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  • The Cracked Pot  PRO

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 145 ratings
     | 7,090 views

    THE CRACKED POT A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the ...read more

  • I Was Using Pot And Drinking. I Gravitated Toward ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 2, 2008
     | 901 views

    I was using pot and drinking. I gravitated toward rock and eventually into heavy metal and thrash, because this music fed my negative emotions. In fact, there were specific songs that I couldn’t hear for several years later without having a response that put me emotionally back in that place. By ...read more

  • The Coffee Pot At Cana

    Contributed by Susan Blader on Aug 18, 2007
     | 2,324 views

    The Coffee Pot at Cana Mae Fortson relays the story of her church coffee pot. Whoever drank the last cup would often fail to replenish the pot for the next person. The secretary wanted to motivate her staff to be more responsible, so she taped a neatly-typed plea to the pot. It read: “If ...read more

  • Yours, Mine And Ours: Crock-Pot Stepfamilies

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on May 2, 2008
     | 1,895 views

    YOURS, MINE AND OURS: CROCK-POT STEPFAMILIES Video Clip - Yours, Mine and Ours (2005 version) = 3:23 Clip shows husband and wife announcing they were married without telling the children beforehand and shows the children fighting and Dad reacting badly. But the hammer is no answer and no better a ...read more

  • No Use But Useful  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,270 views

    ILLUSTRATION: “No Use but Useful” Elderly Sister Ann in China was born into quite an educated family. She had four brothers who all became doctors. She, however, was not even taught how to read and write. She began to train as a nurse, but her father fell ill and she was required to nurse him. ...read more

  • God's Relationship With Us.

    Contributed by Rob Roy on Nov 19, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,795 views

    My best memory of my Grandfather who died when I was four or five. I was four or five and we loaded up with my four older brothers and mom and dad in our sixty-four brown Chevy Bel Air and headed to my grandparents home. My mom announced to all of us that Grandfather was weak and we should NOT ...read more

  • Used To It

    Contributed by James Mccullen on May 6, 2005
     | 2,189 views

    ILLUSTRATION: Finding his newly-appointed pastor standing at his study window in the church weeping as he looked over the inner city’s tragic conditions, a layman sought to console him: "Don’t worry. After you’ve been here a while, you’ll ...read more

  • Kill Us, Torture Us, Condemn Us...

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Aug 14, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,756 views

    KILL US, TORTURE US, CONDEMN US... An early Christian leader named Tertullian (164-200AD) declared: “Kill us, torture us, condemn us, grind us to dust. The more you mow us down, the more we grow, for the seed of the church is the blood of the Christians. Every single drop of our blood springs up, ...read more

  • God Cares For Us—every Part Of Us. He Wants Us To ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 28, 2008
     | 3,014 views

    God cares for us—every part of us. He wants us to be whole—complete. This includes a physical well-being. Instead of a story I want to show you a video about a special act—a physical act—that was done for another person. It shows us what it is like to follow ...read more

  • Us Magazines

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2006
     | 1,280 views

    Magazines Hit Wall: A National Endowment for the Arts study finds that book reading has increased 10% since ’92 and fewer than 47% read any form of literature in the previous 12 months. The Audit Bureau of Circulations data shows that U.S. magazines grew nicely from 245 million copies in ’70 to ...read more

  • Using Food  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 2,943 views

    Mark Buchanan writes; “Fasting churns the stuff up from the depths. Is there anger in me? I can usually control that with a burger and fries Am I resentful, irritated, overly ambition, fearful? I can smoother that with pizza. Am I depressed or embittered, suffering from a sense of life’s ...read more

  • One Of Us?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,637 views

    ONE OF US? One of 1995’s biggest singles was Joan Osborne’s “One of Us.” The song earned 7 Grammy Award nominations, and made a virtually unknown singer an overnight sensation. It’s a song of spiritual questioning and about conceiving of God in a modern age. These are some of the words of that ...read more

  • What's The Use  PRO

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 6,899 views

    WHAT'S THE USE There was an old man that lived in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The old man had a big family. One day one of the old man’s grandsons approached him with a problem. The Grandson said, "Pap, I read the Bible and I don’t understand it, and what I understand I forget as soon as I ...read more

  • The Gift Of Us

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,499 views

    The Gift of Us Marjorie Tallcott was married and had one child during the Great Depression. The family managed to scrape their way through, but as Christmas approached one year Marjorie and her husband were disappointed that they would not be able to buy any presents. A week before Christmas they ...read more

  • Alcohol Use

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 11, 2012
     | 1,555 views

    ALCOHOL USE According to MSNBC, “Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year and shortens the lives of these people by an average of 30 years, a U.S. government study suggested Thursday. Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States ...read more

  • God Is For Us

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,184 views

    GOD IS FOR US Keith Hartsell of Wheaton, Illinois, was driving around with a friend of his in California, when he noticed that his friend's cell phone was locked with an unusual password -- pro nobis. Keith asked him what pro nobis meant and why he chose that for a password. Keith's friend told ...read more

  • Service And Usefulness

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jun 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,150 views

    SERVICE AND USEFULNESS The great Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvellous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only slightly. But set aside, it begins to ...read more

  • Use What Is There  PRO

    Contributed by Amiri Hooker on Mar 21, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,207 views

    USE WHAT IS THERE My son Omri is large, extremely smart and very active. He has not met a tree or roof that he has not at least mentally pondered climbing. Omri's teacher runs up to me the other day and says, "Your son almost made me lose my mind, my religion and my job." This is not unusual, so I ...read more

  • Created To Be Used  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 22, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,879 views

    CREATED TO BE USED In his book The Pursuit of Excellence, Ted Engstrom wrote these words: "I was cleaning out a desk drawer when I found a flashlight I hadn't used in over a year. I flipped the switch, but wasn't surprised when it gave no light. I unscrewed it and shoot it to get the batteries ...read more

  • Get Used To It

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
     | 880 views

    GET USED TO IT A missionary was assigned to some remote islands in the Pacific. After three months, he sent a fax to mission headquarters: "I'm being plagued by rats. What shall I do?" Soon a crate arrived, filled with rat traps. However, hardly a month later the missionary sent a second fax ...read more