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  • O We Try To Find Meaning By Comparing Ourselves ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 14, 2005

    o we try to find meaning by comparing ourselves to others: Mrs. Moskowitz was trying to describe to the interior decorator exactly how she wanted her house done. She said, "I leave the art and design entirely to you. I ask only that whatever you do, it be spectacular. I want it done in more

  • There Is No Comparison Between That Which Is ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
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    There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that more

  • Christianity Asserts That Every Individual Human ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 15, 2001
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    Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must either be true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am more

  • Jealous Horses

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 3, 2011

    JEALOUS HORSES When we lived in a small town in central Kansas (Ellsworth), we made many trips to the nearest big town, Salina, Kansas on old Kansas Route 140. On one of those trips in the spring (March 12, 1990), we saw a horse at the edge of a luscious, green pasture with his head stuck more

  • I. Earthly Wisdom-Those Who Study Bees Tell Us ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 11, 2009

    Earthly Wisdom-Those who study bees tell us when a honeybee drives its barbed stinger into flesh, it becomes so firmly imbedded that the only way the bee can escape is to leave the stinger behind. This, however, is sure to cause the death of the bee. It receives such a wound that it cannot possibly more

  • Pastor Roe Shares Some Insight About This ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 11, 2009
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    Pastor Roe shares some insight about this horrible act of Saul: "Why does Saul leap on this thing so desperately? Who is Saul really angry at? God. Who rejected Saul? God. Who chose David? God. Who sent a spirit of evil to harass Saul? God. Who won’t answer Saul when he inquires of Him? God. more

  • Good Jealousy

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 19, 2009
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    GOOD JEALOUSY Dennis De Haan illustrates: Shep, the newest member of our family, is a young Shetland sheepdog who openly displays his jealousy when I kiss my wife. He doesn’t snarl or bite, but in the language of barking he seems to be saying, "Hey, Master, you belong to me!" His jealousy more

  • The Lady Or The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2009

    The Lady or the Lion By Frank Stockton (edited and revised) In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas were indeed semi-barbaric. The king had a daughter, beautiful and fair… the envy of every woman in the nation. She could have any man in the kingdom… but her heart more

  • Despised Because Of His Behavior

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
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    DESPISED BECAUSE OF HIS BEHAVIOR (Vv. 8-11) Joseph was despised not for doing evil but for doing good. Joseph typifies the Lord in many ways. Sidlow Baxter observes that he was the beloved son, that he was the rejected servant, and also the exalted Savior. The way that he was despised for doing more

  • The Dreamer Was A Favorite Son

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008

    THE DREAMER WAS A FAVORITE SON (Vv. 3-7) The Bible tells us that Joseph was loved more than all his children because he was the son of his old age. When Joseph's brethren saw that he was loved more than they were, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him. The coat of many colors more

  • Wanting What You Have

    Contributed by Spencer Miller on Mar 10, 2013

    WANTING WHAT YOU HAVE The story was told of a young preacher who was rejected by the other associate ministers of the Church he attended. They said very little to him and would often talk behind his back. One day he went to the pastor and expressed his intentions of leaving the Church and more

  • Anger Where There Should Be Joy

    Contributed by Christopher Sweeney on Feb 19, 2017
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    When I was five years old, my sister was born. My brother’s birthday was March 7 and mine was October 6th. The logic of a five-year-old was that the older person’s birthday came earlier in the year. So when my little sister was born on August 9th before my birthday, I was naturally upset. Instead more

  • Heel Grabber

    Contributed by Alan Vaughn on Mar 26, 2011
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    HEEL GRABBER Have you ever gone to someone's house and they have this little dog and he thinks he is the great avenger or something. He runs up and barks at you just to run away when you reach down to pet him. Then you think he has run away and he’s not paying any attention to you, and you turn more

  • Coveting

    Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 11, 2017

    When I was in sixth grade, I went to Corona Elementary School in Bell. Our school had a cafeteria, but my mom couldn’t afford to have me buy lunch. So I brought a lunch from home and ate it every day. Every day I carried the same meal in my brown paper bag. Baloney sandwich on white more

  • Beware Of Jealousy

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 11, 2009

    BEWARE OF JEALOUSY Mrs. Wesley was extremely jealous of her husband. His work set him in the position of friend and counselor to many women. Among his helpers and in the institutions that were springing up under his care, women were employed, and each one was for his insanely jealous wife an more

  • Servanthood: The Soloist

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 27, 2009
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    SERVANTHOOD: THE SOLOIST There was an interesting movie recently. It bombed at the box office, but it was a very interesting film. "The Soloist" was a true story about a Los Angeles Times columnist named Steve Lopez who discovered a homeless person on the street who, in turn, was a Julliard more

  • Why Not Me?

    Contributed by Michael Wiley on Jan 28, 2009
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    WHY NOT ME? I watched a TV show called, "What Would You Do?" They put actors into everyday situations with hidden cameras to see heat the people around will do. Last week they sent an actor into a grocery store. The actor asks to cut in line. When he gets up to the check out, lights and music more

  • Irish Novelist And Playwright Samuel Beckett ...

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jul 12, 2008

    Irish novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett received great recognition for his work--but not every one savored his accomplishments. Beckett's marriage, in fact, was soured by his wife's jealousy of his growing fame and success as a writer. One day in 1969 his wife Suzanne answered the telephone, more