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Tim Zingale avatar
An Invalid Was Told That She Could Never Escape ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: "An invalid was told that she could never escape from his prison of pain and weakness. ’Oh, well,’ she replied, ’there is a lot of living to be found within your limitations if you don’t wear yourself out fighting them.
Category: Quotes
based on 81 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Rob Ross avatar
The Candy Cane
Shared By: Rob Ross on Dec 26, 2000
Summary: The CandyCane A Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began ...
Category: Stories
based on 203 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:6
Bruce Howell avatar
A School Teacher Asked Her First Graders To Draw ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Dec 29, 2000
Summary: A SCHOOL TEACHER asked her first graders to draw a picture of something they were thankful for. She thought of how little these children from poor neighborhoods actually had to be thankful for. She reasoned that most of them would no doubt draw pi...
Category: Stories
based on 150 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Dear Abby Recorded A Powerful Story. A Young Man ...
Shared By: Ernest Canell on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: Dear Abby recorded a powerful story. A young man from a wealthy family was about to graduate from high school. It was a custom in their affluent community for parents to give their graduating children a new car, and the boy and his dad had spent wee...
Category: Stories
based on 250 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Joy In Christ Requires A Commitment To ...
Shared By: John Hamby on Jan 8, 2001
Summary: “Joy in Christ requires a commitment to working at the Christian lifestyle. Salvation comes as a gif, but the joy of salvation demands disciplined action. Most Christians I know have just enough of the Gospel to make them miserable, but not en...
Category: Quotes
based on 143 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 12:23-13:26
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In His Book, First Things First, Author Stephen ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 11, 2001
Summary: In his book, First Things First, author Stephen Covey write about Viktor Frankl, and Austrian psychologist who survived the death camps of Nazi Germany. Frankl made a startling discovery about why some survived the horrible conditions and some did ...
Category: Stories
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 27:13-14
Rich Young avatar
Army Chaplain Had A Sign On His Door That Said, ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: Army Chaplain had a sign on his door that said, “If you have troubles, come in & tell me all about them. If you don’t have troubles, come in & tell me how you do it.”
Category: Humor
based on 113 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: John 16:33
Dan Erickson avatar
Fanny Crosby, The Great Hymn Writer In The Last ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 14, 2000
Summary: Fanny Crosby, the great hymn writer in the last half of the 19th Century, though blind since she was six weeks old, used to describe herself as "the happiest woman on earth."
Category: Quotes
based on 130 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Friend Sent Me An Email That Teaches ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: A friend sent me an email that teaches thankfulness to its recipients: If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your ...
Category: Statistics
based on 309 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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As A Third-century Man Was Anticipating Death, He ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these last words to a friend: "It’s a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have foun...
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
john roy avatar
People Who Are Truly Thankful Don’t ...
Shared By: john roy on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: People who are truly thankful don’t complain, they find a reason to be grateful. Matthew Henry, who wrote a commentary on every book of the Bible, was once robbed. The thieves took everything of value that he had. Later that evening he wrote i...
Category: Stories
based on 158 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Micah 6:1-8:1
john roy avatar
Too Often Our Gratitude Is Dependent Upon The ...
Shared By: john roy on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: Too often our gratitude is dependent upon the circumstances of life. A beautiful hymn was written by Martin Rinkart during the thirty-year war to help us look beyond our circumstances and see the hand of God. Rinkart was a pastor in Saxony, Germany ...
Category: Stories
based on 127 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7
john roy avatar
John Henry Jowett Said, “gratitude Is A ...
Shared By: john roy on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: John Henry Jowett said, “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
Category: Quotes
based on 129 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Jet Fighter Pilot Who ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: - The story is told of a jet fighter pilot who was on a mission during the Gulf War. As he was flying over the enemy territory, he was shot down from a ground to air weapon. He immediately ejected from his flaming plane. But, as he was descendin...
Category: Stories
based on 103 ratings
Scripture: none
William Jewett avatar
John Maxwell Tells A Story That Illustrates The ...
Shared By: William Jewett on Nov 2, 2000
Summary: John Maxwell tells a story that illustrates the importance of a positive attitude. A newly married woman insisted on going to the California desert so she could be near her soldier husband. The only place the couple could find to live was a rundown ...
