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  • The Culture Of Complaint  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2010
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    THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT In 1991, Robert Hughes, an art critic, wrote a book called The Culture of Complaint. His thesis is that we live in a culture in which we perceive ourselves as being entitled to having all our wants and desires fulfilled. When that doesn't happen, we become "victims," we ...read more

  • Purpose In Life

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
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    PURPOSE IN LIFE Many years before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, he was a store-keeper in Salem, Illinois. Abe had a rifle displayed in his store that was one of the most beautiful rifles ever made. The barrel was made from the finest steel, the stock from the best walnut wood; and a ...read more

  • We Are Not Just Ants

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 20, 2011
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    WE ARE NOT JUST ANTS Broadway play: Spider Man Green Goblin has Spider Man in his grip as they fight atop the Chrysler Building in NYC. It is hundreds of feet to the ground. The Goblin says to Spider Man, "Look down there Spider Man. What do you see? Look at all those people. They look ...read more

  • Something Beautiful

    Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Feb 5, 2011
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    SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL In 1502, in Florence, Italy there was a large block of marble given to a church in Santa Maria, the church immediately hired who they thought was a professional to sculpt this enormously huge piece of rock. The man was a professional and soon after commencing this great task ...read more

  • Everyone Wants To Be A Winner

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
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    EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A WINNER You want to know how bad it was to be a New Orleans Saints. Derland Moore, the Saints nose tackle from 1973 to 1985, once was asked what it was like to be a Saint, and said: "We were the league's doormats. When I went out and people would ask me if I played for the ...read more

  • What Is Your Purpose?

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
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    WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE? Many years before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, he was a store-keeper in Salem, Illinois. Abe had a rifle displayed in his store that was one of the most beautiful rifles ever made. The barrel was made from the finest steel, the stock from the best walnut wood; and ...read more

  • A Purpose For Sheep

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 14, 2011
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    A PURPOSE FOR SHEEP Sad to say, millions of people wander through life with no earthly idea what they’re here for. One of the abiding fascinations of my wife here in Germany are sheep. About once a year, a shepherd brings a flock of sheep near our village, and my wife goes out and makes as ...read more

  • We Get Our Purpose From Him

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 22, 2011
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    WE GET OUR PURPOSE FROM HIM I have three watches. They had no meaning until I bought them; they get their meaning from me. I assign each one its meaning and value. I put this watch on a shelf as a showpiece; it's my show watch. This watch I wear for informal occasions and when working in the ...read more

  • The More Excellent Way

    Contributed by Christopher Lanham on Jul 22, 2011
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    THE MORE EXCELLENT WAY I remember a sermon – years ago, in fact I think I may have preached it during my time here as an intern – where my opening illustration was the difference between the way my father chopped wood and the way I chopped it. You may remember the scene – me as a skinny 18 ...read more

  • God's Whispers Are Ours To Hear

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Aug 31, 2011
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    GOD'S WHISPERS ARE OURS TO HEAR Bill Hybels' book: The Power of the Whisper: "Throughout history God has spoken. For millennia, he has forged his children’s faith by promising parted waters, empowering unlikely leaders, declaring world-changing prophecies-and imparting last-minute sermons to ...read more

  • In Appreciation

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 17, 2011
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    IN APPRECIATION In Enterprise, Alabama, you will see one of the most unusual monuments ever built. It is a monument to honor the boll weevil, the little insect that nearly destroyed the cotton on which the town's economy depended. Why a monument to so destructive an insect? Because before ...read more

  • Giving Brings Hope And Purpose

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 29, 2011
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    GIVING BRINGS HOPE AND PURPOSE I have a friend that called me last night. I have known him for many years and he has been struggling with uncertainty like most folks in his business. He was also questioning, "Is this what the Lord wants me to do?" Well, he just came back from a trip where he ...read more

  • Public Opinion

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
     | 655 views

    PUBLIC OPINION Some of you may have seen the joke that circulated this week on e-mail that tries to explain why Moses and the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years. The punch line of the e-mail read, "Even then, men would not stop for directions." While this may not really ...read more

  • God's Strategy Or Ours

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 26, 2008
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    GOD'S STRATEGY OR OURS Several years ago, I was visiting with two young men from Nagaland, a northeastern region of India. God had moved in a mighty way in the region sending revival to the area. Almost the entire population of the region had come to faith in Christ. The Holy Spirit blew through ...read more

  • Be ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
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    BE INTENTIONAL A guy stopped at a local gas station and, after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man ...read more

  • Worldly Distraction  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Nov 13, 2008
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    WORLDLY DISTRACTION A man bought a new hunting dog. Eager to see how he would perform, he took him out to track a bear. No sooner had they gotten into the woods than the dog picked up the trail. Suddenly he stopped, sniffed the ground, and headed in a new direction. He had caught the scent of a ...read more

  • Running For Life

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Nov 13, 2008
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    RUNNING FOR LIFE Recently I read a fable about a dog who loved to chase other animals. He bragged about his great running skill and said he could catch anything. Well, it wasn’t long until his boastful claims were put to the test by a certain rabbit. With ease the little creature outran his ...read more

  • The Power Of A Cause

    Contributed by Donny Granberry on Jan 9, 2009
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    THE POWER OF A CAUSE On April 21, 1845 a Texas Army, who had been running from the Mexican Army since the defeat of the Alamo, came upon the Mexican Army led by Santa Anna just a few miles from here at Lynch’s Ferry, now called Lynchburg Ferry. General Sam Houston ordered that Vince’s Bridge ...read more

  • Meliorism

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    MELIORISM Have you ever heard of Meliorism? Here is what one person said about it. "I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist. I am a Meliorist. Meliorism cancels out optimism as being too bright, too airy; and rejects pessimism as being too dull, too heavy. Take life as it is, says the ...read more

  • Ralph's Ultimate Purpose

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
     | 790 views

    RALPH’S ULTIMATE PURPOSE John Matters and I visited Ralph Drennan Thursday. You know, since he came back from WWII, Ralph has run a business of re-binding books. He’s in his 90’s now, so Ralph has cut his hours back a little. He still gets work sent to him from all across the US, because there ...read more