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David Browne avatar
The Young Salesman Was Disappointed About Losing ...
Shared By: David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
Summary: The young salesman was disappointed about losing a big sale, and as he talked with his sales manager he lamented, "I guess it just proves you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink." The manager replied, "Son, take my advice: y...
Category: Stories
based on 153 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Kaboom!
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
Summary: True story happened Friday in Montreal - A hospital patient who insisted on lighting a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen supply caused a small explosion, according to a hospital spokesperson. The 73-year-old, who suffered minor burns in the...
Category: Stories
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James Hunter In His Book "the Servant" Presents A ...
Shared By: Paul Newell on Aug 29, 2001
Summary: James Hunter in his book “The Servant” presents a powerful picture of what it really means to be a leader/servant. He shares: leadership is ultimately rooted in our will. Not forcing our will on others, but demonstrating our will to serve. There i...
Category: Quotes
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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According To Psychologist William Damon, Respect ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 9, 2002
Summary: According to psychologist William Damon, respect for the parent who exercises proper authority leads to respect for legitimate social institutions and to respect for law. In his book The Moral Child, Damon writes, “The child’s respect for parental ...
Category: Quotes
based on 39 ratings
Denomination: *other
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It Has Always Been Tough To Be A Young Person ...
Shared By: James Chandler on Apr 1, 2003
Summary: It has always been tough to be a young person growing up. And it has always been tough to be a parent and raise children into adults. Consider these quotes: "I see no hope for the future for people if they are dependent on the frivilous youth of...
Category: Quotes
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 18:2
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A Man Wanted To See Buckingham Palace. His Guide ...
Shared By: Dale Pilgrim on Aug 25, 2005
Summary: A man wanted to see Buckingham Palace. His guide took him to the gate. “Oh, I don’t mean here. I want inside.” “I’m sorry sir,” replied the guide, “I don’t have authority. Only members of the Royal Family can get you inside.”
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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When It Comes To Faith Conquering Our Worrying, ...
Shared By: Brian Menear on Mar 31, 2007
Summary: When it comes to faith conquering our worrying, we need to have a child like faith. A child does not worry all day long whether his house will be there when he gets home from school, or whether his parents will have made dinner. In the same way, C...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Shall Never The First Time That I Was Able To ...
Shared By: Philip Harrelson on Aug 29, 2007
Summary: I shall never the first time that I was able to take communion. For years, I had sat back and took far too much heart and thought into those who took on communion “unworthily.” The first time that I took communion was the Thursday of the preceding...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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A Life Time Atheist Was Found Reading The Bible ...
Shared By: Rick Bezanson on Oct 26, 2007
Summary: A life time atheist was found reading the bible while on his death bed. A friend asked him what he was doing. He answered, “I am looking for loop holes!” By living in a daily relationship with Jesus Christ we won’t have to look for loop holes when C...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Feeling Like a Nobody
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Dec 10, 2007
Summary: Feeling Like A Nobody We all feel like a nobody sometimes, and some of us feel like a nobody all the time. Some time ago a new employee at a Wal-Mart had an unusual experience. The young man had just been at work three days and was the low man in...
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Go With the Flow
Shared By: Hal Seed on Feb 12, 2008
Summary: 6. YOU TRUST HIM WITH WHATEVER IS TROUBLING YOU. Anybody having anything trouble you these days? It’s probably part of God’s sense of humor that I went on a whale-watching trip this week, the week we start learning about Jonah. PICTURE OF WHA...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 14:18-19
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Religious Influence
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 15, 2008
Summary: RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE 27% of Americans would like to see organized religion have more influence on the U.S. 32% want less and nearly 40% want it to stay the same. In '01, 30% wanted religion to have more influence vs. 22% less. (Outreach 1-2/08)
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Only Those Who Do Not Seek Power Are Qualified ...
Shared By: David Ibeleme on Jun 29, 2008
Summary: "Only those who do not seek power are qualified to hold it." Source: Plato
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Who's the Boss
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 23, 2008
Summary: WHO’S THE BOSS The young husband was henpecked, and he was going to a psychiatrist about the problem. The doctor told him, "You don’t have to let your wife bully you! Go home and show her you’re the boss!" The young man got home, slammed the d...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Authority vs. Power
Shared By: Paul Dietz on Sep 28, 2008
Summary: Authority vs. Power Jesus did not just send them forward into their world with empty hands. He provides them with all the tools that will be needed to bring in this harvest of souls. According to Matthew's account, Jesus "...gave them power" [10:...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Kind Of Like The Guy Who Had Too Much To Drink ...