Category: Stories
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Joni Eareckson Tada, Who Was Paralyzed From The ...
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
Summary: Joni Eareckson Tada, who was paralyzed from the neck down while still a teenager, wrote, "You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it’s all been made possible by your Savior. He went without comfor...
Category: Quotes
based on 111 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Warren Wiersbe Writes, "our Values Determine Our ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: Warren Wiersbe writes, "Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to count it all joy! If we live on...
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A Large Family Sat Around The Breakfast Table One ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: A large family sat around the breakfast table one morning. As the custom, the father returned thanks, blessing God for the food. Immediately after, however, as was his bad habit, he began to grumble about hard times, the poor quality of the food h...
Category: Humor
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Our National Pride Is Not Always What It Seems To ...
Shared By: Luciano Lombardi on Feb 27, 2001
Summary: Our national pride is not always what it seems to be: On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said, “Today I am going to create a land called Canada. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall m...
Category: Humor
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
John Beehler avatar
Lost And Found Ad - Lost Dog, Brown Fur, Some ...
Shared By: John Beehler on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Lost and Found ad - Lost dog, brown fur, some missing due to mange, blind in one eye, three legs, slightly arthritic, goes by name of Lucky.
Category: Humor
based on 152 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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When It Comes To Jealousy, It Has Been Said That ...
Shared By: Charles Mallory on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: WHEN IT COMES TO JEALOUSY, IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT IF YOUR NEIGHBOR’S GRASS IS GREENER, JUST BE THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE STILL ABOVE GROUND TO SEE IT!
Category: Quotes
based on 129 ratings
Denomination: Free Methodist
Scripture: none
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I Like That Story About The Boy And His Father ...
Shared By: Norman Lawrence on Mar 25, 2001
Summary: I like that story about the boy and his father who were planning a fishing trip for the next day. That evening as the father was putting his son to bed, the boy hugged his father’s neck and said, "Daddy, thank you for tomorrow."
Category: Stories
based on 189 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
Guy McGraw avatar
Michael Card Tells The Story Of A Man Named ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: MICHAEL CARD tells the story of a man named Joseph who came to Christ out of a muslim background. One day walking a hot dirty African road met someone who shared Christ with him. Then and there he accepted Jesus as his Savior and the power of the ...
Category: Stories
based on 131 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-11
Steven Chapman avatar
A Father And His Son Were Seated At The Dining ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: A father and his son were seated at the dining room table, while the mother was finishing the final preparations on the family’s dinner. While the father and son were seated, the father asked the son if he would say the prayer for the meal. Th...
Category: Humor
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Brian Mavis avatar
The Impact of Attitude
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Apr 4, 2001
Summary: THE IMPACT OF ATTITUDE The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of Attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important: than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what oth...
Category: Quotes
based on 119 ratings
Scripture: none
SermonCentral Staff avatar
The Optimist Says, The Cup Is Half Full. The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 16, 2001
Summary: The optimist says, the cup is half full. The pessimist says, the cup is half empty. The child of God says; My cup runneth over.
Category: Quotes
based on 210 ratings
Denomination: *other
Wayne Major avatar
A Real Sermon
Shared By: Wayne Major on Apr 23, 2001
Summary: A REAL SERMON Mother Teresa said, “A person filled with joy preaches without preaching.”
Category: Quotes
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
Wayne Major avatar
Even Our Foundational Beliefs In This Country ...
Shared By: Wayne Major on Apr 23, 2001
Summary: Even our foundational beliefs in this country see the “pursuit of happiness” as a basic right of all individuals. Yet with all our pursuit, happiness seems to elude many of us for much of our lives. Nathaniel Hawthorne said, “Hap...
Category: Quotes
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
Brian Mavis avatar
A Man Has Been Lost And Walking In The Desert For ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Apr 27, 2001
Summary: A man has been lost and walking in the desert for about five days. One hot day--actually, they’re all hot--he comes to the home of a preacher. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The preacher takes him in a...
Category: Humor
based on 126 ratings
Scripture: John 12:1-8
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George Barna Reports That Over 70 Million ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: George Barna reports that over 70 million Americans today are struggling to find some meaning in life. And that over 50% of Americans struggle with some type of depression.
Category: Statistics
based on 130 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none