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Bruce Howell avatar
"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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In An Earlier Century, There Lay A Large Boulder ...
Shared By: Greg Warren on May 1, 2001
Summary: In an earlier century, there lay a large boulder in the middle of the roadway. Traveler after traveler walked past the boulder, veering off the side of the road to get around it. All the while, they were shaking their head and muttering, "Can you ...
Category: Stories
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: “when Blind Eyes Were ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on May 9, 2001
Summary: Illus.: “When Blind Eyes Were Opened” D.L. Moody, the famed evangelist, told this story at one of his meetings: One evening just before Christmas, a man was walking through the streets of an Eastern city. The store windows were all...
Category: Stories
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Bamboo
Shared By: Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
Summary: Bamboo Once upon a time, in the heart of the Western Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden was wont to walk. Of all the denizens of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was graciou...
Category: Stories
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Dr. Elizabeth Targ, A Psychiatrist At The Pacific ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
Summary: Dr. Elizabeth Targ, a psychiatrist at the Pacific College of Medicine in San Francisco, has also tested out prayer on critically ill AIDS patients. All 20 patients in the study got pretty much the same medical treatment, but only half of them were p...
Category: Stories
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David Livingstone Went To Darkest Africa As A ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Nov 22, 2001
Summary: David Livingstone went to darkest Africa as a lone missionary. After some time his missions committee wrote to him saying, "Some people would like to join you. What’s the easiest road to get where you are?" He replied, "If they’re looking for the...
Category: Stories
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How Valuable Is Salt? 40 Million Tons Are ...
Shared By: Terry Dashner on Dec 21, 2001
Summary: How valuable is salt? 40 million tons are required each year to fill our needs. Homer called it divine. Plato called it a "substance dear to the gods." Shakespeare mentioned salt 17 times in his plays. Perhaps Leonard da Vinci wanted to send a subtl...
Category: Statistics
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The Unbaptized Arm
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: The Unbaptized Arm Ivan the Great was the tsar of all of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire--the Soviet Union. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He dr...
Category: Stories
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The Gospel Is A Universal Language That Crosses ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary people.” — Michelle Jones
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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His Name Is Bill. He Has Wild Hair, Wears A ...
Shared By: James Westervelt on Feb 5, 2002
Summary: His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is intelligent. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He became a Christian whil...
Category: Stories
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J. P. Moreland, In His Book Apologetic ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Oct 13, 2002
Summary: J. P. Moreland, in his book Apologetic Reasoning and the Christian Mind, tells of an experience that illustrates the importance of truth: “One afternoon I was sharing the gospel in a student’s dorm room at the University of Vermont. The student be...
Category: Stories
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: John 18:37
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I'm Only a Mirror Fragment
Shared By: Matt Black on Oct 26, 2002
Summary: I’M ONLY A MIRROR FRAGMENT I want to share with you a story about a very interesting well-educated Greek philosopher whose name is Dr. Alexander Popaderos. And Dr. Popaderos every summer on the island of Crete taught a class on ethics for two we...
Category: Stories
based on 34 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 5:16
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George Sweeting, In His Book The No-guilt Guide ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
Summary: George Sweeting, in his book The No-Guilt Guide for Witnessing, tells of a man by the name of John Currier who in 1949 was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Later he was transferred and paroled to work on a farm near Nashville,...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Where the People Are
Shared By: Dan Cormie on Sep 24, 2003
Summary: WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE Christ met unbelievers where they were. He realized what many Christians today still don’t seem to understand. Cultivators have to get out in the field. According to one count, the gospels record 132 contacts that Jesus h...
Category: Quotes
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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During The Preparations For An Evangelistic ...
Shared By: Mitchell Skelton on Nov 4, 2003
Summary: During the preparations for an evangelistic crusade in Latin America, a very poor, unshaven man came to one of the week-long biblical counseling courses. It was unusual to see a man of this condition attending an in-depth training session. Most ofte...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: none
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When Death Seemed So Close To Delos Miles In A ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Jul 9, 2004
Summary: When death seemed so close to Delos Miles in a bunker in North Korea, he began to pray. As he lay on the ground, a Chinese soldier put a rifle to his head. Miles prayed something like this: "Lord, if you are all-powerful like I’ve always heard you a...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Win Arn, A Leading Church Consultant Conducted A ...
