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  • Trapper John  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 3, 2008
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    TRAPPER JOHN Living in a remote forest at the northern edge of Canada, Trapper John made his closest friendship with his faithful German shepherd, Duke. Every few days he and Duke would take the overnight trek to check the traps. Selling animal pelts at the trading post in the distant town more

  • A Man Approached Horace Greeley One Day To Ask ...

    Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Jul 12, 2008

    A man approached Horace Greeley one day to ask for a donation for foreign missions. Greeley turned him down, but the man continued his plea and Greeley again said, "No". Finally the unfortunate one said: "Why, Mr. Greeley, wouldn't you give $10 to save an immortal more

  • Last Week During Fellowship, I Told Some Of You ...

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Aug 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Last week during fellowship, I told some of you about a scene from the Dark Knight, the new Batman movie. Have any of you seen the movie? The Joker threatens the city of Gotham, so the mayor decides to begin evacuating the city. The prison is emptied and put on a ferry to carry them away so that more

  • An Admiral Was Visiting On The Deck Of A U.s. ...

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    An Admiral was visiting on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship; he was chatting with some enlisted men. "What would you do if another sailor fell overboard?" A sailor promptly replied: "I would raise the alarm and toss him a life preserver, sir." The Admiral asked a second question: "What would you do if more

  • Waiting For The Shoe To Drop

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Sep 24, 2008
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    Waiting for the Shoe to Drop A man living on the first-floor of an apartment got upset every night because the guy living above him dropped his shoes on the floor when he got ready for bed. Every night, the same thing happened. First, the noise from one shoe, then the noise from the other. more

  • The Thread In Your Eye

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Oct 14, 2008

    The Thread in Your Eye I awoke one morning with a terrible pain in my eye. I had no idea why it hurt, but I could not do what needed to be done that day with that kind of pain in my eye. I went to the Optometrist who spent a great deal of time examining my eye. Then he reached in with a swab and more

  • In The Context Of Eternity

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 16, 2008

    In the Context of Eternity "There are numerous individuals in church unaware that they will give an account of what they've done in their short stay on earth. Many have the erroneous idea that all future judgment is eradicated by their salvation. Indeed, Jesus blood cleanses us from the sins more

  • Political Campaigns & Wrong Judgment

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 27, 2008

    POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & WRONG JUDGMENT Relationally, I think of assumptions as unproven conclusions. We draw conclusions based on our experiences, our perceptions, and limited information. Sometimes misinformation. In my opinion, much of this year’s political campaigning has been about more

  • Looking Through Clean Windows  PRO

    Contributed by Charles Steiner on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 35 ratings

    LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs more

  • Judging By Comparison

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 20, 2008
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    JUDGING BY COMPARISON How many people in this room would like to lose 20 pounds? How many people in this room would like to be taller? Do you know someone who sees themselves as an old alley cat while others see them as a prize Persian? Can you think of someone who thinks they are a prize poodle more

  • Every Member Is A Sinner  PRO

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 24, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    "EVERY MEMBER IS A SINNER" There's a worn-out story about the preacher who was getting fired-up in his sermon. He thundered, "Every member of this church is a sinner!" When he hollered this a second time for emphasis, there was a man on the back row who had a broad smile come across his face. more

  • Employed By The Human-Development Center Of A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, a young woman was training the employees in proper dress codes and etiquette. One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her. Thinking of her more

  • No Pants  PRO

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    NO PANTS In 2009 we still have the "filthy five" (as I learned them at my mother's knee) -- "Smokin', Cussin', Dancin', Chewin' and Associatin' with Them That's Doin'!" Another example is the "Blue Laws" of the middle of the last century, which closed business establishments on Sundays. The more

  • Before You Judge

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    BEFORE YOU JUDGE Steven Covey recalls riding on the New York subway one Sunday morning. It was a quiet time with many simply reading the paper, resting, or thinking quietly to themselves. But the quiet was shatter when a man and his children entered the car Covey was sitting in. The man sat more

  • Timothy Keller In His Marvelous Book:

    Contributed by Wayne Presnell on Feb 10, 2009

    Timothy Keller in his marvelous book: “The Reason for God,” answers the skeptic’s question: “Because Christians think there are consequences to sin… including judgment… does that make them narrow minded?” He uses this analogy: “Imagine two people arguing over the nature of a cookie. Jack more

  • What We Do Not Know  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW F.B. Meyer once said that when we see a brother or sister in sin, there are three things we do not know: First, we do not know how hard he or she tried not to sin. Second, we do not know the power of the forces that assailed him or her. Thirdly, we also do not know more

  • Hosea 2: Low-Down Person

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 12, 2009

    HOSEA 2: LOW-DOWN PERSON I was watching an old movie on television and I heard a line that I’d missed before. The villain of this comedy was talking on the phone and said something like: "Sure, I know what kind of low-down person would sue his own mother, but we’re not talking about me!" It more

  • Saddam Hussein: A Story Of Judgment

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009

    SADDAM HUSSEIN: A STORY OF JUDGMENT It was in the desert area of Iraq. Saddam Hussein was found in a small hole in the ground, hiding like a rat, curled up hoping to elude capture by the American troops. He was found near a farmhouse outside the city of Tikrit, in a swift raid conducted without more

  • We "Must Distinguish Between The Error, Which ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 7, 2009

    We "must distinguish between the error, which must always be rejected, and the person in error, who never loses his dignity as a person even though he flounders amid false or inadequate religious ideas. God alone is the judge and the searcher of hearts; more

  • One Mistake, And You're Finished

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009

    ONE MISTAKE, AND YOU’RE FINISHED When I was chaplain at the University of Maryland, there was a religious group on campus which left no room for mistakes. If you didn’t measure up, out you went. We heard that one of the students had been sent out of that group for drinking. Then we heard that more