Illustrations

The New Year’s Ball Drop

The custom of slowly lowering a ball to mark the stoke of midnight at the the lowest point is rooted in an old navy practice. The flagship would slowly lower a large ball to mark the stroke of noon. The

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Die Like You’re Living

“When my brother-in-law, Jim, was 18, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and told he only had a few months to live. The Lord had other plans though, and following treatment, Jim lived a full life for the

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Against the Current

Go for a swim out in the ocean. Float and try to stay still. Watch the shore. You will notice that you are drifting. It is hard to notice at first, but there is a current. You have to swim

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A Veteran

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of up to and including his/her life.

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The Danger of Christian Complacency

“Mark what I say. If you want to do good in these times, you must throw aside indecision, and take up a distinct, sharply-cut, doctrinal religion. If you believe little, those to whom you try to do good will believe

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Golden Rule

I am sure that all of us have shopped at J.C. Penney at some time or other, but I want to tell you something that you probably did not know about Penney’s. It used to be known as “the Golden

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Recent Sermons

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

In a nation and world filled with division and strife, I am more than ever thankful for the unity we have in Christ Jesus and the joy of cooperation as the Kingdom is furthered. I am also grateful for my Alabama Baptist family. Since 1823, we have been joining hands not only to attempt great things for God but to expect great things from God. Furthermore, in 1925 God led Southern Baptists to enhance our missions abilities by our giving through the

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The Three R’s of a Devotional Life

Introduction Dr. David L. Olford, Stephen Olford professor of expository preaching at Union University, shares, “Just after the Second World War, sensing a deep spiritual

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