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For Thirteen Extraordinary Days In October Of ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to...
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Prayer Is Surrender-surrender To The Will Of God ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 22, 2001
Summary: "Prayer is surrender-surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boat hook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God t...
Category: Quotes
based on 119 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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#8230; Claire Schenot Burkat, "five ...
Shared By: Troy Borst on Aug 29, 2001
Summary: ILLUSTRATION… Claire Schenot Burkat, "Five Myths of the Perfect Pastor" His sermons were over their heads. His opinionated views alienated his colleagues. Coworkers found him boastful, even arrogant. A physical disability drove him to over-...
Category: Quotes
based on 67 ratings
Scripture: none
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Having a Guide
Shared By: Kenneth Henes on Jun 5, 2002
Summary: HAVING A GUIDE In A Slow and Certain Light, Elizabeth Elliot tells of two adventurers who stopped by to see her, all loaded with equipment for the rain forest east of the Andes. They sought no advice, just a few phrases to converse with the India...
Category: Quotes
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Concept of Grace
Shared By: Rick Labate on Feb 19, 2003
Summary: THE CONCEPT OF GRACE There is a great article that illustrates the concept of grace written by Charles Stanley. “One of my more memorable seminary professors had a practical way of illustrating to his students the concept of grace. At the end ...
Category: Stories
based on 156 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
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Some Time Ago I Read About An Instant Cake Mix ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Sep 4, 2004
Summary: Some time ago I read about an instant cake mix that was a big flop. The instructions said that all you had to do was add water and bake and you had your cake. The company couldn’t understand why it didn’t sell -- until their research discovered that...
Category: Stories
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Eric Liddell--olympic Hero In The 1924 Games Who ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Oct 7, 2004
Summary: ERIC LIDDELL--Olympic hero in the 1924 games who refused to run in heats because they were held on Sunday. Lost the chance to win the gold in twso events but went on to win the 400. Arms thrashing, head bobbing and tilted, legs dancing, Liddell...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Matthew 17:1
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Billy Graham Tells The Story About A Little Child ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Nov 11, 2004
Summary: Billy Graham tells the story about a little child the was playing with a very valuable vase. He put his hand into it and could not withdraw it. His father too, tried his best to get it out, to no avail. They were thinking of breaking the vase whe...
Category: Humor
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I Read A Recent Magazine Article About A Pastor ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Apr 10, 2005
Summary: I read a recent magazine article about a pastor and his encounter with some unbelievers while having breakfast. Here is how he tells the story: “My wife and I were vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado, and had breakfast in a coffee shop. It was em...
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Paul Stanley Tells This Story From His Military ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Aug 28, 2005
Summary: Paul Stanley tells this story from his military experience: “As an infantry company commander in Vietnam in 1967, I saw Viet Cong soldiers surrender many times. As they were placed in custody, marched away, and briefly interrogated, their body lan...
Category: Stories
based on 62 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:9
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Bamboo
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Once upon a time, in the heart of an ancient Kingdom, there was a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden would walk. Of all the plants of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was gracious and noble ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:22-36
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In India There Is A Bible Institute Run By Dr. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: In India there is a Bible Institute run by Dr. Samuel Thomas – a modern day hero of the Christian faith. Each year this Bible Institute has a commencement ceremony where students who have finished their studies are together for one final time before...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Brother George Honeycutt Tells A Real Life ...
Shared By: Mark Roper on Apr 8, 2008
Summary: Brother George Honeycutt tells a real life adventure story about a friend of his who refused to surrender to preach the word of God. During WWII his friend was aboard a destroyer in the North Atlantic, when torpedoes were spotted rapidly approach...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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The Most Memorable 4th Of July Celebration For Me ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 23, 2008
Summary: The most memorable 4th of July celebration for me happened at Fort Devens, Massachusetts in 1986. The fireworks are usually excellent at any military base for the 4th of July, but that is not what I remember. The cannons shooting at the playing o...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Right Perspective
Shared By: Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
Summary: THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE A man was walking through an art gallery when he came upon a picture of the Lord Jesus dying upon the cross. He stopped and looked at the beautiful portrait of Calvary's love. As he stared into the face of Christ, so full of...
