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It Was Flight 401 Bound For Miami From New York ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 12, 2001
Summary: It was Flight 401 bound for Miami from New York City with a load of holiday passengers. As the huge aircraft approached the Miami Airport for its landing, a light that indicates proper deployment of the landing gear failed to come on. The plane flew...
Category: Stories
based on 39 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Young Boy By The Name Of James Had A Desire To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: A young boy by the name of James had a desire to be the most famous manufacturer and salesman of cheese in the world. He planned on becoming rich and famous by making and selling cheese and began with a little buggy pulled by a pony named Paddy. Aft...
Category: Stories
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: none
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William H. Hinson Tells Us Why Animal Trainers ...
Shared By: Darren Ethier on May 9, 2002
Summary: William H. Hinson tells us why animal trainers carry a stool when they go into a cage of lions. They have their whips, of course, and their pistols are at their sides. But invariably they also carry a stool. Hinson says it is the most important tool...
Category: Stories
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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There Is A Terrible Story About A Man Who ...
Shared By: William Neel on Jan 23, 2003
Summary: Ill. There is a terrible story about a man who went out to play golf early one Saturday morning. His wife became concerned when he had not returned home by dinner time. It wasn’t until about midnight when he came through the front door, exhausted....
Category: Humor
based on 76 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Car Traveling On A Super Highway Needs To Have ...
Shared By: Jerry Flury on Jun 26, 2003
Summary: A car traveling on a super highway needs to have proper and balanced inflation in all four tires to travel safely. No one would venture to drive any distance with the left front tire inflated at 32 PSI, the right front at 28 PSI, the left rear at 36...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Acts 2:41-42
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Not A Mountain Top Experience!" 1 Peter 1:13-25 ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Mar 3, 2005
Summary: “Not A Mountain Top Experience!” 1 Peter 1:13-25 Key verse(s): 15-16:“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” Blending in! Some of us prefer blending in to sticking out i...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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3. holman Also Reminds Us The Focus Of The ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Mar 16, 2005
Summary: 3. Holman also reminds us the focus of the Bible: God as the Bible’s Primary Subject The Bible and history begin with God (Gen. 1:1). The last chapter of the Bible describes God as the “Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the ...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 22:13
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Shane Claiborne, Who Spent A Summer In The Slums ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Feb 25, 2007
Summary: Shane Claiborne, who spent a summer in the slums of Calcutta with Mother Teresa, wrote about her experience there. She said, “People often ask me what Mother Teresa was like. Sometimes it’s like they wonder if she glowed in the dark or had a halo....
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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My Mind Was on the Eels
Shared By: Andrew Moffatt on Aug 10, 2009
Summary: MY MIND WAS ON THE EELS Today in class we are going to be studying a book called Old Yella, a 1956 novel by Fred Gipson. OK my English teacher may have got my attention for that long, as long as it took to introduce the book. In fact I had to Goo...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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The Main Thing In Life Is To Keep The Main Thing ...
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Sep 21, 2009
Summary: The main thing in life is to keep the main thing the main thing. There is a story involving Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that time was the chief power hitter for the Milwaukee Braves. The teams...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none