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A Small Boy Had Been Consistently Late For ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Mar 15, 2001
Summary: A small boy had been consistently late for dinner. One particular day his parents had warned him to be on time, but he arrived later than ever. He found his parents already seated at the table, about to start eating. Quickly he sat at his place, and...
Category: Stories
based on 205 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Tertullian, One Of The Theologians Of The Early ...
Shared By: Charles Mallory on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: TERTULLIAN, ONE OF THE THEOLOGIANS OF THE EARLY CHURCH, EXPLAINED THE TRINITY IN A METAPHOR. GOD THE FATHER HE DESCRIBED AS "A DEEP ROOT, THE SON AS THE SHOOT THAT BREAKS FORTH INTO THE WORLD, AND THE SPIRIT AS THAT WHICH SPREADS BEAUTY AND FRAGRANC...
Category: Quotes
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Free Methodist
Scripture: none
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Yes, The Concept Of The Trinity Is Very Deep, But ...
Shared By: Charles Mallory on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: YES, THE CONCEPT OF THE TRINITY IS VERY DEEP, BUT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO UNDERSTAND ITS DEPTH, THINK OF IT IN THE WORDS OF THE ANGLICAN CATECHISM WHICH SAYS, "FIRST, I LEARN TO BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER WHO HAS MADE ME AND ALL THE WORLD. SECONDLY, IN ...
Category: Quotes
based on 113 ratings
Denomination: Free Methodist
Scripture: none
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Riches Revealed in the Trinity
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 2, 2004
Summary: RICHES REVEALED IN THE TRINITY There is a cartoon showing a lawyer reading the last will and testament of his client to a room full of greedy relatives. The caption reads: “I, John Jones, being of sound mind and body, spent it all!” When Jesus...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hebrews 9:15-17
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Perceptions of God
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 2, 2004
Summary: PERCEPTIONS OF GOD Most Christians today perceive God like one person noted: God is a lot like our pastor. I don’t see him through the week and I don’t understand him on Sunday. Contributed by: Mike Hamilton
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Universal Testimony
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 2, 2004
Summary: THE UNIVERSAL TESTIMONY A good illustration of the Trinity comes from world-renowned scientist Dr. Henry Morris. He notes that the entire universe is trinitarian by design. The universe consists of three things: matter, space, and time. Take awa...
Category: Quotes
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 19:1
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The Arithmetic of Heaven
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 2, 2004
Summary: THE ARITHMETIC OF HEAVEN Someone asked Daniel Webster, who happened to be a fervent Christian, "How can a man of your intellect believe in the Trinity?" "I do not pretend fully to understand the arithmetic of heaven now," he replied. SOURC...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Bit of Advice
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 2, 2004
Summary: A BIT OF ADVICE It took the Church nearly 400 years to decide about Trinitarian orthodoxy, producing the Nicene Creed that many churches say on a Sunday morning. Most preachers would prefer to preach on any other subject than the Trinity. Pe...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
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The Suffering of the Trinity
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 2, 2004
Summary: THE SUFFERING OF THE TRINITY In the National Gallery of Art in London there’s a picture of the Crucifixion that is so dark that when you first look at it, you can’t see anything. But if you stand and ponder it, and if you do not permit your gaze ...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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Comfortable Out-on-a-limb!" Romans 11:33-36 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on May 23, 2005
Summary: “Comfortable Out-On-A-Limb!” Romans 11:33-36 Key verse(s) 11:“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” Get real! When as a youth I heard this phrase, it often gave me reason to pause. If someone...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Romans 11:33-36
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The Element H2o (water) Has Three Unique ...
Shared By: Neil Partington on May 24, 2005
Summary: The element H2O (water) has three unique forms. Water can be in the form of a liquid, the form we see coming out of the kitchen faucet. It can be in the form of a solid, like ice. And it can be in the form of a gas, when water boils. Whether i...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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A Simple Explanation In The Natural About The ...
Shared By: Dr. William D. Poovey on Aug 8, 2005
Summary: A simple explanation in the natural about the Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Ghost,,, One God, three Persons of one substance Illustration......."Water" Water, Ice, and Steam,,,three, but still, all water.
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: Matthew 3:16-17
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Southern Baptist Leader, Carl Bates, Said, "we ...
Shared By: Bob Marcaurelle on Nov 19, 2005
Summary: Southern Baptist Leader, Carl Bates, said, "We are so well manned and eqipted in our churches that the Holy Spirit could leave and it would be two years before we realized He was gone."
