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How to Catch a Monkey
Shared By: Doug Sanders on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: HOW TO CATCH A MONKEY Native hunters in the jungles of Africa have a clever way of trapping monkeys. They slice a coconut in two, hollow it out, and in one half of the shell cut a hole just big enough for a monkey’s hand to pass through. Then ...
Category: Humor
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What Does Hope Do for Mankind?
Shared By: David DeWitt on Dec 15, 2000
Summary: What Does Hope Do For Mankind? Hope shines brightest when the hour is darkest. Hope motivates when discouragement comes. Hope energizes when the body is tired. Hope sweetens while bitterness bites. Hope sings when all melodies are gone. Hope b...
Category: Quotes
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"the Story Of Robert Moffit: One ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Illustration: “The Story of Robert Moffit: One Convert” I’m sure you’ve heard the classic story about the faithful pastor who was told by his superior that something was wrong with his work. The supervisor told him, “Only one person has been ad...
Category: Stories
based on 71 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Simple Obedience
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: Spurgeon: “It is my first public declaration that a thing which looks to be unreasonable and seems to be unprofitable, being commanded by God, is law, is law to me. If my Master had told me to pick up six stones and lay them in a row I would ...
Category: Quotes
based on 187 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Loving Teddy
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 8, 2002
Summary: LOVING TEDDY Miss Thompson taught Teddy Stallard in the fourth grade. He was a slow, unkempt student, a loner shunned by his classmates. The previous year his mother died, and what little motivation for school he may have once had was now gone. ...
Category: Stories
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An Arm Around Me—Communion Meditation
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 1, 2003
Summary: AN ARM AROUND ME--COMMUNION MEDITATION Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. Players would stomp on his feet and kick him. While...
Category: Stories
based on 52 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 10:10-11
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On The Sunday Before Ash Wednesday This Year, The ...
Shared By: Guy Caley on May 5, 2003
Summary: On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday this year, the central dining facility in Camp Udairi (Kuwait) caught fire, flames quickly spread to engulf all five tents and completely destroyed them in less than 30 minutes. After the smoke cleared, and al...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Precious Grandmother
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on May 5, 2003
Summary: PRECIOUS GRANDMOTHER “In Charles Colson’s book, Loving God, he tells the story of an incredible ninety-one-year-old woman, known affectionately as Grandma Howell… As she moved into the twilight of her life, she had more than one reason to let d...
Category: Stories
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: none
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One Day, Adrian Rogers, The Former ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jan 5, 2004
Summary: Illustration: One day, Adrian Rogers, the former president of the southern Baptist church, now Pastor of Bellevue Baptist in Memphis, Tenn felt discouraged that people were not responding to His invitations. He felt so distraught that he asked God t...
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A Teenager's Low Popularity Convinced Her That ...
Shared By: John Shearhart on Feb 24, 2005
Summary: A teenager’s low popularity convinced her that she was not attractive. She became a top fashion model, hailed by many as the most beautiful woman in the world. All those who had ignored her are now boasting that they had gone to school with Claudia ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
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Have You Ever Heard Of Lieutenant Hirro Onada? ...
Shared By: K. Edward Skidmore on Jan 16, 2007
Summary: Have you ever heard of Lieutenant Hirro Onada? He was the last Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II. He was left on the island Lubang in the Philippines in 1944 --- along with three other soldiers. They were left with the command to ...
Category: Stories
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 8:5-13
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Mary Cooper (christian Reader, "kids Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 26, 2007
Summary: Mary Cooper (Christian Reader, "Kids of the Kingdom."): “One of my preschool students had a habit of patting me on the seat of my pants. I tried several things to make him stop, but nothing worked. Finally, I resorted to a time-out chair. Later, whe...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Ellen Petrakis
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: ELLEN PETRAKIS Hi guys…this isn’t easy for me to get up here and speak in front of you. I am a kindergarten teacher and do much better speaking to 5 year olds then teenagers. But God impressed on my heart to tell you my story so here it is… I was a...
Category: Stories
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For Almost Forty Years, Margaret Lived With The ...
