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The Story Is About A Man By The Name Of Larry ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 5, 2001
Summary: The story is about a man by the name of Larry Walters, a 33-year-old man who decided he wanted to see his neighborhood from a new perspective. So, he went down to the local army surplus store and bought forty-five used weather balloons. That a...
Category: Humor
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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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A Little Girl Walking In A Garden Noticed A ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: A little girl walking in a garden noticed a particularly beautiful flower. She admired its beauty and enjoyed its fragrance. “It’s so pretty!” she exclaimed. As she gazed on it, her eyes followed the stem down to the soil in which it grew. “This fl...
Category: Stories
based on 152 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Shorted-Sightedness
Shared By: Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: SHORTED-SIGHTEDNESS "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --Thomas Watson, ...
Category: Quotes
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A Little Girl Once Said To Her Mother, "mommy, If ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jun 11, 2002
Summary: A LITTLE GIRL ONCE SAID TO HER MOTHER, “Mommy, if Santa Claus brings our presents, and God gives us our daily bread, and Uncle Sam gives us Social Security, why do we keep daddy around?”
Category: Humor
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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What Difference Does It Make?
Shared By: David Salisbury on Oct 2, 2002
Summary: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? The job of the church is not to impact the church, but to impact the world. It’s like a huddle in a football game. 67,000 people don’t pay $25.00 a ticket to watch the Titans huddle. What if you went to a Titans ...
Category: Humor
based on 256 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
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Potato, Egg, or Coffee?
Shared By: Mike Leiter on Jan 15, 2003
Summary: POTATO, EGG, OR COFFEE? Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem ...
Category: Stories
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Win Arn, A Leading Church Consultant Conducted A ...
Shared By: Martin Kim on Oct 5, 2004
Summary: Win Arn, a leading church consultant conducted a survey: He surveyed members of nearly a thousand churches asking the question, “Why does the church exit?? The results? Of the church members surveyed, 89 percent said, “The church’s purpose is to ...
Category: Statistics
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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Remembering My Purpose
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Dec 22, 2004
Summary: REMEMBERING MY PURPOSE 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 magnifice...
Category: Stories
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Charles Francis Adams, 19th Century Political ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 17, 2006
Summary: Charles Francis Adams, 19th century political figure and diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered: "Went fishing with my son today--a day wasted." His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary, which is still in existence. On that same day, Brook Adams ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Success In This Great Enterprise Of Teaching ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Success in this great enterprise of teaching the Bible for fruitful results, like success in any other undertaking, must be purchased at the price of effort."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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This Past Week, Josie Received A Rather ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: This past week, Josie received a rather interesting story via the e-mail that I would like to paraphrase for you this morning. Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the author. However, I do know that it was written by one of the students who wit...
Category: Stories
based on 77 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:21
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Ellen Petrakis
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: ELLEN PETRAKIS Hi guys…this isn’t easy for me to get up here and speak in front of you. I am a kindergarten teacher and do much better speaking to 5 year olds then teenagers. But God impressed on my heart to tell you my story so here it is… I was a...
Category: Stories
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God Has A Very Specific Purpose, Calling, Mantle ...
Shared By: Emilia Florio on Feb 15, 2008
Summary: God has a very specific purpose, calling, mantle for you. Maybe you’re finding yourself right now in a place, spiritually or physically, where you don’t quite belong. Where you are struggling and gasping for breath, like a fish floundering around ...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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Life Without Easter
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 13, 2009
Summary: LIFE WITHOUT EASTER The story is told of a young mother who found herself on the last train out of Poland during Hitler’s regime. She had her first-born toddler and her newborn nursing infant with her. The bombing was fierce, and the train had to...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 16:6
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Dr. Martin Luther King Penned In His Book The ...
Shared By: Engleburg Toney on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: Dr. Martin Luther King penned in his book The Strength of Love, "The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and nev...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Scripture: none
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Blood Flows in the Bomokande
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 20, 2011
Summary: BLOOD FLOWS IN THE BOMOKANDE In November 1964, anarchy broke out in the Belgian Congo. Assemblies of God missionary J. W. Tucker knew he was at risk, but he stayed where God had placed him. One day, a mob attacked and killed him with sticks, clu...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 12:20-34