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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
Warner Sallman's Head Of Christ -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Dr. Charles R.
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
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
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
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
The Erector Set -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
The late United Methodist Bishop, F.
The Love Of God -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
Years ago a mad man was reported to have written these words for a great hymn:
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!
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.
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
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
Tragedy Redeemed -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It was sheer tragedy!

Who Was George Ames? -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
A true pioneer of world missions was Adoniram Judson.
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
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
A young boy living in New York City was reluctantly taking piano lessons.
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
When I've Gone The Last Mile Of The Way -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
One night I had a dream.
Sleeping Through A Revolution -- Acts 20:9-12 -- Don R. Yocom -- 2000
It was startling news to Rip Van Winkle to find out he was awakening to a new era in American life.

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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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Don R. Yocom -- 2004
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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.
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.
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
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.
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 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."
A Bright Question -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
What kind of lights were used on Noah's Ark?
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 Sunday School Class Teacher -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
"Pastor," he had said, "I think I should be teaching that Sunday school class."
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
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
Highways To Happiness -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
A self respect that bears an honest name;
A mind content, a conscience free from blame:
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.
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
Patience, Dear! -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
Husband shouting at wife: "For the last time, are you ready to go?"
That Wedding Ring -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
The wedding party had proceeded down the center aisle of Epworth United Methodist Church, Lima, Ohio
Practical Christianity -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
I simply argue that the cross be raised again at the center of the marketplace as well as on the ste
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
His Very Simple Credo -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
"To believe that there is nothing more beautiful, more profound, more sympathetic, more reasonable,
A Living Soul -- Don R. Yocom -- 2004
"The social being without the personal being is a body without a soul;

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