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Timothy Peck avatar
But One Time About Six Years Ago I Was ...
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: But one time about six years ago I was complaining to someone about the Christian church, when suddenly an image flashed in my mind of a bride and a groom on their wedding day. In that mental image I walked up to the groom and said to him, "Your bri...
Category: Stories
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Prayer of St. Theresa
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 20, 2001
Summary: Prayer of ST. Theresa "Christ has no body now but yours No hands, no feet on earth but yours Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good Yours are the hands wi...
Category: Quotes
based on 174 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:27
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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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John Wooden: Won Many College Basketball ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: JOHN WOODEN: won many college basketball national championships in a row while at UCLA. Was asked, ‘What does it take to make a winning team? THREE THINGS 1) Get players in right condition (right with God/Salvation) 2...
Category: Quotes
based on 156 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Leighton Ford(billy Graham’s Bro In Law) ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: LEIGHTON FORD(Billy Graham’s bro in law) was traveling by airplane and found himself next to an empty seat. He was looking forward to the extra room when appeared the stewardess with an elderly woman, 96 yrs of age. ‘Mrs ____ will be s...
Category: Stories
based on 129 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Musician And An Instrument Unite To Produce ...
Shared By: Bradley White-Findeisen on Feb 7, 2001
Summary: A musician and an instrument unite to produce sounds which neither would produce without the other. We are living instruments fashioned by the divine Instrument Maker with greater sophistication than any man-made instrument, having our own creativit...
Category: Quotes
based on 124 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1
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Excerpts From Saturday Evening Post Magazine ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Feb 19, 2001
Summary: Excerpts From Saturday Evening Post Magazine article on Jack La Lanne: Fit for Life. At 86, Jack La Lanne has dipped, chinned, pushed, pulled, and lifted more often than anyone in recorded history. His present training regimen is tailor-made for on...
Category: Stories
based on 152 ratings
Scripture: none
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Most People Joining Our Churches Become Exactly ...
Shared By: Dennis Clark on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: Most people joining our churches become exactly like the people in our churches.
Category: Quotes
based on 105 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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When We Compromise With The World We Lose Our ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: When we compromise with the world we lose our fellowship with God. A former Dean of St Paul’s, W R Inge, famously observed that any church that enters into a marriage with the spirit of the age "will soon find itself a widow in the next". It happe...
Category: Quotes
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Philip Yancey In Leadership States, “like ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 10, 2001
Summary: Philip Yancey in Leadership states, “Like a victorious locker room, church is a place to exult, to give thanks, to celebrate the great news that all is forgiven, that God is love, that victory is certain.”
Category: Quotes
based on 109 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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One Of The Most Touching Moment In The Sydney ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on May 29, 2001
Summary: One of the most touching moment in the Sydney Olympics was when Eric "The Swimmer" Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea swam in the 100-meter free style qualifying heat. The 22-year-old African had only learned to swim last January, had only practiced i...
Category: Stories
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John Bisagno Former Pastor Of Houston’s ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 31, 2001
Summary: John Bisagno former Pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church tells the story of his coming there to candidate for the position of pastor many years ago. He said that as he entered the auditorium it was dimly lit, with just a few people huddled...
Category: Humor
based on 189 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Snowflakes Are One Of Nature’s Most ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. Vesta Kelly.
Category: Quotes
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Body Of Christ, Citation: Billy Waters, Teacher ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jul 5, 2001
Summary: [Body of Christ, Citation: Billy Waters, Teacher Touch (Colorado Springs: Cook, 1999)] After an accident in which she lost her arm, a girl named Jamie refused to go to school or church for an entire year. Finally the young teen thought she could ...
Category: Stories
based on 89 ratings
Scripture: none
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Lessons From A Tavern, Citation: Charles ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jul 5, 2001
Summary: [Lessons from a Tavern, Citation: Charles Swindoll, Leadership, Vol. 4, no. 1.] An old Marine Corps buddy of mine, to my pleasant surprise, came to know Christ after he was discharged. I say surprise because he cursed loudly, fought hard, chased ...
Category: Stories
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We Have A Word In Africa - ‘ubuntu’ ...
Shared By: Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
Summary: We have a word in Africa - ‘ubuntu’ - ubuntu says that I can only know myself as I see myself through your eyes - so the closer you stand to me, the better I can know myself. That is authentic New Testament community.
