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Owen Bourgaize avatar
A Man's Car Was Held Up By A Broken Down Car In ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: A man’s car was held up by a broken down car in front of him. He just sat there and sounded the horn while the woman driver in front was desperately trying to start her car. He sounded the horn even more impatiently and the lady walked round to his ...
Category: Humor
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Exodus 4:4
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The Story Is Told About A Small, Country Church ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 5, 2001
Summary: The story is told about a small, country church where the pastor called a special meeting of the congregation to approve the purchase of a brand new chandelier. After some discussion pro and con, an old farmer stood up and said, "Buying a new chand...
Category: Humor
based on 222 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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The U.s. Standard Railroad Gauge (distance ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 5, 2001
Summary: The U.S. standard railroad gauge (distance between rails) is four feet, eight-and-one-half inches. Why such an odd number? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and American railroads were built by British expatriates. Wh...
Category: Stories
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A First Grader Went On Her First Day To A Newly ...
Shared By: Jeffrey Stewart on Oct 21, 2000
Summary: A first grader went on her first day to a newly integrated school at the height of the segregation storm. An anxious mother met her at the door to inquire, "How did everything go, honey?" "Oh, Mother! You know what? A little black girl sat next to ...
Category: Stories
based on 176 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Bill Hybels, The Pastor Of Willow Creek ...
Shared By: Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Summary: Bill Hybels, the pastor of Willow Creek Community Church just outside of Chicago makes this statement. “If you create a loving community, first time seekers will sniff it and say “I want in.”
Category: Quotes
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Church Conflicts Happen For Pretty Unusual ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Jan 28, 2001
Summary: Church conflicts happen for pretty unusual reasons. In the 1890s there was a small Baptist church in Mayfield County, Kentucky. The church had just two deacons, and those two men seemed to be constantly arguing and bickering with each other. On a pa...
Category: Stories
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1917: Russian Orthodox Church Bishops Were ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: 1917: Russian Orthodox Church bishops were having a convocation: came to a heated debate with fusing and feuding. A few doors down the street another meeting was going on. The Bulshavics were together plotting the overthrow of the Czar. Revolut...
Category: Stories
based on 147 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Heard Of One Pastor Who Spoke Up And Said, ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: I heard of one Pastor who spoke up and said, ‘Bro. Brown would you please stand and lead us in a word of criticism’.
Category: Humor
based on 197 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 17:20-23
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How Do You Have A Loving Church? A Survey Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: How do you have a loving church? A survey of 8,600 people from congregations in 39 different denominations measured their `love quotient’. The conclusion - growing churches are more loving to each other and to visitors than declining churche...
Category: Statistics
based on 188 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
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Years Ago, Leslie Flynn Penned A Book Called, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Years ago, Leslie Flynn penned a book called, Great Church Fights. In it he chronicled the way people in different churches would go after each other – all in the name of Jesus Christ. A young father heard a commotion out in his backyard, he...
Category: Humor
based on 207 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Frequently In The Wedding Service We Have The ...
Shared By: Gene Barron on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: Frequently in the wedding service we have the ceremony of lighting the unity candle by the bride and groom. The couple each takes a small burning candle, representing their solitary life thus far, and together they light the large, center, wedding ...
Category: Humor
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On March 30th Of 1981 When Then President Ronald ...
Shared By: Scott Carson on Mar 29, 2001
Summary: On March 30th of 1981 when then President Ronald Reagan was shot in the left side of his chest by a deranged John Hinckley Jr., Reagan was rushed to George Washington University Hospital. When one of the doctors told the President that they were goi...
Category: Quotes
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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If You Haven't Got Anything Nice To Say About ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 1, 2001
Summary: "If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me." - Alice R. Longworth
Category: Quotes
based on 74 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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F.b. Meyer Preached In London, England, While ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 15, 2001
Summary: F.B. Meyer preached in London, England, while Charles Spurgeon & G. Campbell Morgan were preaching there, too. They were all great preachers, but Spurgeon’s church & Morgan’s church were both bigger than Meyer’s church. And he ad...
