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Victor Yap avatar
During The American Civil War Fought Between The ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: During the American Civil War fought between the years 1861 - 1865, over 600,000 soldiers from the South died, but a heartfelt prayer that survived was the Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, a soldier¡¦s unrequited but unsurpassed prayer:...
Category: Stories
based on 142 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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In The Article "the American Witness" In The ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: In the article "The American Witness" in the Nov/Dec 1997 issue of The Barna Report, George Barna examined 131 different measures of attitudes, behaviors, values, and beliefs. In that study he concluded that in the aspects of lifestyle where Christi...
Category: Statistics
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: none
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Listen To These Words Of A Taxicab Driver: ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 23, 2001
Summary: Listen to these words of a taxicab driver: Because I drive the night shift, my cab often becomes a moving confessional. Passengers climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity, & tell me about their lives. I encounter people whose lives amaze me, ...
Category: Stories
based on 357 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 2:3-5
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I Like The Story About 3 Prospectors Who Found A ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: I like the story about 3 prospectors who found a rich vein of gold in California during the gold rush days. They realized what a great discovery they had, & decided, "We’ve a really good thing going here as long as no one else finds out about it." ...
Category: Stories
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Then There Is The Story That Erma Bombeck Tells ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: Then there is the story that Erma Bombeck tells about a little boy at church with his mother. He was a good little boy, quiet & well behaved. He didn’t cause any problems. But every once in a while he would stand up in the pew, turn around, look ...
Category: Stories
based on 150 ratings
Scripture: none
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Have You Ever Heard Of Rockin' Rollin ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: ILL. Have you ever heard of Rockin’ Rollin Stewart? Let me ask you another question. How many of you have ever watched a sporting event, a Super Bowl or Monday night football game, & have seen the giant sign saying "John 3:16?" How many of you h...
Category: Stories
based on 106 ratings
Scripture: none
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In Hampton Court Near London, There Is A ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Apr 1, 2001
Summary: In Hampton Court near London, there is a grapevine under glass; it is about 1,000 years old and has but one root which is at least two feet thick. Some of the branches are 200 feet long. Because of skillful cutting and pruning, the vine produces se...
Category: Stories
based on 105 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: John 15:1-8
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When Victor Seribriakoff Was 15 His Teacher Told ...
Shared By: Stuart Blount on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: When VICTOR SERIBRIAKOFF was 15 his teacher told him he would never finish school and that he should drop out and learn a trade. Victor took the advice and for the next 17 years he was an itinerant doing a variety of odd jobs. He had been told he ...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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I Can Remember Not Too Many Years Ago When We ...
Shared By: James May on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: I can remember not too many years ago when we used an old hand operated flour sifter. It was a simple little contraption that consisted of a little tin can with a screen in the bottom and a crank that turned a wire against that screen. Flour wasn’...
Category: Stories
based on 86 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Exodus 14:1-15:23
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A Wife Remarked To Her Husband After The Church ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: A wife remarked to her husband after the church service: "Did you see the hat Mrs.Jones was wearing?" "No," said her husband, "I didn’t." "Did you see the new dress Mrs. Smith had on?" she asked. "I’m afraid I didn’t," said her hus...
Category: Humor
based on 130 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Recent Survey By George Gallup Jr. Revealed A ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on Apr 25, 2001
Summary: A recent survey by George Gallup Jr. revealed a startling trend in our culture. According to Gallup the evidence seems to indicate that there are no clear behavioral patterns that distinguish Christians from non-Christians in our society. We all see...
Category: Statistics
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The News According to Matthew
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 9, 2001
Summary: One commentator said this: “Jesus is saying that a religion concerned only with not doing anything wrong in order that its practitioner may one day stand vindicated ignores the will of God.” [Leon Morris, p 631, fn 38, quoting E. Schwe...
Category: Quotes
based on 72 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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We’ve Probably All Heard The Expression, ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Summary: We’ve probably all heard the expression, “This separates the men from the boys!” What kinds of things separate the men from the boys? Things that involve danger and risk. Things that take courage and a willingness to sacrifice. Thi...
