The wealthy guy said, "Money is no object. Can you get me a brain?" The ...read more