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Wally Was A 7th Grade Student Who Was Bigger Than ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 6, 2001
Summary: Wally was a 7th grade student who was bigger than any of the other students in his Sunday school class. His mother had been an alcoholic when he was born, & as a result, Wally just did not have all the mental capabilities that the rest of his class...
Category: Stories
based on 178 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:7
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I Believe That A Picture Of Jesus' Birth Has Been ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2001
Summary: I believe that a picture of Jesus’ birth has been painted throughout the years of a quiet and calm night in which everything was still and hushed. I don’t think so. Let’s think about if for a moment. What if every man in this country had to go bac...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Frank Shaut Jr. Told Me That He Arranged For Him ...
Shared By: Aaron Burgess on Dec 29, 2001
Summary: Frank Shaut Jr. told me that he arranged for him and his wife Heather to honeymoon in the beautiful Poconos in Pennsylvania. The town nearest the Poconos is a small village Bethlehem, PA. And so Frank called to reserve a room but he was told that ...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Light of the Christmas Star
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Nov 24, 2002
Summary: THE LIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR In New York’s Hayden Planetarium a special Christmas holiday show was enhanced by an added feature. A giant lollipop tree was projected onto the planetarium dome, surrounded by a horizon filled with brilliantly co...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: none
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Teach the Children
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Dec 10, 2002
Summary: TEACH THE CHILDREN Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened... I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door ...
Category: Stories
based on 53 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Girl Of Ten Years Went With A Group Of Family ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Dec 27, 2002
Summary: A girl of ten years went with a group of family and friends to see the Christmas light displays at various locations throughout the city. At one church, they stopped and got out to look more closely at a beautifully done nativity scene. “Isn’t...
Category: Humor
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Come With Me If You Will To The Snow Covered ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 8, 2004
Summary: Come with me if you will to the snow covered mountain paths of Oberndorf, a small village in Austria. It is a cold Christmas Eve morning in 1818. As you look across the mountains you will see the local vicar Father Joseph Mohr (1792-1848), win...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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O God, Don't Let That Be All There Is?" John 1: ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Dec 22, 2004
Summary: “O God, Don’t Let That Be All There Is?” John 1: 14-18 Key verse(s): 14-18: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” The rece...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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Whenever A Farmer In Western Kansas Buys A New ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on Dec 23, 2004
Summary: Whenever a farmer in western Kansas buys a new truck or combine or something, they are hesitant to bring it out or tell anyone about it. I’m not quite sure why that is - but I think a part of it is they don’t want the other farmers to get jealous o...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
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Recently I Received An E-mail Which Dealt ...
Shared By: Michael TKACHUK on Dec 23, 2004
Summary: Recently I received an e-mail which dealt beautifully with the true meaning of Christmas. The theme of the message focused on children and was entitled, “Teach the Children.” Let me share it with you this morning. This is what it said: “I just fi...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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A Jewish Lady Named Mrs. Rosenberg Who Many Years ...
Shared By: Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
Summary: A Jewish lady named Mrs. Rosenberg who many years ago was stranded late one night at a fashionable resort - one that did not admit Jews. The desk clerk looked down at his book and said, "Sorry, no room. The hotel is full." The Jewish lady sai...
Category: Humor
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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History Records For Us An Interesting Footnote. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 8, 2005
Summary: History records for us an interesting footnote. It was during the dark winter of 1864. At Petersburg, Virginia, the Confederate army of Robert E. Lee faced the Union divisions of General Ulysses S. Grant. The war was now three and a half years old a...
Category: Stories
based on 67 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 1:1-13
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Well, For You Who Aren't Sure If You Were From A ...
Shared By: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2005
Summary: Well, for you who aren’t sure if you were from a small town, let me help you out. You know you’re from a small town when: • The city limits signs are both on the same post! • The local Motel 6 sleeps 6. (You’ll notice is says that in Bethlehem...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: none
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When You Hear The Christmas Story, You Get A ...
Shared By: Lin Smalec on Dec 21, 2005
Summary: When you hear the Christmas story, you get a picture in your head of what things must have looked like at the birth of Jesus. Sometimes it’s interesting to find out how others envision that scene. I read recently about a children’s Sunday School c...
