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In His Book, First Things First, Author Stephen ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 11, 2001
Summary: In his book, First Things First, author Stephen Covey write about Viktor Frankl, and Austrian psychologist who survived the death camps of Nazi Germany. Frankl made a startling discovery about why some survived the horrible conditions and some did ...
Category: Stories
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 27:13-14
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A Little Girl Walking In A Garden Noticed A ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: A little girl walking in a garden noticed a particularly beautiful flower. She admired its beauty and enjoyed its fragrance. “It’s so pretty!” she exclaimed. As she gazed on it, her eyes followed the stem down to the soil in which it grew. “This fl...
Category: Stories
based on 152 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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The] Only Thing We Have To Fear Is ...
Shared By: Todd Schäve on Jun 27, 2001
Summary: “...[The] only thing we have to fear is fear itself...,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his "First Inaugural Address," 4 March 1933. “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear its...
Category: Quotes
based on 56 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. ...
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The Cracked Pot
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2002
Summary: THE CRACKED POT A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at ...
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Marriage: a Definition
Shared By: Dan Cormie on Oct 17, 2002
Summary: MARRIAGE: A DEFINITION Marriage is when you agree to spend the rest of your life sleeping in a room that’s too warm, beside someone who’s sleeping in a room that’s too cold.
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Fiddler on the Roof
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Oct 28, 2002
Summary: [Fiddler on the Roof] Tevye: "Golde, I have decided to give Perchik permission to become engaged to our daughter, Hodel." Golde: "What? He’s poor! He has nothing, absolutely nothing!" Tevye: "He’s a good man, Golde. I like him. And what’s m...
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I Set Beside A Tiny Crib And Watched A Baby Die, ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Aug 25, 2003
Summary: I set beside a tiny crib and watched a baby die, and the parents slowly turned to me and said, “Preacher, tell us why?” And I walked away from the nursery where still born babies lie, and a mother stretches out her empty arms and says, “Preacher, o...
Category: Stories
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Love of My Life
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jan 2, 2004
Summary: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE Rick Warren’s wife Kay has cancer. [He wrote "The Purpose Driven Life] Rick sends out a letter every week through his web site, and this is what a recent one said: “So many of you have asked about Kay’s progress in her tre...
Category: Quotes
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Annie Johnson Flint's Life On Earth Could Never ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Aug 6, 2004
Summary: Annie Johnson Flint’s life on earth could never be measured in any degree by comfort and ease; quite the contrary, from childhood her body endured the onslaught of Rheumatoid Arthritis until she could no longer rise from bed. Over the years the aff...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: none
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When A Train Goes Through The Tunnel And It ...
Shared By: Aaron Householder on Sep 30, 2004
Summary: "When a train goes through the tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer." Corrie ten Boom
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Marriage Is Not A Contract; It Is A Covenant. In ...
Shared By: Johnny Creasong on May 3, 2005
Summary: Marriage is not a contract; it is a covenant. In a contact, the two parties remain separate (Party of the first part and party of the second part). Like salad dressing, oil and water, shaken up and mixed together, put never really one. Left alone...
Category: Humor
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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God's Algebra!" Romans 8:9-17 Key Verse(s) ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on May 25, 2005
Summary: “God’s Algebra!” Romans 8:9-17 Key verse(s) 16:“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” One of the unchangeable and mysterious laws of mathematics is that whenever you multiply a positive number by a negative nu...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Romans 8:9-17
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May 31, 2005 "our Semper Fi Brother!" Matthew ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on May 31, 2005
Summary: May 31, 2005 “Our Semper Fi Brother!” Matthew 9:18-26 Key verse(s) 22“Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed from that moment.” Nothing defines endurance better than a Ma...
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Those Little Maybe's! (08.12.05--character ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Aug 11, 2005
Summary: Those Little Maybe’s! (08.12.05--Character Counts!--Romans 5: 3-4) A drought tests the metal of a man. It tests his fortitude and his faithfulness. It also tests his resourcefulness and his ingenuity. I come from a long line of “resourceful” ...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Romans 5:3-4
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The Full Treatment! (09.21.05--grace ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Sep 19, 2005
Summary: The Full Treatment! (09.21.05--Grace Walks!--Hebrews 10:14) Recently I had the old corvair restored. I had given the mechanic a list and was confident he would fix everything on it. Most of the items had to do with the structural integrity of the...
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Unsinkable
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: UNSINKABLE Robert Morgan tells a story that took place on the Sunday after the Titanic sank. It happened in Belfast, where the great ship was built. Naturally, the townspeople were devastated. Men met on the city's streets, grasped each other's h...
Category: Stories
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Gianni Poli Of Italy Won The 1986 New York ...
Shared By: Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
Summary: Gianni Poli of Italy won the 1986 New York Marathon in 2:11:06. On March 2, 2003, Mark Yatich of Kenya won the Los Angels Marathon in 2:09:52. To me, however, the real hero of both marathons was the man who finished dead last in both. He is fifty-se...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Nation of Bible Illiterates
Shared By: Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
Summary: A Nation of Bible Illiterates George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians. • 48% could not name ...
Category: Statistics
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The Lord Was With Missionaries John Paton, ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 6, 2010
Summary: The Lord was with missionaries John Paton, Alexander Duff, and William Carey Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. The Lord stood with me; the Lord gave me strength, with that strength the gospel was preached; and t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Revelation 5:9-10
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The Durability Test
Shared By: Antonio Silveira on Jan 8, 2011
Summary: THE DURABILITY TEST Endurance is a quality that God expects us to manifest. If you go to an IKEA store, you will find somewhere in the chair department a glass box with what is called the durability test. They have a mechanism that simulates some...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Walt Disney's Leadership
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 30, 2011
Summary: WALT DISNEY'S LEADERSHIP Walt Disney was a remarkable man of vision. He never gave up. Early in his career a newspaper fired him because they thought he had "no good ideas". That just made Disney try harder. When he was starting out in Kansas Cit...
Category: Stories
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14
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Never Give Up
Shared By: Mark Stepherson on Oct 27, 2011
Summary: NEVER GIVE UP Have you seen that cartoon with the pelican having a frog for dinner? His dinner is not agreeing with him. The frog’s head, shoulders, and most of his body are in the pelican’s beak. His back legs are outside, kicking for all they’...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Against All Odds
Shared By: Ronald Franklin on Dec 28, 2012
Summary: Yesterday, the Tennessee Titans beat the Baltimore Ravens in a pro football playoff game. Before the game, all the commentators talked about was that the Titans had lost the last five games to the Ravens, and how the Ravens seem to have their number...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Last lap of the race
Shared By: Shawn miller on Jul 4, 2014
Summary: May 29, 2011 it looked like it was destiny, the day Dale Earnhardt Jr. was rounding the last lap of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You could just imagine the script that was being set; it was memorial day, he was being sponsored by the national gua...
Category: Stories
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Shared By: Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Summary: Pastor and Leadership speaker John Maxwell tells the story of his brother who was called to active duty during the Pueblo crisis in Korea. He says he could remember standing in his father’s office when my father found out the news and went to his br...
Category: Stories