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  • Surface Level Fellowship

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2022

    Bill Hybels recalls a time when “Dr. Bilezikian said there’s life-changing fellowship in biblically functioning community. That was a far cry from the childhood experience of a lot of his audience! The only kind of fellowship that many of his listeners had witnessed revolved around the fifteen or more

  • De-Evangelizing The Neighborhood

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2022

    A few years ago I heard a story of a church that looked as though they were really thriving. They had about 500 people attending, had many outreach ministries reaching their community, and many people were coming to Christ and to church through their ministry. The problem was that the church was more

  • The Power Of Unity

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2022

    In one of Aesop's fables, he describes an old man who had several sons, who were always falling out with one another. He had often, but to no purpose, exhorted them to live together in harmony. One day he called them together, and he gathered a bundle of sticks and tied them together, and asked more

  • Individually, We Are Weak

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2022

    This story was written by Donald Grey Barnhouse. Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that half the credit should go to his friend, more

  • The 10-10-80 Rule

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 20, 2022

    Sir John Templeton is a multi-billionaire, one of the wealthiest men in the world. He’s a dedicated Christian in his nineties. He invented the idea of trust funds in investments and started the Templeton Fund. Someone asked him, “How did you make such enormous wealth?” He said, “From the very start more

  • How To Put Out A Fire

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 20, 2022

    It was Pentecost Sunday. As the congregation filed into the church, the ushers handed each person a bright red carnation to symbolize the day's festive spirit. The people listened attentively to the reading of the Pentecost story from the Book of Acts about how the disciples had heard “what more

  • Let Me Get A Fry?

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 20, 2022

    Once upon a time, last week, I picked up my son after football and he was hungry. So he and I stop at Burger King to pick up a snack. Well, I bought my son two of his basic food groups, Chicken Nuggets, and French Fries. After going through the drive-through, and tossing the bag of food in the more

  • He'll Find Me

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 20, 2022

    Two men have ended up marooned on an island in the South Pacific. On the deserted island is one palm tree and nothing to see but the ocean. One guy is in a complete panic, pacing back and forth, ranting about how they are going to die, hungry and alone, that nobody will stumble on them until they more

  • The Tithe Belongs To God!

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 13, 2022

    You don’t give the tithe, you return it back to God. It belongs to Him! There is a cartoon that shows four frames! 1. In the first frame a man looks at a new car! The salesman says, "10% down and low, low payments for 48 months." The man asks, "Where do I sign?" 2. In the more

  • The 100% Solution!

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2022

    Since the beginning of time, mankind has craved peace! When Adam and Eve came upon the body of their son Abel, slain by his brother Cain, they no doubt longed for peace. The peculiar thing about peace is this; man has always longed for the time when peace was in his life––yet peace has so seldom more

  • Slow And Steady

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2022

    The power of the Holy Spirit is not just for salvation, but for sanctification, a process that is slow and gradual. The difference might look like this: You can take ten gallons of gasoline and release a tremendous amount of power and energy by just dropping a lighted match into it. It makes a more

  • Preserved And Protected By The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2022

    When my mother used to make jam, I would watch her pour wax over the top of the preserves until it was at the brim of the jar. She would then carefully wipe some wax around the rim itself and place the rubber-lined lid on tight. The wax and the vacuum caused by the cooling preserves would seal that more

  • The Agitator

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2022

    Does anyone know what that piece in the middle of the washer is called? The part in the middle that moves back and forth and shakes the clothes back and forth? What is that called? I’m going to call it an Agitator. What is the purpose of the Agitator? As far as I can tell, its sole purpose is to more

  • You Can’t Escape The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2022

    My favorite story about the Holy Spirit is the story C.S. Lewis told about a college student who wrote to him. The young man was an atheist. And he was very concerned because he had made friends with some Christian students. They were enthusiastically witnessing to him about Jesus, and it had more

  • Stopping To Focus

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 28, 2022

    Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? According to an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, a pigeon walks the way it does so it can’t see where it’s going. Because it can’t adjust its focus as it moves, the pigeon actually has to bring its head to a complete stop between more

  • Power For Holy Living

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 24, 2022

    Ludwig Nommensen traveled to begin mission work with a tribe in southeast Asia. The village chief welcomed Ludwig and said, "You have 2 years to learn our customs and convince us you have a message worth hearing." After 2 years, the tribal leader asked the missionary how Christianity more

  • Like A Glove

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 23, 2022

    Here’s a story of how I explain the Holy Spirit in us to children. I take an empty glove and tell the kids that it's a magic glove. I tell them it is amazing because it can pick things up. Then, I drop it on a hymn book or Bible and tell it to pick up the book. When it doesn't move, I more

  • Thanksgiving Day

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 20, 2017
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    “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on more

  • We Thank Thee

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 19, 2017

    For flowers that bloom about our feet, Father, we thank Thee. For tender grass so fresh, so sweet, Father, we thank Thee. For the song of bird and hum of bee, For all things fair we hear or more

  • Thanksgiving Dinners

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 19, 2017
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    “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve more