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  • Parables: Ground ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    PARABLES: GROUND RULES The parables help clarify the ground rules of the kingdom. If you’ve ever played baseball, you know that certain parks have ground rules, and the umpires and coaches discuss these rules before each game. For example: At Wrigley Field, a ball that gets lodged in the ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of God Is Like A Vw Beetle. It Is One ...

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Mar 27, 2009
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    The kingdom of God is like a VW Beetle. It is one of the smallest cars you will ever see. It is not very comfortable or powerful. It is not very stylish or practical. It is very cheap and not impressive in any way. There is no status with owning one. And yet, it is one of the most recognizable ...read more

  • Eating The Wealth Of A Nation

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 12, 2012
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    EATING THE WEALTH OF A NATION Cleopatra made a bet with Mark Antony. She said, "I bet you, I can eat the wealth of an entire nation in one meal." And Mark Antony said, "Okay, I will take you up on the bet. Let me see you take the wealth of an entire nation in one meal." According to Plyne, ...read more

  • What's A Parable?

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 11, 2012
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    WHAT'S A PARABLE? Some have defined the word parable as "a story by which something real in life is used as a means of presenting a moral thought." Others have said a parable "puts the known next to the unknown so that we may learn." They are usually a story or a narrative taken from nature or ...read more

  • Intelligence Is Not The Same As Wisdom.  PRO

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 19, 2001
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    Intelligence is not the same as wisdom. A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin and said that the plane was going down but there were only three parachutes and four people. The pilot added, “I should have one of ...read more

  • The Following Quotes From People At Various ...  PRO

    Contributed by Greg Warren on Apr 19, 2001
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    The following quotes from people at various stages of their lives shows the maturity that should take place in our perspective toward God and the world around us. PROGRESSION OF WISDOM WITH AGE You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Age 7 I like my ...read more

  • Both Glad And Sad  PRO

    Contributed by Dixon Olu. David on Feb 3, 2004
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    Illustration: Both Glad and Sad. We were told of an old legend about three men crossing a desert on horseback at night. Approaching a dried-up pond bed, they heard a voice commanding them to stop and dismount, pick up some pebbles, put them in their pockets, and not look at them until the morning. ...read more

  • There Are Many Ways To Address Problems. North ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on May 17, 2004
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    There are many ways to address problems. North Dakota Indian tribe wisdom[sermon-fodder.com, 9-27-03]: If you discover you are riding a dead horse, dismount. We often expand this basic tribal wisdom in our church life and personal life. If we find ourselves on a dead horse, we simply change ...read more

  • Some Years Ago Donald Grey Barnhouse Was ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Some years ago Donald Grey Barnhouse was counseling a young woman on the sidewalk in front of a church following an evening service. She said she was a Christian and that she wanted to follow Christ. But she wanted to be famous too. She wanted to pursue a stage career in New York. "After I have ...read more

  • A Farmer One Planted Two Fruit Trees On Opposite ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2005
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    A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stream which ran down beside his fields. As the two trees grew, both produced ...read more

  • And Jesus Says, "Happy You Are When You Admit ...

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Sep 12, 2005
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    And Jesus says, "Happy you are when you admit how much you need me." Lloyd Ogilvie, chaplain of the U. S. Senate, puts it this ...read more

  • Listen To The Words Of This Poem Entitled, "The ...

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Sep 12, 2005
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    Listen to the words of this poem entitled, "The View." I don't know the author, but the words are striking. Jesus went upon the mount that day To begin his ministry. He gazed across the fertile ground, And what did he see? He looked upon the countless faces; He saw the pain of un-numbered ...read more

  • Nice People  PRO

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 7, 2006
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    Listen to this quote from Ray Stedman – “….notice that a major point of this parable is to give us a clue to the way that the enemy works most successfully. It is by imitation, by counterfeit. How simple it would be if evil people would only look evil. Wouldn’t that help a lot? If hypocrites ...read more

  • As Long As Salt Retains Its Identity, It Is ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
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    "As long as salt retains its identity, it is useless. It must penetrate to benefit, and when it does, it disappears Salt is ...read more

  • I'm Not Much Of A Cook, And Even When I Do, It's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    I’m not much of a cook, and even when I do, it’s just by means of the 4 basic food groups—frozen, canned, instant, and micro waved. So when my wife, who is a good cook, asked me to go to the store for ‘cream of tartar’, I proudly marched off stating I needed no help from her in locating it. Off I ...read more

  • A Teen Boy Was Trying To Sneak His Date Back ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A teen boy was trying to sneak his date back into her home very late at night. He stood at the door as she headed up the stairs, but she was met at the top by her angry father. He told her to go to her room, then walked down to the young man. “Did I hear the clock strike four just a few moments ...read more

  • But I Just Have To Give!  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 22, 2005
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    BUT I JUST HAVE TO GIVE! Eric Hulstrand writes in Leadership magazine: "While I was preaching one Sunday, an elderly woman, Mary, fainted and struck her head on the end of the pew. Immediately, an EMT in the congregation called an ambulance. As they strapped her to a stretcher and got ready ...read more

  • Was That A No?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 22, 2005
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    WAS THAT A NO? A Proud young man walked into a room looking for his friend. He passed two blond young women near the door who looked him over then looked at each other and said and the same time ‘NINE’. The prideful young man puffed out his chest and drew a big smile on his face then walked over ...read more

  • To Be Six Years Old  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 22, 2005
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    TO BE SIX YEARS OLD There is a story about a father who became disturbed about the length of time his six year old son was taking to get home from school. The father decided he would make the trip to discover for himself how long it should take a small boy to cover the distance. The ...read more

  • Becoming Young  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 22, 2005
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    BECOMING YOUNG In an exhibit hall in Cannes Hundreds of Picasso’s paintings were in chronological display from what he had painted as an adolescent all the way up to his experiments as an 85 year old master. During the exhibit one lady approached Picasso and told him she did not understand. ...read more