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Bruce Howell avatar
Jackie Robinson Was The First African American To ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Dec 29, 2000
Summary: JACKIE ROBINSON was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced hostile crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, he comm...
Category: Stories
based on 223 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Mark 2:1-5
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A Young Boy Was Sent To The Corner Store By His ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 9, 2001
Summary: A young boy was sent to the corner store by his mother to buy a loaf of bread. He was gone much longer than it should have taken him. When he finally returned, his mother asked, “Where have you been? I’ve been worried sick about you.&#8...
Category: Stories
based on 136 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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In The Fall Of The Year, Linda, A Young Woman, ...
Shared By: Jamie Moore on Oct 31, 2000
Summary: In the fall of the year, Linda, a young woman, was traveling alone up the rutted and rugged highway from Alberta to the Yukon. Linda didn’t know you don’t travel to Whitehorse alone in a rundown Honda Civic, so she set off where only fou...
Category: Stories
based on 191 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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I Read Recently About A Woman Who Was Driving ...
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: I read recently about a woman who was driving from Alberta, Canada to the Yukon. She didn’t know that you never travel that way alone, especially in a rundown Honda, Civic. So she set off on a road usually reserved for four wheel drive trucks....
Category: Stories
based on 132 ratings
Scripture: none
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Author And Teacher, Dr. Howard Hendricks Tells ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 4, 2001
Summary: Author and teacher, Dr. Howard Hendricks tells the story of a young man who strayed from the Lord but was finally brought back by the help of a friend who really loved him. When there was full repentance and restoration, Dr. Hendricks asked this Ch...
Category: Stories
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Bruce Larson, In There’s A Lot More To ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: Bruce Larson, in There’s A Lot More To Health Than Not Being Sick, writes, Behavioral sciences in recent years have expounded the simple truth that "behavior that is observed changes." People who are accountable by their own choice to a grou...
Category: Quotes
based on 112 ratings
Scripture: none
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I've Been Reading A Book By Robert Putnam, A ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 1, 2001
Summary: I’ve been reading a book by Robert Putnam, a professor at Harvard. The book is called "Bowling Alone," and in it, he documents the decline in community life in American over the last four decades. The title comes from a trivial but telling example: ...
Category: Statistics
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Larry Crabb Wrote In His Book Connecting, ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 18, 2001
Summary: Larry Crabb wrote in his book Connecting, “We have made a terrible mistake! For most of this century we have wrongly defined soul wounds as psychological disorders and delegated their treatment to trained specialists. Damaged psyches aren&#821...
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
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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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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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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As An Eagle Grows Older, Its Beak Begins To Grow ...
Shared By: James May on Aug 7, 2001
Summary: As an eagle grows older, its beak begins to grow and a build up of scar tissue from cracks and scratches forms. This buildup begins to limit the ability of the eagle to open its beak wide enough to eat properly. The eagle finds a rock or hard surf...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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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Paul Harvey Said, "too Many Christians Are No ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Sep 10, 2001
Summary: Paul Harvey said, "Too many Christians are no longer fishers of men but keepers of the aquarium."
Category: Quotes
based on 76 ratings
Scripture: none
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Gareth Weldon Icenogle In Biblical Foundations ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Sep 21, 2001
Summary: Gareth Weldon Icenogle in Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry: "Small groups are trapped in the ‘paradox’ of hunger for intimacy ("It is not good for man to be alone") and fear of intimacy. ("they sewed fig leaves together and made coveri...
Category: Quotes
based on 71 ratings
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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Greg Slayton Is The Ceo Of Clickaction.com. He ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
Summary: Greg Slayton is the CEO of ClickAction.com. He says, in the busy dot.com world in which he now succeeds, he is exhausted by the frantic pace. This is how he describes where it has left him in relationship with others: "The sense of isolation is a...
Category: Quotes
based on 70 ratings
Scripture: none
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Louis Mcburney, In An Article For Leadership ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
Summary: Louis McBurney, in an article for Leadership Journal, said there are four reasons people reject accountability. 1) I fear rejection, 2) I feel embarrassed, 3) I resent control by hostile people, and 4) I don’t like facing my negative feeling...
Category: Quotes
based on 70 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Believe The Old Adage Is Correct That Says: The ...
Shared By: Mike Leiter on Nov 11, 2001
Summary: I believe the old adage is correct that says: The five most important words are “You did a good job.” The four most important words are, “What is your opinion?” The three most important words are, “Let’s work together” The two most important words...
Category: Quotes
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Vineyard
Scripture: none
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The Bell Ringer
Shared By: David Fox on Nov 12, 2001
Summary: <<ILL>> A 200-year-old church was being readied for an anniversary celebration when calamity struck: the bell ringer was called out of town. The priest immediately advertised for another. When the replacement arrived, the priest took him to ...
Category: Humor
based on 165 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Psalms 1:1-150:6
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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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Animals Can Do Some Pretty Amazing Things
Shared By: Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
Summary: Animals can do some pretty amazing things. For example, what happened one day in the state of Maryland. Believe it or not, this is a true story. The Atlantic Ocean converts into many rivers and streams that paint the state of Maryland much...
Category: Stories
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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We Must Be Wary Of Defining Friendship With God ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 11, 2001
Summary: We must be wary of defining friendship with God in terms of our relationships with one another. Friendship is a divine idea, and it must, therefore, define for us the meaning of companionship and camaraderie.
Category: Quotes
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Dr. W. A. Criswell, The Beloved Pastor Of First ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Dr. W. A. Criswell, the beloved pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, was once asked, "Will we know each other when we get to heaven?" His answer, "We won’t really know each other UNTIL we get to heaven." Michael Green, Illustrations For Bibl...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 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