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  • Give Yourself Right Now

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 26, 2008
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    GIVE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW Those in recovery groups talk about seeing what he or she can “pack into the stream of life.” Many addicts and alcoholics initially think of themselves as pretty good people who just need to cut back drinking. If they have problems, they happen because of other people. ...read more

  • Erwin Mcmanus Asked A Highly Educated Ucla ...  PRO

    Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Mar 17, 2006
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    Erwin Mcmanus asked a highly educated UCLA graduate what he was planning to do with his life. Looking for clarification he asked, “you mean to pay the bills?” Erwin answered with no small amount of passion, “No, not to pay the Bills” He went on to explain to him that if his only goal was to pay ...read more

  • Long Ago In A Deep Mountain Valley Verdant With ...  PRO

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Mar 23, 2006
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    Long ago in a deep mountain valley verdant with growth and watered by a crystalline river there lived a tribe. They prospered and grew until the grass was grazed away, the game hunted to extinction, and the river ran dry. A group of young pioneer heroes rose up to say, “We have heard of a wider ...read more

  • In The January 15, 1989 Issue Of The Lexington ...  PRO

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 12, 2003
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    In the January 15, 1989 issue of the Lexington Herald-Leader, an article told this story: A family living in a home in West Palm Beach, Florida, told a film crew it was okay to use the front lawn as a set for an episode of “B. L. Stryker”, a TV show starring Burt Reynolds. They knew cars would be ...read more

  • The Giving Tree

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009
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    THE GIVING TREE Once or twice in a lifetime you hear a story that leaves an indelible mark on your heart and mind. Such is Shel Silverstein’s story, "The Giving Tree." "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." And so begins the story of a tree’s being happy because she is able to ...read more

  • No Hands But Yours

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009
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    NO HANDS BUT YOURS In the courtyard of a quaint little church in a French village was standing a beautiful marble statue of Jesus with his hands outstretched. One day during the war, a bomb struck close to the statue and severely damaged it. After the battle was over, the citizens of the ...read more

  • Pick Out Three Hymns

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
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    PICK OUT THREE HYMNS I heard about this pastor. He was raising money for a new sanctuary. He told his congregation one Sunday morning "If anybody will give $1000, you can pick out three hymns." A little old lady in the back raised up her hand and said "Pastor, I’ll do it." He was so excited. ...read more

  • In Order To Give Something, You Must Let Go!

    Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Oct 10, 2009
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    IN ORDER TO GIVE SOMETHING, YOU MUST LET GO! VISUAL ILLUSTRATION: (I had a church member come to the front and pretended to give him my Bible, but wouldn’t let go of it, so I never really gave it to him. You have to let go of something in order ...read more

  • Hudson Taylor Learns About ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2010
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    Hudson Taylor Learns About Giving One wonderful testimony of faith from church history is that of Hudson Taylor, the first missionary to the interior of China (in the mid-1800s). He was a great evangelist because he learn “to move man, through God, by prayer alone.” To prepare for the ...read more

  • The Durer Brothers: No One Makes It Alone

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 23, 2011
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    THE DURER BROTHERS: NO ONE MAKES IT ALONE Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this big family, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked ...read more

  • Giving Back

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 19, 2011
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    GIVING BACK Yesterday Marylu and I went to the Ko-ko-mah encampment as we do every year. We love the smell of campfires cooking food, crafts and arts done in an 1800's style, the music, the costumes, the re-enactments. When parking car, I thanked the attendant and said, "This must be a pretty ...read more

  • Unamuno, The Spanish Philosopher, Tells About The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
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    Unamuno, the Spanish philosopher, tells about the Roman aqueduct a Segovia, in his native Spain. It was built in 109 A.D. For eighteen hundred years, it carried cool water from the mountains to the hot and thirsty city. Nearly sixty generations of men drank from its flow. Then came another ...read more

  • If You Compare The Dead Sea And The Sea Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
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    If you compare the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee, you will surely see great differences. The Dead Sea is so full of minerals and deposits all life is completely snuffed out. No fish, plants or anything else. However, the Sea of Galilee is thriving with life. What is the difference? There are ...read more

  • Warren Wiersbe Tells About The Time The Late ...  PRO

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 1, 2002
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    Warren Wiersbe tells about the time the late William Randolph Hearst sent out his agent to secure particular art pieces. After months of searching, the agent reported that he had finally found the treasures. They were in Mr. Heart’s warehouse. Hearst had been searching frantically for art pieces ...read more

  • In His Commentary On The Book Of Matthew, ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 24, 2002
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    In his commentary on the book of Matthew, William Barclay notes this proverb: "Three things come not back----the spoken word, the spent arrow, and the lost opportunity." (The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel Of Matthew. ...read more

  • A 3 Year-Old Girl Named Charlotte Received A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Fordham on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 3 ratings
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    A 3 year-old girl named Charlotte received a certificate of achievement following her last swimming class. When her dad came home from work that evening, the mom handed him the cherished award and said to the little girl, “Charlotte, would you like to tell your daddy what this is?” Charlotte ...read more

  • In The Spring Of 1883 Two Young Men Graduated ...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 22, 2001
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    In the spring of 1883 two young men graduated from medical school. The two differed from one another in both appearance and ambition. Ben was short and stocky. Will was tall and thin. Ben dreamed of practicing medicine on the East Coast. Will wanted to work in a rural community. Ben begged his ...read more

  • Dick Towner States, "While Materialism's Highest ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
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    Dick Towner states, ”While materialism’s highest value is possession, Christianity stresses stewardship of God’s possessions. The foundational principle is that we do not own our ...read more

  • Some Gifts You Keep  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,401 views

    *Some Gifts You Keep* Some things you keep. Like good teeth. Warm coats. Bald husbands & chubby wives. They’re good for you, reliable and practical and so sublime that to throw them away would make the garbage man a thief. So you hang on to the older gifts, because something old is ...read more

  • Samuel Morse, Inventor Of The Telegraph And The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,798 views

    Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the Morse Code, was a dedicated Christian and a renowned university professor. History testifies that he always prayed for the Lord to give him more light and understanding as he conducted his experiments in the laboratory. He said, “When flattering ...read more