Category: Stories
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:21-28
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Spurgeon on Trusting God
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 17, 2009
Summary: SPURGEON ON TRUSTING GOD Charles Spurgeon writes: "There is One who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand shall bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itsel...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 40:4
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Stolen Art
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 16, 2011
Summary: STOLEN ART I was surprised to learn that if you had a museum that contained the world’s stolen art, it would be one of the biggest in the world. It would contain 174 Rembrandt’s, 43 Van Gogh’s, over 500 Picassos, and works by Renoir and da Vinci....
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:23
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NO SALVATION WITHOUT SURRENDER
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Feb 18, 2013
Summary: NO SALVATION WITHOUT SURRENDER So in case some left it out or forgot to mention it when they explained what it meant to be a Christian, let me be clear: There is no forgiveness without repentance. There is no salvation without surrender. There ...
Category: Quotes
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: Luke 9:24 John 3:1-18
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Honeymoon With God
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 15, 2013
Summary: Your honeymoon with God should never be over. Kyle Idleman, "Not a Fan" (p. 138)
Category: Quotes
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Kyle Idleman on Carrying Your Cross
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 18, 2013
Summary: There is no comfortable way to carry a cross; I don’t care how you position it. I often talk to people who are convinced that some suffering or pain in their lives is an indication that they must not be following Jesus. After all, if they are foll...
Category: Quotes
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Kyle Idleman on Dying to Self
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 18, 2013
Summary: What’s it look like to die every day? Well, dying to yourself today may mean spending your lunch hour serving food to the homeless at the shelter down the street from your office. It may mean the next time you talk to your neighbor, instead of play...
Category: Quotes
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Kyle Idleman on Going Where Jesus Goes
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 18, 2013
Summary: The most literal way to define a follower of Jesus is "Someone who goes where Jesus goes." I'm not sure how you can call yourself a follower of Jesus if you refuse to go where Jesus went. If you're following Jesus "wherever," he will take you towar...
Category: Quotes
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Kyle Idleman on Waiting Until Later
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 19, 2013
Summary: I suspect there are a lot of fans who feel okay about a half-hearted relationship with Jesus, because they have every intention of one day going all in and being completely committed. They don’t feel convicted about not following Jesus because in t...
Category: Quotes
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Kyle Idleman on Tomorrow
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 19, 2013
Summary: When fans are asked about when they will get serious about their commitment to follow Jesus, the most common answer is tomorrow. There is a tendency to treat our relationship with Jesus like the diet we keep meaning to start. I'm going to start ea...
Category: Quotes
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Kyle Idleman on Surrendering Everything
Shared By: Kevin Karhoff on Mar 19, 2013
Summary: The reason Jesus is so adamant about followers surrendering everything is because the reality is this: the one thing we are most reluctant to give up is the one thing that has the most potential to become a substitute for him. Really what we’re tal...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: Luke 9:61-62
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SWEET SURRENDER
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 17, 2014
Summary: Abraham laid down his Isaac. Lay down your Isaac today and remember the words of Andrew Murray: God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him. Bruce Larson tells how he helped people struggling to surrender thei...
Category: Stories
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THE YIELDED LIFE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 17, 2014
Summary: ANDREW MURRAY: "God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life that is totally yielded to Him."
Category: Quotes
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DADDY HAS ALL OF ME
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 29, 2014
Summary: DADDY HAS ALL OF ME! Alan Redpath had two daughters who loved to swarm him as soon as he came home at night. As he came in the door one evening, his little girls ran to be the first to hug Daddy. One grabbed his leg and hugged him with all of h...
Category: Stories
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Persuaded by the Mail
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 11, 2014
Summary: "I GIVE UP!" In the early 1960s, the publishers of Time Magazine were concerned about their declining circulation, so they designed a campaign to send out thousands of letters making an emotional appeal to potential subscribers. In the past, such...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:16-17
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Coffee Doesn't Trust Me
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 25, 2014
Summary: My pet finch Coffee runs into a serious problem once in a while. Her claws grow so long she loses the ability to control them. They get stuck in the nest and she can’t get them out. Once we found her nearly dead, hanging for hours upside down with o...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 8:28