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  • History Of The Ship Mv ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010
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    History of the ship MV Doulos When built for the White Star Line in 1912 the Titanic was the marvel of her age. At nearly 883 feet in length, Titanic was longer than the tallest structures on Earth at the time. Over 1800 people left England on the “unsinkable ship”, but only 675 arrived. After ...read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • You Have Value

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 9, 2012
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    YOU HAVE VALUE I have a here a $20 bill -- how much is it worth? (WHO WANTS IT?) What if I tear it? What if I crumple it up? What if I throw it on the floor and stomp on it? Why? Because it's still a $20 bill. It has intrinsic value that makes it worth $20. But WHY is it worth $20? ...read more

  • I Recently Read An Insightful Story That Would ...  PRO

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 8, 2012
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    I recently read an insightful story that would serve as a good reminder for us both as we prepare to part ways. The story is about a group of climbers who set out to scale a large mountain in Europe. The view boasted a breathtaking peak of snowcapped rocks. On clear days the crested point reigned ...read more

  • What Makes Life Worthwhile Is Having A Big ...  PRO

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 15, 2012
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    "What makes life worthwhile is having a big enough objective, something which catches our imagination and lays hold of our allegiance, and this the Christian has in a way that no other person has. For what higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know ...read more

  • Fulfilling Your Purpose

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 24, 2012
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    FULFILLING YOUR PURPOSE When we lived in Wiesbaden, some missionary friends bought a German toaster. When they got home, they plugged it in, placed some bread in it, and then waited for the toast to pop up a few minutes later. Well, the toast never did pop up from it because...well, it didn’t ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Life  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 28, 2012
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    THE PURPOSE OF LIFE There's a guy named Hugh Morehead who 45 years ago began a hobby of writing to famous philosophers and scientists and authors and asking them, "What is the purpose of life?" The responses he got back were depressing at best. Isaac Asimov wrote back, "As far as I can see ...read more

  • When We Think About God

    Contributed by Gaylon Clark on Nov 12, 2012
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    WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GOD A. W. Tozer says, "What comes to mind when we think about God is ...read more

  • Lee Dye On New Year's Resolutions

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Jan 6, 2013
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    LEE DYE ON NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS Lee Dye writes, “It’s that time of year again when we resolve to get off our duffs and run around the block more often, maybe even cut back on tall of those things which we know we aren’t supposed to eat, or drink or smoke. Ah yes, New Year’s Resolutions which ...read more

  • The Taj Mahal Is One Of The Most Beautiful And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Dec 19, 2001
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    The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built, but there is something fascinating about its beginnings. In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memorial to her. The shah placed his wife’s casket in ...read more

  • Listen To These Words From Danish Philosopher, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 16, 2002
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    Listen to these words from Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard: "What I really lack is to be clear in my mind what I am to do, not what I am to know… the thing is to understand myself, to see what God ...read more

  • Where Is Your Compass?

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on May 1, 2008
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    WHERE IS YOUR COMPASS? Before the days of modern navigational aids, a traveler made the Atlantic crossing in a boat equipped with two compasses. One was fixed to the deck where the man at the wheel could see it. The other compass was fastened up on one of the masts, and often a sailor would be ...read more