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  • We Need Hope

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
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    WE NEED HOPE Someone has said that if you could convince a man there was no hope, he would curse the day he was born. Hope is an indispensable quality of life. Dusk was falling on the Saturday before Christmas in 1927 the S-4 submarine (S-class submarines, were the first class of submarines ...read more

  • Warren Wiersbe Said, "It's Not The Fact Of Life ...

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Aug 16, 2008
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    Warren Wiersbe said, "It's not the fact of life that determines ...read more

  • Your Chains Are Gone

    Contributed by Donny Granberry on Sep 23, 2008
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    Your Chains Are Gone You will never be a visionary if you cannot see your future. I had a Lab when we were pastored before, and I kept her on a chain. In a few days she had worn the ground to dirt all the way to the end of her chain. She would take off and stop at the dirt just before the ...read more

  • Linus On The Hope In The Truth

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
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    Linus on the Hope in the Truth A Peanuts cartoon pictured Lucy and Linus looking out the window at a steady downpour of rain. "Boy," said Lucy, "look at it rain. What if it floods the whole world?" "It will never do that," Linus replied confidently. "In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God ...read more

  • In The Darkness Of The Catacombs, In The Filth ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
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    "In the darkness of the catacombs, in the filth of underground sewers, in the shadows of a thousand Roman nights, these phrases were searched by tired faces. These pages were held in trembling hands. These words sent the light of hope into the hearts of God's people. It was a message straight from ...read more

  • A Change In Hope

    Contributed by Fred Schaeffer on Nov 20, 2008
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    A CHANGE IN HOPE Ben was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 16 years old. Hope is the one thing that kept his parents, Kevin and Laura moving forward. Hope is what kept them from giving up. His younger sister, Bethany, always kept her sights on the silver lining. He went through a ...read more

  • Who Do You Rely On?  PRO

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Nov 25, 2008
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    WHO DO YOU RELY ON? In "Point Man", Steve Farrar tells about a photographer for a national magazine who was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire. The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour ...read more

  • Don't Treat Him As Dead

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Nov 25, 2008
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    DON’T TREAT HIM AS DEAD Early in their marriage, Martin Luther’s wife watched him battle bouts of depression, even question God’s willingness or ability to help him through a difficult trial. Without saying a word, she donned a black dress and veil, reserved for times of mourning. When Luther ...read more

  • Keeping The Lights Burning

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    KEEPING THE LIGHTS BURNING Robert Russell, pastor and author, tells a story of how about twenty years ago there was a house near the entrance of his subdivision that kept their Christmas lights burning long after the season was past. They burned through January. Even through the first of ...read more

  • In 1989, A Terrible Earthquake Almost Flattened ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    In 1989, a terrible earthquake almost flattened Armenia. It killed over 30,000 people in less than four minutes. One father rushed to his son's school and found the building flat as a pancake. Standing there in tears, he remembered a promise he had made to his son, "No matter what, I'll always be ...read more

  • His Never Failing Help

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 31, 2008
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    HIS NEVER FAILING HELP While walking along the shores of the Dead Sea one day, a man lost his balance and fell into the water at a point where it was rather deep. Never having learned to swim, he was panic-stricken. In desperation he began to thrash about with his arms and legs, fearing he would ...read more

  • Good News

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    GOOD NEWS Our world is desperately in need of some good news. Suzanne Jennings wrote this song in 1999: I woke up Monday morning, walked out on the lawn My eyes were barely open, and my mouth began to yawn Picked up the daily paper, every single headline said, That this ole world is full ...read more

  • Hope Changes Everything

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 3, 2009
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    HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING From Parade magazine comes the story of self-made millionaire Eugene Land, who greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59 sixth-graders. What could he say to inspire these students, most of whom ...read more

  • Christians Die Better

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
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    CHRISTIANS DIE BETTER On May 28, 1914 a ship called the Express of Ireland hit another ship and began to sink quickly. As the ship began to sink in the cold Atlantic Ocean it was discovered that there were not enough life belts on board for all the passengers. On that ship were 130 Salvation ...read more

  • No Faith, No Power

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
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    NO FAITH, NO POWER One night at dinner a man, who had spent many summers in Maine, fascinated his companions by telling of his experiences in a little town named Flagstaff. The town was to be flooded as part of a large lake for which a dam was being built. In the months before it was to be ...read more

  • Getting Worse Before It Gets Better

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
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    GETTING WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER "Celente, who is CEO of Trends Research Institute, has the best track record in the professional forecasting industry, so when he speaks people listen. He was almost alone in predicting well in advance the 1987 stock market crash, the 1990 collapse of the ...read more

  • Alexander Kept "Hope" For Himself

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    ALEXANDER KEPT "HOPE" FOR HIMSELF As Alexander the Great was setting out on his conquest of Asia, he inquired into the finances of his followers. To ensure that they would not be troubled over the welfare of their dependents during their absence, he distributed crown estates and revenues among ...read more

  • Hope Brings Survival

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
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    HOPE BRINGS SURVIVAL Viktor Frankl, Austrian psychologist, survived death camps of Nazi Germany. Frankl was determined to know why some survived and some did not. He looked at several factors: health, vitality, family, survival skills, intelligence. He concluded that none of these factors was ...read more

  • The Past Is Just The Beginning

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    THE PAST IS JUST THE BEGINNING There is in Washington D.C., a sign over the entrance to the U.S. Patent Office -- where new things are the order of the day. The sign proclaims: "The Past is but Prologue." One day a tourist asked a cab driver what the sign meant. Said the cabbie: "It ...read more

  • Hope And A Grateful Heart  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009
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    HOPE AND A GRATEFUL HEART There is an old legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. On finding the seeds of discouragement more numerous than others, he learned that those seeds could be made to grow almost anywhere. When questioned, Satan ...read more