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  • Jesus

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    JESUS He began His ministry by being hungry, yet He is the Bread of Life. Jesus ended His earthly ministry by being thirsty, yet He is the Living Water. Jesus was weary, yet He is our rest. Jesus paid tribute, yet He is the King. Jesus was accused of having a demon, yet He cast out ...read more

  • Jesus This, Jesus That

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 27, 2006

    Story – Jesus this, Jesus that. Few years ago I was talking with folks from this church – they needed a pastor. Really liked their church, seemed like great people. After awhile I noticed – Jesus didn’t seem to have anything to do with this church. Presbyterian – by the way. I, pointed ...read more

  • Jfk And Jesus  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    JFK AND JESUS Several years ago, in the Tufts University Daily paper, Ananda Gupta wrote an article arguing that the parts of the bible that promote a belief in the resurrection were “not good history.” His based his argumento on what he called "a typical standard for reliable history -- ...read more

  • Jesus Stands ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009

    JESUS STANDS READY During the years of 1980s, I traveled quite a bit from Washington D.C. to New Jersey to go between my father and mother’s house. As a 10-year-old I traveled alone on planes, so news stories about planes and travels were on my radar, so to speak. So, in 1982 when January 13th ...read more

  • Jesus In My ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009

    JESUS IN MY HEART A little 9-year-old girl came home from VBS one day. She proudly told her parents and little brother that, "Jesus is living in my heart now!" Mom and Dad were so proud, and made a big deal out of it. Later that day, her little brother said something she didn’t like, and she ...read more

  • Jesus Swooned?  PRO

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Apr 7, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    JESUS SWOONED? One lady wrote in to a question and answer forum. "Dear Sirs, Our preacher said on Easter, that Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered." "Dear Bewildered, Beat your preacher with a ...read more

  • Jesus' Words

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
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    JESUS’ WORDS There is a hopefulness in life as we hear and become empowered by Jesus’ words. A Sunday School teacher illustrated this concept of hopefulness in life by drawing on the blackboard two pathways. In the middle of one she placed a large rock, covering the entire path. At the end ...read more

  • Mistaken For Jesus

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
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    MISTAKEN FOR JESUS Carolyn Gillette told the story of a hospice chaplain named Larry, and how he became friends with an 80-year-old lady named Mary. Mary was a hospice patient. Larry visited with her many times, and was greatly impressed by her faith. One day, he got a call that Mary had taken a ...read more

  • Jesus To Them

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 19, 2009

    JESUS TO THEM A missionary, lost at sea, washed up on edge of a remote native village. Half-dead from exposure, starvation, and sea water, the natives nursed him back to health. He lived with them 20 years; never made a confession of faith, no songs, no sermons, no Scripture; but attended the ...read more

  • Jesus And Unity

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 24, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    JESUS AND UNITY Jesus knew that people contribute their uniqueness to churches and therefore they make it stronger. Each person in the body (on the team) contains a host of knowledge, insight and experiences to a scenario, or a situation. Mike Murdoch makes this observation, "Look at those ...read more

  • Mistaken For Jesus  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Sep 3, 2009
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    MISTAKEN FOR JESUS Some years ago I heard an interesting story about a young boy living in Paris at the end of the World War II. He had been orphaned by the atrocities committed by the German forces. Now all alone, he was having to scrounge around the ruined city as best as he could to find ...read more

  • The Greatness Of Jesus

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Nov 17, 2009

    THE GREATNESS OF JESUS "When the drama of history is over, Jesus Christ will stand alone upon the stage. All the great figures of history – Pharaoh, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Churchill, Stalin, Johnson, Mao Tse-tung – will realise ...read more

  • The Incomparable Jesus

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2009

    THE INCOMPARABLE JESUS The late great Swiss-born, German-educated American Protestant theologian and historian of the Christian Church, Rev. Philip Schaff (1819 - 1893), once said, "Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mahomet, and ...read more

  • Loyalty To Jesus

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 19, 2010
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    LOYALTY TO JESUS "One's loyalty to Jesus must come before his loyalty to his family or even to life itself." Source: John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, Editors, The Bible Knowledge Commentary, ...read more

  • Jesus Knocking

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Oct 14, 2010
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    JESUS KNOCKING A nurse on the Pediatric Ward before listening to the little ones' heart beat would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response to equal four-year old David's comment. She ...read more

  • Jesus' Frustration

    Contributed by Timothy Dolan on Oct 17, 2010

    JESUS' FRUSTRATION Living our lives, trusting Jesus, does not mean that we will never feel futility or pointlessness. The clear implication of Isaiah 49: verse 4 is that Jesus felt this way. How many times did Jesus have to say, "ye of little faith." "When the disciples failed to grasp ...read more

  • Jesus. The Teacher

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 1, 2010

    JESUS. THE TEACHER Of all the responsibilities and great offices that Jesus filled, His being a teacher rated near the top, if not at the top. When He gave the Sermon on the Mount, He seated Himself and His disciples came to Him: and He opened His mouth and taught them. Let us think of the ...read more

  • Losing Jesus

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 13, 2010

    LOSING JESUS For about 14 years, I have been teaching AWANA. I teach each of our three division, beginning with a puppet skit and then a flannel graph lesson with felt figures. I taught the Christmas Story to the Sparks, K-2nd grade, then I moved everything into the auditorium to teach the ...read more

  • Imaginary Jesus

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011

    IMAGINARY JESUS Matt Mikalatos has written a fictional story entitled, "Imaginary Jesus." In that story the main character encounters a wide variety of people who claim to be Jesus, but who actually represent our diverse and ever-changing depictions of who we want Jesus to be and the roles we ...read more

  • You Be Jesus!

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 5, 2011
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    YOU BE JESUS! A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first ...read more