Category: Quotes
based on 96 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Welcome And Do-si-do, Citation: Cartoonist Sandy ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 17, 2001
Summary: [Welcome and Do-Si-Do, Citation: Cartoonist Sandy Silverthorne in Leadership, Vol. 11, no. 4]. "And now here’s the point in our service where I’d like you all to rise, turn to the person on your right, shake hands, turn around, bow to y...
Category: Humor
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Warmth Rather Than Light, Citation: Jack R. Van ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 17, 2001
Summary: [Warmth Rather than Light, Citation: Jack R. Van Ens, Leadership, Vol. 8, no. 3.] People join churches more because they want warmth than light. We like to think it’s our stunning proclamation of the truth that keeps them in the pews. Ser...
Category: Stories
based on 88 ratings
Scripture: none
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Linked At The Roots, Citation: Blair F. ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 17, 2001
Summary: [Linked at the Roots, Citation: Blair F. Rorabaugh, Uniontown, Ohio. Leadership, Vol. 12, no. 2] The article "What Good Is a Tree?" in Reader’s Digest explained that when the roots of trees touch, there is a substance present that reduces com...
Category: Stories
based on 137 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Husband And His Wife Woke Up One Sunday Morning ...
Shared By: Mark Umbehagen on Aug 23, 2001
Summary: A husband and his wife woke up one Sunday morning and the wife dressed for church. It was just about time for the service when she noticed her husband hadn’t moved a finger toward getting dressed. Perplexed, she asked, “Why aren&#8...
Category: Humor
based on 263 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Many Christians Have Been Infected With The Most ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Sep 21, 2001
Summary: Many Christians have been infected with the most virulent virus of modern American life, what sociologist Robert Bellah calls "radical individualism." They concentrate on personal obedience to Christ as if all that matters is "Jesus and me," but i...
Category: Stories
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The Help Of The Body, Citation: Watchman Nee, ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Sep 21, 2001
Summary: [The Help of the Body, Citation: Watchman Nee, Leadership, Vol. 9, no. 3.] Alone I cannot serve the Lord effectively, and he will spare no pains to teach me this. He will bring things to an end, allowing doors to close and leaving me ineffectivel...
Category: Stories
based on 60 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Remember Hearing A Story About A Man Who Had ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Sep 30, 2001
Summary: I remember hearing a story about a man who had missed church for a number of weeks. The preacher had often called him and asked where he was, but the man kept putting the preacher off. Finally, one day, the preacher stopped by for a visit on a col...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Scripture: none
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There Is A Story Of A Young Hippie Who Gave His ...
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Oct 16, 2001
Summary: There is a story of a young hippie who gave his life to Christ during the Jesus Movement of the late sixties and early seventies. One Sunday he went to a church, not knowing it was one of the more “upper class” churches in the area. He was lat...
Category: Stories
based on 197 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: James 2:1-4
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One Older Pastor Gave Some Great Advise To ...
Shared By: David Fox on Nov 15, 2001
Summary: One older pastor gave some great advise to younger ministers, He said, “Trust the people in your pew’s. they are smarter than you are…that is why you’re the pastor!”
Category: Humor
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Once Upon A Time, The Animals Decided They Should ...
Shared By: Marcus Naugler on Nov 21, 2001
Summary: Once upon a time, the animals decided they should do something meaningful to meet the problems of the new world. So they organized a school. They adopted an activity curriculum of running, climbing, swimming and flying. To make it easier to admin...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: none
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Yet Membership In A Confessing Body Is ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Nov 26, 2001
Summary: Yet membership in a confessing body is fundamental to the faithful Christian life. Failure to do so defies the explicit warning not to forsake "our assembling together." His understanding of this prompted Martin Luther to say, "Apart from the church...
Category: Quotes
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Max Lucado—"In the Grip of Grace"
Shared By: Joel Ferren on Nov 27, 2001
Summary: Max Lucado— ”In the Grip of Grace” God has enlisted us in his navy and placed us on his ship. The boat has one purpose-to carry us safely to the other shore. This is no cruise ship; it is a battleship. We aren’t called to a life of le...
Category: Humor
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Samuel Colgate, The Founder Of The Colgate ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Samuel Colgate, the founder of the Colgate business empire, was a devout Christian, and he told of an incident that took place in the church he attended. During an evangelistic service, an invitation was given at the close of the sermon for all thos...
Category: Stories
based on 106 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Divine Advocacy
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Discipleship occurs only in community. Very few people are expert in anything all by themselves. They need a supporting community. Do you know a good musician who was not trained, nurtured and sustained by the music community? Show me an athlete ...
Category: Quotes
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: none