Category: Humor
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: none
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The First Ever Vocal Radio Broadcast On ...
Shared By: Ralph Andrus on Dec 26, 2005
Summary: - The first ever vocal radio broadcast on December 24, 1906 - Consisted of a reading from Luke chapter two. - A Canadian engineer and inventor, Reginald Fessenden - 1866-1932 - The eldest son of an Anglican minister growing up near Niagra Falls ...
Category: Stories
based on 22 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Praise Him
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 17, 2006
Summary: Praise Him for the incarnation, for the word made flesh. I will not sing of shepherds watching flocks on frosty nights, or angel choristers. I will not sing of a stable bare in Bethlehem, or lowing oxen, wise men trailing star with gol...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Ah, Dearest Jesus, Holy Child
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 17, 2006
Summary: Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled, Within my heart, that it may be A quiet chamber kept for Thee. My heart for very joy doth leap, My lips no more can silence keep, I too must sing, with joyful tongue, Tha...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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G. K. Chesterton: The Christ-Child
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 17, 2006
Summary: The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap, His hair was like a light. (O weary, weary is the world, But here is all aright.) The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast, His hair was like a star. (O stern and cunning are the kings, But here the t...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Three Small Boys Were In A Christmas Play At ...
Shared By: David Owens on Dec 26, 2006
Summary: Three small boys were in a Christmas play at school. They represented the three wise men and they were to give their gifts to baby Jesus. The first boy stepped forward, held out the gift in his hands and said, “Gold.” The second boy stepped forward...
Category: Humor
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: none
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Top 10 Reasons Why There Was No Room For Joseph ...
Shared By: David Owens on Dec 26, 2006
Summary: Top 10 Reasons why there was no room for Joseph and Mary in the Inn. 10. The Roman Government’s “Buy one night, get a second free” promotion was a bit too successful. 9. The only room left was by the ice machine. 8. The Nazareth Shriners tore up ...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Group Of First Graders Decided That They Were ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Jan 12, 2007
Summary: ‘A group of first graders decided that they were going to produce their very own Christmas program and so they produced their own updated nativity story. All the major characters were there – Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men from afar… but whe...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Attempt Great Great Things For God; Expect Great ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Attempt great great things for God; expect great things from God.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Always Be In A State Of Expectancy, And See ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes."
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When We Are Rightly Related To God, Life Is ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "When we are rightly related to God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy."
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6
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Let Me Share Astory About The Folded Up Cloth ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Mar 27, 2008
Summary: Let me share astory about the folded up cloth that was e-mailed to me this week: Why did Jesus fold the napkin? An unusual approach to a biblical story. Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I used to ask this question an...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Red Glove
Shared By: Chester Harris on Dec 4, 2008
Summary: THE RED GLOVE It was one of those rare wintry days on the campus of Asbury Seminary with snow drifting over the sidewalks and students slipping and sliding, intentionally and without serious intent! I needed to mail a letter and decided to trek t...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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How to Get Kicked Out of Church on Christmas Eve
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Dec 15, 2008
Summary: HOW TO GET KICKED OUT OF CHURCH ON CHRISTMAS EVE Christmas Eve 1990. I came this close to being physically thrown out of church. We were new to town and we heard that a certain church in town had a fantastic Christmas Eve service. So, we went ...
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Lighting Candles on Christmas Eve
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Dec 24, 2008
Summary: LIGHTING CANDLES ON CHRISTMAS EVE Every time on Christmas Eve that I light my candle, I catch myself staring into the flame – I can’t seem to help it. There, I hold one small ordinary candle with a small flickering light. In of itself, my little ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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The Ode to the Innkeeper
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Jan 1, 2009
Summary: THE ODE TO THE INNKEEPER The Innkeeper stands, he is guarding the door He's got all he wants, he has room for no more 'O yes, there's a stable, not fit for a king Have that if you like, it don't mean a thing. But don't come inside, I've so mu...
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Margaret Waage Wrote Of An Especially Important ...
Shared By: Curry Pikkaart on Dec 26, 2009
Summary: "Margaret Waage wrote of an especially important Christmas eve in her life. She got off her job at noon and stood dejectedly in the crowd waiting for the subway train. She had worked by herself all morning since her fellow workers had been given the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none