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Brian Mavis avatar
Unwanted
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: Mother Teresea “We have drugs for people with diseases like leprosy. But these drugs do not treat the main problem, the disease of being unwanted. That’s what my sisters hope to provide. The sick and poor suffer even more from rejection than materi...
Category: Quotes
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Barber In A Small Town Was Busy Cutting Hair ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Oct 23, 2000
Summary: - A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in to get a haircut. And the barber was feeling a bit generous that day, so he said to the cop... "Since you do such a good job protecting us, and watching over us.....
Category: Humor
based on 217 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 5:20-6:7
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I Remember Hearing The Director Of The George ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: I remember hearing the director of the George Muller Foundation telling of God’s perfect timing in the provision of guidance and resources. The Foundation had been requested to commence a new child-care project which would require a great commitm...
Category: Stories
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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There Was A Young Boy Living In Paris At The End ...
Shared By: Kyle Meador on Jan 15, 2001
Summary: There was a young boy living in Paris at the end of the World War II. He had been orphaned by the atrocities committed within his city by the occupying German forces. He scrounged around the ruined city as best as he could to find food, clothes and ...
Category: Stories
based on 121 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Pastor Stood Before His Church And Said, "i've ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 15, 2001
Summary: A pastor stood before his church and said, “I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the church has all the money it needs... The bad news is that it’s all still in your wallets.”
Category: Humor
based on 241 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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A Couple Of Weeks Ago I Was Listening As My Dad ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: A couple of weeks ago I was listening as my Dad talked about what it is like to live on a fixed income, now that he is retired. "Fixed income," I said, "I’d love for my income to be fixed, lately I’ve been thinking it was broken."
Category: Humor
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Why Do I Give?
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Why do I give? The first thing that popped into my head was that I don’t want to be a free loader. I know that it costs money to run a church. On average it takes 40 square foot of building space per person that attends church. Multiply th...
Category: Statistics
based on 128 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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It¡¦s Been Said, "when A Man With Money Meets A ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: It¡¦s been said, "When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with the experience ends up with the money and the man with the money ends up with the experience."
Category: Humor
based on 138 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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He Is No Fool Who Gives Up What He Cannot Keep, ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
Summary: "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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An Online Survey Revealed That, While The ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: An Online survey revealed that, while the average donation to beggars was less than 30 cents, the average daily donation to a panhandler is $56, ranging from a low $15 to $100 per day, or a surprising $30,000 a year untaxed for a few fortunate ones ...
Category: Statistics
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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A One Dollar Bill Met A Twenty Dollar Bill And ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: A one dollar bill met a twenty dollar bill and said, "Hey, where’ve you been? I haven’t seen you around here much." The twenty answered (as the dollar bill listened enviously), "I’ve been hanging out at the casinos, went out on a cruise and did the ...
Category: Humor
based on 157 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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A Group Of Well-intentioned People Met To Discuss ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: A group of well-intentioned people met to discuss ways and means of helping a friend who had been down on his luck recently. Knowing him to be an extremely proud person, who would not accept money, they decided to arrange a bogus raffle. They told h...
Category: Humor
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Christian Author And Speaker Joni Eareckson Tada ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada writes: I’m a quadriplegic, yet I can drive a van (my hand is secured to a big joystick so I can steer, accelerate, and brake). I enjoy being independent, so if there’s something I can do...
Category: Stories
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Marquis De Lafayette Was A French General And ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: - Marquis de Lafayette was a French general and politician who helped George Washington in the American Revolution. After the war was over, he returned to France and resumed his life as a farmer of many estates. In 1783, the harvest was a terribl...
Category: Stories
based on 121 ratings
Scripture: John 4:35-42
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Average Church(gallup) 17% Say They Tithe But ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: Average church(Gallup) 17% say they tithe but only 3% actually do. 40% will give nothing in a year. 91% say they make more money than they ever have in their life. 71% of pastors believe that church members have changed from stewards into consum...
Category: Statistics
based on 176 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Peter 5:1-5
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I Saw A Peanuts Cartoon. Charlie Brown And Linus ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: I saw a Peanuts cartoon. Charlie Brown and Linus are inside all bundled up and Snoopy’s out in the cold shivering in front of his empty dog dish. Charlie and Linus are having a discussion on how sad it is that Snoopy is hungry and cold. "He...
Category: Humor
based on 172 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 2:14-17
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The Billionaire, H. Bunker Hunt, Said, "a ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: The billionaire, H. Bunker Hunt, said, "A billion dollars ain’t what it used to be. You can lose it no matter how much you make. No matter what kind job you’ve got, you could break a leg, get sick, the economy can turn around, the plac...
