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  • Hope Brings Survival

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
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    HOPE BRINGS SURVIVAL Viktor Frankl, Austrian psychologist, survived death camps of Nazi Germany. Frankl was determined to know why some survived and some did not. He looked at several factors: health, vitality, family, survival skills, intelligence. He concluded that none of these factors was ...read more

  • Tomorrow Brings Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2011
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    "TOMORROW" BRINGS HOPE In late March of 1993, a sudden snowstorm covered the East coast of the U.S. Over in the Smoky Mountains, it was the snow of the century. Many hunters and hikers were trapped in the park. Four doctors from Knoxville had chosen that weekend for a hunting trip to the Smokies. ...read more

  • A Change In Hope

    Contributed by Fred Schaeffer on Nov 20, 2008
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    A CHANGE IN HOPE Ben was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 16 years old. Hope is the one thing that kept his parents, Kevin and Laura moving forward. Hope is what kept them from giving up. His younger sister, Bethany, always kept her sights on the silver lining. He went through a series ...read more

  • The Power Of Hope

    Contributed by Gary Birch on Dec 6, 2009
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    THE POWER OF HOPE I read that a few years ago some researchers performed an experiment to see the affect hope has on those undergoing hardship. Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water. The researchers left one set in the water, and found that within an hour they had all ...read more

  • Seasick Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
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    SEASICK HOPE A passenger on an ocean liner was enduring a rough Atlantic crossing. As he leaned over the rail, his face a shade of green, a steward came along and tried to encourage him: "Don’t be discouraged, sir! No one’s ever died of seasickness yet!" The nauseous passenger looked up at the ...read more

  • Hope In Anguish

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
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    HOPE IN ANGUISH I remember times of betrayal that cut deep into my heart, pain beyond a flesh wound. These are the deepest cuts that never seem to heal, a soul wound like Frodo stabbed by the ring-wraith's sword, an ache that will not heal. I remember times of fear wondering how the money would ...read more

  • Is There Any Hope?

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
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    IS THERE ANY HOPE? Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all ultimately failed. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep sea diver, who ...read more

  • The Need For Hope

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
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    THE NEED FOR HOPE Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but it ultimately failed. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep sea diver, who was ...read more

  • The Power Of Hope

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Nov 30, 2010
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    THE POWER OF HOPE When 18 year old Heidi was thrown from a car and suffered a head injury it was a real miracle that she recovered and was soon in rehab at Crystus Santa Rosa. She was learning to walk again through rehab and therapy and a young 16 year old girl named Ashley was brought to Crystus ...read more

  • Quotations On Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2011
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    QUOTATIONS ON HOPE Malcolm Muggeridge was a very famous and highly respected British journalist who for many years was an ardent atheist. His opinions and thoughts were coveted by American publishers and he occasionally wrote the editorial page for Time magazine. Toward the end of his illustrious ...read more

  • Saved By Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2011
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    SAVED BY HOPE An interesting item appeared in a Nashville newspaper, datelined Memphis (UPI): A woman named Hope pulled a man from chilly harbor waters after watching him drive his car off the bank in an apparent suicide attempt. Hope Phillips, thirty-eight, said Monday she was sitting in her car ...read more

  • Brezhnev's Hope

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 5, 2011
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    BREZHNEV'S HOPE As Vice President of the U.S., George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev's widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as ...read more

  • We Need Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2008
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    WE NEED HOPE Someone has said that if you could convince a man there was no hope, he would curse the day he was born. Hope is an indispensable quality of life. Dusk was falling on the Saturday before Christmas in 1927 the S-4 submarine (S-class submarines, were the first class of submarines built ...read more

  • Linus On The Hope In The Truth

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 9, 2008
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    Linus on the Hope in the Truth A Peanuts cartoon pictured Lucy and Linus looking out the window at a steady downpour of rain. "Boy," said Lucy, "look at it rain. What if it floods the whole world?" "It will never do that," Linus replied confidently. "In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God promised ...read more

  • Hope Changes Everything

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 3, 2009
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    HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING From Parade magazine comes the story of self-made millionaire Eugene Land, who greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59 sixth-graders. What could he say to inspire these students, most of whom would ...read more

  • Alexander The Great On Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2009
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    ALEXANDER THE GREAT ON HOPE Jesus is a sign of hope, and the friend of those who will not let hope die. He must increase, and we must decrease. The Macedonian king, Alexander the Great, was about to launch a great campaign. It would be trying and difficult. It would mean slogging across the ...read more

  • Hope And A Grateful Heart  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 24, 2009
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    HOPE AND A GRATEFUL HEART There is an old legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. On finding the seeds of discouragement more numerous than others, he learned that those seeds could be made to grow almost anywhere. When questioned, Satan ...read more

  • There's Always Hope  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
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    THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE Ever felt like your life was the most unlucky of all? No matter what, the human spirit can be an amazing thing. Take for example the case of Larry Hanratty, who was named by the Los Angeles Times in 2007 the most unlucky man in California. This poor man was nearly executed to ...read more

  • Living Without Hope

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. Watts on Mar 17, 2011
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    LIVING WITHOUT HOPE There was one TV spot which we leased and in my opinion crossed all barriers being the most thought-provoking. It pictured a man sitting in a room by himself with the camera coming up from behind him slowly. As the picture slowly panned past the man to show his dejected face, ...read more

  • The Harp String Of Hope

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2011
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    THE HARP STRING OF HOPE G.F. Watt has a famous painting entitled Hope. It pictures a poor woman against the world. Her eyes are bandaged so that she cannot see ahead. In her hands is a harp, but all the strings are broken save one. Those broken strings represent her shattered expectations, her ...read more