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Bob Briggs avatar
A Free Flowing River Purifies Itself And Is ...
Shared By: Bob Briggs on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: A free flowing river purifies itself and is alive with life. So also is the Christian who becomes involved with others in sharing the Gospel. That Christian will discover the reason for his or her existence. Being involved in the ministry of a wi...
Category: Quotes
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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When We Became Adults, Even Though We Gained ...
Shared By: Eric Shrewsberry on Jan 16, 2001
Summary: When we became adults, even though we gained more knowledge in many things, we still struggle with that one question, "Why?" The only difference, is our questions became more complex, more complicated, more frustrating.
Category: Quotes
based on 74 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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French Author, Guy De Maupassant Was One Of The ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: French author, Guy de Maupassant was one of the greatest writers of short stories the world has ever known. Within ten years he rose from relative obscurity to fame. Just what he thought he’d always wanted. His material possessions showed a li...
Category: Stories
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Some Time Ago, Oil Was Discovered In Southern ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: Some time ago, oil was discovered in southern Kentucky. Believe me it wasn’t a major oil strike by any stretch, but it was a big deal for Kentucky and soon that entire area of the countryside was ripped apart, as more and more people began dri...
Category: Stories
based on 94 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Last Year, While Renting A Car At An Airport, I ...
Shared By: Ronald Zamkus on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Last year, while renting a car at an airport, I noticed that most of the employees wore their identification badges from a WWJD neckband. So, I approached one of the employees and asked her what WWJD meant? She said, "I have no idea, they just giv...
Category: Stories
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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There Was A Commercial Years Ago On Tv By The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: There was a commercial years ago on TV by the Peace Corp: "It doesn’t matter how long you live if you’re not doing anything with your life."
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based on 139 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Came Across Some Interesting Statistics A ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 26, 2001
Summary: ILL. I came across some interesting statistics a few years ago. Someone went to the trouble to research what people do with their time, & came up with these results: If we live to be 75, most of us will have spent 3 solid years, 24 hours a day, ...
Category: Statistics
based on 219 ratings
Scripture: none
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One Of Golf’s Immortal Moments Came When A ...
Shared By: Rob Culler on Mar 21, 2001
Summary: One of golf’s immortal moments came when a Scotsman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s ...
Category: Humor
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Kurt Cobain Died About 8 Years Ago. I Remember ...
Shared By: Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: Kurt Cobain died about 8 years ago. I remember the day I picked up the newspaper and read about it. He was the founder and lead singer of the rock group "Nirvana." His death was a suicide. He took a shotgun, pointed it to his head, and killed hi...
Category: Stories
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H.g. Wells: "until A Man Has Found God, He ...
Shared By: Dennis Clark on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: H.G. Wells: "Until a man has found God, he begins at no beginning and works to no end!"
Category: Quotes
based on 99 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 1:1-5
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William Provine Of Cornell University Said, ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on May 4, 2001
Summary: William Provine of Cornell University said, “Darwinism is not just about mutations and fossils, it is a comprehensive philosophy stating that all of life can be explained by natural causes acting randomly—which implies that there is no n...
Category: Quotes
based on 109 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In February 1980, The U.s. Olympic Hockey Team ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on May 4, 2001
Summary: In February 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team slipped its foot into a glass slipper and walked away with a gold medal at Lake Placid, New York. Those collegians had shocked the world by upsetting the powerful Soviet team, and then they grabbed the ...
Category: Stories
based on 111 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Last Time, I Mentioned The Movie City ...
Shared By: Craig Simonian on Jun 8, 2001
Summary: Last time, I mentioned the movie City Slickers… where Billy Crystal asked Curley what the meaning of life was. He pointed his finger up. “Your finger is the meaning of life?” “No, one thing. One thing is the meaning of li...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 99 ratings
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I Am Only One, But I Am One. I Cannot Do ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Jun 19, 2001
Summary: I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And that which I can do, by the grace of God, I will do. – D.L. Moody
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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What About The Foundation?, Citation: Ravi ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Sep 27, 2001
Summary: [What About the Foundation?, Citation: Ravi Zacharias, "If the Foundations Be Destroyed," Preaching Today, Tape No. 142.] A few weeks ago, I did a lectureship at Ohio State University. As I was being driven to the lecture, we passed the new Wexne...
