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  • Can This Be Christmas?

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 21, 2007

    Can This Be Christmas? What’s all this hectic rush and worry? Where go these crowds who run and hurry? Why all the lights—the Christmas trees? The jolly “fat man,” tell me please! Why, don’t you know? This is the day For parties and for fun and play; Why this is Christmas! So this is more

  • Joyless Christians

    Contributed by on Apr 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    JOYLESS CHRISTIANS A little girl once went to visit her grandmother in the country. Things were fine until Sunday. This lady went to a very old-fashioned church that kept the Sabbath by forbidding all work, fun, playing. The little girl woke up Sunday and started right off playing and laughing, more

  • Joy List

    Contributed by Dale Hummel on May 14, 2008

    JOY LIST Writer C. W. Metcalf was working as a hospice volunteer when he met 13-year-old Chuck, who was terminally ill. One day Chuck gave Metcalf half-a-dozen sheets of paper with writing on both sides and said, "I want you to give this to my mom and dad after I die. It's a list of all the fun more

  • Paul Could Have Been Filled With Bitterness, But ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 12, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Paul could have been filled with bitterness, but he overflowed with the joy of the Lord, and we can too! Our hands are not in chains today. We are blessed far more than most people in the world. But if all of that was taken away, we would still have grace; we would still have Heaven; we would still more

  • Here Is A Poem That Was Given To Me By A Member ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Here is a poem that was given to me by a member of my creative worship team that expresses what I am trying to tell you. I Am Thankful For The Wife Who Says It’s Hot Dogs Tonight, Because She Is Home With Me, And Not Out With Someone Else. For The Husband Who Is On The Sofa Being A Couch more

  • There Are Two (2) African Tribes Who Have An ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    There are two (2) African tribes who have an unusual way of expressing thanks One of them, the Masai tribe, a pastoral and hunting people of Kenya and Tanzania, West Africa, bow and put their foreheads on the ground, and say, "My head is in the dirt." The other tribe, whose name I do not know, sit more

  • A Roman Historian Named Titus Livius Once Said, ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    A Roman historian named Titus Livius once said, "Men are slower to recognize more

  • A Poor Criminal Stood Before An Eastern King, ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    A poor criminal stood before an Eastern king, trembling for his life. A moment later his head was to be severed from his body. He asked for a drink of water. They brought it, but his hand trembled so that he could not drink. The king cried to him, "Do not be so alarmed; your life is safe till you more

  • Self-Righteous Service Comes Through Human ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 19, 2007

    Self-righteous service comes through human effort. True service comes from a relationship with the divine Other deep inside. Self-righteous service is impressed with the “big deal.” True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large service. Self-righteous more

  • There Was A Man Waiting In Line At A Check-Out ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    There was a man waiting in line at a CHECK-OUT STAND. He seemed AGITATED and IMPATIENT and had a very SOLEMN and GLOOMY look on his face. When the CHEERY young woman at the check-out said, “Good morning” the man just GRUNTED. The woman was trying to loosen the man up by JOKING with him, but it was more

  • There Was A Man Living In The Hills Of Arkansas ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    There was a man living in the hills of Arkansas who was brought to Christ. He was known as “Mr. Moonshine” because of the many LIQUOR STILLS that he had hidden away back in the HILLS. After becoming a Christian, his life CHANGED dramatically. He DESTROYED all of his STILLS and POURED out all of more

  • There Was A College Girl Who Wrote This Letter ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    There was a college girl who wrote this letter to her Dad: Dear Dad, Sorry I haven’t written sooner. My arm really has been broken. I broke it, and my left leg, when I jumped from the second floor of my dormitory . . . when we had the fire. We were lucky. A young service station attendant saw the more

  • Tribulation – Followed By Crying Out – But Then ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Tribulation – followed by crying out – but then JOY Distress and grief, followed by crying out: Where are you? Or why didn’t you rescue us? Bible filled with similar stories (Exodus 15:1) “The horse and rider have been thrown into the sea.” Four stories that illsutraite this principle: A) Ray more

  • B) Albert Ackley Series Of Evangelistic Meeting, ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    B) Albert Ackley series of Evangelistic meeting, when young Jewish man asked “Why should I worship a dead Jew?” … Ackley searched it out, and would resolve “He lives I tell you, he is not dead…I can prove it by my own experience: "I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today; I know that he is more

  • At The Close Of Vietnam Era, Bill & Gloria ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    At the close of Vietnam era, Bill & Gloria Gaither tough period of song writing. Post affects of the war. Some people claiming that God was dead. Bill & Gloria’s own hopes seemed dashed, about that time they learned Gloria was pregnant with son (Benjy). They had two daughters, Bill remarked more

  • Dogs  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Dogs An old dog was watching a young dog chase his tail. The young dog stopped to rest, and told the older dog, “I believe happiness is in my tail, and if I catch it, then I will have happiness” The older, wiser dog said, “I caught mine once. . . and I found out that happiness is not in the more

  • Several Years Ago An Eastern Paper Reported This ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Several years ago an eastern paper reported this story: One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up, the truck did too. The faster she drive, the more

  • Martin Luther Said, I Have Held Many Things In ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 8, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    Martin Luther said, I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s more

  • Grumbling Because Of Lack Of Soap

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 11, 2004

    Illus.: “Grumbling Because of Lack of Soap” In some parts of Mexico hot springs and cold springs are found side by side. And because of the convenience of this natural phenomenon, the women often bring their laundry and boil their clothes in the hot springs and then rinse them in the cold ones. more

  • Where Are The Rotten Ones!?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    WHERE ARE THE ROTTEN ONES!? There was once a lady who complained about everything and everybody. Finally, her minister found something that she couldn’t complain about. The lady’s crop of potatoes was the finest for miles around. He said to her, “For once you must be pleased. Everyone is saying more