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Tim Zingale avatar
My Brother Served His First Parish In Massillion, ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 2000
Summary: My brother served his first parish in Massillion, Ohio, as an associate pastor, with the late Pastor Maurice "Mo" White. Pastor White was a very large, strong and vibrant man. During one Lenten season, one of the older, but faithful members of the c...
Category: Stories
based on 183 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Psalms 23:1-9
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An Old American Indian Tale Recounts The Story Of ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and t...
Category: Stories
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Oswald Chambers Writes, "in The Cross We May See ...
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: Oswald Chambers writes, "In the Cross we may see the dimensions of Divine love. The Cross is not the cross of a man, but the exhibition of the heart of God. At the back of the wall of the world stands God with His arms outstretched, and every man dr...
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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What Is Servanthood? It’s A Question We ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: What is servanthood? It’s a question we have to answer because today the concept has largely been abandoned by our culture. In his book, The Jesus Style, Gayle D. Erwin described servanthood this way: "A servant’s job is to do all he ...
Category: Quotes
based on 115 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Possums and the Grave
Shared By: Joel Pankow on Apr 13, 2001
Summary: POSSUMS AND THE GRAVE I have heard that possums are smart animals. You wouldn’t think so because you hardly ever see one except when it’s dead on the road. There’s a joke that goes, “why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum t...
Category: Stories
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They Died in the Service
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. ...
Category: Humor
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Brenda Goodine Shares A Story About Her Friend ...
Shared By: R. Darrel Davis on Nov 7, 2001
Summary: Brenda Goodine shares a story about her friend who decided to talk to her bright four-year-old son, Benji, about receiving Christ. “Benji,” she asked quietly, “would you like to have Jesus in your heart?” Benji thought for a ...
Category: Humor
based on 91 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Nothing Disciplines The Inordinate Desires Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 17, 2002
Summary: Nothing disciplines the inordinate desires of the flesh like service, and nothing transforms the desires of the flesh like serving in hiddenness. The flesh whines against service but screams against hidden service. It strains and pulls for honor a...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-4
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Over 2,000 Years Ago A Young Greek Artist Named ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Over 2,000 years ago a young Greek artist named Timanthes studied under a respected tutor. After several years the teacher’s efforts seemed to have paid off when Timanthes painted an exquisite work of art. Unfortunately, he became so enraptured with...
Category: Stories
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Buttprints in the Sand
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 22, 2004
Summary: Buttprints in the Sand One night, I had a wondrous dream; One set of footprints there was seen. The footprints of my precious Lord, But mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger prints appeared, And I asked the Lord, "What have w...
Category: Humor
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:30
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A Young Lady Busied Herself Getting Ready For A ...
Shared By: D. Greg Ebie on Feb 26, 2006
Summary: A young lady busied herself getting ready for a blind date. This was not just dinner and a movie; her date had planned dinner at an exclusive downtown restaurant with live music and dancing. Wanting to make a good first impression she had taken th...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-18
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Everybody Can Be Great ... Because Anybody Can ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You dont have to have a college degree to serve. You dont have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Robert Lewis, Founding Pastor Of Fellowship ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Robert Lewis, Founding Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas said this, “…Our church along with several others, organized to renovate some of the public schools in our area. Teachers and school officials had not asked for our he...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Corrie Ten Boom Was Once Asked If It Were ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Corrie ten Boom was once asked if it were difficult for her to remain humble. Her reply was simple. “When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on the back of a donkey, and everyone was waving palm branches and throwing garments onto the road, an...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Shared By: Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Summary: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Johann Sebastian Bach was born into the musical family of Bachs in 1685. By the age of ten, both of his parents were dead. Early in his friction-filled life, young Johann determined he would write music … music for...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Nazarene
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The Story Is Told Of A Man Who Was Shipwrecked ...
Shared By: James Harrington on Jul 3, 2007
Summary: The story is told of a man who was shipwrecked and lived most of his adult life alone on an obscure island on which no other human being had ever set foot. After many years of isolation, a ship came his way and a rescue party was sent ashore. He wel...
Category: Humor
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-4
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Life-Saving Stations
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Mar 16, 2008
Summary: ILLUSTRATION: On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a little life-saving station. The building was primitive, and there was just one boat, but the members of the life-saving station were committed and kept a constant ...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: Matthew 9:37-38
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Fathers, Serve With Intensity
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: "Fathers, Serve With Intensity" The Bible gives four Christian character traits that can build a lasting legacy for the Lord. The second is to live a life that serves with intensity. Colossians 3:23-24 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with a...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Colossians 3:23-24
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A Man Called A Pastor's Office At A Church One ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 2, 2008
Summary: A man called a pastor’s office at a church one day to inquire into membership in the church. He stated that he would not be able to get involved or anything, but he felt it was important to have some religious affiliation. The pastor advised this ma...
Category: Stories
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Help in the Garden
Shared By: John Herrmann on Nov 14, 2008
Summary: HELP IN THE GARDEN An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a lett...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Exodus 20:12
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Open Our Eyes...?
Shared By: Paul Green on Feb 5, 2010
Summary: Open Our Eyes...? I have a book called 'Tall Tales of a Big God' written by a man called Maurice Smith. Maurice is (or at least was) an international Christian Speaker travelling all over the UK, and Europe and particularly the USA. And his boo...
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Needing a Push
Shared By: Sean Harder on Sep 30, 2010
Summary: NEEDING A PUSH A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the back door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. "Not a chance,"...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 13:1-17