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  • Hey, Get Me Out Of Here!

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2002
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    Hey, get me out of here! It wasn’t the strains of Turkish music wafting through the center of the Dutch town of Sneek that raised eyebrows on a recent Saturday, but the uncanny yowls of distress that accompanied them. What could it be? Well, the owner of a missing cat knew the sound at ...read more

  • One Day, A Mother Explained To Her Five-Year-Old ...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 12, 2002
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    One day, a mother explained to her five-year-old daughter that if she chose to disobey her, she would have to live with the consequences. "Oh, Mommy!" she said with a terrified look on her face. "Please ...read more

  • The Queen Mary Was The Largest Ship To Cross The ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 27, 2003
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    The Queen Mary was the largest ship to cross the oceans when it was launched in 1936. Through four decades and a World War she served until she was retired, anchored as a floating hotel and museum in Long Beach, California. During the conversion, her three massive smokestacks were taken off to be ...read more

  • What Happens If Your Physical Heart Doesn't Work? ...

    Contributed by John Harvey on Jul 18, 2004
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    What happens if your physical heart doesn’t work? I have a friend named Van who was in a car wreck and his heart was literally torn in two. To save his life the paramedics had to clamp off the blood supply to his brain and his spinal column. After months in the hospital, his brain was fine, but ...read more

  • Compromise

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 20, 2012
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    COMPROMISE A hunter went out into the forest to shoot a bear. With winter fast approaching he planned to make a warm coat out of the bearskin. Soon he saw a bear coming toward him, he raised his gun and took aim. "Wait," said the bear, "why do you want to shoot me?" The hunter replied: ...read more

  • Over-Running The Temple

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 11, 2012
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    OVER-RUNNING THE TEMPLE Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric ...read more

  • In 2009 Picher Oklahoma Closed It’s ...

    Contributed by David Rumley on Aug 19, 2010
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    In 2009 Picher Oklahoma closed it’s doors… the entire city closed, evacuated, and shut down. Once it was a town of 20,000 people… in the first quarter of 1900’s it was a boomtown and had abundant lead and zinc. The Picher area became the most productive lead-zinc mining field in the Tri-State ...read more

  • Sin And Bullet Wounds

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
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    SIN AND BULLET WOUNDS James Garfield was a lay preacher and principal of his denominational college. They say he was ambidextrous and could simultaneously write Greek, with one hand and Latin with the other. In l880, he was elected president of the United States, but after only six months in ...read more

  • Sin Is Like Quicksand  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2011
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    SIN IS LIKE QUICKSAND In his book, Homesick for God, Joel Gregory described a horrible pit from which Tony Chain was rescued. Tony and J. R. Hounchell went hunting the first day of duck season in 1981. They were in an area called Duck Flats, northeast of Anchorage, Alaska. Hours before, 10 ...read more

  • At Any Price

    Contributed by David T. Smith on Oct 24, 2011
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    AT ANY PRICE Several years ago a woman by the name of Mrs. Jane Kolodziej was attempting to have her husband released from the psychiatric ward where he had been committed because she had testified that he had tried to kill her and their two sons. She had told the judge that she believed her ...read more

  • Farmer Joe Decided His Injuries From The Accident ...

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 1, 2008
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    Farmer Joe decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court. In court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe. "Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, ’I’m fine’?," questioned the ...read more

  • Radio Personality Paul Harvey Tells The Story Of ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 10, 2010
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    Radio personality Paul Harvey tells the story of how an Eskimo kills a wolf. The account is grisly, yet it offers fresh insight into the consuming, self-destructive nature of sin. “First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of ...read more

  • No Wonder The People Wept When They Heard The ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 11, 2010
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    No wonder the people wept when they heard the message! (The Hebrew word Bochim means “weepers.”) However, their sorrow was because of the consequences of their sins and not because the wickedness of their sins had convicted them. It was a shallow and temporary sorrow that never led them to true ...read more

  • Sin Like A Mushroom

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Dec 8, 2011
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    SIN LIKE A MUSHROOM In Oregon's Malheur National Forest, a fungus spreads through tree roots across 2,200 acres, making it the largest living organism ever found. Popularly known as the honey mushroom, the Armillaria Ostoyae started from a single microscopic spore. Yet it's been weaving its ...read more

  • Salt Water And Self

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Dec 8, 2011
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    SALT WATER AND SELF I watched a movie once, where several men were left drifting aimlessly on the ocean, in a small lifeboat, after a terrible shipwreck. The sun was hot and their rations were low--soon they ran out of fresh water. One night while the others were sleeping, one man drank ...read more

  • We Think God Should Just Forgive Everyone And Let ...

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 20, 2008
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    We think God should just forgive everyone and let everyone go to Heaven. EXAMPLE If I write up a petition saying pardon all criminals Tear down the prisons and do away with all of the laws get rid of the police force and courts. Would you sign it? Not one of you is ...read more

  • I Remember My Older Brother Bringing My Mom A ...

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on May 29, 2008
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    I remember my older brother bringing my mom a flower. I’m sure it was a very pretty flower, but it had been picked from the flower bed of a lady that lived Joe’s route home from school. Very wisely, my mom did not accept the flower, but walked Joe back to the lady’s house and made him give it back ...read more

  • Sin Ultimately Destroys Us. Several Years Ago In ...

    Contributed by Joe La Rue on Jul 10, 2008
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    Sin ultimately destroys us. Several years ago in my home church in Indianapolis where I had grown up, the minister, we’ll call him John, was caught having an affair with a missionary that the church supported and that he had recently visited on behalf of the church family. His wife, we’ll call her ...read more

  • Bernard Ebbers, Head Of Worldcom, Was Known As ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 7, 2008
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    Bernard Ebbers, head of WorldCom, was known as one of the most religious CEO’s in the high-tech sector of American business. Every board meeting began with a prayer. Ebbers served as a deacon in his Mississippi Baptist church, and led a bible study very competently. He was elected to the ...read more

  • Some Choices Carry Greater Consequences Than ...

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Sep 22, 2008
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    Some choices carry greater consequences than others. A student nurse came into the hospital room to give her 79-year-old patient a shot. She asked him, ...read more