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One Of The Subjects I Taught Was Physical Science ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 7, 2001
Summary: One of the subjects I taught was physical science for learning disabled kids. It was hard to get them motivated to do much at all. One day I showed the class a video about protecting the environment. It explored all the ways that humanity was des...
Category: Stories
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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After Church…
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 20, 2001
Summary: AFTER CHURCH... There he stood, in the midst of the Golden Corral restaurant, with Thousand Island dressing dripping from his hair, over his glasses, down his face, all over his jacket, pants, & shoes. And I’m not talking about a little bit of T...
Category: Stories
based on 151 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-17
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The Emperor and the Seed
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 18, 2002
Summary: THE EMPEROR AND THE SEED Once there was an emperor in the Far East who was growing old and knew it was coming time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or one of his own children, he decided to do something different...
Category: Stories
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Leaders and Followers
Shared By: Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
Summary: LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS S. I. McMillen, in his book "None of These Diseases," tells a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, "Are you a leader?" Being b...
Category: Humor
based on 206 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Four Men Used To Meet Together Each Week In ...
Shared By: Randy Aly on Oct 13, 2004
Summary: Four men used to meet together each week in Memphis. One man was a service station owner, one man was a salesman for a wholesale appliance company, one man was assistant treasurer of a large corporation, and one man was a teacher. These men shared ...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-20:10
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C.s. Lewis: "everyone Says Forgiveness Is A ...
Shared By: David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
Summary: C.S. Lewis: “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
Category: Quotes
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During The Time Of Slavery, A Slave Was Preaching ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2006
Summary: During the time of slavery, a slave was preaching with great power. His master heard of it, and sent for him, and said: "I understand you are preaching?" "Yes," said the slave. "Well, now," said the master, "I will give you all the time you need, ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 6:11-22
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Sometime Ago A Man Who Was Pastor In A Large ...
Shared By: Bruce Willis on Dec 18, 2006
Summary: Sometime ago a man who was Pastor in a large church, very successful in everything he did except one thing – the most important thing. He was failing in his marriage. The reason was, because his wife could see through him. She knew what he was re...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 2:1-3:21
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America's Unchurched Are Willing To Hear What ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 15, 2008
Summary: America's unchurched are willing to hear what people have to say about Christianity, but a majority also sees the church as a place full of hypocrites, finds a LifeWay Research study. 72% of those interviewed think the church "is full of hypocrites....
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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We Are Educated…
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Apr 22, 2008
Summary: We are educated beyond our level of obedience. Source: John C. Maxwell
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Take It All, It's Worth Nothing
Shared By: Ovidiu Radulescu on Oct 10, 2008
Summary: Take It All, It's Worth Nothing Like the story my grand father told me about of Nicolae, one his neighbors. In 1946, after WWII, the Russians were the masters of Eastern Europe. They nationalized the banks, flooding the market with endless paper ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Scripture: none
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Why Mike Guglielmucci Lied to the World
Shared By: Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008
Summary: Why Mike Guglielmucci Lied to the World The Australian musician who wrote "Healer" needed his own healing from a porn addiction. His tragic story should challenge us to embrace purity. I play the song "Healer" all the time in my car. I can't g...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Lee Strobel Story
Shared By: Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
Summary: LEE STROBEL STORY I have been fascinated by the testimony and story of Lee Strobel. Lee was a journalist for the Chicago Tribune. By his own testimony he was ruthless. He liked his high end lifestyle of work, travel and partying. By his own admis...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Hypocrisy Is Like The 12-year-old Boy Who Was ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 28, 2009
Summary: Hypocrisy is like the 12-year-old boy who was waiting for his first orthodontist appointment and was a bit nervous. Apparently he wanted to impress the dentist. On the patient questionnaire, in the space marked "Hobbies," he had written, "Swimming, ...
Category: Stories
Scripture: Matthew 7:4-5
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How the Mighty Fall
Shared By: Johnny Wilson on Feb 12, 2009
Summary: HOW THE MIGHTY FALL The British group, The Alarm, sang about someone of great influence who had brought himself down. I remember this song because I went through a period of personal crisis after a time of career triumph. In my depression, I hear...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Mixed Motives
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009
Summary: C.S. Lewis said: "Humans are very seldom either totally sincere or totally hypocritical. Their moods change, their motives are mixed, and they are often themselves quite mistaken as to what their motives are." (As quoted in: Barton, Bruce B....
