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  • Sacrifice.

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Aug 2, 2019
     | 376 views

    The Victoria Cross is Canada's highest military honor, similar to the Medal of Honor in the United States. These medals are awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Of the thousands awarded to date, more citations have been bestowed for falling on grenades to save ...read more

  • What Matters Most

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Jul 22, 2019
     | 541 views

    American writer and intellectual David Foster Wallace. Wallace was at the top of his profession. Before his death in 2008 he gave a famous commencement address in which he said this to the graduating class: In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as ...read more

  • Wrong Reasons For Study Of Bible

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 21, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,667 views

    At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy to the peasant children. One of the most faithful was a pug-nosed, lad who recited his Scriptures with proper piety, pocketed his reward, then fled into the fields to munch ...read more

  • Growing Up

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 21, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,466 views

    I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be. But I thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say ...read more

  • Conformity

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016
     | 3,460 views

    I first noticed this in leading people to Christ. They were beautiful before they were “church broke.” Great young converts often start out as radiant Christians and end up only as carbon-copy Baptists. Great young ministers start out as adorable mavericks, but after a business meeting or two and a ...read more

  • Mothers

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016
     | 2,486 views

    To Mama and Jesus, You and He, You gave me life and He extended it. You saved me from the cold and He from sin. You taught me hope and He defended it. From you I once was born . . . from Him again. You let me skip in fields that He had made. He bid me bless the loaves you baked for me. You ...read more

  • Christians Should Live In The World, But Not Be Filled With It.

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,567 views

    Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; ...read more

  • The Yielded Life

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 17, 2014
     | 3,509 views

    ANDREW MURRAY: "God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life that ...read more

  • Sins Are Habits  PRO

    Contributed by John Sattler on Feb 18, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,021 views

    SINS ARE HABITS I’m reading a book right now called "The Power of Habit" (http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/) about how so much of our daily life is lived by habit. We have to. Our brain needs habits in order for us to be able to function. Just about everything we do is habitual. ...read more

  • Kamau: A Missionary To Kenya

    Contributed by Hal Seed on Nov 9, 2012
     | 1,868 views

    KAMAU: A MISSIONARY TO KENYA I have a friend named Francis Kamau. Francis felt led to plant a church in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. Francis decided to plant his church in a part of the city packed with bars and brothels. I preached for Francis a few years ago. And as we were leaving his ...read more

  • How To Eat A Cessna Airplane

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,010 views

    HOW TO EAT A CESSNA AIRPLANE Michel Lotito was an extraordinary man. This elegant Frenchman had a love for food and a fondness for eating unusual objects like bicycles, shopping carts and televisions. His odd appetite earned him the nickname Monsieur Mangetout (Mr Eat Everything). I first ...read more

  • The World's Accent  PRO

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 22, 2012
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     | 1,892 views

    THE WORLD'S ACCENT When I was a boy, my Arkansas cousins moved to California for two years. When they moved back, they talked funny. Just living in California for two years influenced how they said "You guys" and how often they said it. I prefer "Y'all" to "You guys" any day. My cousins promised ...read more

  • Americans: Flabby Faith  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,155 views

    AMERICANS: FLABBY FAITH A dozen or so years ago, a Romanian pastor came to visit the church I belonged to. He had gotten to know my pastor, John Vawter, who had been involved in a Bible-smuggling ministry when the Iron Curtain was still up. John asked him what he thought of our country, and of ...read more

  • J. C. Ryle On Zeal  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,593 views

    J. C. RYLE ON ZEAL Recently I found a book by Bishop J.C. Ryle, the first bishop of Liverpool, England on the subject of zeal. He wrote: "Zeal is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. A zealous man is preeminently a man ...read more

  • When Do We Worship

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2011
     | 2,138 views

    WHEN DO WE WORSHIP Author Douglas J. Moo: "Worship is not merely, or even mainly, what we do on Sunday morning. Worship is a 24/7 matter. We worship God when we give ourselves to him in service. We worship God when we show love to others, when we do our jobs faithfully and with integrity, when ...read more

  • Biting The Hand That Feeds You  PRO

    Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,662 views

    BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU The other week, Laura and I were watching the Animal Planet. On the show we were watching was a dog that was rescued from a neglectful family. The poor animal had a big chain collar embedded into its neck. It had been a long time since the large animal had ...read more

  • Peer Pressure In The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2010
     | 2,187 views

    Peer Pressure in the Classroom A few years ago psychologist Ruth W. Berenda and her associates carried out an interesting experiment with teenagers designed to show how a person handled group pressure. The plan was simple. They brought groups of ten adolescents into a room for a test. ...read more

  • David Livingstone,

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
     | 1,513 views

    David Livingstone, "I Never Made A Sacrifice" In the mid-seventeenth century, a somewhat well-known Englishman was captured by Algerian pirates and made a slave. While a slave, he founded a church. When his brother arranged his release, he refused freedom, having vowed to remain a slave until he ...read more

  • Gratitude And Sacrifice

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,518 views

    GRATITUDE AND SACRIFICE Since the Son of God has died for me, then the least I can do is live for Him. "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me," said the great British athlete C. T. Studd, "then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him." (Source: Norman Grubb, C. ...read more

  • English Deist, Anthony Collins' Question To A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
     | 1,135 views

    English Deist, Anthony Collins’ Question to a Commoner, "Is your God a great or a little God?" A well-known English deist, Anthony Collins of the seventeenth century, was walking one day when he crossed paths with a commoner. “Where are you going?” asked Collins. “To church, sir.” “What are you ...read more