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Owen Bourgaize avatar
The Biggest Idol We Have Can Be Ourselves. ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
Summary: The biggest idol we have can be ourselves. George Bernard Shaw put it rather neatly when he described a person in one of his plays as "a self-made man who worships his own creator!"
Category: Quotes
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Dale Johnsen avatar
Three Boys In The School Yard Were Bragging About ...
Shared By: Dale Johnsen on Dec 28, 2000
Summary: Three boys in the school yard were bragging about who had the better father. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, and they give him $100." The second boy says, "That’s nothing. My Dad scr...
Category: Humor
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 3:1-36 John 3:16
Philip Makari avatar
I Once Heard A Humorous Story About The Pope Who ...
Shared By: Philip Makari on Jan 8, 2001
Summary: I once heard a humorous story about the Pope who was on a visit to America for a period of time. On his last day of the visit, he was delayed due to meetings and was unable to break away to catch a flight. Since he couldn’t depend on his P...
Category: Humor
David  Yarbrough avatar
Golf Immortal Arnold Palmer Recalls A Lesson ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2001
Summary: Golf immortal Arnold Palmer recalls a lesson about overconfidence: It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament, and I had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. I felt I was in pretty good shape. As I approached my b...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Victor Yap avatar
One Of The Most Powerful Prayers In The Midst Of ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read was uncovered from the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp. Ravensbruck was a concentration camp built in 1939 for women. Over 90,000 women and children perished in Ravensb...
Category: Stories
SermonCentral Staff avatar
Theologian Charles Hodge Explained The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Theologian Charles Hodge explained the relationship between divine grace and the human heart. “The doctrines of grace humble a man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him.”
Category: Quotes
Mary Lewis avatar
Pride, The Idolatrous Worship Of Self, Is The ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: "Pride, the idolatrous worship of self, is the national religion of hell."
Category: Quotes
based on 83 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
A Minister Friend Of Mine Received A Christmas ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 14, 2001
Summary: A minister friend of mine received a Christmas card with a note in it from a lady in his congregation. He said she was very complimentary about his preaching, & compared him with Billy Graham. She finished by writing, "I think you are one of the r...
Category: Humor
based on 105 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11:11
Bart Leger avatar
The Lion Was Proud Of His Mastery Of The Animal ...
Shared By: Bart Leger on Mar 15, 2001
Summary: The lion was proud of his mastery of the animal kingdom. One day he decided to make sure all the other animals knew he was the king of the jungle. He was so confident that he by-passed the smaller animals and went straight to the bear. "Who is the k...
Category: Humor
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Gregory Dawson avatar
A First Year College Student Went To Take His ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Mar 17, 2001
Summary: A first year college student went to take his final exam in meteorology. The exam consisted of one essay question which read “Why is the sky blue?” In answer to this essay question the student wrote the following “Ah...A two point question. As to t...
Category: Humor
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
Evie Megginson avatar
On Christmas Afternoon, The Pastor’s Wife ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Mar 17, 2001
Summary: On Christmas afternoon, the Pastor’s wife dropped into an easy chair saying, "Boy! Am I ever tried." Her husband looked over at her & said, "I had to conduct two special services last night, three today, & give a total of five sermons. Why are...
Category: Humor
based on 146 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scott Weber avatar
Rush Limbaugh Has this Phrase As Part Of His ...
Shared By: Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: Rush Limbaugh has this phrase as part of his self introduction. "Talent on loan from God." It might sound arrogant, but it really isn’t. It’s humble. I’ve heard him explain it too. He knows that whatever he is able to do...
Category: Quotes
based on 77 ratings
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
We Must Be Ready To Allow Ourselves To Be ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
Summary: "We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and cancelling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions. We may pass them by, preoccupied with our more important tasks, as the ...
Category: Quotes
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 13:1-17
TJ Tipton avatar
Former Under Secretary Of The Interior John C. ...