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Hypocrisy Is Like A Pin. It Is Pointed In One ...
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009
Summary: Hypocrisy is like a pin. It is pointed in one direction, and yet is headed in another. (Michael P. Green: 1500 Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, 2000, S. 201)
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Joseph Stalin
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on May 4, 2009
Summary: JOSEPH STALIN Despite the mind-numbing brutality of the Joseph Stalin regime in the Soviet Union, his propaganda machine did its job well. Many Russians hailed him as a hero and a savior, including a young school girl who was chosen to greet Stal...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Master of Religiosity
Shared By: Mark Schaeufele on Jun 29, 2009
Summary: THE MASTER OF RELIGIOSITY He made free use of Christian vocabulary. He talked about the blessing of the Almighty and the Christian confessions which would become the pillars of the new government. He assumed the earnestness of a man weighed down ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Balanced Scale?
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 13, 2009
Summary: BALANCED SCALE? I read that years ago in England when they still used the balanced scales that a baker sued a farmer over the pound of butter that he was buying. And he said that when he first started buying butter from the farmer, it was a full ...
Category: Humor
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A Black Preacher In Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. William ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Aug 24, 2009
Summary: A black preacher in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. William Holmes Border, while speaking on this text, said it well: "If a one of them had thrown a rock at that woman, the Lord would have turned the heart of that rock into rubber, and it would have bounced b...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Behind the Back Conflict
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Oct 6, 2009
Summary: BEHIND THE BACK CONFLICT We say one thing to people’s faces and then another behind their backs. Sometimes it seems easier and not worth the conflict. I remember being asked by a boss about my opinion concerning a fellow employee. I really felt t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Who Are You?
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: WHO ARE YOU? Sheila Walsh is a Christian singer, writer, and former host of The 700 Club. She describes how her disconnected spirituality literally hit a wall. "One morning I was sitting on national television with my nice suit and inflatable ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Hypocrites Do Things For The ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 4, 2009
Summary: Hypocrites Do Things for the Show During my childhood - as I was growing up - anything "modern" was considered good! Whatever the current fad was, it was something that I wanted to have - and, I was convinced, like everyone else, that the new item ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-5
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Church Cake Cover-Up
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 19, 2009
Summary: CHURCH CAKE COVER-UP It was time for the annual cake sale at a Presbyterian church not much different than our own. Ms. Billings always made the most beautiful cakes...she was expected to make another one this year. However, Ms. Billings was a ve...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-15
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If Have Cable Or Satellite Tv, You Likely Have ...
Shared By: Nathan Ingram on Nov 30, 2009
Summary: If have cable or satellite TV, you likely have hundreds of channels. Anything you can imagine at any hour of the day. But no matter where you are in the country, no matter what time of day you turn on the tv you’ll always find 3 things on… A re...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Many People Find It Much Easier To ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: Many people find it much easier to compartmentalize their lives and justify their inconsistencies. Consider this story. A man and his girlfriend went to a fast food restaurant. They bought a bucket of chicken to take on a picnic, but the cashier ...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Rearranging Ashes
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 8, 2010
Summary: Rearranging Ashes The story is told of an eastern ascetic holy man who covered himself with ashes as a sign of humility and regularly sat on a prominent street corner of his city. When tourists asked permission to take his picture, the mystic wou...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Sin and Hypocrites
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 8, 2010
Summary: Sin and Hypocrites Some mistakenly think that they are free to sin, just so long as they aren't hypocrites about it, that the worst form of sin is hypocrisy. Often one hears it said, "I know I'm not perfect, but at least I'm not hypocritical abou...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Tree of Hippocrates
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
Summary: THE TREE OF HIPPOCRATES In the Greek Islands, one can seek out the home of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. In the area, one can also find an olive tree, supposedly dating from his time. If this is so, this tree would then be some 2400...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none