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One Of The Most Powerful Prayers In The Midst Of ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read was uncovered from the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp. Ravensbruck was a concentration camp built in 1939 for women. Over 90,000 women and children perished in Ravensb...
Category: Stories
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Christian Author And Speaker Joni Eareckson Tada ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada writes: I’m a quadriplegic, yet I can drive a van (my hand is secured to a big joystick so I can steer, accelerate, and brake). I enjoy being independent, so if there’s something I can do...
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Simple Confession, Profound Forgiveness
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: SIMPLE CONFESSION, PROFOUND FORGIVENESS In 1818 one out of six women who had children died of something called "childbirth fever." A doctor’s daily routine back then started in the dissecting room, where he performed autopsies, and from there he ...
Category: Stories
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The Story Is Told (by Ernest Hemingway) Of A ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: The story is told (by Ernest Hemingway) of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained to the point of breaking. Finally the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search of his rebellious ...
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Thomas A. Edison Was Working On A Crazy ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 28, 2001
Summary: Thomas A. Edison was working on a crazy contraption called a "light bulb" and it took a whole team of men 24 straight hours to put just one together. The story goes that when Edison was finished with one light bulb, he gave it to a young boy helper,...
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based on 85 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Don't Remember
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 15, 2001
Summary: I DON'T REMEMBER A young nun once claimed to have had a vision of Jesus. Her bishop decided to test her truthfulness and ordered that the next time she had a vision she should ask Christ what the bishop’s primary sin had been before he became a b...
Category: Humor
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Ultimately, Judging Has To Do With Playing God. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 28, 2002
Summary: Ultimately, judging has to do with playing God. When we judge someone, we do three things. First, we place ourselves above another as if we were his or her God. Second, we condemn another. And third, we create the standard for another. When...
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based on 11 ratings
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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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A Young Girl Grows Up On A Cherry Orchard Just ...
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Mar 10, 2002
Summary: A young girl grows up on a cherry orchard just above Traverse City, Michigan. Her parents, a bit old-fashioned, tend to overreact to her nose ring, the music she listens to, and the length of her skirts. They ground her a few times, and she seet...
Category: Stories
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Have You Heard About The Three Absent-minded ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: Have you heard about the three absent-minded sisters - Wanda, Martha & Wilma - who lived together in the same house? One day, when Wanda decided to take a bath, she drew the bath water & began undressing. But suddenly she stopped & said, "I do...
Category: Humor
based on 36 ratings
Scripture: none
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Forgive Us Our Debts...
Shared By: Rick McCarley on Apr 30, 2002
Summary: FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS... A pastor friend recently told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 mon...
Category: Stories
based on 171 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 6:12
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A Prerequisite to Forgiveness
Shared By: Dana Chau on Jun 25, 2002
Summary: A PREREQUISITE TO FORGIVENESS A pastor finished his message early one Sunday, (and that pastor was not me) and he wanted to check his congregation’s understanding. So he asked, "Can anyone tell me what you must do before you can obtain forgivene...
Category: Humor
based on 46 ratings
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Scripture: none
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Stone and Sand
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 7, 2002
Summary: STONE AND SAND A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything,...
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based on 174 ratings
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At Last I Understood: In The Final Analysis, ...
Shared By: Mike Wilkins on Sep 23, 2002
Summary: "At last I understood: in the final analysis, forgiveness is an act of faith. By forgiving another, I am trusting that God is a better justice-maker than I am. By forgiving, I release my own right to get even and leave all issues of fairness for G...
Category: Quotes
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 17:3-5
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Forgiving My Enemy
Shared By: Kenneth Squires on Apr 18, 2003
Summary: FORGIVING MY ENEMY Ronald Reagan’s attitude after the 1982 attempt on his life made an impression on his daughter, Patti Davis: “The following day my father said he knew his physical healing was directly dependent on his ability to forgive Jo...
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The Book "will Daylight Come?" By Richard ...
