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Singer Michael Card Wrote A Song Called The ...
Shared By: Bill Sullivan on Dec 7, 2000
Summary: Singer Michael Card wrote a song called The Promise, and he wrote a little Christmas devotional on this theme: He noted: Christianity is founded on a promise. Faith involves waiting on a promise. Our hope is based on a promise. Promises ...
Category: Quotes
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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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Sucked In, Washed Up, and Blown Over
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
Summary: SUCKED IN, WASHED UP, AND BLOWN OVER Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chi...
Category: Humor
based on 199 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Theologian Charles Hodge Explained The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Theologian Charles Hodge explained the relationship between divine grace and the human heart. “The doctrines of grace humble a man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him.”
Category: Quotes
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One Of My Favorite Movies Is The Christmas ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: One of my favorite movies is the Christmas classic, A Christmas Story, the saga of a little boy named Ralphie Parker growing up in Gary, Indiana of the 1950’s. Ralphie has been drinking Ovaltine for months, saving up box tops so that he could ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Kurt Cobain Died About 8 Years Ago. I Remember ...
Shared By: Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: Kurt Cobain died about 8 years ago. I remember the day I picked up the newspaper and read about it. He was the founder and lead singer of the rock group "Nirvana." His death was a suicide. He took a shotgun, pointed it to his head, and killed hi...
Category: Stories
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We'll Stay Out of the Way
Shared By: Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
Summary: WE'LL STAY OUT OF THE WAY The Call to Worship had just been pronounced starting Easter Sunday Morning service in an East Texas church. The choir started its processional, singing "Up from the Grave He Arose" as they marched in perfect step down t...
Category: Humor
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Parable Of Christ’s Sacrifice, Citation: ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on May 11, 2001
Summary: [Parable of Christ’s Sacrifice, Citation: Brad Walden, senior minister with the Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington, KY; true story told by Mark’s grandfather at Westwood Cheviot Church of Christ, Cincinnati, OH] The mother of a nin...
Category: Stories
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A Man Is Driving With His Wife At His Side And ...
Shared By: Eric Snyder on Oct 22, 2001
Summary: A man is driving with his wife at his side and his mother-in-law in the back seat. The women just won’t leave him alone. His mother-in-law says, "You’re driving too fast!" His wife says, "Stay more to the left." After ten mixed order...
Category: Humor
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You Know Christmas is Almost Here
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN: 10) There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree 9) The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham. 8) It’s A Wonderful Life has been shown for the 13th time 7) A trip to th...
Category: Humor
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Communion in Your ‘Civvies'
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 13, 2002
Summary: COMMUNION IN YOUR ‘CIVVIES’ Janet Daley writes in the UK Telegraph about a “movement among Church of England clergy in favour of going into civvies.” One of the things that the Church of England Synod is debating is the agitation some are having fo...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: *other
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This Is Good!
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 29, 2002
Summary: THIS IS GOOD! The story is told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, "This is good!" One da...
Category: Humor
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Muhammad Ali Today Is Called The Greatest. But ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 26, 2002
Summary: Muhammad Ali today is called the greatest. But it hasn’t always been that way. He became the greatest in the eyes of the world over the last 40 years. Muhammad Ali used to “float like a butterfly” and “sting like a bee”. He dazzled crowds with his a...
Category: Stories
based on 51 ratings
Denomination: *other
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When My Son Was Just 5 Years Old, He And I Were ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 9, 2002
Summary: When my son was just 5 years old, he and I were standing in line at a card store during the Christmas season. He noticed on the counter a small statue for sale, depicting Santa kneeling at the manger of baby Jesus. Curiously he asked me, "Daddy,...
Category: Stories
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Perfect Preacher
Shared By: David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
Summary: A PERFECT PREACHER After hundreds of years, a model preacher has been found to suit everyone. He preaches exactly 20 minutes and then sits down. He condemns sin but never hurts anyone. He works from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In every type of work fr...
Category: Humor
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Strike First, Strike Fast, Strike Hard
Shared By: Jeffrey Kellum on May 8, 2003
Summary: strike first, strike fast, strike hard - Illustration: For years many Karate schools taught this philosophy. In competition these opponents are the easiest to read. They become proficient at initiating a number of specific combinations that lead...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In A Speech Made In 1863, Abraham Lincoln Said, ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
Summary: In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has eve...
