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These Shepherds Were Symbolic Of Jesus Christ The ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
Summary: These shepherds were symbolic of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who would also humbly follow God’s will. Their sheep represent us as believers, in several ways: - Sheep cannot clean themselves. Some animals such as a cat can do that, but...
Category: Stories
based on 160 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Someone Tells About A Man Who Pulled Up To A Red ...
Shared By: Dana Chau on Sep 3, 2001
Summary: Someone tells about a man who pulled up to a red light and saw a truck towing a trailer with many sheep inside. The man rolled down his window and yelled to the truck driver, "You shepherds don’t move your sheep around like you used to." ...
Category: Humor
based on 182 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Love of God
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: THE LOVE OF GOD The love of God is one of the great realities of the universe, a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests. But it is a personal, intimate thing too. God does not love populations, He loves people. He loves not masses, but men...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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Any Concern Too Small To Be A Prayer Is Too Small ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Any concern too small to be a prayer is too small to be a burden. — Corrie TenBoom
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based on 3 ratings
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I Am Always Content With What Happens; For I Know ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose. — Epictetus
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based on 1 rating
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Trust The Past To God's Mercy, The Present To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence. — Augustine
Category: Quotes
based on 13 ratings
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies
Shared By: SermonCentral on Feb 25, 2002
Summary: IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES Richard Wurmbrand tells the story of a church leader he met while imprisoned in Romania. He was sentenced to 22 years for his goodness. The man, his wife, and six small children were eating breakfast when the ...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
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Listen Carefully
Shared By: Darren Ethier on May 9, 2002
Summary: LISTEN CAREFULLY Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office that was listed. When he arrived, he e...
Category: Stories
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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One Difference Between Christianity And Other ...
Shared By: Lalsiemlien Pulamte on Jul 22, 2002
Summary: One difference between Christianity and other world religions. Christianity teaches us that we are lost persons and can not find God by ourselves (e.g. the parables of the lost sheep and lost coin). So God’s Son, Jesus Christ came to find us out. In...
Category: Humor
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
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St. Stephen
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 15, 2002
Summary: St. Stephen St. Stephen suffered the next in order. His death was occasioned by the faithful manner in which he preached the Gospel to the betrayers and murderers of Christ. To such a degree of madness were they excited, that they cast him out o...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
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Philip
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 15, 2002
Summary: Philip Was born at Bethsaida, in Galilee and was first called by the name of "disciple." He labored diligently in Upper Asia, and suffered martyrdom at Heliopolis, in Phrygia. He was scourged, thrown into prison, and afterwards crucified, A.D. 54...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
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Scripture: none
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Barnabas
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 15, 2002
Summary: Barnabas Was of Cyprus, but of Jewish descent, his death is supposed to have taken place about A.D. 73. And yet, notwithstanding all these continual persecutions and horrible punishments, the Church daily increased, deeply rooted in the doctr...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
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Scripture: none
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Who Calls My Name?
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 4, 2002
Summary: WHO CALLS MY NAME? Bob Crabtree, AG Superintendent of Ohio, tells while in the USSR, he saw two shepherds come together in the middle of the road. They had 300 sheep all become one group. He had to wait as the shepherds talked. Finally, Bob won...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Wandering Off
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: WANDERING OFF Dr. Andrew Bonar told me how, in the Highlands of Scotland, a sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they ...
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Through the Valley of Death
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH Philip Crosby, in his book "March Till They Die," gives an account of a forced march that American and European soldiers who had been captured had to endure in Korea. It was November of 1950, and the North Koreans ...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 23:34
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Branded
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: BRANDED Phillip Keller wrote in his book “A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm,” about buying his first thirty sheep. He wrote: “Each shepherd has his own distinctive earmark which he cuts into one of the ears of his sheep. In this way, even at a...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
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Guarded by the Shepherd
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: GUARDED BY THE SHEPHERD Charles Spurgeon says this about the Great Shepherd: What is there in you, dear friend, more than there is in any other professor, why you should not prove an apostate after all? What is there about me that I should s...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
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Nothing Else
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: NOTHING ELSE In his book, I Shall Not Want, Robert Ketchum tells about a Sunday school teacher who asked her group of children if any of them could quote the entire twenty-third psalm. A little four-and-a-half-year-old girl was among those who r...
Category: Humor
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: none
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A "Cast" Sheep
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: A "CAST" SHEEP There is an Old English shepherd’s term called a "cast" sheep. This is a sheep that has turned over on its back and can’t get back up again. It happens frequently. And when it happens, all the sheep can do is lie on its back, with...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
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Praying the 23rd Psalm
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 15, 2003
Summary: PRAYING THE 23rd PSALM Because Thou art my Shepherd, I commit my needs to Thee. Provide green pastures for me to lie in, Lead me beside still waters. Restore my soul when I’m empty, Lead me in right paths for Your name’s sake. Be with me in...
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
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Helpless on My Own
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 15, 2003
Summary: HELPLESS ON MY OWN Philip Keller was a sheep rancher. In his book, "A Shepherd Looks at the Twenty-third Psalm," he says that sheep they require more attention than any other livestock. They just can’t take care of themselves. Unless their ...
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The Lord Is My Shepherd—Communion Meditation
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 15, 2003
Summary: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD- COMMUNION MEDITATION The 23rd Psalm is a beautiful passage of scripture to use when celebrating communion. It describes in detail what the Good Shepherd does for us. He provides for us, comforts us, heals us, restores u...
Category: Quotes
based on 27 ratings
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One Day Billy And Ruth Graham Were Driving ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Dec 31, 2004
Summary: One day Billy and Ruth Graham were driving through a long stretch of road construction. They had numerous slowdowns, detours, and stops along the way. Finally they reached the end of all that difficulty, and smooth pavement stretched out before them...
Category: Stories
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Man Who First Pastored And Nurtured A Church ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 8, 2005
Summary: A man who first pastored and nurtured a church brings in an assistant to help with the work, a hand-picked man. Later, both men do church planting work together for a couple of years, then return to the home church. A sharp disagreement arises over ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
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Scripture: none
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While Reading Last Month About The 1936 Olympic ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: While reading last month about the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin Germany, there is a story about a friendship that was birthed between Jesse Owens a Black man and Luz Long a German. Both men were competing in the long jump, Jesse Owens was the early ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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First Of All, What Is A Shepherd And What Does ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: First of all, what is a shepherd and what does he do? I think that Dr. Andrew Bonar, a close friend and biographer of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, says it best when he had this to say to a friend of his about sheep and shepherds. Dr. Andrew Bonar told me...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Lynn Anderson, In "they Smell Like Sheep Relates ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Lynn Anderson, in "They Smell Like Sheep relates this story: “Several years ago in Palestine, Carolyn and I rode a tour bus through Israel’s countryside nearly mesmerized as the tour guide explained the scenery, the history, and the lifestyle. In hi...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 10:1-5
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In The Highlands Of Scotland, Sheep Would Often ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: In the Highlands of Scotland, sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then they ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Jesus Is Like The Shepherds In The Following And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Jesus is like the shepherds in the following and we must be like those sheep. Bob Crabtree, AG Superintendent of Ohio, tells while in the USSR, he saw two shepherds come together in the middle of the road. They had 300 sheep all become one group. H...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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In His Book, A Turtle On The Fencepost, Allen C. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: In his book, A Turtle on the Fencepost, Allen C. Emery tells of a night he spent on the Texas plains with a shepherd who was keeping two thousand sheep. The shepherd prepared a bonfire for cooking supper and providing warmth. The sheep dogs lay down...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none