Category: Stories
based on 122 ratings
Scripture: none
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Christmas Is An Exciting Time And Little Sammy ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: Christmas is an exciting time and little Sammy was excited. He was 15 years old and Christmas was still to him a time of wonder. He was a happy child despite his handicap. You see, Sammy was slightly retarded. He still went to school, though he ...
Category: Stories
based on 151 ratings
Scripture: Luke 1:1-2:1
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The Greatest Use Of Life Is To Spend It For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. -- William James
Category: Quotes
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Better To Love God And Die Unknown Than To Love ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it. -- Erwin W. Lu...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Life May Have No Meaning. Or Even Worse, It May ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: "Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove." ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
Category: Quotes
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Two Great Days
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: TWO GREAT DAYS There are two great days in a person’s life -- the day we are born and the day we discover why. SOURCE: William Barclay
Category: Quotes
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Taj Mahal Is One Of The Most Beautiful And ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Dec 19, 2001
Summary: The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built, but there is something fascinating about its beginnings. In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memo...
Category: Stories
based on 47 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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When Rickey Shive Was A Kid Growing Up On The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: When Rickey Shive was a kid growing up on the farm, one of the annual jobs he always looked forward to was the "chicken harvest." Apologies should be made in advance for the somewhat graphic nature of this illustration. Nonetheless, he looked forwar...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Romans 6:12-14
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Oh Lord, Become The Master Of Our Passions, And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Oh Lord, become the master of our passions, and the creator of our desires. — R. Marklund
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Love The United States, But I See Here ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: "I love the United States, but I see here everything is measured by success, by how much money it makes, not the satisfaction to the individual." John Fellows Akers (b. 1934) American bisiness executive, Chairman of IBM
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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In An April, 1988 Edition Of Sports Illustrated, ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Feb 11, 2002
Summary: In an April, 1988 edition of Sports Illustrated, their was a story titled “Ali and His Entourage”. Sports writer Gary Smith went to Ali’s farmhouse to interview the three-time world champion. On the floor leaning against the walls, were mementos o...
Category: Stories
based on 54 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 6:27
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The Roman Emperor Charlemagne Has An Interesting ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Feb 11, 2002
Summary: The Roman emperor Charlemagne has an interesting story surrounding his burial. This famous king asked to be entombed sitting upright in his throne. He asked that his crown be placed on his head and his scepter in his hand. He requested that the r...
Category: Stories
based on 92 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Investing in Your Passion
Shared By: Randy Croft on Feb 28, 2002
Summary: Investing in Your Passion No one knows this better than Richard Westerfield. At age 22, having studied piano, violin, and voice, he got his first chance to conduct and orchestra. "The moment I picked up the baton, I knew this was what I wanted t...
Category: Stories
based on 56 ratings
Scripture: none
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Va Baily Wrote About The Time He Realized The ...
Shared By: Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
Summary: VA Baily wrote about the time he realized the plan and purpose of life. I hurried into the local department store to grab some last minute Christmas gifts. I looked at all the people and grumbled to myself, "I am going to be in here forever." Ch...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: none
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One Day, In 1888, Alfred Nobel Picked Up The ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Mar 15, 2002
Summary: One day, in 1888, Alfred Nobel picked up the morning newspaper and read his obituary. It was his brother who had passed away, but an over-zealous reporter, who had failed to check the facts, wrote that the world saw Alfred Nobel as the inventor of d...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Listen To These Words From Danish Philosopher, ...
Shared By: Don Hawks on Mar 16, 2002
Summary: Listen to these words from Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard: "What I really lack is to be clear in my mind what I am to do, not what I am to know… the thing is to understand myself, to see what God really wishes me to do … to find the idea for...
Category: Quotes
based on 36 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none