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  • Blood Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
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    BLOOD GIFT In 1949, my father had just returned from the war. On every highway you could see soldiers in uniform hitchhiking home to their families. The thrill of the reunion with his family was soon overshadowed by my grandmother’s illness. There was a problem with her kidneys. The doctors told ...read more

  • A Light Thing In The Sight Of God

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
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    A LIGHT THING IN THE SIGHT OF GOD When they were building the Brooklyn Bridge, they encountered a problem. The place where one of the buttresses needed to be placed was occupied by a sunken ship. They couldn’t move it. They tried several things, but couldn’t get it to budge. Finally, an engineer ...read more

  • Years Ago, I Was Driving On I-68 In Southwest ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
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    Years ago, I was driving on I-68 in southwest Virginia when a lady passed my VW just flying. She had a brand new fancy Ford Thunderbird. She had her foot in the carburetor and she passed me like I was sitting still. On up the road I came around a curve, and this beautiful new Thunderbird was ...read more

  • See You In The Morning.  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
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    "SEE YOU IN THE MORNING." Dr. W. A Criswell, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas Texas, said on one occasion on an airplane flight he found himself seated beside a well-known theologian. He desperately wanted to start a conversation and they did get to talk. The man told Dr. Criswell ...read more

  • Defining Moments

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2009
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    DEFINING MOMENTS The American director, Ken Burns (Born: 1953), once said; and, I quote: "Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being." The American public servant, Donald Evans (Born: 1946), once said; and, I ...read more

  • Out Of The Darkness

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
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    OUT OF THE DARKNESS Phillip Brooks wrote in 1837, "Out of the hillsides of humiliated pride, deep in the darkness of crushed despair, in the fretting and dusty atmosphere of little cares, in the hard cruel contacts that man has with man; wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever ...read more

  • The Importance Of Refuge

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    THE IMPORTANCE OF REFUGE When conducting fire inspections two important things that I look for are AREAS OF REFUGE (protected area in a bldg., such as mall/hospital halls, wings, sectioned off) and MEANS OF EGRESS (clearly marked, unobstructed, visible path, door width, adequate ...read more

  • Houses Of Refuge

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    HOUSES OF REFUGE There was no alternative to manslaughter. If you wanted to live, the only option was to flee to one of these cities of refuge. [HOUSE OF REFUGE, HUTCHINSON IS., FL] House of Refuge- The House of Refuge is the last remaining shipwreck life-saving station on Florida’s ...read more

  • Stay In The Refuge For Protection

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    STAY IN THE REFUGE FOR PROTECTION As long as the accused remained within the refuge, they were safe and protected. [CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL] Castillo De San Marcos- Spanish fort, made of stone, protected town, during battle, all towns people ran to the fort, the town was ...read more

  • Run To The Refuge

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    RUN TO THE REFUGE Bunker gear, over 1,000 degrees of heat, protection from fire scene elements, provides a refuge/safety for self... importance of ARFF truck...refuge, responsible for protection of firefighters, T3000 3,000 gal. of water, large truck, nozzles, discharge 1,000 gpm...truck was ...read more

  • Hurt Vs. Harm

    Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 12, 2010
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    HURT VS. HARM There is a wonderful book entitled "Boundaries" in which the authors differentiate two words - Hurt and Harm. Think of these examples. If I were to eat an entire 2 pound bag of peanut M&M's (which I sadly am fully capable of doing!) would it hurt me? No, it would feel great! ...read more

  • Deformed Foot Straightened By Long-Term Painful ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010
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    Deformed Foot Straightened by Long-term Painful Pressure In Paul’s life he did face suffering for Christ - Colossians 1:24: "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the Church." None of us ...read more

  • Elie Wiesel Asks,

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 29, 2010
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    Elie Wiesel Asks, "Where Is God?" Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Prize winner and survivor of the Holocaust, tells of his time in the concentration camp. He and a few others were forced to witness the hanging of two Jewish men and one Jewish boy. The two men died right away, but the young boy struggled on ...read more

  • Life In Opposition

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 30, 2010
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    LIFE IN OPPOSITION When I was young, we used to go camping up at the Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park. I think it was the campground at the highest altitude, and we liked it because it wasn’t always as crowded as the lower campgrounds. Now, I always thought the campground was named ...read more

  • Sing Praise

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Nov 22, 2010
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    SING PRAISE We can get victory over hardships by singing praise to the Lord. "My mouth is filled with Your praise...all day long." Ps. 71:8 NAS Roger Bennett, pianist and songwriter died in 2007. Prior to his death he wrote on his website: Our enemy stalks us exactly the way the Bible ...read more

  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
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    WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS I want to close this message by singing a great hymn of prayer and faith. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." This hymn was written by Joseph Scriven who lived from 1819 to 1886. Joseph Scriven had wealth, education, a devoted family, and a pleasant life in his ...read more

  • Great Barrier Reef: Challenges Grow Us

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
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    GREAT BARRIER REEF: CHALLENGES GROW US Australia’s Barrier Reef. The reef has to fight for survival every day of its life. As it is challenged and tested it changes and adapts. It grows healthy and strong. And it reproduces. That is how it is with people too. When challenged and tested, we ...read more

  • Just In The Nick Of Time

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
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    JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME A favorite literary device of authors, playwrights, and screen writers is that of the hero who shows up just in the nick of time. You’ve read books or seen movies like this. Just when everything seems lost and all hope is gone and disaster is imminent, the hero arrives ...read more

  • Springing Into Action  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
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    SPRINGING INTO ACTION On the day President Obama was inaugurated, Eliot Swainson happened to be in Washington, D.C. The city authorities had expected record numbers of people to attend the inauguration, so they asked for assistance from other cities to help with crowd control. Metro Officer ...read more

  • All Part Of God's Plan  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
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    ALL PART OF GOD’S PLAN In the opening pages of his autobiography, "An American Life," Ronald Reagan writes, I was raised to believe that God had a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan. My mother - a small woman with auburn hair and a sense of ...read more