Category: Stories
based on 131 ratings
Scripture: none
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Larry Crabb Wrote In His Book Connecting, ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 18, 2001
Summary: Larry Crabb wrote in his book Connecting, “We have made a terrible mistake! For most of this century we have wrongly defined soul wounds as psychological disorders and delegated their treatment to trained specialists. Damaged psyches aren&#821...
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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Many People Believe That Traditional Church Music ...
Shared By: Rob Clifton on May 23, 2001
Summary: Many people believe that traditional church music is vastly superior to the contemporary church music being written today. But the date on which a song was written does not insure it’s worth either theologically or musically. Milburn Price, a ...
Category: Quotes
based on 119 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Few Years Ago My Mom Began Feeding The Birds On ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 24, 2001
Summary: A few years ago my mom began feeding the birds on a regular basis in our backyard. At first, some of the birds were greedy. They weren’t sure if there would be enough food to go around. The starlings were especially mean, which doesn’t s...
Category: Stories
based on 166 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Certain Congregation Was About To Erect A New ...
Shared By: Norbert Garcia on May 29, 2001
Summary: A certain congregation was about to erect a new church edifice. The building committee, in consecutive meetings passed the following resolutions: 1. We shall build a new church 2. The new building is to be located on the site of the old one. 3...
Category: Humor
based on 144 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: Matthew 9:17
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A Professor One Day Demonstrated To His Class ...
Shared By: Johnny Bley on Jul 11, 2001
Summary: A professor one day demonstrated to his class the power of an electro-magnet. He placed 2 lbs. of nails on a table with the wires of an electo-magnet under the table. When he flipped the switch, the nails came togehter and he was able to form the ...
Category: Stories
based on 94 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Time When A Little Child ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jul 12, 2001
Summary: The story is told of a time when a little child in an African tribe wandered off into the tall jungle grass and could not be found, although the tribe searched all day. The next day the tribal members all held hands and walked through the grass tog...
Category: Stories
based on 138 ratings
Scripture: none
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There Is Something Wrong When People Are Leaving ...
Shared By: Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
Summary: There is something wrong when people are leaving the church to find God
Category: Quotes
based on 104 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 14:12
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Martin Luther Said, "we Need Goat Sense." He ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Aug 7, 2001
Summary: Martin Luther said, "We need goat sense." He tells of seeing two goats meeting on a path on a mountain ledge. Instead of butting one another, one of them laid down and allowed the other one to pass over him. That is real humility and is what we nee...
Category: Stories
based on 67 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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At Times We Probably Feel It Would Be So Much ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: At times we probably feel it would be so much easier if we could be like Lucy in the old Peanuts cartoon: Lucy says to Charlie Brown, "I would have made a great evangelist." Charlie Brown answers, "Is that so?" She says, "Yes, I convinced that boy i...
Category: Humor
based on 109 ratings
Scripture: none
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John Wesley And George Whitefield - The Two Great ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 28, 2001
Summary: John Wesley and George Whitefield - the two great preachers of the 18th Century Evangelical Revival - were both great men of God. Sadly having been great friends at Oxford, they fell out over the Arminian/Calvinist debate. There was quite ...
Category: Stories
based on 54 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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Odd Laws Still On The Books, Citation: Robert W. ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Oct 18, 2001
Summary: [Odd Laws Still on the Books, Citation: Robert W. Pelton in The Door. Christian Reader, Vol. 33, no. 5.] Young girls are never allowed to walk a tightrope in Wheeler, Mississippi, unless it’s in a church. In Blackwater, Kentucky, tickling a...
Category: Humor
based on 129 ratings
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:17
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The Foundation Of All Theology Is The Unity Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 11, 2001
Summary: The foundation of all theology is the unity of God.
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: *other
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In Order To Avoid Criticism, Never Do Anything. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 15, 2001
Summary: In order to avoid criticism, never do anything. Ever. www.MikeysFunnies.com
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
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Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburger
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: "Sacred cows make the best hamburger." ~ Mark Twain
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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When I Told The People Of Northern Ireland That ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: "When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, ’Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe?’" ~ Quentin Crisp
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Movie "remember The Titans" A High School ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2002
Summary: In the movie "Remember the Titans" a high school is being integrated in 1971. The new black coach challenges the football players to unite to win rather than stay divided and lose. Only as the players surrendered their pride and seek what was best ...
Category: Movies / Videos
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none