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  • Jesus' Words

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
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    JESUS’ WORDS There is a hopefulness in life as we hear and become empowered by Jesus’ words. A Sunday School teacher illustrated this concept of hopefulness in life by drawing on the blackboard two pathways. In the middle of one she placed a large rock, covering the entire path. At the end more

  • We Can Overcome

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009

    WE CAN OVERCOME Take for example Egyptian hieroglyphics. In seminary I had plenty of brilliant folks for classmates, just amazing people. One man, Kevin was with us on our trip to the Holy Land. Kevin finishing his M.Div at Princeton and was soon on his way to Harvard for a Ph.D. in biblical more

  • Hope In Anguish

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009

    HOPE IN ANGUISH I remember times of betrayal that cut deep into my heart, pain beyond a flesh wound. These are the deepest cuts that never seem to heal, a soul wound like Frodo stabbed by the ring-wraith's sword, an ache that will not heal. I remember times of fear wondering how the money would more

  • There's Always Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
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    THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE Ever felt like your life was the most unlucky of all? No matter what, the human spirit can be an amazing thing. Take for example the case of Larry Hanratty, who was named by the Los Angeles Times in 2007 the most unlucky man in California. This poor man was nearly executed more

  • Ray Of Light, Ray Of Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
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    RAY OF LIGHT, RAY OF HOPE There is a story about how the caverns north of Yellowstone National Park were discovered. As the story goes, one of the original explorers was walking along the top of that mountain and fell through a hole, and he dropped down several hundred feet into this cavern and more

  • Mendelssohn And Rembrandt: Artists In Christ

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009

    MENDELSSOHN AND REMBRANDT: ARTISTS IN CHRIST This past Tuesday we noted the 200th anniversary of the birth of the composer Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn was born into a family with deep spiritual roots. His grandfather Moses Mendelssohn was a rabbi and a philosopher. But Felix’s parents, more

  • Depression Stats

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009

    DEPRESSION STATS The state of depression is a very real and common affliction among people of all ages, race and culture. In January of 2005, Bob Murray, PhD and Alicia Fortinberry, MS complied some staggering statistics on depression: - Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 more

  • Transcending Tradition

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 13, 2009

    TRANSCENDING TRADITION During these tough economic times, churches all across the country are seeing a sharp drop in their offerings. Thankfully, we haven’t seen that here, yet, but a lot of churches have, one of them being the Cross Timbers Community Church in Argyle, Texas. Their drop in more

  • The Lord Is Your Shepherd, And That's Enough  PRO

    Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 5, 2009
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    THE LORD IS YOUR SHEPHERD, AND THAT’S ENOUGH One time there was a newspaper office in that always had a practice that if the pastors in that city would call in and give them texts and titles to their messages, they would print them in the paper so all the people in the city would know on what more

  • The Census Taker From Rome  PRO

    Contributed by Dorothy Napier on Sep 21, 2009
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    THE CENSUS TAKER FROM ROME I am reminded of a story told of a cesus taker from Rome, who went to Galilee around 28 A.D. As he entered the region he came upon a man sitting on a donkey. he man had long hair and a flowing beard. He wore an old cloak, sandals, and beads. Pardon me the census more

  • Alexander The Great On Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2009
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    ALEXANDER THE GREAT ON HOPE Jesus is a sign of hope, and the friend of those who will not let hope die. He must increase, and we must decrease. The Macedonian king, Alexander the Great, was about to launch a great campaign. It would be trying and difficult. It would mean slogging across the more

  • The Power Of Hope

    Contributed by Gary Birch on Dec 6, 2009

    THE POWER OF HOPE I read that a few years ago some researchers performed an experiment to see the affect hope has on those undergoing hardship. Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water. The researchers left one set in the water, and found that within an hour they had all more

  • Ponder This Thought From Max Lucado, "If God Can ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 28, 2009

    Ponder this thought from Max Lucado, "If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t he make good out of our bad and sense out of more

  • Dream Big

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jan 2, 2010

    DREAM BIG "I believe God wants us to dream, and to dream big, because He’s a big God who wants to do big things, and He wants to do them more

  • Carrying Hope In Your Heart

    Contributed by Luis Marquez on Jan 17, 2010

    CARRYING HOPE IN YOUR HEART Vaclav Havel expresidente de Checoslovaquia dijo: "No soy un optimista porque no estoy seguro de que todo vaya a acabar bien; tampoco soy un pesimista porque no estoy seguro de que todo vaya a acabar mal. Yo solo llevo esperanza en mi corazon... y le doy gracias a more

  • Rene' Gets Lost

    Contributed by Paul Kendall on Apr 23, 2010

    RENE' GETS LOST In her freshman year of college, my daughter Rene’ agreed to take some friends to the Tampa airport as they returned home for Christmas break. They showed her the way there-—and to get back-—she would simply follow the same route backwards and then come on home to celebrate more

  • The Bruised Reed

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Sep 29, 2010

    THE BRUISED REED As I talked with Nancy that day she said,"I pray to God every night and ask Him why He has been so unfair to me. Why did He leave me alive?" She is an elderly woman suffering the results of a stroke. She said "My Mother died of a stroke. Why didn't He take me too, instead of more

  • A. He's Closer Than You Think. Gen. 1:1 "In ...

    Contributed by Jeffrey Dillinger on May 26, 2007
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    A. He’s Closer Than You Think. Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning GOD!” That is a wow statement. God began us, created us. In the days of creation he waited until the last thing to create was mankind. God created Adam and Eve and it was like these two chairs right next to each other. But then Eve more

  • A Jewish Banker Gives This Witness Of The Power ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
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    A Jewish banker gives this witness of the power of God through Christ to change lives. He says, "A few years ago I was sent to a place in Puerto Rico to make some studies for the bank. It was the worst, the dirties city imaginable Two years later I returned and it was completely changed. more

  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn  PRO

    Contributed by John Gullick on Dec 22, 2000
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    Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a prisoner in Russia. he was on a program of hard labour and slow salvation. One day he felt like giving up. He felt his life could not make a difference. He sat down on a bench knowing that when he was spotted by a guard he would be ordered back to work when he more