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  • Go With The Flow

    Contributed by Hal Seed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 754 views

    6. YOU TRUST HIM WITH WHATEVER IS TROUBLING YOU. Anybody having anything trouble you these days? It’s probably part of God’s sense of humor that I went on a whale-watching trip this week, the week we start learning about Jonah. PICTURE OF WHALE TALE I’ve been on whale-watching tours only ...read more

  • I Only Have Eyes For Him

    Contributed by Bruce Montgomery on Apr 28, 2008
     | 1,113 views

    I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR HIM Following a great victory, King Cyrus of Persia took as prisoners a noble prince, his wife, and their children. When they were brought into the leader’s tent to stand before him, Cyrus said to the prince, "What will you give me if I set you free?" He replied, "I will ...read more

  • Praise And Gratitude

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on May 9, 2008
     | 1,639 views

    PRAISE AND GRATITUDE After one of the terrible battles of the Civil War, a dying Confederate soldier asked to see the chaplain. When the chaplain arrived, he supposed the young man would wish him to ask God for his recovery; but it was very different. First the soldier asked him to cut off ...read more

  • Not-So-Blessings  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,137 views

    NOT-SO-BLESSINGS Recently I was taking another turn teaching the children on Wednesday night. After opening with some conversation with the kids about what was going on in their lives I asked for any prayer requests. One girl asked that we pray for her because school would soon start and she ...read more

  • First, Realize For Us, "The Lord's Coming Is ...

    Contributed by Don Jones on Oct 14, 2007
     | 975 views

    First, realize for us, "The Lord’s coming is near". For us, the believer, it is temporary while we wait for the reward. We have such a great reward coming even the streets are described as streets of gold. The kingdom of God where there will be perfect love, perfect peace, where every tear wiped ...read more

  • Mvp Praises God For World Series

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
     | 809 views

    MVP PRAISES GOD FOR WORLD SERIES A number of years ago, Orel Hershiser was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had just won the World Series, and Orel had been named "The most valuable player of the series." One of the TV shows about the series showed him in the dugout just before the 9th ...read more

  • President Clinton Named Kristine Gebbie, A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,184 views

    President Clinton named Kristine Gebbie, a lesbian, as the new AIDS czar. Four months later she spelled out her perceptions on traditional morality. She said, [The United States] “needs to view human sexuality as an essentially important and pleasurable thing. [Until it does so], we will ...read more

  • On Top Of The Fencepost  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,118 views

    ON TOP OF THE FENCEPOST Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words & think ...read more

  • In Fact, Our Relationships Are More Important To ...

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Jan 20, 2010
     | 854 views

    In fact, our relationships are more important to us than any anything else. Example Evidence for this, if we need it, can be found in such things as the last messages sent or spoken by those who knew they were about to die in the 9/11 plane crashes. The final messages were all expressions of ...read more

  • I Simply Came To Give...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 731 views

    "I SIMPLY CAME TO GIVE..." In the middle of President Lincoln’s Presidency, an elderly lady made an appointment to see him. As she entered his office, he inquired, "How can I be of service to you, Madam?" The lady answered, "Mr. President, I know you are a very busy man, and I have not come ...read more

  • A Church Made William ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
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    A Church Made William Wickham King Edward of England appointed William Wickham to build a church. William Wickham performed his duty and finished by writing in one of the windows, "This work made William Wickham." When the king saw this he confronted William for assuming the honor of building the ...read more

  • A Recent Reuter's Article Broke This Week: ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 7, 2010
     | 273 views

    A recent Reuter’s article broke this week: SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – An Australian restauranteur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for their sake of the earth or pay a penalty and not return. Chef Yukako Ichikawa has introduced a 30 ...read more

  • True Thankfulness: John Wesley

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 26, 2010
     | 1,561 views

    TRUE THANKFULNESS: JOHN WESLEY John Wesley was about 21 years of age when he went to Oxford University. He came from a Christian home, and he was gifted with a keen mind and good looks. Yet in those days he was a bit snobbish and sarcastic. One night, however, something happened that set in ...read more

  • If In His Gifts And Benefits [god] Were More ...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 31, 2010
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    If in his gifts and benefits [God] were more sparing and close-handed, we should learn to be thankful. The greater God's gifts and works, ...read more

  • The Hundred-Dollar Word

    Contributed by Sajeev Painunkal, Sj on Oct 10, 2010
     | 623 views

    THE HUNDRED-DOLLAR WORD I’m sure you have all heard of Rudyard Kipling. He is the author of famous books like The Jungle Book and Captain Courageous. His writings not only made him famous but also brought him a fortune. A newspaper reporter came up to him once and said, "Mr. Kipling, I just ...read more

  • A Change Of Words, A Change Of Focus  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,358 views

    A CHANGE OF WORDS, A CHANGE OF FOCUS Here is a story that I believe show how our journey is made better simply by a change in words. A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign, which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the ...read more

  • Truly Thankful: J. B. Fuqua

    Contributed by Richard Jumper on Nov 16, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 968 views

    TRULY THANKFUL: J. B. FUQUA When J. B. Fuqua was just a boy, someone lent him a helping hand. And he paid them back millions of times over for their kindness. J. B. grew up in rural Virginia in the years after World War I. Those were lean times for many people. J. B. made up his mind at a young ...read more

  • The Bouquet Of Love

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Nov 23, 2010
     | 544 views

    THE BOUQUET OF LOVE In A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Rev. John R. Ramsey tells how in one church a certain person provided him with a rose boutonniere for the lapel of his suit every Sunday. At first he really appreciated it but then it sort of became routine. Then one ...read more

  • Some Believers Are Ashamed To Pray Over Their ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 654 views

    Some believers are ashamed to pray over their food in a café. One old preacher once said, “A dog wags his tail over his ...read more

  • God: "I Have Time For You"

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
     | 1,194 views

    GOD: "I HAVE TIME FOR YOU" There’s a great story about a California lady named Francis Green. She was 83 years old. She lived on Social Security. She had little money, but for eight years she’d been sending one dollar a year to the Republican National Convention. Then one day Frances got an ...read more