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  • Many Years Ago Charles G. Finney Was Preaching In ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Mar 2, 2001
    based on 203 ratings
     | 3,463 views

    Many years ago Charles G. Finney was preaching in Rochester, New York. Far up in the balcony was a brilliant and able lawyer. He was chief justice of the court of New York. As he listened to the minister, he became convicted of his need to follow Christ. "That man is speaking the truth," he said ...read more

  • The Fallacy Of Misplaced Concreteness" Is A ...

    Contributed by John Tung on Mar 28, 2007
     | 2,739 views

    “The fallacy of misplaced concreteness” is a concept developed by Alfred North Whitehead, a philosopher who specialized in mathematics. And an example of what this says is that in a 2-dimensional world, giving the x and y axis location of a point is sufficient to precisely locate that point. But ...read more

  • James Packer: Sixfold Activity: Praising God ...  PRO

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,686 views

    James Packer: sixfold activity: praising God for all that he is and all his achievements; thanking him for his gifts and his goodness to us; asking him to meet our own and others’ needs; offering him our gifts, our service, and ourselves; learning of him from his word, read and preached, and ...read more

  • True ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
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    TRUE WORSHIP I want to read to you an excerpt from James Montgomery Boice’s book, "Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?" to preface my opening statements. This is from his chapter entitled, "Reforming Our Worship". In it he cites two sources from which he got his information. I cite my ...read more

  • Drink Deeply  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,757 views

    DRINK DEEPLY Picture this: You have just finished a ten-mile hike on a 95 degree day, and on the entire journey you haven’t had a thing to drink. Stumbling with thirst, you come to your father’s house and plea for water. With love and concern, he brings you a cold pitcher of water and a glass ...read more

  • Looks Can Be ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 14, 2009
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    LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING Girolamo Savonarola was one of the great preachers of the fifteenth century. He preached in the great cathedral of Florence, Italy, which contained a magnificent marble statue of Mary. One day he noticed an elderly woman praying before this statue and then realized it was ...read more

  • Hans The Tailor

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2009
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    HANS THE TAILOR Consider the story of Hans the tailor. Because of his reputation, an influential entrepreneur visiting the city ordered a tailor-made suit. But when he came to pick up his suit, the customer found that one sleeve twisted that way and the other this way; one shoulder bulged out ...read more

  • A Child's Sincere Worship Heard In A Man's ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
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    A Child’s Sincere Worship Heard in a Man’s Dream A man was carried in a dream to a church. In his vision he saw the organist vigorously playing the organ, but no sound was heard. The choir and congregation began to sing, but their voices were not heard. Then the minister began, energetically, to ...read more

  • Without One Plea  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,568 views

    WITHOUT ONE PLEA Charlotte Elliott was a sickly English woman who had developed a long history of refusing to do things she was asked to do because of her illness. Her brother, who was a pastor, had been particularly persistent in trying to get her out of herself, trying to get her involved in ...read more

  • The Prayer Of Grandma Jones

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 28, 2012
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    THE PRAYER OF GRANDMA JONES I'd like to tell you the story about an old lady that everybody called "Grandma Jones." She had a close relationship with Jesus. And she knew that Jesus wanted her to be a soul-winner. She wanted to lead others to Christ. However, Grandma Jones was pretty much ...read more

  • Giving It Back One More Time

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 9, 2011
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    GIVING IT BACK ONE MORE TIME Years ago the Crown Prince of India gave to Queen Victoria the most precious thing he had. He was a child prince and he gave to the Queen of England, the "coroner diamond". The coroner diamond is perhaps the most famous diamond of all history. Do you know how big it ...read more

  • God Picks The Unlovable Ones

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2011
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    GOD PICKS THE UNLOVABLE ONES Anne Lamott described a time when a fellow church member told about adopting her son through an organization called A.S.K. -- Adopt Special Kids. Part of the adoption process included filling out a questionnaire checking "yes" or "no" for one's willingness to ...read more

  • Spiritual Consumerism

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2011
     | 2,170 views

    SPIRITUAL CONSUMERISM In February 27 2009 article from the website “Slate” titled, “Why American churchgoers like to shop around” also caught my attention. That article cited statistics from a Barna Group survey that revealed that one in seven adults changes churches each year, and another one ...read more

  • The Story Of Isaac ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2009
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    THE STORY OF ISAAC WATTS A young boy complained to his father that most of the church hymns were boring and old-fashioned, with tiresome words that meant little to his generation. His father challenged him with these words: "If you think you can write better hymns, why don’t you?" The boy ...read more

  • The Keeper Of The Springs By Peter Marshall  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
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    THE KEEPER OF THE SPRINGS by Peter Marshall Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee of the protecting heights, so that the wind that shuddered at the doors and flung handfuls of sleet against the window panes was a wind whose fury was ...read more