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A One Dollar Bill Met A Twenty Dollar Bill And ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: A one dollar bill met a twenty dollar bill and said, "Hey, where’ve you been? I haven’t seen you around here much." The twenty answered (as the dollar bill listened enviously), "I’ve been hanging out at the casinos, went out on a cruise and did the ...
Category: Humor
based on 157 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Some Time Ago, A Teenager, Arthur Hinkley, Lifted ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Some time ago, a teenager, Arthur Hinkley, lifted a 3,000-pound tractor with his bare hands. He wasn’t a weight lifter, but his friend, Lloyd Bachelder, 18, was pinned under a tractor on a farm near Rome, Maine. Hearing Lloyd scream, Arthur so...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: John 3:16
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A Few Years Ago, I Was Watching David Letterman, ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Feb 20, 2001
Summary: A few years ago, I was watching David Letterman, and he was broadcasting his show from Las Vegas. He was doing his opening monologue and he told this joke. He said that he was standing in front of one of the casinos, and a man came up to him l...
Category: Humor
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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World Magazine, June 12 1999. "when Harvard ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: World Magazine, June 12 1999. “When Harvard Divinity School dean Ronald F. Thiemann, a Lutheran theologian, suddenly stepped down from his post last November, he said it was for "personal and professional reasons." Last month, the Boston Globe fille...
Category: Stories
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Aurelius Augustine Spent Most Of His Life ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on May 4, 2001
Summary: Aurelius Augustine spent most of his life battling the bondage to sexual appetite and philosophical pride. When he was 31 the power of God through His word, broke the bondage to sexual lust and living with a concubine. Augustine said this, “Y...
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Chuck Colson Has Called Internet Pornography ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Summary: Chuck Colson has called Internet pornography “Spiritual Crack Cocaine,” because of how quickly people can become addicted to it and because of how destructive it is to the human soul.
Category: Quotes
based on 131 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Preacher Saw A Man Who Looked Homeless Sitting ...
Shared By: Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
Summary: A preacher saw a man who looked homeless sitting on a park bench and seemed to be in deep distress so he passed by him, handed him a $20 bill and whispered to him, “Never Despair”. The next day the preacher saw the man coming toward him...
Category: Humor
based on 450 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Lady And Her Husband Were Playing The Slots ...
Shared By: Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
Summary: A lady and her husband were playing the slots side by side. The lady’s husband had a heart attack. The lady pushed her husband out of the way, straddled both machines and continued gambling while the medics tried to revive him to no avail.
Category: Stories
based on 184 ratings
Scripture: none
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Seize the Moment!
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: I liked the way humorist Erma Bombeck put it: Seize the moment! Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. Erma Bombeck.
Category: Humor
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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So We Are Not Only Talking About The Sex Act ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Jul 9, 2001
Summary: So we are not only talking about the sex act itself, but also anything that feds these shameful evil desires.... And listen one thing that does that, and it something I need to talk about briefly is pornography... because It is an epidemic that...
Category: Statistics
based on 164 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 34:1-10
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Few College Football Coaches Have Made A Point ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Oct 1, 2001
Summary: Few college football coaches have made a point against drugs as effectively as Erk Russell of Georgia Southern College. He arranged for a couple of good ol’ country boys to burst into a routine team meeting and throw a writhing, hissing, six-f...
Category: Stories
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Dr. George Sweeting Tells A Story About The ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Nov 29, 2001
Summary: Dr. George Sweeting tells a story about the tragedy of addictions. One day he watched several blocks of ice floating down a river at Niagara Falls. Curiously, several birds floated above water looking for fish. One sea gull spotted a fish frozen in ...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: none
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It Is Foolish To Replace Self-control With ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 11, 2001
Summary: It is foolish to replace self-control with abstinence: the latter is good; the former is best.
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A River Funny
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 16, 2002
Summary: A River Funny A preacher was winding up his temperance sermon with great fervor: "If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river." The congregation cried, "Amen!" "And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d ...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: none
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The False Foundations in the Kinsey Report
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 7, 2002
Summary: THE FALSE FOUNDATIONS IN THE KINSEY REPORT Almost 50 years ago, Alfred Kinsey, a quiet Midwestern Zoology professor, published the 1st of 2 volumes that would shake American culture to its foundations. His 1948 book, Sexual Behavior in the Huma...
Category: Statistics
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: none
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Mixing Music With Self-Control
Shared By: Rick Stacy on May 13, 2002
Summary: MIXING MUSIC WITH SELF-CONTROL James Schaefer of the University of Minnesota did a ten-year study of a bar in Missoula, Montana. (He followed it up with a three-year study of 65 bars around Minneapolis.) His startling conclusion: country-wester...