Shared By: Dave Kinney on Oct 5, 2008
Summary: Kind of like the guy who had too much to drink and he was driving -- all of the sudden he turns down a road going the wrong direction. The police finally pull him over and said to the man, "Hey fella, what are you doing, you could have killed yourse...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Majority Rules?
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Oct 9, 2008
Summary: Majority Rules? A rabbi was at odds with his congregation. The president of the synagogue said, "Rabbi, we must have a conference to settle this dispute once and for all." So the rabbi, the president an the ten elders met together to discuss the ...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Longfellow Could Take A Worthless Piece Of ...
Shared By: Dave Kinney on Nov 9, 2008
Summary: Longfellow could take a worthless piece of paper, write a poem on it, and instantly make it worth 1000’s of dollars – and we call this genius! Rockefeller could sign his name on a piece of paper and make it worth millions of dollars – and we call th...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pastor Dave Kinney Said, "in The Year 1940 A ...
Shared By: Dave Kinney on Nov 15, 2008
Summary: Pastor Dave Kinney said, "In the year 1940 a physicist working in a garage in Chicago developed the process of splitting the atom, which started the atomic age we live in today. They realized that they could unleash the power found in the atom and t...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pa Won't Like It
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 28, 2009
Summary: "PA WON’T LIKE IT" A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Zeitgeist on Authority
Shared By: Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
Summary: ZEITGEIST ON AUTHORITY We live in interesting times. Our culture is drenched with vacuous celebrities who are sometimes given an amazing amount of authority. Not long ago there was a commercial about some high tech feature for televisions. A you...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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Change for a Dollar
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 17, 2009
Summary: CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR An army corporal needed to use a pay-phone but didn’t have change for a dollar. He saw a lower-ranking private mopping the base’s corridor floors, and asked him, "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?" The private repli...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Lighthouse Laws
Shared By: Doyle Hayes on Jul 7, 2009
Summary: LIGHTHOUSE LAWS In U.S. Navel Institute Proceedings, the magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch illustrates the importance of obeying the Laws of the Lighthouse. Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Sufficiency of Scripture
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains ...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
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Chaffing Under ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: Chaffing Under Authority How many of you are ‘rule-keepers’? When you see a rule do you try to do everything possible to not break it? How many of you are ‘rule-breakers’? When you’re faced with a rule, do you find yourself wanting to inwardly d...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 13:1-2
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The Talmud States That A Bat Kol (heavenly ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Feb 8, 2010
Summary: "The Talmud states that a Bat Kol (heavenly voice) was heard (on two separate occasions) declaring that Hillel and Samuel were worthy of the Shekinah (Divine Presence)…" [from "Jesus the Pharisee" by Harvey Falk, p. 43; by "Samuel," he is referr...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Haves and Have-Nots
Shared By: W Pat Cunningham on Feb 20, 2010
Summary: HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS When Pope John XXIII released his encyclical Mater et Magistra, a letter that critiqued both socialism and unfettered capitalism, the late William Buckley, who rejected much of the Church’s social doctrine, famously wrote "Mat...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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From The Talmud: "elijah Prayed That The Keys Of ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 4, 2010
Summary: From the Talmud: "Elijah prayed that the keys of resurrection might be given him, but was answered, Three keys have not been entrusted to an agent: of birth, rain, and resurrection." [Tractate Sanhedrin, Folio 113a].
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Greatest Blessing Comes When God Defeats The ...
Shared By: John Perry on May 11, 2010
Summary: The greatest blessing comes when God defeats the will of man and we surrender to His will. Someone has referred to salvation as being the 'blessed defeat'.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Card-Carrying Authority
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jun 22, 2010
Summary: CARD-CARRYING AUTHORITY A Department of Water Resources representative stops at a Texas ranch and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for your water allocation." The old rancher says, "Okay, but don't...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none