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  • The Gift

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Dec 21, 2007

    THE GIFT A professor of mine from seminary told us this story: When he was a young man, all of 23, he had the opportunity to take a summer tour of Europe as a graduation present, he was from a well to do family. He traveled about Europe by train, boat and sometimes by bicycle. Finally he ended up more

  • A Gift Of The Word

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Oct 5, 2010

    A GIFT OF THE WORD When I was a teenager, my pastor gave me a little pocket New Testament, bound in red leather. And inside, on the flyleaf, he had written a note. And with the note was a Scripture citation: Romans 12:1-2. I couldn’t wait to turn to that passage and read what it said. If you more

  • Surprise Gift

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 15, 2011

    SURPRISE GIFT When Gabriel Hurles turned six a couple of years ago (January 2009), he was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the more

  • The Empty Gift

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    THE EMPTY GIFT God offers us more than this world does, but most of us never take the time to see it. There was a 15-year old boy named Joey, whose mother died at birth. She was a severe alcoholic, and that had affected his pre-natal development. The result was that he was slightly more

  • Gift Of Honor  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 12, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    GIFT OF HONOR Football practice was over, and Denny was sore from head to toe. Slowly he climbed the graffiti-laden stairway of the aging apartment building. Suddenly, his mother’s chilling screams pierced the cold, still air. He had heard the sound many times before. Still, a sickening knot more

  • Gift Of Pearls

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Jul 25, 2011

    GIFT OF PEARLS A number of years ago, when our oldest was just a little tyke, a Chinese man we knew gave my wife a string of pearls as a gift. Anyway, the pearls he gave her were different from the ones we might find in a jewelry store; they were natural, not cultivated. Now, the most common more

  • Ridiculous Gifts  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 11, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    RIDICULOUS GIFTS There is a program in the US called “Good Morning America.” This was about 10 years ago, there was a lady named Joan London, who did a segment on Christmas Gifts and made some suggestions about the list: “You may want to include these in your list: • Jaguar 220 – this is a more

  • The Gift Of Their Lives

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012

    THE GIFT OF THEIR LIVES A Dutch pastor was helping Jews escape the Nazis when he himself caught. He was loaded into a boxcar with several Jews and others to be sent to a concentration camp. It was a long, frightening journey through the night. Finally the train stopped, the doors opened, and more

  • The Gift Of The Heart

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    “Life is one of those precious fleeting gifts, and everything can change in a heartbeat." - Author Unknown His name was Justin Timion. He was only nineteen years old the day it happened. A good looking, fun loving kid, he loved doing auto mechanics with his Dad and often used his skills to more

  • Little Gifts

    Contributed by Gerald Manning on Dec 14, 2015

    The man was quite obviously hard pressed by life .. his clothing was a bit tattered, he hadn’t shaved for several days, his face was gaunt, his eyes vacant. He was hungry, no doubt, and all I had in my pocket was a quarter. I knew that it wouldn’t buy much, but perhaps it was a start, and I more

  • Blood Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    BLOOD GIFT In 1949, my father had just returned from the war. On every highway you could see soldiers in uniform hitchhiking home to their families. The thrill of the reunion with his family was soon overshadowed by my grandmother’s illness. There was a problem with her kidneys. The doctors told more

  • Good Gifts

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    GOOD GIFTS Go to God--he is the source of our goodness on this earth. Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! This story about Hudson Taylor, a well-known more

  • The Best Gift

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    THE BEST GIFT Bobby was getting cold sitting out in his back yard in the snow. Bobby didn't wear boots; he didn't like them, and anyway he didn't own any. The thin sneakers he wore had a few holes in them, and they did a poor job of keeping out the cold. Bobby had been in his backyard for more

  • Perfect Gifts

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009

    PERFECT GIFTS Everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas time. And I am sure that as Christmas approaches, we are wondering what lies behind those wrapped presents. I remember as a child that these four weeks of advent were so difficult. I would go by that tree about 30 million times a day more

  • Barnabas' Gift

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 18, 2009

    BARNABAS' GIFT Barnabas later becomes the disciple who takes St. Paul in tow on the first missionary journey. It is on that journey that Paul discovers his calling to be the apostle to the Gentiles. So Barnabas’s gift, his free will offering of what he owned more

  • The Gift Of The Skates

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    THE GIFT OF THE SKATES So how do we recognize His authority in our lives? How do we express our faith and our love to Him? By committing ourselves to His mission. Jesus doesn’t say anything about saving sinners and getting them into heaven. The primary priority of his mission is to preach good more

  • The Graduation Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 36 ratings

    THE GRADUATION GIFT A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom, and knowing that his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited more

  • The Empty Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 33 ratings

    THE EMPTY GIFT "I was enjoying 1st grade to the fullest until one day in December when the little girl behind me set "it" on her desk. It was the tiniest Christmas present imaginable, less than an inch on each side with white glossy paper tied up with a sliver of red cellophane. Immediately I more

  • A Free Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 3, 2003
    based on 57 ratings

    Salvation is a "Free Gift" from God. Although "Free" it does not mean everyone has it. If the local harware store was handing out free snow shovels today, does that mean you have one, no. You have to go to the hardware store and ask for one of those free snow shovels, and then when it is in your more

  • Diverse Gifts  PRO

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 16, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    [illustration] On Christmas morning, the children in a family do not usually all receive the same gifts. One gets a football, one a puzzle, another receives a doll house, and another a table game. Yet, although each child does not receive the same gifts as the others, the parents intend the more