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  • 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

  • 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
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    "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
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    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

  • 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
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    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

  • 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

  • View Everyone As God's Creation  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
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    VIEW EVERYONE AS GOD’S CREATION Presbyterian biblical scholar/ minister/author Carl Howie tells about an incident that took place in a New York subway. It was winter, and an especially cold and bitter night. Very few people were on the subway at that hour. At each station, the train would more

  • 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

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

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Sep 16, 2008
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    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

  • 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

  • The Game

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jul 31, 2010

    GENESIS 19: THE GAME Genesis 19 reads like a VIDEO GAME. It opens with a powerful weapon in the arsenal - Abraham's prayer (Genesis 18:23-32) which provides firecover throughout the story. The two angels that come into town are the heroes on a RESCUE MISSION from HIGH COMMAND called "JUST more

  • The Owl

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010

    THE OWL Two taxidermists stopped before a window in which an owl was on display. They immediately began to criticize the way it was mounted. Its eyes were not natural; its wings were not in proportion with its head; its feathers were not neatly arranged; and its feet could be improved. more

  • God's Standard For Sin

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 30, 2010

    GOD'S STANDARD FOR SIN At a former church, a youth leader came up to me one day and said, "I'm trying to figure out the way God judges sin. The best I can figure it, I assume he grades on the curve like they do at school. You know, 70% good is a passing grade." I had bad news for him. God more

  • The Ant And The Grasshopper

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2010

    THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER In a field one summer’s day a grasshopper was hopping about, singing to its heart’s content. An ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. "Why not come and play with me," said the grasshopper, "instead of toiling and more

  • Before You Criticize A Man, Walk A Mile In His ...

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jan 12, 2011

    “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes.” (Steve Marting, more

  • Climategate

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2011

    CLIMATEGATE Of the many stories this summer on the environment, one that has continued to draw attention is the story of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit. The interaction and hiding of findings of the unit became known as "Climategate." The Oxburgh Inquiry was supposed to more

  • Judgment Day Sooner Than You Think

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2011

    JUDGMENT DAY SOONER THAN YOU THINK A Scottish lawyer was a wicked man. Once he hired a horse and, either through accident or ill-usage, killed the animal. Naturally the owner insisted on being paid its value, together with some compensation for the loss of its use. The man of law acknowledged more