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Beginning Again
Shared By: Sam McCormick on Dec 29, 2016
Summary: BEGINNING AGAIN The opening lines of a poem by Louisa Fletcher express this plaintive wish: I wish that there were some wonderful place Called the "Land of Beginning Again," Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches, And all of our poo...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: John 3:3-8
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Euodia and Syntyche - Conflict at Philippi
Shared By: Sam McCormick on Dec 24, 2016
Summary: EUODIA AND SYNTYCHE We can’t help wondering what caused disharmony between two women in the church at Philippi, but we will not find the answer--only that Paul urged these women to live in harmony. That’s all we know. Yet until the Lord shall r...
Category: Stories
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Silence and solitude: Jesus example
Shared By: Martin Spoelstra on Dec 16, 2016
Summary: Jesus made a habit of withdrawing to "the Hills" or "a lonely place" or "the wilderness" or "a high mountain" or the Garden of Gethsemane. He went to these places before he chose his disciples, after he heard of his cousin John's beheading, after fe...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: Luke 6:12 Luke 9:28
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Lo Ruhamah
Shared By: Sam McCormick on Dec 15, 2016
Summary: Lo-Ruhamah There is no Old Testament story more fascinating than that of the prophet Hosea, who at the commands of the Lord, acted out a parallel of God’s love, yet severe warnings for his unfaithful people, the kingdom of Israel. Contrary to ev...
Category: Stories
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Glorify God in your body
Shared By: Sam McCormick on Dec 15, 2016
Summary: When I was in high school at Littlefield, Texas, a boy was occasionally seen in the corridors who I did not ever see in my classes. His head was a grayish purple color, irregularly shaped, and at least twice the size of a normal person’s head. I un...
Category: Stories
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The Orphan Train
Shared By: Sam McCormick on Dec 15, 2016
Summary: THE ORPHAN TRAIN In the history of the westward migration in the United States, part of the story has been largely passed over. From 1850 to 1930, tens of thousands of those who populated the west were orphans--children from eastern cities who w...
Category: Stories
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Sifted Like Wheat
Shared By: Sam McCormick on Dec 15, 2016
Summary: A rooster’s crow announced the dawn. This dawn was not the sunrise, still hours away, but the dawn of Peter’s realization of what he had done. Like the first rays of the sun slicing through the night’s darkness, Peter awakened to his sin and its g...
Category: Stories
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Taking out the trash
Shared By: Paul Steen on Dec 12, 2016
Summary: When my wife and I got married, we were able to move into a small little house. It was just right for us two kids. We soon realized, however, that we needed to have a discussion about the division of duties. I was the bigger of the two of us and ...
Category: Stories
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Scripture Reading - Job 5:17-26
Shared By: John Collier on Nov 28, 2016
Summary: 17 “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.[a] 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal. 19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm ...
Category: Quotes
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This is going to be a wonderful day
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 18, 2016
Summary: Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. I love the story of the lady that was in a terrible battle with cancer. She made a choice: THIS IS GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL DAY. She decided she was g...
Category: Stories
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The Names of Satan
Shared By: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Nov 7, 2016
Summary: 1. In Isaiah 14:12, he is named Lucifer and called the son of the morning 2. In 2 Corinthians 11:14 & 15, it is said that he transforms himself into the likeness of an angel of light 3. The god of this world who blinds men’s minds (2 Corinthians 4...
Category: Statistics
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Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Revelation 12:6-17
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Let's Go Fishing
Shared By: Richard L. Brown on Nov 3, 2016
Summary: Let’s Go Fishing Luke 5: 1-11 As you all know I am a fisherman. It is in my blood. My father taught me and my two brothers to fish when we were very young. I remember one time we were fishing from a dock in the Little Sandy River. Dad had just...
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God's Tattoo
Shared By: Richard L. Brown on Nov 2, 2016
Summary: God’s Tattoo Isaiah 49: 8-16 When my grandson Isaiah was three years old he had a problem of wondering off and hiding. One day my daughter Maeghan and my wife Becky where shopping at a local mall and of course, he slipped off. All of a sudden ...
Category: Stories
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Being Committed to Christ
Shared By: Richard L. Brown on Nov 2, 2016
Summary: Being Committed to Christ Matthew 4:18-25 , 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 Last summer Becky and I visited the Biltmore mansion in Ashville North Carolina. It is the single largest home ever built in America. Let me tell you it is something to see. ...
Category: Stories
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A Boost for not Boasting!!!