Shared By: Kenneth Squires on Apr 18, 2003
Summary: The book “Will Daylight Come?” by Richard Hoefler, illustrates the truth, that forgiveness frees and unforgiveness enslaves. A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Colossians 1:1
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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...
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based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Recently, A Survey Was Made Of 200 Married Adults ...
Shared By: Michael Raisbeck on Jul 4, 2003
Summary: Recently, a survey was made of 200 married adults in regards to forgiveness (1). The researchers were wondering how one’s ability to forgive others would affect their marital satisfaction and personal well-being. The results were astounding! This r...
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Somewhere I Read The Story Of A Family With A ...
Shared By: Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
Summary: Somewhere I read the story of a family with a small boy, his parents and his grandfather. It happened that every evening when the family was having dinner at the table, the old grandfather spilled the food on his clothes. He was old, his hands were ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 25:35-45
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C.s. Lewis: "everyone Says Forgiveness Is A ...
Shared By: David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
Summary: C.S. Lewis: “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
Category: Quotes
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness" Is Not The Result Of ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Jan 22, 2007
Summary: “Great Is thy Faithfulness” is not the result of some tragic event in Thomas Chisholm’s life but a powerful witness to his daily walk with Jesus as he experienced “morning by morning” new mercies from His Everlasting Father. Pastor Chisholm always ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
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Tommy's Story
Shared By: Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Summary: TOMMY'S STORY Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our firs...
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Every Christian Ought To Be Ready To Stand Up ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Every Christian ought to be ready to stand up courageously and unashamedly for the Lord. How inconsistent that a person redeemed by the blood of Christ experiencing saving power should cower before an unbelieving world On one occasion Frederick th...
Category: Stories
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
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A Little Boy Visiting His Grandparents Was Given ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to Grandma’s back yard, he spied her pet duck. On an impulse he took aim and let fly. The stone hit, ...
Category: Stories
based on 92 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Corrie Ten Boom In The Book, Reflections Of God's ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 3, 2007
Summary: Corrie Ten Boom in the book, Reflections of god’s Glory (page 69), wrote, “In Africa a man came to a meeting with bandaged hands. I asked him how he had been injured. He said, “My neighbor’s straw roof was on fire; I helped him to put it out and t...
Category: Stories
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: *other
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As I Was Growing Up With A Younger Brother And ...
Shared By: Richard Goble on Oct 30, 2007
Summary: As I was growing up with a younger brother and sister, one of our favorite games to play was baseball. We had a plastic bat and ball, and we would team up with some of the neighborhood kids and play ball in the back yard. On one particular occasion...
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Corrie Ten Boom Was A Dutch Christian Who Helped ...
Shared By: Jay Winters on Dec 30, 2007
Summary: Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who helped Jews escape from the Nazis during World War II. Throughout her early life she helped hide people from the ugliness that is humanity at its worst. She was arrested and put into one concentration camp a...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The General Took His Stand
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jan 23, 2008
Summary: Illus.: “The General Took His Stand” Fredrick the Great of Germany, was a scoffer, but his great general, Von Zealand, was a devout Christian. One day at a gathering, the king was making coarse jokes about Jesus and the whole palace was ringing...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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It Was One Of The Most Poignant Snapshots Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2008
Summary: IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT SNAPSHOTS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: A LITTLE GIRL RUNNING NAKED DOWN THE STREET, HER EYES WIDE WITH TERROR, SCREAMING IN PAIN. B. AT THE TIME, CHUCK COLSON WAS PRESIDENT NIXON’S ASSISTANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, DEALING WITH D...
Category: Stories
based on 32 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Tv Is My Shepherd, My Spiritual Growth ...
Shared By: Robert Mitchell on Apr 21, 2008
Summary: 1.The TV is my shepherd, My spiritual growth shall want; It makes me to sit down and do nothing for His Name’s sake. 2. It requires all my spare time; It keeps me from doing my Christian duty. It produces so many good shows that I must see; It r...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none