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Bill Lobbs avatar
There Are Six Varieties Of Wounds That A Person ...
Shared By: Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Summary: There are six varieties of wounds that a person can receive in their body. Abrasive wound - Where the skin is scraped off. This can result from stumbling or by carrying a rough object or by a glancing blow Confused wound - caused by a heavy blow. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Crucifixion
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: Consider this: Jesus was nailed to a cross with heavy, square wrought-iron nails through His wrists and through His feet. He hung there for several hours. When His body slumped, excruciating, fiery pain would shoot along the fingers and up the arms...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 23:33-43
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They Died in the Service
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. ...
Category: Humor
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Rabbi David A. Nelson Likes To Tell The Story Of ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 17, 2001
Summary: Rabbi David A. Nelson likes to tell the story of two brothers who went to their rabbi to settle a longstanding feud. The rabbi got the two to reconcile their differences and shake hands. As they were about to leave, he asked each one to make a wish ...
Category: Humor
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 6:12
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There’s Another Beautiful Picture Of ...
Shared By: Edward Frey on Jul 18, 2001
Summary: There’s another beautiful picture of baptism given here: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Did you catch it? Baptism clothes us with Christ. We’re wrapped up in Jesus and a...
Category: Stories
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One Of My All-time Favorite Scenes Out Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 29, 2001
Summary: One of my all-time favorite scenes out of Hollywood. (They are few and far between for me...) It’s a scene from one of the Star Trek TV series. Worf, the Klingon, is captured by the evil Dominion. They intend to use him as a practice dummy in ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Genesis 1:29-35:23
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Rob Frazier, A Contemporary Christian Artist ...
Shared By: Darrin Hunt on Oct 8, 2001
Summary: Rob Frazier, a contemporary Christian artist wrote a song titled, "He doesn’t want you better, He wants you deader" Dead people don’t mind the pain, Don’t get offended so they never complain They’re not concerned about personal gain, Does that s...
Category: Quotes
based on 46 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Galatians 2:20
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On The Tv Show Called The X-files, They Had A ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on Oct 25, 2001
Summary: On the TV show called the X-Files, they had a story about a family that used to keep an ugly looking creature in their basement. And what was even stranger was that people would bring their sick and dying family members over to see this creature and...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The Romans Sometimes Compelled A Captive To Be ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 15, 2001
Summary: The Romans sometimes compelled a captive to be joined face-to-face with a dead body, and to bear it about until the horrible emanating smell destroyed the life of the living victim. Virgil describes this cruel punishment: ’The living and the dead...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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Every Last One—Crucified!
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 15, 2001
Summary: EVERY LAST ONE-- CRUCIFIED! At one point early in Julius Caesar’s political career, feelings ran so high against him that he thought it best to leave Rome. He sailed for the Aegean island of Rhodes, but en route the ship was attacked by pirates a...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: none
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Mommy, I'm So Thirsty
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2002
Summary: Mommy I’m so thirsty. I want a drink. Susanna Petroysan heard her daughter’s pleas, but there was nothing she could do. She and four-year-old Gayaney were trapped beneath tons of collapsed concrete and steel. Beside them in the darkness lay t...
Category: Stories
based on 44 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Imagine The Most Vile, Most Disgusting, Most ...
Shared By: Matthew Rogers on Mar 18, 2002
Summary: Imagine the most vile, most disgusting, most foul smelling fluids sitting in a huge vat in front of you. The fluids have been infected with Mad Cow disease, the HIV virus, Cancer, and other awful diseases, bacteria and decayed flesh. Picture yourse...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: none
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Tale of Two Kings
Shared By: SermonCentral on Mar 24, 2002
Summary: TALE OF TWO KINGS Two of the greatest love stories ever told. The one, at Camelot; the other, at Calvary. Two of the noblest kings ever to live. The one, King Arthur; the other, King of the Jews. The one is adorned with a jeweled crown; the ...
Category: Stories
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Seeing Jesus Hanging On The Cross And Seeing ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on Mar 26, 2002
Summary: Seeing Jesus hanging on the cross and seeing blood and water pour from his side is not an attractive sight. But we put this on our walls - because the message to us is clear - we are healed by his wounds. You might compare it to donating blood. I...
Category: Stories
based on 43 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The Mark of Suffering
Shared By: SermonCentral on Mar 31, 2002
Summary: THE MARK OF SUFFERING In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of the Buddha, his legs crossed, arms fol...