Shared By: suresh manoharan on Oct 21, 2016
Summary: A Boost for not Boasting!!! Probably you have heard this story before but here it goes again...a tale involving a frog prone to self-boasting and his two crane friends who planned to “live happ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Jeremiah 9:23-24
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Giving Tithes and Offering to your Local Church
Shared By: Rev. Vinod Rasaily on Oct 19, 2016
Summary: Believers must understand that Church is the backbone of mission and therefore must be faithful in bringing their tithes and offering to their local Church. Some Church goers who live outside of their home town would not commit themselves to support...
Category: Quotes
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Tithe and Offiering
Shared By: Rev. Vinod Rasaily on Oct 19, 2016
Summary: "I also learned that the portions assigned to the Levites had not been given to them, and that all the Levites and musicians responsible for the service had gone back to their own fields." Nehemiah 3:10 The Pastors and Worship team of Jerusalem C...
Category: Quotes
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One Major Difference Between God and Us
Shared By: Ryan Johnson on Oct 13, 2016
Summary: You may plan to go on a picnic on a certain day, but can you be sure you will be able to do what you plan? What could happen to prevent you from going on that picnic? It could rain. You could get sick. You could get a flat tire... Many things...
Category: Stories
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The Substitute
Shared By: Paul Steen on Oct 8, 2016
Summary: The Moose was in the game to score. He took the handoff at the five-yard line from the quarterback and stunted to the right. The right guard and tackle had split the defenders and there was a slight hole in the line for him. Moose instantly was in t...
Category: Stories
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The $100,000 Car, The Thief, & The Tree Of Knowledge
Shared By: Jason Evans on Oct 4, 2016
Summary: Let’s say there is a man who owns a brand new $100,000 car. He decides he wants to take it out one day to go to the store and parks in a lot around a lot of other cars. When he comes out it has been stolen. When they find the thief and arrest him th...
Category: Stories
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A Teaching on Hospitality
Shared By: Richard L. Brown on Oct 1, 2016
Summary: My wife’s grandmother was a real character. Her name was Ora Gee Craycraft . Everyone in the family just called her Mom. She was a loving lady, always smiling, full of compassion, always putting others before herself. Her strong suit was nurtur...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Walking With God
Shared By: Richard L. Brown on Oct 1, 2016
Summary: “Walking with God” Sermon Opener (Humorous) Micah 6: 1-8 Years ago, in the small town of Catlettsburg Kentucky, there lived several town-drunks. These men where classic characters, each unique in his own way, a...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: Micah 6:1-8
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Being Ready
Shared By: Richard L. Brown on Oct 1, 2016
Summary: Being Ready Luke 12: 32-38 This illustration is about not being afraid for the return of the Master. When I was a young boy in the Fourth Grade at Yost Elementary School, our teacher, Mrs. Conley, would periodically leave the room and say, “I’...
Category: Humor
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Dr Cephas Mashiyach
Shared By: David Hallum on Sep 28, 2016
Summary: Dr Cephas Mashiyach Suppose I were to tell you about a fabulous preacher that I encountered by the name of Dr Cephas Mashiyach? The power of his preaching and his dynamic sermons is unsurpassed. People come from miles around everywhere he goes. ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 6:1-26
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Say, "Yes"
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: Bob Goff tells of his love for playing practical jokes on his buddies. His friend Doug made the mistake of telling him where he was celebrating his 10th wedding anniversary and the penthouse suite he had prepaid for. A few days later, he and his wif...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Esther 4:1-16
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Freedom
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: In the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, there’s a special display for a rickety, home-made aluminum kayak. This tiny, makeshift boat seems oddly out of place in the midst of displays for impressive Navy vessels and artifacts from significant ba...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
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In his book, “Leadership Pain: God’s Classro...
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: In his book, “Leadership Pain: God’s Classroom for Growth,” Sam Chand writes, “Pain isn’t the enemy. The inability or unwillingness to face pain is a far greater danger.” He then tells the story of Dr. Paul Brand who was treating a four year old nam...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32
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Beauty
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: Pastor Randy Kanipe tells the story of a Sabbath time away from his church while he was struggling with failure. He happened to be walking by a cow pasture and stopped to gaze over the fence, pondering the ’green pastures’ that he imagined God leadi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: James 3:2
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Conversion of a Communist
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: Leonard Ravenhill tells the story of preaching an 8-day crusade in a large church in Glasgow, Scotland starting the first day of World War II. That shattered his meetings and no more than 50 people showed, so they started to meet in a side room ins...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10
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Second Chances
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: David Emory tells the story of baptizing a young father who had a 7 year old and 5 year old. They were close friends of his family and had never been a part of a church. But one Sunday, they came to worship, he gave his life to Christ and was baptiz...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8