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David Browne avatar
The Young Salesman Was Disappointed About Losing ...
Shared By: David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
Summary: The young salesman was disappointed about losing a big sale, and as he talked with his sales manager he lamented, "I guess it just proves you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink." The manager replied, "Son, take my advice: y...
Category: Stories
based on 153 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
John Hamby avatar
In Football They Have A Huddle, The Goal ...
Shared By: John Hamby on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: “In football they have a huddle, the goal of the huddle is to give you thirty seconds to call the play, that is why they give you a huddle.(At a professional football game there may be ) Sixty thousand people watching you huddle, they don&#821...
Category: Quotes
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There's A Story Told - And I Take It To Be A ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: There’s a story told - and I take it to be a parable because I hope it’s not true - of a country church which had a creeper - perhaps an ivy plant - growing up by the porch doorway. Over the doorway was a text carved in stone, "We preach Christ cr...
Category: Stories
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Richard Baxter, The Puritan Preacher Of The 17th ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Richard Baxter, the Puritan preacher of the 17th century conveys the urgency, the zeal of Christian witness when he said, "I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men!"
Category: Quotes
based on 100 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
David Simmons avatar
In The Movie, A Few Good Men, A Sergeant And A ...
Shared By: David Simmons on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: In the movie, A Few Good Men, a sergeant and a private stand on trial for killing a fellow marine. Their lawyer, played by Tom Cruise, attempts to demonstrate that the murder was actually the result of an order that the two marines had received fr...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Michael S. Hamilton, Assistant Professor Of ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Michael S. Hamilton, Assistant Professor of History at Seattle Pacific University wrote, "In the 1930’s, most missionary agencies emphasized evangelism, church-planting, and discipleship. In 1998, however, four of the five largest overseas min...
Category: Quotes
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 4:16-22
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A German Soldier Was Wounded. He Was Ordered To ...
Shared By: Charles Trout on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: A German soldier was wounded. He was ordered to go to the military hospital for treatment. When he arrived at the large and imposing building, he saw two doors, one marked, "For the slightly wounded," and the other, "For the seriously wounded." ...
Category: Humor
based on 171 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 3:10-12
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Ct Studd: Wealthy, Nationally Famous Athlete Put ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: CT STUDD: wealthy, nationally famous athlete put it all aside to disappear into the mission field: China, India, and then Africa. Lost from sight for 13 yrs without contact. WHY? ’Some people love to dwell near church with choir and steepl...
Category: Quotes
based on 141 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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V. Mcgee Estimates That 75% Of The Members Of ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: .V. McGee estimates that 75% of the members of the average church might not be genuinely saved.(religious club) Billy Graham states that 80% of those who make salvation decision in his crusades are already on a church roll somewhere.
Category: Statistics
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Let Me Give You An Example To What I’m ...
Shared By: Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Summary: Let me give you an example to what I’m saying by sharing with you a story that I recently read in one of the history books in my library. I read how on July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slav...
Category: Stories
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Our English Word Witness Comes From An ...
Shared By: John Hamby on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: “Our English word witness comes from an Old English word we do no use very much anymore but we used it in Elizabethan times and afterwards. It is the word wit. ‘To wit’ means ‘to know’ A ‘wit’ is ‘a kn...
Category: Quotes
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Couple Of Years Ago, Tim Forneris, A 22 Year ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: A couple of years ago, Tim Forneris, a 22 year old groundskeeper gave Mark McGwire, a million dollar ball, saying “I think I have something that belongs to you.” McGwire in turn gave it to the Hall of Fame to display beside Ruth’s and Marris’ recor...
Category: Stories
based on 86 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Longer A Church Has Been In Existence, The ...
Shared By: Bob AuBuchon on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: "The longer a church has been in existence, the more its resources go toward its own preservation rather than toward outreach and evangelism. Our tendency is to design ministries that meet our own needs as opposed to the needs of those who have not...
Category: Quotes
based on 146 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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"the Story Of Robert Moffit: One ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Illustration: “The Story of Robert Moffit: One Convert” I’m sure you’ve heard the classic story about the faithful pastor who was told by his superior that something was wrong with his work. The supervisor told him, “Only one person has been ad...
Category: Stories
based on 71 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Now, My Dad Once Told Me The Story About A ...
Shared By: Andrew Schroer on Mar 12, 2001
Summary: Now, my dad once told me the story about a peculiar fisherman from Minnesota. You see, this fisherman was very well prepared. He knew how to fish. He had everything you need to be a good fisherman. He had poles, nets, bait, and even a really nic...
