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Timothy Peck avatar
Next Time You’re In An Airport Notice The ...
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Next time you’re in an airport notice the difference between passengers who have confirmed tickets and those on standby (Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray 113). Those who have confirmed tickets are relaxed, their confident and expectant. Those on s...
Category: Stories
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There Were 3 Preachers In A Barnie’s Coffee ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 3, 2001
Summary: There were 3 preachers in a Barnie’s Coffee shop were discussing the time when life began. They each gave their opinion of when life begins. One preacher said "Life begins when the child takes his/her first breath." The other said "NO," ...
Category: Humor
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Buried in the Deepest Sea
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
Summary: BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior. It was late October and about 9:00 PM. Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that de...
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James Calvert (1813-1892) Was A Zealous ...
Shared By: Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
Summary: James Calvert (1813-1892) was a zealous missionary to cannibals on the Fiji Islands. His faithful work bore fruit in the lives of those accustomed to taking the life of others. Years later and English earl visited the Fiji Islands and was critical o...
Category: Stories
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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The Flesh Is A Built-in Law Of Failure, Making It ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2002
Summary: The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteous...
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There Was A Church That Had A Young Lady That Had ...
Shared By: Dennis Jones on Jun 10, 2003
Summary: There was a church that had a young lady that had started attending the church. She had more than a checkered past to say the least. She had turned her life over to the Lord and had dedicated the rest of her life to serving and following Jesus. S...
Category: Stories
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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I'm Part Of The Fellowship Of The Unashamed. The ...
Shared By: John Gullick on Oct 21, 2003
Summary: I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present make...
Category: Quotes
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When I First Got Sober, One Of The Most Powerful ...
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Apr 1, 2008
Summary: When I first got sober, one of the most powerful blessings that I stumbled onto was making myself available. As many of you know, when I turned my life over to God, God relieved me of the obsession and compulsion to drink. And as I sought to simply ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Scarab Beetles
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
Summary: SCARAB BEETLES Many people find beetles and bugs somewhat creepy, but if here’s one beetle in the world that could turn you into a beetle lover - the jewel scarab. Jewel scarabs live in the jungles of Honduras and have the shape of your regula...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:3-21
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Bringing the Old Life With You
Shared By: Stephen Smarowsky on May 2, 2008
Summary: BRINGING THE OLD LIFE WITH YOU The motor home has allowed us to put all the conveniences of home on wheels. A camper no longer needs to contend with sleeping in a sleeping bag, cooking over a fire, or hauling water from a stream. Now he can park ...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Caterpillar Ugly, Butterfly Beautiful
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: Caterpillar Ugly, Butterfly Beautiful It is a well-known fact that a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. The butterfly can truthfully say as he looks at the caterpillar, "Such was I, but now I am changed." Every Christian has once been a...
Category: Stories
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We Used To Live In This Small Farming Town North ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on Sep 22, 2008
Summary: We used to live in this small farming town north of Manhattan. Down the street from our house was a sweet-natured and friendly family with a strange habit. They never seemed to throw anything away. They had completely filled their front porch with b...
Category: Humor
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The Pitcairn Bible
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 25, 2008
Summary: The Pitcairn Bible The story of the Mutiny on the Bounty has been told many times and has been made glamourised by the 1962 film starring Trevor Howard and Marlon Brando in the lead roles. But the one part of the story that is not so well known i...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
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You Must Be Born Again
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 26, 2009
Summary: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN Paula Webster had been raised in a Christian home, had been given a Christian education, and was settled down in what seemed to be a Christian marriage. She was active in her church, attended Bible conferences, and even had...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Object Lesson: New Socks
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Apr 13, 2009
Summary: OBJECT LESSON: NEW SOCKS One of the things that our church does is that we give out new socks to some of the homeless men and women. You walk around and sleep here and there, and even if you take care of yourself and shower, your socks get dirty....
