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Owen Bourgaize avatar
I Remember Hearing The Director Of The George ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: I remember hearing the director of the George Muller Foundation telling of God’s perfect timing in the provision of guidance and resources. The Foundation had been requested to commence a new child-care project which would require a great commitm...
Category: Stories
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
Jim Cymbala Began At The Brooklyn Tabernacle As ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 27, 2000
Summary: Jim Cymbala began at the Brooklyn Tabernacle as an ill-equipped, under-educated, time-strapped preacher who led a second congregation in New Jersey. The Brooklyn church had no money to pay him, a ramshackle building, and barely enough attendance to ...
Category: Stories
based on 165 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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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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Warren Wiersbe Writes, "our Values Determine Our ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: Warren Wiersbe writes, "Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to count it all joy! If we live on...
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Japanese Introduced A Tree To The World That ...
Shared By: Bill Lobbs on Mar 1, 2001
Summary: The Japanese introduced a tree to the world that is called a Bonsai tree. It is measured in inches instead of feet as other trees are measured. It is not allowed to reach anywhere near its full growth potential but instead grows in a stunted miniatu...
Category: Stories
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A Father And His Son Were Seated At The Dining ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: A father and his son were seated at the dining room table, while the mother was finishing the final preparations on the family’s dinner. While the father and son were seated, the father asked the son if he would say the prayer for the meal. Th...
Category: Humor
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According To A Poll On Prayer For Newsweek ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Apr 6, 2001
Summary: According to a poll on prayer for Newsweek (3/31/97), the following percentage said: They ask for health or success for a child or family member when they pray -- 82 They ask for strength to overcome a personal weakness -- 75 They never ask fo...
Category: Statistics
based on 143 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Never Mind, God
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: NEVER MIND, GOD A man was putting a tin roof on his barn when all of a sudden he slipped and began to slide down the roof. He cried out to God to save him. No sooner had he got the words out of his mouth, a nail caught his pants and stopped him....
Category: Humor
based on 237 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 139:7-12
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One Day A Woman Was Rushing Home From A ...
Shared By: David Swinney on May 11, 2001
Summary: One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. The doctor had been somewhat delayed at the hospital, and the lab work took a little longer than usual so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind schedul...
Category: Humor
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A National Prayer of Repentance
Shared By: Troy Borst on May 31, 2001
Summary: A NATIONAL PRAYER OF REPENTANCE Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. On January 23, 1996, He was asked to be the guest chaplain for the Kansas State House in Topeka. He prayed a prayer of repentance that wa...
Category: Quotes
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A Little Girl's Prayer
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
Summary: A LITTLE GIRL’S PRAYER One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died, leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby a...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Hosea 6:2 James 5:17
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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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W. Graham Scroggie Once Said, "pray When You ...
Shared By: Donn Heinrich on Feb 11, 2002
Summary: W. Graham Scroggie once said, "Pray when you feel like it, pray when you don’t feel like it, pray until you do feel like it."
Category: Quotes
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A Young Boy Was Observed By A Minister In Church ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 25, 2002
Summary: A young boy was observed by a minister in church praying very fervently; but much to the preacher’s surprise, he was also heard to say from time to time: "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo." So preacher approached the boy after he had apparently finished his pra...
Category: Humor
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A National Prayer of Repentance
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 30, 2002
Summary: A NATIONAL PRAYER OF REPENTANCE Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. On January 23, 1996, He was asked to be the guest chaplain for the Kansas State House in Topeka. He prayed a prayer of repentance that was writte...
Category: Quotes
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Faithful for a Promise
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jul 28, 2002
Summary: FAITHFUL FOR A PROMISE A promise from God is a statement we can depend on with absolute confidence. Here are 12 promises for the Christian to claim. God’s presence -- "I will never leave thee" (Heb. 13:5) God’s protection -- "I am thy shie...
Category: Quotes
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: none
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When Hudson Taylor Went To China, He Made The ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there st...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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Let Me Tell You A Story From Alberta History: ...
Shared By: Steven Simala Grant on Dec 12, 2002
Summary: Let me tell you a story from Alberta history: Cree Chief Maskepetoon met Rev. Robert Rundle, and at their first meeting declared "I will never become a Christian as long as there are horses to steal and scalps to take." Nevertheless Maskepetoon be...
Category: Stories
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Ask Your Dad
Shared By: James Chandler on Mar 31, 2003
Summary: ASK YOUR DAD A father watched out the kitchen window as his 7 year old son played in the backyard sand box. He watched him moving several large rocks out of the sandbox. There was one very big rock that was giving his little boy a great deal ...
Category: Stories
based on 46 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Read An Account About A Storm That Came As A ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Jun 3, 2003
Summary: I read an account about a storm that came as a surprise. "The storm came roaring in from the Atlantic, and it left the city of New York paralyzed. Ordinarily such a snow fall cause little inconvenience in that city. Snowplows are assembled and crew...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
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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Baptizing a Drunk
Shared By: Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
Summary: BAPTIZING A DRUNK A man was stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he came upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeded to walk into the water and bumped into the preacher. The preacher turned around and, though almost ove...
Category: Humor
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A Grandfather Overheard His Granddaughter ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 8, 2005
Summary: A grandfather overheard his granddaughter repeating the alphabet in reverent, hushed tones. "What are you doing?" he asked. "I’m praying, Grandpa," she said. "I can’t think of the right words, so I just say all the letters. God will put them...
Category: Humor
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Optimistic About Religion For Goodness Sake: Why ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 18, 2006
Summary: Optimistic About Religion For Goodness Sake: Why So Many Want Religion to Play a Greater Role in American Life, published by Public Agenda finds the following about Americans attitudes toward religion in their lives. · 85% say if more American were...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Have You Noticed How Much Praying For Revival ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 8, 2006
Summary: "Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late - and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival wh...
Category: Quotes
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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On A Blustery, Stormy, Winter Day, At The Broad ...
Shared By: Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
Summary: On a blustery, stormy, winter day, at the broad intersection on a busy trunk highway, I noticed a man standing near the side of the road. I was on my way home for lunch. The next day he was there again at the same place, and the next day, and for da...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Scripture: none
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A Heart-broken Little Girl Began To Kneel And ...
Shared By: Toby Powers on May 17, 2006
Summary: A heart-broken little girl began to kneel and pour out her heart to God in the altar at her local church. She did not know what to say. As she wept speechless, she began to remember what her Father had told her, "God knows your needs even before you...
Category: Stories
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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In A Japanese Seaside Village Over A Hundred ...
Shared By: Warren Lamb on Oct 22, 2006
Summary: In a Japanese seaside village over a hundred years ago, an earthquake startled the villagers late one autumn evening. Being so accustomed to earthquakes and not feeling another follow, they soon went back to their activities without giving it anothe...
Category: Stories
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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...
Category: Stories
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Dr. David Seamands In His Book Healing For ...
Shared By: K. Edward Skidmore on Apr 3, 2007
Summary: Dr. David Seamands in his book Healing for Damaged Emotions says, “The two primary causes of emotional stress are the failure to receive forgiveness and the failure to forgive.” [Wheaton, ILL: Victor Books, 1989, pp.29-30]
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none