Category: Quotes
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Ken Walker Writes In Christian Reader That ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on May 21, 2001
Summary: “Ken Walker writes in Christian Reader that in the 1995 college football season 6-foot-2-inch, 280-pound Clay Shiver, who played center for the Florida State Seminoles, was regarded as one of the best in the nation. In fact, one magazine want...
Category: Stories
based on 100 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Christian Contradictions, Citation: Joseph Roy, ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jun 21, 2001
Summary: [Christian Contradictions, Citation: Joseph Roy, Leadership, Vol. 5, no. 4.] A true Christian is a sign of contradiction--a living symbol of the Cross. He or she is a person who believes the unbelievable, bears the unbearable, forgives the unforg...
Category: Quotes
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The Lord Has Called Us To Be Salt And Light. We ...
Shared By: Brad Beaman on Jun 24, 2001
Summary: The Lord has called us to be salt and light. We are to bring every area of our lives into subjection under the lordship of Christ that people can see the difference that Jesus can bring to an individual, a family and to society. We have an incredibl...
Category: Stories
based on 86 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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An Official Of A Mission Board, Who Knew That It ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jun 25, 2001
Summary: An official of a Mission Board, who knew that it takes more than desire to make a missionary, was appointed to examine a candidate. He told the young man to come to his house at 6 in the morning. The young man went at 6 in the morning to be examin...
Category: Stories
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Habits Are First Cobwebs, Then Cables". "the ...
Shared By: Darren Ethier on Jul 11, 2001
Summary: "Habits are first cobwebs, then cables". "The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." Samuel Johnson
Category: Quotes
based on 52 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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In Other Words, We Begin Our Christian Life In ...
Shared By: Bill Sullivan on Jul 11, 2001
Summary: In other words, we begin our Christian life in God’s grace, and then quickly abandon grace, and try to live our life, and almost to continue to earn our salvation, - by what we do, by our works. Author Jerry Bridges puts it like this: "We tend to...
Category: Quotes
based on 74 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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This Single Fruit Of The Spirit Is Quite ...
Shared By: Edward Frey on Jul 18, 2001
Summary: This single fruit of the Spirit is quite dynamic. It has many dimensions to it: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It’s as if this single fruit has multiple flavors. I’m reminde...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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Going To Church Doesn't Make You A Christian ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 20, 2001
Summary: Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger. (Keith Green)
Category: Quotes
based on 83 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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Decisions Are Public Displays Of Our ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2001
Summary: Decisions are public displays of our character.
Category: Quotes
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Cleveland Stroud Had Coached The Blue Collar ...
Shared By: Lance Ladd on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: Cleveland Stroud had coached the Blue Collar Bulldogs for 18 years before his basketball team made it to the state championship. Stroud recalls that "it was the perfect night" when they won. "A night you dream of." He was carried around the gym on t...
Category: Stories
based on 62 ratings
Scripture: none
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What Are We To Do? Daniel Webster Offered ...
Shared By: Eric Snyder on Oct 22, 2001
Summary: What are we to do? Daniel Webster offered excellent advice, saying, "If we work on marble it will perish. If we work on brass, time will efface it. If we rear temples, they will crumble to dust. But if we work on men’s immortal minds, if we imbue th...
Category: Quotes
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There Is An Old Proverb That Says, "when There Is ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 6, 2001
Summary: There is an old proverb that says, "When there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty of character. When there is beauty of character, there is honor in the home. When there is honor in the home, there is order in society. And when there ...
Category: Quotes
based on 92 ratings
Scripture: none
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On Sept 16, 1620 2 Ships Set Sail From Plymouth ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: On Sept 16, 1620 2 ships set sail from Plymouth Englnad, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the 2 ships went to Port in Plymouth England...
Category: Stories
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When Benjamin Franklin Was 27 Years Old, He ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: When Benjamin Franklin was 27 years old, he decided he would take control of his life. He selected 12 virtues he wanted to acquire, and kept a daily chart of his progress in the development of each one. Whenever he missed the mark, he put a black do...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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People Are Often Unreasonable, Illogical, And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemi...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: none
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John Morley Said, "no Man Can Climb Beyond The ...
Shared By: Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: John Morley said, "No man can climb beyond the limitations of his own character."
Category: Quotes
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. Divine Ma...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none