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A Cup Of Coffee And A Piece Of Toast -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
How an afternoon snack led to building a Senior Retirement Center in a town of 8,000 people.
The Power Of A Name -- Philippians 2:10-11 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The name Cadbury in England is as well known there as Hershey is in America, or Nestle in Switzerlan
The County Extension Agent -- He's For Change -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Because of our years in the ministry in town and rural communities we became well acquainted with th
Pollution -- What Really Is It? -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Modern civilization is bugged by the problem of what to do with rapidly accumulating trash and garba
The Interstate Highway -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Traveling over the Appalachian Mountains from east to west, we came upon a huge highway building pro
Warner Sallman's Head Of Christ -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Dr. Charles R.
The Erector Set -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The late United Methodist Bishop, F.
Keep Your Fork! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
We go to a banquet and enjoy it very much.
The King Is Coming -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
When Jimmy Carter was President of the United States, he decided to spend a full day and night in se
Mount Rushmore -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It is a great sight to see for the first time the faces of four presidents of our country carved int
Redemption Is For Dedicated Buildings, Too! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
In the 1950s, Graham Local School District came into being in rural Champaign County, Ohio.
Lick The Pan -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
During childhood days Saturday was baking day at our house.
The Titanic -- "SOS" -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
When they were building this ship, it was to be the greatest ship ever to sail the seas!
The Love Of God -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Years ago a mad man was reported to have written these words for a great hymn:
Tragedy Redeemed -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It was sheer tragedy!

See You Later -- 1 Corinthians 13:12 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The age-old expression "Good-Bye" seems to have fallen by the wayside.
Who Was Jemima? Who Was Her Father? -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Invariably, if you ask this question, even in a Bible study class, you will get smiles, and someone
The Angel In Ebony -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Ask any student or graduate of Taylor University in Indiana who Sammy Morris was, and you will hear
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
A young boy living in New York City was reluctantly taking piano lessons.
Something Better -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
In the movie Green Pastures, there were heavenly scenes portrayed as described by an illitera
They All Loved Wally -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It was corn picking time, fall of the year, when the air was a bit frosty and a new leather jacket f
Who Was George Ames? -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
A true pioneer of world missions was Adoniram Judson.
The Christ Of The Andes -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The boundary line between the South American countries of Chile and Argentina had been in dispute fo
What A Beautiful Pearl! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
You know how irritation can upset a person.
When I've Gone The Last Mile Of The Way -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
One night I had a dream.

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Free Sermon Illustrations for May 2, 2010 from SermonStudio -- John 13:31-35, Revelation 21:1-6, Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2010

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He Drives Like Jehu -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Someone has said that the modern American man's love for his automobile may yet be his downfall.
Don R. Yocom -- 2004
34.How Many Children?

A Good Horse: The General -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
The tenth President of the United States was John Tyler.
Cremation, And An Old Saying -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Bill and Jake, from the rural countryside, went into the big city for their very first time.
Parable Of The Ten-inch Skillet -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Some men went on a fishing trip. An old bachelor went along and caught fish also.
That Sunday School Class Teacher -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
"Pastor," he had said, "I think I should be teaching that Sunday school class."
He Gave His Lunch -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
One of the great stories of the Holy Bible is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.
A Bright Question -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
What kind of lights were used on Noah's Ark?
How The Hot Dog Got Its Name -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A little dog followed its owner to his bakery, and got inside the place.
A Kiss Of Mercy -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
The well-known outstanding Christian layman and U.S.
Twentieth-Century Evaluation -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
"They were very decent people, their only monument being a concrete road and 1,000 lost golf balls."
Pocketbook Protection -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A pastor preached a sermon on that text in Ephesians 6:13-18 (NRSV), where there is a listing of the
Pastor On Skates -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A wealthy woman entered Heaven, and Saint Peter produced a bicycle for her to ride on the golden str
That Wedding Ring -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
The wedding party had proceeded down the center aisle of Epworth United Methodist Church, Lima, Ohio
Highways To Happiness -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A self respect that bears an honest name;
A mind content, a conscience free from blame:
A $10,000 Reward! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Some years ago in Los Angeles, California, a Brinks armored truck used to transport money dropped a
Humility -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A French monk bemoaned the fact that his monastic order was not as famous as the Jesuits for their s
A Lesson In Mediocrity -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A man had a bushel of early apples, the kind that spoil easily.
Wahlstrom's Wonder -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Some yeas ago, a man by the name of Wahlstrom made a machine that got news media attention.
Poor/Rich Boy -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
The late Albert Schweitzer was a famous medical missionary to Africa, as well as a musician and theo
Patience, Dear! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Husband shouting at wife: "For the last time, are you ready to go?"
The Cleansing Fire -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
An impressive moment came, in the lives of many youth, on the night at church camp when they would g
His Very Simple Credo -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
"To believe that there is nothing more beautiful, more profound, more sympathetic, more reasonable,
The Eastern Gate -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
I will meet you in the morning,

Just inside the Eastern Gate;
Humor At A Funeral -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
At the funeral of famous Senator Barry Goldwater, broadcast live on the PBS public television, the b

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