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  • Remember Rachel Scott Who Was Killed After She ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 72 ratings
     | 2,480 views

    Remember Rachel Scott who was killed after she said she was a Christian. Her parents have traveled across America sharing the message of Christ to others. Her dad said, “It is not ...read more

  • Sitting Together At The Supper Table, My 5 Year ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,328 views

    Sitting together at the supper table, my 5 year old daughter Rachel asked if she could ask the blessing. "Sure," I said. Obviously hungry, she very concisely prayed, "Dear Jesus, thank you for the food. Amen." My wife and I, and our two older children, were surprised because Rachel was famous for ...read more

  • How Do We Know God Is Here With Us?  PRO

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,798 views

    *Christmas is a time when God came near. And God comes near today. *Joe McKeever told the story of a little girl named Rachel. Like many preschoolers, Rachel had a problem waking up in the middle of the night, scared and crying. The only thing that would sooth her fears was crawling into bed with ...read more

  • For Forty-Two Years Every Week, David Thomas ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
     | 2,085 views

    For forty-two years every week, David Thomas slipped a love letter under the door of his neighbor, Rachel Jones. Each letter attempted to mend the lover’s quarrel that parted them when both were 32. Rachel Jones burned each letter and refused even to speak to Thomas. When David finally summoned ...read more

  • How Many Of You Have Heard Of The Tooth Fairy? ...

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 9, 2002
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,891 views

    How many of you have heard of the tooth fairy? (The question met with a little laughter as everyone raised their hands). I read a story not so long ago about a woman whose 2nd grader had collected a fair amount of money from the "tooth fairy." Every time her daughter Rachel lost a tooth, they’d put ...read more

  • On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Dec 7, 2000
    based on 121 ratings
     | 4,705 views

    “On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., broke the baseball record that many believed would never be broken: Lou Gehrig’s iron-man feat of playing in 2,131 consecutive games. Ripken gives much of the credit for his accomplishments to the example and teaching of his father Cal Ripken, Sr., who ...read more

  • Horror To Hope—a Story From The Holocaust  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,254 views

    HORROR TO HOPE--A STORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST In Jerusalem there is a Holocaust Museum dedicated to the memory of the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis in World War II. It has been said that going through the museum is a very depressing experience because you see these horrible pictures ...read more

  • Leaving Home Without Your Kids

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Aug 26, 2010
     | 1,170 views

    LEAVING HOME WITHOUT YOUR KIDS When we left to Pastor a Church in the Whitsundays we left our children, Ben and Rachel, behind in Sydney. Rachel was still in her late teens, but both of them were already involved in Hillsong Church and did not want to leave. We remember the pain of driving off ...read more

  • Jesus: Soft To Us

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 19, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,491 views

    Why did Jesus come to us as a baby? To fulfill prophecy? To be one with us, one of us, one we could know and understand, one we could see and believe in, one who takes away our sins through his own body and blood? All this and much more! Let me share an insight from Brisa, my three year old ...read more

  • Teen Gambling: A Recent Annenberg Public Policy ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2006
     | 1,311 views

    Teen Gambling: A recent Annenberg Public Policy Center survey found 11% (almost double from last year) of high-school boys play cards for money weekly; 26% report gambling in the last month. Researcher Rachel Volberg notes one of the biggest problems with teen gambling is that hitting the jackpot ...read more

  • Gift Giving Should Be Personal And Relational

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Dec 10, 2011
     | 2,180 views

    GIFT GIVING SHOULD BE PERSONAL AND RELATIONAL Have you ever seen the episode of "Friends" where Joey and Chandler wait too long to buy Christmas gifts? They end up having to buy gifts from a gas station. They give Rachael wiper blades and an air freshener. When Rachel ...read more

  • Last Tuesday, I Went To Listen To Dana Scott, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,337 views

    Last Tuesday, I went to listen to Dana Scott, sister of Rachel Scott, who was one of the students killed at Columbine High School. And one of the points of Miss Scott’s message was that we need to be more compassionate toward those who are not like us, such as the social rejects, or physically ...read more

  • When Julie Gave Birth To Our Son Ben, And Then To ...

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 20, 2009
     | 1,140 views

    When Julie gave birth to our son Ben, and then to Rachel two years later, I was overjoyed. I held them up to God soon after birth and praised God for the privilege of raising them. I realized even then that they belonged to Him, and I needed His help to be a parent. I drove home in the car honking ...read more

  • What Would Jesus Do?

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 14, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,736 views

    One woman writes: Our fourth grader celebrated his birthday on crutches, so he couldn’t carry the cupcakes into school without help. I asked our sixth-grader, Noah, to help his brother carry them in. I could,” he said, but I’d prefer not to. ”Spotting a teaching moment, my husband asked Noah, What ...read more

  • Rome, Who Only 1 Year Old, Picked Up A Plastic ...

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jun 12, 2010
     | 1,179 views

    Rome, who only 1 year old, picked up a plastic spade and began playing it, pretending it was a guitar. It has the right shape. Anything can become a guitar in his hands. He has seen guitars at Church and as he danced he made sounds like he was playing one of the upbeat worship songs. We danced and ...read more

  • One Of The Things All The Gurus Of Preaching Say ...

    Contributed by Christopher Lanham on Apr 28, 2004
     | 1,447 views

    One of the things all the gurus of preaching say is a necessary trait for successful preaching is to be vulnerable, transparent – to show the people you’re preaching to that you share their struggles. Allow me to be transparent for a moment. There is a good reason why this passage has become ...read more

  • Nate Saint And Fellow Missionaries Jim Elliot, Ed ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jan 19, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 2,705 views

    Nate Saint and fellow missionaries Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Roger Youderian had set up camp on a little sandbar in hopes of making contact with the primitive Aucas, known for their fierce infighting and hatred of outsiders. The five missionaries had a deep burden to share the ...read more

  • Is It Time Yet!" Psalm 75: 1-10 Key Verse(S): 2: ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 27, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,193 views

    “Is It Time Yet!” Psalm 75: 1-10 Key verse(s): 2: “You say, ‘I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly.’” “Is it time yet?” I can’t tell you how often I have heard those words over the years after having raised four children who were always interested in knowing when the “time” was ...read more

  • Despised At His Birth

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 31, 2008
     | 1,808 views

    DESPISED AT HIS BIRTH (cf. V. 3) He was born a favored son when he was born to Rachel. It also was not Joseph's fault that he was being despised because of who he was born to, and also when he was born. PRACTICAL APPLICATION: We are only born once, physically and all have the opportunity to be ...read more

  • Most Of You Probably Know That The Show "Friends" ...

    Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 25, 2008
     | 1,449 views

    Most of you probably know that the show "Friends" is one of the most watched sitcoms on TV. I have watched it many times, and some of the episodes are pretty funny. But, the show is also very revealing about the way our society and also many people in the church see friendships today. If we don't ...read more