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: none
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Someone Asked The Speaker At A Church ...
Shared By: Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
Summary: Someone asked the speaker at a church conference, “Can you smoke and still go to heaven?” The speaker answered, “Yes—you might even get there quicker.”
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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How It Happened
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 17, 2002
Summary: How It Happened: God populated the earth with broccoli & cauliflower & spinach, green & yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man & Woman would live long & healthy lives. Then Satan created McDonald’s. And McDonald’s brought forth the 99-cent do...
Category: Humor
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: none
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Just This Week I Read Of The Story Of A Danish ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Aug 30, 2002
Summary: Just this week I read of the story of a Danish noblewoman, namely Baroness Blixen whose character was made known in the movie Out Of Africa. She lived in Kenya as the owner of a large Coffee plantation. There was a tribe known as the Kikuyu tribe th...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Although Jesus Drank Wine, And Wine Was The ...
Shared By: Timothy Mills on Sep 26, 2002
Summary: Although Jesus drank wine, and wine was the normal drink of his day, we need to balance that with the fact that Jesus said that He would no longer drink wine untill He drank of the New Wine in "that Day." Wine has deliterious effects, the least of w...
Category: Stories
based on 50 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Eating Thing
Shared By: Andrew Hamilton on Sep 29, 2002
Summary: The Eating thing Let me share with you a fairly personal issue that I’m working through that has caused me to ask this question about loving God. Last year – in fact for a number of years now I have been aware that I have been struggling with...
Category: Stories
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 34:8
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In 1998, Americans Spent More Money On Legalized ...
Shared By: Don McClain on Jan 22, 2003
Summary: In 1998, Americans spent more money on legalized gambling (approximately 50 billion) than on recorded music, theme parks, video games, spectator sports, and movie tickets combined (39.9 billion). Gambling Impact Study Commission, Final Report. Last...
Category: Statistics
based on 36 ratings
Scripture: none
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Addiction: The Existence Of Gamblers Anonymous ...
Shared By: Don McClain on Jan 22, 2003
Summary: ADDICTION: The existence of Gamblers Anonymous implies that gambling can be addictive! - Current estimates list approximately 2.5 million people as pathological gamblers, another 3 million as problem gamblers, and another 15 million people as at r...
Category: Statistics
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: none
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Study: a Few Cigarettes Can Hook You for Life
Shared By: David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
Summary: Study: A Few Cigarettes Can Hook You For Life THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – Scientists have confirmed a suspicion held by some smokers but never proven: It could take just a few cigarettes to become addicted. Some 12 and 13 year-olds showed evid...
Category: Statistics
based on 37 ratings
Scripture: none
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Using Food
Shared By: Steve Malone on Feb 4, 2003
Summary: Mark Buchanan writes; “Fasting churns the stuff up from the depths. Is there anger in me? I can usually control that with a burger and fries Am I resentful, irritated, overly ambition, fearful? I can smoother that with pizza. Am I depressed ...
Category: Quotes
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Saloon Is A Liar. It Promises Good Cheer And ...
Shared By: James Boyd on Feb 10, 2003
Summary: "The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. It promises prosperity and sends adversity. It promises happiness and sends misery.... It is God’s worst enemy and the devil’s best friend." -Billy Sunday
Category: Quotes
based on 43 ratings
Denomination: Charismatic
Scripture: none
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A Fellow I Met In Fredericktown Mo. Said To Me ...
Shared By: Darrell Jones on Feb 21, 2003
Summary: A fellow I met in Fredericktown Mo. said to me concerning the use of Marijuana. "Marijuana was made by God, so it must be alright to smoke it." I told him, "God also made rattlesnakes, I sure would like to see you light one of those bad babies up an...
Category: Humor
based on 183 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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The Drug Scene Alone Gives Us Countless Examples. ...
Shared By: James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
Summary: The drug scene alone gives us countless examples. It is estimated that in the United States alone people spend 80 billion dollars annually on drugs. The business is too big to fight. The big dealers scoff at the law. It is nothing for one of the...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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The Drunkard Is Like The Bottle He Drinks Out ...
Shared By: Alex Shepherd on Dec 19, 2003
Summary: "The drunkard is like the bottle he drinks out of, big stomach,skinny neck, and a little head "...from a sermon entitled "Snake Eggs, Spider webs, & a Traffic Jam" by the late Jessie Lee Foster.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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David Wilkerson's Founder Of Teen Challenge ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jan 30, 2004
Summary: David Wilkerson's founder of Teen Challenge states from his book Sipping Saints: 1. Drinking is the world's most staggering problem. We face the horrible statistics of more than a million young Americans becoming alcoholics. Six million of their pa...
Category: Statistics
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none