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Object Lesson: the Mop Head
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Apr 13, 2009
Summary: OBJECT LESSON: THE MOP HEAD I have here a mop head that I recently replaced at the Upper Room. This has been used to mop urine. I know, because I mopped up when this guy urinated all over himself, the couch he was sitting on, and the floor while ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Born Losers
Shared By: Andy Grossman on Apr 28, 2009
Summary: BORN LOSERS Susan Boyle has taken the world by storm. Here is this middle aged homely spinster who has never been kissed--and she has won the hearts of not only Britain, but nearly everyone in the world. Why is that? Is it because she is s...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none
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The Whole Story About You
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 28, 2009
Summary: THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT YOU During a practice session for the Green Bay Packers, things were not going well for Vince Lombardi’s team. Lombardi singled out one big guard for his failure to "put out." It was a hot, muggy day when the coach called hi...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
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All Things New
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Jun 16, 2009
Summary: ALL THINGS NEW Years ago, I had the classic New Jersey car accident: I was hit from behind as I stopped for someone in a crosswalk. The guy actually got out of his car threw up his hands and exclaimed, "What the blank are you stopping for?" I got...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Demon-Possessed Man
Shared By: Daryl Grimes on Sep 25, 2009
Summary: DEMON-POSSESSED MAN People had written him off a long time ago. He was just a crazy lunatic that no one wanted anything to do with. They kept their children away, they kept their wives away and they kept themselves away. He lived like a pig, his ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
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J.C. Penney Born Again
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: J.C. PENNEY BORN AGAIN The late great business man and entrepreneur, James Cash Penney (1875 - 1971), founder of the J.C. Penney stores, in his autobiography entitled "Fifty Years with the Golden Rule," tells of his being in the Battle Creek Sani...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Nine Year-old Girl Transformed By Liver ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 17, 2009
Summary: Nine year-old Girl Transformed by Liver Transplant and Change of Blood Type Demi-Lee Brennan had a liver transplant at age 9. She faced a life on anti-rejection drugs like every other transplant patient. Nine months later, however, her red blood ce...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 15:1-17
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Life Begins at the Cross
Shared By: James Mercer on Dec 8, 2009
Summary: LIFE BEGINS AT THE CROSS We don’t begin to live until we believe on Jesus and receive this everlasting life. A popular book a generation ago was entitled, Life Begins at Forty, where the author sought to prove that a person just enters the prime ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Notice That They Will Have A Form Of Godliness ...
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Feb 7, 2010
Summary: "Notice that they will have a form of godliness or 'Christianity,' but they will deny its power. How will they deny its power? They deny that Christianity can change them from being unforgiving to forgiving. They will boast of being followers of ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: none
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Demolish the Old, Build Something New
Shared By: Jerry Blaxton on Mar 1, 2010
Summary: DEMOLISH THE OLD, BUILD SOMETHING NEW I like watching those video clips of buildings being demolished with dynamite. The people that do that spend hours planning and setting the dynamite in place and wiring everything, so that everything will jus...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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No Renovation...Demolition!
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Mar 22, 2010
Summary: NO RENOVATION...DEMOLITION! My son and daughter in law are wanting to renovate their home. They need more space with a new baby coming. As it is, my granddaughter sleeps in what was once a large walk-in closet. So they really need some space. Eve...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Clinker Bricks
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 28, 2010
Summary: CLINKER BRICKS Although at times it seems as though the church is in ruin and rubble, God sees it as a beautiful building. Clinker bricks are bricks that did not quite make it. For some reason or another, they come out of the kiln misshapen or...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 2:19-21
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Born Again Tree
Shared By: Erik Stadler on Jan 6, 2011
Summary: BORN AGAIN TREE Back when I was growing up we had a tree in our back yard. And is often the case after a storm the tree’s trunk cracked and blew down. There wasn’t anything we could do to save that tree. So my father borrowed a chain saw and c...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The New Birth Day
Shared By: Thomas Cash on Mar 4, 2011
Summary: THE NEW BIRTH DAY The day we come to Christ is our “New Birth” Day! Spurgeon: "It was the beginning of life to me when I saw Jesus dying in my place." The day of our salvation eclipses our birthdays, our graduations, our wedding days, or any ot...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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God Uses People Like Derrick
Shared By: Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
Summary: GOD USES PEOPLE LIKE DERRICK In Dayton, Ohio, attorney Derrick Farmer gave a motivational talk to at-risk teens. Derrick is 48 years old and has been an attorney since 1999. Now, what was unusual about this event was that it was picketed by 30 Da...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none