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  • To The Hardships Of Life, The Famous Poet Robert ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
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    To the hardships of life, the famous poet Robert Frost would say this: "In three words I can sum up everything ...read more

  • The Weak Will Shame The Wise

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 19, 2008
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    THE WEAK WILL SHAME THE WISE We have to come to the realization that life is much more than brokenness. According to God’s word, we are vessels of honor which contain the power and glory of the Christ. I, too, have had a problem with such thinking throughout the years. How can I, a vessel of ...read more

  • Feelings Of Injustice Increases Heart Risk

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 21, 2008
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    FEELINGS OF INJUSTICE INCREASES HEART RISK A new study found that people who thought they were treated unfairly were more likely to suffer a heart attack or chest pain. Those who thought they had experienced the worst injustice were 55% more likely to experience a coronary event than people who ...read more

  • I Lost My Boat, But I Preserved My Life

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
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    I LOST MY BOAT, BUT I PRESERVED MY LIFE An American (Ken Barnes), safely headed toward land after three days adrift, said a driving storm off the tip of South America snapped his masts and rolled his yacht, shattering his dream to make a nonstop, round-the-world voyage. "I lost my boat, but I ...read more

  • Calvin Of Calvin And Hobbs Cartoon Fame Gets ...

    Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 29, 2008
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    Calvin of Calvin and Hobbs cartoon fame gets dressed in his special clothes for school. He goes to school. He sits on some bubble gum, gets beat up by a bully, fails a test at school and gets rained on the way home. At bedtime he ...read more

  • So Personal  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
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    SO PERSONAL The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982. In the first 15 years, 54,000 items were left at the Wall. It still takes almost an hour every night, [and much longer on Memorial Day,] to collect all the mementos-a teddy bear, a photo of a soldier's grandchild, a letter from a ...read more

  • Deliverance

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
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    DELIVERANCE Stanley Praimnath, Vice President for Fuji Bank, was in his office in the South Tower at the World Trade Center when his phone rang. "Are you watching the news?' asked a woman in their Chicago office. "Are you alright?" "I'm fine" he said wondering why she had called. Just then he ...read more

  • Asking Why

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
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    ASKING WHY In his Good Friday sermon for 2005, Dr. Richard Lischer asked these questions: -"Have you ever been tempted? So was (Jesus). Thus your temptations have been redeemed in His. -Have you ever been hated? So was He. You have a place in Him. -Have you ever been lonely, afraid, without a ...read more

  • Chippee The Parakeet

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 8, 2008
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    Chippee the Parakeet One of my favorite stories is about Chippie the parakeet. Chippie was a happy little bird, content every day to sit on his perch, swinging and singing to his little heart’s content. One day Chippie’s owner took the initiative to clean out his cage. She took off the ...read more

  • Perspective

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008
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    Perspective The story is told about a seven-year-old boy who fell into a deep excavation being dug for a New York subway. He was taken bruised and suffering to the nearest hospital. When the doctor began to examine his injuries, the little boy took a deep breath and said, "I wish I could sing. I ...read more

  • Timothy J. Keller, Pastor Of Redeemer ...

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Nov 3, 2008
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    Timothy J. Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, remarks: "...when Jesus weeps, we see that he doesn't believe that the ministry of truth (telling people how they should believe and turn to God) or the ministry of fixing things is enough, does he? He also is a proponent of the ...read more

  • Belief In The Resurrection  PRO

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Nov 3, 2008
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    J. Vernon McGee once pointed out: "Martha believed in a resurrection. But listen, it makes less demand upon faith to believe that in a future day we shall receive glorified bodies than it does to rest now on the assuracne that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. It is ...read more

  • The Hamster

    Contributed by Art Good on Nov 6, 2008
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    THE HAMSTER Most of us are more like the story I heard about a hamster and its owner. Each morning Sam hit the wheel, stopping only to snatch a bite to eat. He was driven by some ingrained belief that all his efforts were getting him somewhere. Trudge, trudge, trudge, nibble, nibble, ...read more

  • Calms The Storm

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 2, 2008
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    CALMS THE STORM God is greater than any problem we will ever face, and Jesus is able to calm any storm. In 1993, I had the privilege of preaching the funeral for Bro. Moses Lee. Bro. Lee served for many years as a pastor in Franklin, Tensas and Winn Parishes, later on he served in the Mobile ...read more

  • The Fire

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    Illustration: The Fire H. A. Ironside told the story of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading. They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow. One day they were horrified to ...read more

  • A Reality Check On How We Sabotage Ourselves: Do ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    -A reality check on how we sabotage ourselves: Do you at times, long for days gone by where you did certain activities that do now do not do. This is our unredeemed flesh working on a mind that is not renewed by the word of God. We need to immediately cast out these unhelpful distractions, ...read more

  • In The Ultimate Obedience Depicted In 1 Peter 4:1 ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    In the ultimate obedience depicted in 1 Peter 4:1 Believers who have died have ceased from sin will have entered into an eternal condition of holy perfection, free from all sin’s influences and effects (cf. 1 Cor. 15:42–43; 2 Cor. 5:1; Rev. 21:4; 22:14–15). Poem: Safely Home I am home in ...read more

  • When 53-Year-Old Danny Anderson Was Feeding His ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    When 53-year-old Danny Anderson was feeding his horses Monday night, a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his central Washington property. Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it ...read more

  • Matt 5.10-12 "Blessed Are Those Who Are ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
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    Matt 5.10-12 "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." On June 17, 2004, when Sister Jiang Zongxiu went to the market in Guizhou Province, China, she thought it would be just another day. Along with her mother-in-law, Jiang went through ...read more

  • Where The Fire Has Been

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 27, 2008
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    WHERE THE FIRE HAS BEEN H. A. Ironside told the story of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading. They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow. One day they were horrified ...read more