Category: Quotes
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Spurgeon Was Once Invited By A Wealthy Man To ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: SPURGEON was once invited by a wealthy man to come down and preach in a country church in order to help them raise funds to pay a debt. The man told Spurgeon he was free to use his country house, his town house, or his seaside home. Spurgeon wrote...
Category: Quotes
based on 124 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Katie Fisher, 17, Entered The Madison County ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Feb 4, 2001
Summary: Katie Fisher, 17, entered the Madison County Ohio Junior Livestock Sale hoping the lamb she had for sale would get a good price. For months Katie had been battling cancer. She had endured hospital stays and been through chemotherapy a number of time...
Category: Stories
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Genesis 49:22-24
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In An Article In Campus Life A Young Nurse Writes ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Feb 9, 2001
Summary: In an article in Campus Life a young nurse writes of her pilgrimage in learning to see in a patient the image of God beneath a very “distressing disguise.” Eileen was one of her first patients, a person who was totally helpless. “A cerebral aneur...
Category: Stories
based on 84 ratings
Scripture: none
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Leadership Magazine Carried A Story About 4 Young ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 14, 2001
Summary: Leadership Magazine carried a story about 4 young men, Bible College students, who were renting a house together. One Saturday morning someone knocked on their door. And when they opened it, there stood this bedraggled-looking old man. His eyes w...
Category: Stories
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A Few Years Ago, I Was Watching David Letterman, ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Feb 20, 2001
Summary: A few years ago, I was watching David Letterman, and he was broadcasting his show from Las Vegas. He was doing his opening monologue and he told this joke. He said that he was standing in front of one of the casinos, and a man came up to him l...
Category: Humor
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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One Winters Night In 1935. Laguardia - - The ...
Shared By: George Rennau on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: One winters night in 1935. LaGuardia - - the mayor of New York city showed up at a night court in the poorest ward in the city. He dismissed the judge and took over the bench. That night a tattered old women was brought before him for stealing a l...
Category: Stories
based on 104 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Jeremy Benson Was A Very Successful English ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 26, 2001
Summary: Jeremy Benson was a very successful English businessman, & for a number of years served as Chairman of the Board of a London hospital. When he died, he left a large part of his fortune to that hospital. But his Will stipulated that every year fo...
Category: Stories
based on 134 ratings
Scripture: none
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Ann Landers Had An Interesting Letter In Her ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: Ann Landers had an interesting letter in her column. It was from a girl who was writing about her uncle & aunt. She said, "My uncle was the tightest man I’ve ever known. All his life, every time he got paid he took $20 out of his paycheck & put i...
Category: Humor
based on 168 ratings
Scripture: none
Scott Weber avatar
A Puppy
Shared By: Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: I saw this in Reader’s Digest, - On the last day of school, children were bringing gifts to their teacher. The florist’s son brought the teacher a bouquet. The candy store owner’s son brought the teacher a pretty box of candy. ...
Category: Humor
based on 120 ratings
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 28:9
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The Seed Growing Secretly Can Be Best ...
Shared By: Gerald Cornelius on Mar 27, 2001
Summary: The seed growing secretly can be best communicated by the following true story. A little girl loved the Lord and longed to share the message of Christ to those on the mission field. She contributed a penny to a missionary to help in the work of evan...
Category: Stories
based on 59 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Live In Guernsey In The Channel Islands. I ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Mar 29, 2001
Summary: I live in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I remember back in the 1950s there was a short period of freak tides and currents around our coast that swept up great shoals of fish to the beaches. Before this phenomenon only relatively few people were...
Category: Stories
based on 72 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Scott Carson avatar
A Man On Vacation Was Strolling Along Outside ...
Shared By: Scott Carson on Mar 29, 2001
Summary: A man on vacation was strolling along outside his hotel in Acapulco, enjoying the sunny Mexican weather. Suddenly, he was attracted by the screams of a woman kneeling in front of a child. The man knew enough Spanish to determine that the boy had swa...
Category: Humor
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Robert Rust avatar
I Heard A Story The Other Day About A Hobo Who ...
Shared By: Robert Rust on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: I heard a story the other day about a hobo who walked up to the front door of a big farmhouse, and knocked on the door until the owner answered. The hobo said, “Sir, could I please have something to eat ? I haven’t had a meal in days.&#8...
Category: Humor
based on 139 ratings
Scripture: none