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There Is An Old Story Of An Eagle Who, On An ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 7, 2000
Summary: There is an old story of an eagle who, on an early morning during the Spring thaw, soared high above the forest looking for something to eat. As he followed the course of a river he looked down and spied a small rodent, trapped on a piece of ice ...
Category: Stories
based on 168 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
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Willie Nelson Apparently At One Time Owned A Golf ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Willie Nelson apparently at one time owned a golf course. He said the great thing about owning a golf course was that he could decide what par for each hole was. He pointed at one hole and said, “See that...
Category: Humor
based on 177 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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In An Article Dated 4/9/97, A Writer For Usa ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 21, 2001
Summary: In an article dated 4/9/97, a writer for USA Today wrote: Scientists now say that a series of slits, not a giant gash, sank the Titanic. The opulent, 900-foot cruise ship sank in 1912 on its first voyage, from England to New York. Fifteen h...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Focus On The Family Compiled The Following ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Focus on the Family compiled the following conclusions of the effectiveness of 25 years of addressing the search of intimacy with "safe sex" ideology. (From Fresh Illustrations) Ten percent of all 15 to 19 year-old females become pregnant each y...
Category: Statistics
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Upon Entering A Little Country Store, A Stranger ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: Upon entering a little country store, a stranger noticed a sign reading, "Danger! Beware of Dog" posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor besides the cash register. He asked the store manager, "Is tha...
Category: Humor
based on 209 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Acts 1:1-10:10
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During The Height Of The Cold War, A Former Fbi ...
Shared By: Thomas Hensley on Nov 5, 2000
Summary: During the height of the Cold War, a former FBI agent wrote a book about Soviet spies working in Washington, and how the KGB would solicit workers in the FBI and CIA and in the military to work for them. The KGB would never start by approaching an A...
Category: Stories
based on 194 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Greatest Evil
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: C.S.Lewis said it quite well: “The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint... but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by ...
Category: Quotes
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
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Notice Satan’s Version Of Grace - It Had An ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on Mar 1, 2001
Summary: notice Satan’s version of grace - it had an IF clause attached to it. [[This reminds me of the many ploys out there today - get 400 dollars of free merchandise - IF you sign up for MSN for three years. No money down - no interest for 12 mont...
Category: Statistics
based on 149 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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A Year Or So Ago Time Magazine Published A Review ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 16, 2001
Summary: A year or so ago Time Magazine published a review of the movie, “The Birdcage.” The review said that while the movie is based on the plot of Robin Williams & Nathan Lane playing a homosexual couple, & Gene Hackman playing a conservative...
Category: Movies / Videos
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Live: Spelled Backwards Is ’evil’. ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: LIVE: spelled backwards is ’evil’. Today men and women are living their lives backwards and the result is a society with unspeakable evil. Something needs to happen to get us turned around and going back into the right direction.
Category: Quotes
based on 156 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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We Often Fail To Consider The Gradual, Cumulative ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: We often fail to consider the gradual, cumulative effect of sin in our lives. In Saint Louis in 1984, an unemployed cleaning woman noticed a few bees buzzing around the attic of her home. Since there were only a few, she made no effort to deal with ...
Category: Stories
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Iron Maiden
Shared By: Jonathan Lucas on May 11, 2001
Summary: The Iron Maiden In Strausbourg, France there is an Iron Maiden that was used for torture during medievel times. Molded into the likness of a beautiful maiden it bore death for those that came within it’s grasp. Outwardly it was appealing,...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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C S Lewis, In His Book "the Screwtape Letters", ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Jun 16, 2001
Summary: C S Lewis, in his book "The Screwtape Letters", imagined that he could overhear what a chief tempter in Hell was saying: "It will be an ill day for us," the tempter says, "if what most humans mean by ’Religion’ ever vanished from the Earth. It can ...
Category: Quotes
based on 52 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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He Could Have Turned Around
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 26, 2001
Summary: He could have turned around A 20-year-old man was arrested by the Omaha Police on the “suspicion of robbery and giving police false information,” which was one of many wrong turns for this young man. His first wrong turn was the des...
Category: Stories
based on 86 ratings
Denomination: *other
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There Is Almost Nothing Like It In The World. To ...
Shared By: Mark Hiehle on Jul 10, 2001
Summary: There is almost nothing like it in the world. To see the eyes and expression on a little boy’s face the very first time he experiences it. Little boys dream about it. Old men still tell about it with great excitement and enthusiasm. Nothin...