Category: Quotes
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-13 Genesis 17:15-19 Genesis 40:1-23 Exodus 1:1-8 Exodus 14:10-15 Deuteronomy 1:1-28:28 Deuteronomy 8:13-14 Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua 1:1-11 Joshua 18:1-25 2 Samuel 7:12-16 2 Samuel 9:6-13 1 Kings 17:1-7 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 2 Chronicles 7:1-4 Nehemiah 2:18-20 Psalms 13:1-6 Psalms 100:1-5 Psalms 138:1-8 Psalms 139:7-8 Proverbs 1:20-30 Proverbs 4:1-30 Proverbs 30:8-9 Proverbs 31:17-32:1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 Ecclesiastes 9:10 Isaiah 7:1-16 Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah 27:6 Isaiah 48:17-18 Isaiah 57:15 Jeremiah 31:27-34 Daniel 1:1-15:15 Daniel 1:1-2:1 Joel 1:1-3:5 Zechariah 9:9-12 Zechariah 12:1-13:9 Matthew 1:23 Matthew 2:1-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 5:21-37 Matthew 11:1-12:48 Matthew 13:22 Matthew 13:44-52 Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 22:37-40 Matthew 24:17-21 Matthew 24:36-44 Matthew 25:14-28 Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 26:26-30 Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 3:1-9 Mark 3:7-4:34 Mark 10:17-31 Mark 10:35-45 Luke 2:1-7 Luke 4:14-27 Luke 5:1-11 Luke 6:6-11 Luke 6:27-30 Luke 9:52-62 Luke 13:1-17 Luke 15:11-32 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 19:1-10 Luke 19:28-40:19 Luke 19:32 John 1:1-18 John 1:29-42 John 2:1-11 John 3:16-4:1 John 4:21-24 John 8:1-11 John 10:7-15 John 12:1-8 John 13:23-24 John 14:15-21 John 14:15-17 John 15:13-15 John 16:33-33:33 John 17:1-24 John 20:19-31 John 20:24-31 Acts 8:9-24 Romans 1:8-15 Romans 8:24-25 Romans 8:35-39 Romans 12:1-2 Romans 12:12-14 1 Corinthians 9:19-34 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:13-18 Galatians 1:1-22 Ephesians 2:8-10 Ephesians 4:11-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Philippians 4:6-12 Colossians 2:1-10 Colossians 3:10 Colossians 3:22-4:1 Colossians 4:2-6 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1 Timothy 6:19 2 Timothy 1:3-5 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Titus 2:11-15 Titus 3:1-5 Philemon 1:17-19 Hebrews 1:6-14 Hebrews 7:1-28 Hebrews 11:1-40 Hebrews 11:8-10 James 1:19-27 James 4:1-10 1 Peter 1:1-9 1 Peter 1:4 1 Peter 1:18-23 1 Peter 1:22 2 Peter 1:3-11 2 Peter 1:4 1 John 1:1-10 1 John 2:2 1 John 4:7-12 1 John 5:1-6:12 1 John 5:1-12 1 John 5:10-12 1 John 5:14-15 Revelation 2:1-29 Revelation 2:4-5 More
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A Certain Man Was Troubled With Dizzy Spells. He ...
Shared By: Paul Gabriel on Mar 18, 2004
Summary: A certain man was troubled with dizzy spells. He went from one doctor to another and none could tell him what the problem was. He tried everything, it seemed. Finally, it was bothering him so much he started to lose weight, and he couldn’t sleep at ...
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Where God's Finger Points!" Psalm 9: 17-18 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Dec 13, 2004
Summary: “Where God’s Finger Points!” Psalm 9: 17-18 Key verse(s): 18: “But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.” With all the poverty in the world it is sometimes difficult to understand why God allows such ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Psalms 9:17-18
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A Number Of Years Ago Researchers Performed An ...
Shared By: Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
Summary: A number of years ago researchers performed an experiment to see the affect hope has on those undergoing hardship. Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water. The researchers left one set in the water, and found that within an...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 8:18-27
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The Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Feb 2, 2005
Summary: The Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans had their many gods—gods of war, gods of industry, gods of agriculture, gods of cities, gods of towns, and various others. But in all of paganism’s galaxy of gods, ther...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 15:3
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A Man Went To His Doctor For A Checkup. The ...
Shared By: Mark Perryman on May 10, 2006
Summary: A man went to his doctor for a checkup. The doctor did a very thorough examination and then asked the nurse to send the man’s wife into his office. The doctor said, “I have some very bad news, your husband is very sick. The good news is that ther...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Bob Had Been A Christian For About 6 Years And ...
Shared By: Bruce Willis on Jan 2, 2007
Summary: Bob had been a Christian for about 6 years and had come to Dallas to head up a major city wide evangelistic campaign, hosting a daily radio program and working with some of the largest churches in America. He was beginning to think he was close to ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Wayne A. Lamb In 100 Meditations On Hope, Shares ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Apr 16, 2007
Summary: Wayne A. Lamb in 100 Meditations on Hope, shares this story: “In the midst of a storm, a little bird was clinging to the limb of a tree, seemingly calm and unafraid. As the wind tore at the limbs of the tree, the bird continued to look the storm i...
Category: Quotes
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Joshua Bell, Plays The Noted "gibson Ex ...
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Apr 22, 2007
Summary: Joshua Bell, plays the noted “Gibson ex Huberman” Stradivarius violin worth $3.5 million. He commands $1,000 a minute performances all over the world. But the Washington Post wondered what might happen if Bell were asked to dress down and play ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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I Want To Tell You About A Practicing Christian, ...
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on May 22, 2007
Summary: I want to tell you about a practicing Christian, a public figure who lives out his faith in Jesus Christ. Here is a behind-the-scenes story. There was a lot of excitement in watching the Indianapolis Colts, led by Head Coach Tony Dungy, win thei...
Category: Stories
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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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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A Wealthy Man And His Son Loved To Collect Rare ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war...
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The Point: Sometimes, The Only Path To Peace Is ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 8, 2007
Summary: [The Point: Sometimes, the only path to peace is straight through struggles.] In Hosea 2:15 God says "I will make the valley of Achor a door of hope." Many years ago I read a book entitled "Door of Hope"; it pointed out that the Hebrew word "a...
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Hosea 2:15