Shared By: Martin Kim on Oct 5, 2004
Summary: Win Arn, a leading church consultant conducted a survey: He surveyed members of nearly a thousand churches asking the question, “Why does the church exit?? The results? Of the church members surveyed, 89 percent said, “The church’s purpose is to ...
Category: Statistics
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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1997------- From Time To Time We Hear Statistics ...
Shared By: Richard McNair on Nov 4, 2004
Summary: 1997------- From time to time we hear statistics about how people first came into church membership. These figures trace back to the Institute for American Church Growth, which asked 10,000 people about their pilgrimage. What led them in? Answers we...
Category: Statistics
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Read This Humorous Story Of A Guy Who Prayed ...
Shared By: David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
Summary: I read this humorous story of a guy who prayed this prayer every morning: "Lord, if you want me to witness to someone today, please give me a sign to show me who it is." One day he found himself on a bus when a big, burly man sat next to him. The bu...
Category: Humor
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 15:3-10
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I Was On My Honeymoon In The Bahama's When A Man ...
Shared By: John Mayes on Nov 1, 2005
Summary: I was on my honeymoon in the Bahama’s when a man walked up to me and said, "Would you like to buy some cocaine? You can tell everyone how much you really enjoyed the Bahama’s." After I said "No!" and got over the shock of that man’s boldness, I wo...
Category: Stories
based on 29 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: John 4:7-15
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Books Influence Pastors: A New Barna Survey Finds ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 27, 2006
Summary: Books Influence Pastors: A new Barna survey finds Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life and The Purpose-Driven Church (Zondervan) are the most helpful books protestant pastors have read in the last 3 years. Other popular titles were What’s So Amazin...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Robert Lewis, Founding Pastor Of Fellowship ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Robert Lewis, Founding Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas said this, “…Our church along with several others, organized to renovate some of the public schools in our area. Teachers and school officials had not asked for our he...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Early In The Nineteenth Century, The King Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Early in the nineteenth century, the King of Prussia, Frederick William III, found his nation in great trouble. He had been attempting to bring prosperity to his land, but constant wars had drained the treasury. After prayerful consideration, he w...
Category: Stories
based on 42 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Ignoring The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 25, 2009
Summary: IGNORING THE WARNINGS On Sep. 28, 1986 heavy rains flooded many low-lying areas of the Midwest. Two years before, there was a flood that many remember as the "Memorial Day Massacre" that claimed the lives of twenty people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as s...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ezekiel 18:30-32
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A Lady Walked Up To Some Christians And Asked ...
Shared By: Charles Wallis on Jul 8, 2009
Summary: A lady walked up to some Christians and asked them for a "church key" (the kind to open her bottle of beer). Instead, they offered her a key to the church and invited her to come. Even though she declined, we can take every opportunity to reach ou...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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George Whitfield's Sense Of Urgency In Preaching ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: George Whitfield’s Sense of Urgency in Preaching the Gospel "It should bless our hearts to see people turn to Christ, but it should also break our hearts when they turn away. George Whitfield often had to stop preaching because he broke into tears....
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Revelation 10:1-11
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Airplane Traveler Who Knows His Bible Well, ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 23, 2009
Summary: Airplane Traveler Who Knows His Bible Well, Finally Understands the Goal of the Gospel--To Know Christ And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” *There is no eternal life in trying...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 17:3
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Power May Make A Task Easier. But It Still ...
Shared By: Allen Calkins on Nov 24, 2009
Summary: ILL: Power may make a task easier. But it still takes an effort to accomplish. A power riding lawn mower or a power push mower makes mowing much easier than using a push mower with no motor. But it still requires an effort on our part. An autom...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Fritz Kreisler, World Famous Violinist, Discovers ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 24, 2009
Summary: Fritz Kreisler, World Famous Violinist, Discovers an Exquisite Violin Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) was a world-famous violinist who earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions. He generously gave most of it away. So, when he discovered an exq...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14
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Ordinary People Talking. And That's How It Should ...
Shared By: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Apr 8, 2010
Summary: Ordinary people talking. And that’s how it should be. Look at our reading. Jesus invested a lot of time in his 12 disciples. He invested even more in the four key disciples; Peter, Andrew,James and John. Yet it wasn’t the four who first asked to ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none