Category: Humor
based on 161 ratings
Denomination: Nazarene
Scripture: James 1:14-15
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Habits Are First Cobwebs, Then Cables". "the ...
Shared By: Darren Ethier on Jul 11, 2001
Summary: "Habits are first cobwebs, then cables". "The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." Samuel Johnson
Category: Quotes
based on 52 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Each Snowflake In An Avalanche Pleads Not ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Jul 19, 2001
Summary: "Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty." -- Stanislaw J. Lec
Category: Quotes
based on 106 ratings
Scripture: none
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Man Discovered Weapons, Invented Hunting. Woman ...
Shared By: Dana Chau on Sep 2, 2001
Summary: "Man discovered weapons, invented hunting. Woman discovered hunting, invented furs. Man discovered colors, invented painting. Woman discovered painting, invented make-up. Man discovered agriculture, invented food. Woman discovered food, invented...
Category: Humor
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Stranger by Billy Joel
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Sep 21, 2001
Summary: "The Stranger" by Billy Joel Well we all have a face that we hide away forever And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone Some are satin, some are steel, some are silk, and some are leather They’re the faces of the stranger...
Category: Quotes
based on 66 ratings
Scripture: none
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Dale Hays Tells Of A Haitian Pastor Who Told His ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Sep 24, 2001
Summary: Dale Hays tells of a Haitian pastor who told his congregation this gruesome parable: A certain man wanted to sell his house for $2,000. Another man wanted very badly to buy it, but because he was poor, he couldn’t afford the full price. After much...
Category: Stories
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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With Tongue In Cheek, Mark Twain Spoke Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: With tongue in cheek, Mark Twain spoke of the two-faced life we all live: I am constructed like everybody else and enjoy a compliment as well as any other fool, but I do like to have the other side presented. And there is another side. I have a wick...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Sin Has A Diminishing Factor To It. It Always ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Sin has a diminishing factor to it. It always gives it’s best in the beginning. It never gets better after that ... it only gets worse. -- Mark Aulson
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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When Rickey Shive Was A Kid Growing Up On The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: When Rickey Shive was a kid growing up on the farm, one of the annual jobs he always looked forward to was the "chicken harvest." Apologies should be made in advance for the somewhat graphic nature of this illustration. Nonetheless, he looked forwar...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Romans 6:12-14
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Iron Eyes Cody
Shared By: SermonCentral on Feb 16, 2002
Summary: Iron Eyes Cody Iron Eyes Cody is a native American actor who once did a TV spot for the Keep America Beautiful campaign. He was an Indian drifting alone in a canoe. As he saw how our waters are being polluted, a single tear rolled down his cheek,...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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The Corpse of Sin
Shared By: SermonCentral on Feb 25, 2002
Summary: THE CORPSE OF SIN When he was arrested in February 2002 for dumping off as many as 200 bodies in nearby woods, 28 year old Ray Brent Marsh, the operator of Tri-State Crematory told authorities that the incinerator had not worked for some time....
Category: Quotes
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: none
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An Indianapolis Patrolman Ran Into Trouble While ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 15, 2002
Summary: An Indianapolis patrolman ran into trouble while investigating a routine traffic mishap. His problem began after he had interviewed witnesses, arrested one of the drivers, and written up the accident report. He suddenly noticed that the offending mo...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: none
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Sin Comes When We Take A Perfectly Natural Desire ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on May 27, 2002
Summary: Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, a...
Category: Stories
based on 33 ratings
Scripture: none
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We Are Sometimes Like The Man Who Was Eating ...
Shared By: Ed Wood on Jun 7, 2002
Summary: We are sometimes like the man who was eating Limburger cheese and got it in his mustache. He first stated that the room smelled rotten. Then the front porch, he then stepped out into the yard and exclaimed, “The whole world is rotten!” Have you eve...
Category: Stories
based on 32 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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There Was Once A Little Boy Who Excitedly Told ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Jul 9, 2002
Summary: There was once a little boy who excitedly told his mom that he had just measured himself and he was six feet tall. Mom was a little skeptical, so she asked him to measure himself again while she watched. She discovered the problem when the boy to...
Category: Humor
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Once Talked To A Man About Becoming A Christian ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2002
Summary: I once talked to a man about becoming a Christian who tried to convince me that he “wasn’t really a bad person." He didn’t think he had really sinned all that much. Sensing that he was trying to avoid accepting his sinfulness I gave him this illu...
Category: Stories
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45