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pastor Named John Gossip Once Said About God's ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Dec 2, 2005
Summary: pastor named John Gossip once said about God’s love: The wonderful thing about Christ is that as people looked at Him, followed Him, and watched Him, it became apparent to them that this is what God must be like. They concluded that if there is a...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Author Thomas Williams Writes About An Encounter ...
Shared By: Ron Burtz on Dec 5, 2005
Summary: Author Thomas Williams writes about an encounter a girl named Jill has with Aslan in another book in the series, “The Silver Chair”. Jill is alone and desperately thirsty in unknown woods, she comes upon a stream, but between her and the water sits...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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William Newton Clarke Said, "holiness Is The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: William Newton Clarke said, “Holiness is the glorious fullness of God’s moral excellence, held as the principle of His own action and the standard for His creatures.” God’s actions are always consistent with His own perfection. He is the standard of...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Once, As An Experiment, The Great Scientist ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Once, as an experiment, the great scientist Isaac Newton stared at the image of the sun reflected in a mirror. The brightness burned into his retina, and he suffered temporary blindness. Even after he hid for three days behind closed doors, still th...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Raccoons Go Through A Glandular Change At About ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Raccoons go through a glandular change at about 24 months. After that they often attack their owner. Since a 30-pound raccoon can be equal to a 100-pound dog in a scrap, a zoo keeper felt compelled to mention the change coming to a pet raccoon owned...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
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Scripture: none
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I Was Reading This Week In The Little Devotional ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: I was reading this week in the little devotional book “This Day with the Master” by Dennis Kinlaw and I read the devotional for April 27th. I would like to share this with you this morning. In Ephesians 5:1-2 we are told to “be imitators of God as d...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Three-In-One
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Summary: THREE-IN-ONE In 1894, George W. Cole of Asbury Park, NJ compounded a mixture for the care and maintenance of a bicycle. The formula resulted in the famous 3-IN-ONE® Oil that accomplishes three separate things with one application. Do you know wha...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Stained Glass Window Survives Centuries And ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 7, 2009
Summary: Stained Glass Window Survives Centuries and Inspires During the time of Oliver Cromwell, thousands of stained glass windows in English churches were destroyed, because the English puritans objected to objects of veneration, which they called ’abus...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:14
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The Theme Of Development Can Be Identified With ...
Shared By: W Pat Cunningham on Mar 13, 2010
Summary: The theme of development can be identified with the inclusion-in-relation of all individuals and peoples within the one community of the human family, built in solidarity on the basis of the fundamental values of justice and ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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St. Augustine on the Trinity
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
Summary: ST. AUGUSTINE ON THE TRINITY One day when St. Augustine was at his wits' end to understand and explain the Trinity, he went out for a walk. He kept turning over in his mind, "One God, but three Persons. Three Persons--not three Gods but one God. ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-23
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Trinity: Eternal Dance
Shared By: Mike Wilkins on Apr 14, 2005
Summary: Brian Mclaren says: “I learned that the early church leaders described the Trinity using the term perichoresis (peri-circle, choresis-dance): the Trinity was an eternal dance of Father, Son and Spirit sharing mutual love, honour, happiness, joy and...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Quote: "today I Wonder Why It Is God Refers To ...
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Sep 22, 2007
Summary: QUOTE: “Today I wonder why it is God refers to Himself as “Father” at all. This, to me, in light of the earthly representation of the role, seems a marketing mistake. Why would God want to call Himself Father when so many fathers abandon their ch...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: none
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Trinity Western University Has Been Granted ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 6, 2006
Summary: Trinity Western University has been granted accreditation the British Columbia teachers education program. The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled in their favor after the accrediting authority turned them down claiming the school’s community sta...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When Karl Barth Was Speaking At Chicago ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Nov 9, 2000
Summary: When Karl Barth was speaking at Chicago University, he was asked by one of the students what was the most profound theological statement he had ever reached. He paused for a moment and said, "Jesus loves me, this I know … "
Category: Stories
based on 128 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In His Book The Counselor, A.w. Tozer Said, ...
Shared By: Alan Stokes on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: In his book The Counselor, A.W. Tozer said, "Spell this out in capital letters: THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON. He is not enthusiasm. He is not courage. He is not energy. He is not the personification of all good qualities, like Jack Frost is the perso...
Category: Quotes
based on 146 ratings
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none
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Billy Finds a Home
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jul 9, 2001
Summary: Illus.: “Billy Finds a Home” It happened many years ago, in a small town in one of our southern states. One evening, during an electrical storm, a bolt of lightning struck a house, setting it on fire. The fire spread quickly and bu...
Category: Stories
based on 93 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-7
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The Foundation Of All Theology Is The Unity Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 11, 2001
Summary: The foundation of all theology is the unity of God.
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: *other