Category: Humor
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Brett Blair 1999
Shared By: Troy Borst on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: ILLUSTRATION… Brett Blair 1999 The Chevy Nova was a relatively successful American car for many years. Encouraged by U.S. sales, Chevrolet began to market the American Nova throughout the world. Unfortunately, the Nova did not sell well in Mexico a...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Scripture: none
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I'm Amused By The Story Of The Boy Who Was ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Mar 21, 2001
Summary: I’m amused by the story of the boy who was fishing on a stream when a group of teenagers arrived on the scene with their rods and reels and fancy flies. They thrashed the water as they joked and laughed casting and reeling in repeatedly but catching...
Category: Stories
based on 85 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42:42
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The Forgotten Letter Drop
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: Illus.: The Forgotten Letter Drop Several years ago the city of Pittsburgh constructed a large, new post office at the cost of several million dollars. On the day of it’s opening, the Governor made a speech, the bands played and the peopl...
Category: Stories
based on 95 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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In His Book The Crisis In The University, Sir ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Apr 17, 2001
Summary: In his book The Crisis in the University, Sir Walter Moberly cites the failure of evangelicals to penetrate university campuses with the gospel. To those who claim to follow Christ he says, "If one-tenth of what you believe is true, you ought to be ...
Category: Stories
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Recently, I Saw A Letter Written By A Relatively ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on May 2, 2001
Summary: Recently, I saw a letter written by a relatively new Christian to the person whose life had influenced hers so greatly. She actually lists about a dozen qualities she found contagious in the life of this older Christian. Listen to some of what she w...
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Scripture: none
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Charles Spurgeon Said, "lives With Many Aims Are ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on May 8, 2001
Summary: Charles Spurgeon said, "Lives with many aims are like water trickling through innumerable streams, none of which are wide enough or deep enough to float the merest cockleshell of a boat. But a life with one purpose is like a mighty river flowing be...
Category: Quotes
based on 104 ratings
Scripture: none
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Reported In Usatoday.com On Saturday April 27, ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 17, 2001
Summary: Reported in USATODAY.COM on Saturday April 27, 2001 at FRUITPORT, Mich. (AP) — At the funeral for his wife and infant daughter, an American missionary said he has forgiven the Peruvian pilot who shot down their small plane and said his wife wo...
Category: Stories
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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It Is Our Privilege To Have World Evangelism As ...
Shared By: R. Darrel Davis on Jun 2, 2001
Summary: "It is our privilege to have world evangelism as a passion, not our responsibility to have as a burden." Mary Nordstrom
Category: Quotes
based on 119 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In 1996, Andrew Meekens, An Elder In The ...
Shared By: R. Darrel Davis on Jun 2, 2001
Summary: In 1996, Andrew Meekens, an elder in the international evangelical church of Addis Ababa was onboard a hijacked Ethiopian airliner which was running out of fuel. It eventually made an emergency crash landing near the Comoros Islands. According to so...
Category: Stories
based on 57 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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If The Church Were To Lose Its Hierarchy, Its ...
Shared By: Mark Sutherlin on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: "If the church were to lose its hierarchy, its clergy, its vast collection of learning amassed over the centuries, even the text of its sacred books, and had to face the world with nothing but the living presence of the Risen Jesus and its mission t...
Category: Quotes
based on 80 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Time When A Little Child ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jul 12, 2001
Summary: The story is told of a time when a little child in an African tribe wandered off into the tall jungle grass and could not be found, although the tribe searched all day. The next day the tribal members all held hands and walked through the grass tog...
Category: Stories
based on 138 ratings
Scripture: none
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An Older Gentleman Was Walking Along The Seashore ...
Shared By: James May on Aug 8, 2001
Summary: An older gentleman was walking along the seashore one day in the hot sun. As he walked he was sweating profusely and seemed to be in a hurry! Every few steps he would bend over, pick up a starfish from the hot, burning sands and cast it back into ...
Category: Stories
based on 136 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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From A Leadership Seminar Given By Dale ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Aug 9, 2001
Summary: From a leadership seminar given by Dale Galloway: A bunch of fleas were hanging out on a blanket, just jumping up & down having a blast. And then someone came up and put a jar over them… Not knowing what happened they still keep jumping ...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Scripture: none
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Two Ladies Were Sharing Lunch Together When One ...
Shared By: Brian Archer on Aug 16, 2001
Summary: Two Ladies were sharing lunch together when one said to the other: "I don’t know many Christians, but somehow I can’t help regarding them as hypocrites." Said the other, "But your sister-in-law, she lives in the same house with you; sur...
Category: Stories
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Some Time Ago An 18-year-old Girl From Washington ...
Shared By: Brian Archer on Aug 16, 2001
Summary: Some time ago an 18-year-old girl from Washington state attended a worship service. For the first time in her life she heard the gospel message. The following Tuesday the members of the church received a letter from her. It read: Dear Church member...
Category: Stories
based on 225 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Proverbs 24:11-12