Shared By: Brian Atwood on Jan 12, 2008
Summary: For almost forty years, Margaret lived with the memory of one soul-scarring day in the one-room schoolhouse she attended. From the first day Margaret came to class, she and Ms. Garner, her bitter and harsh teacher, didn’t get along. Over the years...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 9:1-41
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There Is A Big Difference Between Batting ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 1, 2008
Summary: There is a big difference between batting practice and playing ball. It is common for pro-ball players to describe the overwhelming power of the of the sound of thousands cheering them on. In a sense our life is the game and the cloud of witnesses, ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Valued
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2008
Summary: VALUED David Neeleman, JetBlue Airways CEO, meets 95% of new employees on their first work day. From day one he demonstrates he values them. He also sets aside one day each week to travel on JetBlue flights, where he serves beverages and cleans pla...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Encouragement
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2008
Summary: ENCOURAGEMENT According to Hallmark, 90% of consumers want more choices in encouragement cards that will allow them to share support in unique ways for real life situations. (CMA e-Newsletter 4/2/07)
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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There Are Many Things I Don't Enjoy. One Of Them ...
Shared By: Dale Pilgrim on Apr 20, 2008
Summary: There are many things I don’t enjoy. One of them is taking my vehicle to the dealership to have it serviced. Then there’s the wait for a ride back to the office (or sit in the waiting room drinking terrible coffee). I lose the rhythm in my day. ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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We All Set Examples For Others To Follow. I Can ...
Shared By: Tom Shepard on Apr 22, 2008
Summary: We all set examples for others to follow. I can remember growing up and putting on my dad’s shoes and shirt and walking around the house when I was little. Of course the clothes were too big for me. But I can remember how much I wanted to be grown u...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent Bible
Scripture: none
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The Window
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on Jun 2, 2008
Summary: THE WINDOW Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to ...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:14-18
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La Campana al Gato? — The Bell on the Cat?
Shared By: Fernando Ocampo on Jun 3, 2008
Summary: (ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS) Había una vez una colonia de ratones que vivía en una cómoda casa. Cierto día apareció un gato viviendo en el mismo lugar que los ratones. Lo cual les causo un gran problema, pues el gato los perseguía a toda hora de...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Group Of Infantry Soldiers Were Going Through ...
Shared By: Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2008
Summary: A group of infantry soldiers were going through Airborne School at Fort Benning Georgia. As they prepared for their first jump, the jumpmaster explained that when the green light went on, everyone was to stand up, hook up, jump out, count to four a...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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Discover The Power Of Encouragement. God Wants ...
Shared By: Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2008
Summary: *Discover the power of encouragement. God wants you to be encouraged, and He wants you to be an encourager to others. *It was on March 23, 1945, during one of the last major offensives of WWII. General Dwight Eisenhower was walking near the Rhine...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Sisyphean Task (Sisyphus)
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 21, 2008
Summary: A SISYPHEAN TASK (Sisyphus) In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a brilliant rascal who sometimes played tricks on the gods to get what he wanted. He even used trickery to avoid death. Finally the gods had enough and condemned Sisyphus to eternal ha...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Being Wanted
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 23, 2008
Summary: BEING WANTED I heard of a story this week that really moved me deep. It’s a story of a black girl who had cleft palate (bungi). She was the butt of jokes and was very unhappy. They called her names – ugly names that just drove her deeper into des...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When Running The 2001 London Marathon, I Made ...
Shared By: Gary Birch on Jul 25, 2008
Summary: When running the 2001 London Marathon, I made sure I had my name on the front of my shirt so as many people as possible would be shouting my name and encouraging me to keep going. It worked!
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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At The School Sports Day I Saw Parents Shouting ...
Shared By: Gary Birch on Jul 25, 2008
Summary: At the school sports day I saw parents shouting and clapping their children to keep on going until they crossed the finish line. When one boy was particularly slow, his mum ran onto the track and grabbed his hand, and ran along with him.
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pastor Dave Kinney Said, "from God's Fixed Place ...
Shared By: Dave Kinney on Jul 26, 2008
Summary: Pastor Dave Kinney said, "From God's fixed place in heaven He can powerfully fix anything broken in the human heart, and because God still reigns, He can produce His power in your life at any time!"
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Just Stay in the Race
Shared By: Rick Bezanson on Jul 29, 2008
Summary: JUST STAY IN THE RACE Charlton Heston had to learn how to drive a chariot with four horses for his part in the movie Ben Hur. After many weeks of chariot lessons he told the director, "I think I can drive the chariot all right, but I'm not at all...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none