Category: Quotes
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He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado (Dust Jacket)
Shared By: Sean Smuts on Jan 15, 2003
Summary: He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado (Dust Jacket) Much has been said about the gift of the cross itself, but what of the other gifts? What of the nails, the crown of thorns? What about the garment taken? What about the garments given? Have you t...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Mennonite
Scripture: none
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During World War Ii, A Young Paratrooper, David ...
Shared By: Matthew Doebler on Apr 16, 2003
Summary: During World War II, a young paratrooper, David Webster of E Company, 101st Airborne wrote his mother, “Stop worrying about me. I joined the parachutists to fight. I intend to fight. If necessary, I shall die fighting, but don’t worry about this...
Category: Quotes
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Max Lucado (as Found In His ‘god's Inspirational ...
Shared By: Rodney Killam on Apr 18, 2003
Summary: Max Lucado (as found in his ‘God’s Inspirational Promise Book’, but written for his book, ‘In the Eye of the Storm’), told this fictional story of an angel trying to find another way for salvation: “He looked around the hill and foresaw a scene. ...
Category: Stories
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President Calvin Coolege Went To Church, And ...
Shared By: Joel Vicente on Apr 19, 2003
Summary: President Calvin Coolege went to church, and afterwards was asked by a friend what the minister spoke on. “He preached on sin.” The friend asked what the preacher had to say about sin, and was told, “He’s against it.”...
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Young Woman Once Chewed Out A Preacher For ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on May 26, 2003
Summary: A young woman once chewed out a preacher for preaching the cross of Jesus too vividly. It was alleged that such was causing her primary-age daughter to have nightmares. How horrible that someone, especially a child, would be bothered by our Lord’s...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Romans 1:16
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My Kids Love To Put Their Hand In Mine As We ...
Shared By: Kenneth Squires on Jun 6, 2003
Summary: My kids love to put their hand in mine as we wander through the park, go to the car, or as we walk through the mall. From time to time I will squeeze their hand twice. When I do, instantly a big smile encompasses their faces. Why? Because two squeez...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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An Easter Parable: Edith Easter
Shared By: Harvie Neatherlin on Jun 17, 2003
Summary: AN EASTER PARABLE: EDITH EASTER Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite patien...
Category: Stories
based on 130 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-7
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One Day A Father And His Daughter Were Out For A ...
Shared By: Pat Cook on Jul 11, 2003
Summary: One day a father and his daughter were out for a leisurely drive in the country. It was a hot summer day and the windows were rolled down. Suddenly the daughter began screaming and fidgeting in her seat. A bee had just flown inside the car through t...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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He Walked a Mile
Shared By: Sean Smuts on Aug 4, 2003
Summary: He Walked a Mile (Chorus) by Clay Crosse And everytime I close my eyes, I see the nails, I hear the cries. He did not keep himself away. He was no stranger to my pain. He walked a mile in my shoes. He walked a mile...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Mennonite
Scripture: none
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My Part
Shared By: Don Hawks on Mar 3, 2004
Summary: MY PART But, when you look at the reasons behind why Christ came, why he was crucified, he died for all mankind and he suffered for all mankind, so that, really, anybody who transgresses has to look at their own part or look at their own culpab...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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I Will Pay for My Own Sins
Shared By: Gene Gregory on Mar 8, 2004
Summary: I WILL PAY FOR MY OWN SINS For some time now, we have been hearing about Mel Gibson’s new movie, The Passion of the Christ, the biblical account of the last hours of Christ’s earthly life. Some claim it is too violent and graphic. Some cl...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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The Gospel Writers Simply Wrote "they Crucified ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Mar 16, 2004
Summary: The gospel writers simply wrote "They crucified Jesus". Who crucified him? I’ll tell you who crucified him. I did - and you did, and they did, those groups around the cross. The old Negro spiritual asked the question, "Were you there when they c...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Estimate
Shared By: Allen Hern on Mar 16, 2004
Summary: The cross is man’s estimate of God’s holy Son. The cross is God’s estimate of the need of sinful man!. Unknown author
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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One Lady Wrote In To A Question And Answer ...
Shared By: Jason Cole on Mar 30, 2004
Summary: One lady wrote in to a question and answer forum. "Dear Sirs, Our preacher said on Easter, that Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered. Dear Bewildered, Be...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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In 1968, The Historical Veracity For The ...
Shared By: John Harvey on Mar 31, 2004
Summary: In 1968, the historical veracity for the crucifixion of Jesus took another leap forward. A mass gravesite in Israel was uncovered that contained 35 male bodies, each of which died a brutal death around the rime of the Jewish revolt against Rome in ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none