Shared By: TJ Tipton on Mar 29, 2001
Summary: Former Under Secretary of the Interior John C. Whitaker is reminded of how easy it is to get an out-of-perspective feeling about one’s importance in government whenever he thinks of an 85-year-old woman who has lived her life in one spot in No...
Category: Humor
TJ Tipton avatar
Former Heavyweight Boxer James (quick) Tillis Was ...
Shared By: TJ Tipton on Mar 29, 2001
Summary: Former heavyweight boxer James (Quick) Tillis was a cowboy from Oklahoma who fought out of Chicago in the early 1980’s. Years later, he still remembers his first day in the Windy City after his arrival from Tulsa. "I got off the bus with two c...
Category: Humor
based on 91 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
Will Rogers - "everyone Is Ignorant, Just On ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 1, 2001
Summary: Will Rogers - "everyone is ignorant, just on different subjects".
Category: Quotes
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Russell Brownworth avatar
There¡¦s Fear, And Then There Is Fear. The 82nd ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: There¡¦s fear, and then there is fear. The 82nd Airborne Rangers train at Fort Bragg, NC. The division commanding general was inspecting, and as he reviewed the ranks of paratroop trainees, he carefully scrutinized one West Virginia recruit stand...
Category: Humor
based on 90 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
Russell Brownworth avatar
Adoniram Judson Was A Great Missionary. He Once ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: Adoniram Judson was a great missionary. He once said about serving God, and success: "There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is ...
Category: Quotes
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: Joshua 1:1-9
Scott Carson avatar
Let Me Suggest You Consider The Difference ...
Shared By: Scott Carson on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: Let me suggest you consider the difference between dogs and cats. The master pets a dog, and the dog wags its tail and thinks, “He must be a god.” But the master pets his cat, and the cat purrs, shuts its eyes and thinks to itself, &#822...
Category: Humor
based on 288 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Amos 3:1-9:15
Scott Carson avatar
Spurgeon Said “the Demon Of Pride Was Born ...
Shared By: Scott Carson on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: Spurgeon said “The demon of pride was born with us; and it will not die one hour before us. It is so woven into the very warp and woof of our nature, that, till we are wrapped in our winding-sheets, we shall never hear the last of it.”
Category: Quotes
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
The Society Which Scorns Excellence In Plumbing ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 13, 2001
Summary: "The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories w...
Category: Quotes
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
Last Year There Was An Article In ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 16, 2001
Summary: Last year there was an article in “World” magazine about the Promise Keepers rally in Washington, D.C. Here is a sentence from that article. "If Promise Keepers hasn’t done anything else right in its brief 7-year history, it will...
Category: Stories
based on 101 ratings
Scripture: none
Tony Miano avatar
How Many Of You Have Seen The Modern-day ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: How many of you have seen the modern-day Christmas classic, “A Christmas Story?” It’s a great movie about one family’s Christmas season and a little boy’s mission to receive the Cadillac of BB guns as a present. The M...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 70 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 14:6-7
Bruce Howell avatar
A Certain Persian King Was Elevated From A ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on May 16, 2001
Summary: A certain Persian king was elevated from a poverty-stricken home to the glory of a royal throne. After he became king he sent his servants to the old shack where he was reared, with orders to gather every relic of those days. They brought fragment...
Category: Stories
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
SermonCentral Staff avatar
Especially To Young Preachers Just Beginning ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 21, 2001
Summary: Especially to young preachers just beginning their ministry; pay little heed to praise but consider well criticisms.
Category: Quotes
based on 66 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
Danny Thomas avatar
Bamboo
Shared By: Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
Summary: Bamboo Once upon a time, in the heart of the Western Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden was wont to walk. Of all the denizens of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was graciou...
Category: Stories
Andrew Chan avatar
Tony Campolo Said, "if You Ever Start To Feel ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on Jun 3, 2001
Summary: Tony Campolo said, "If you ever start to feel proud, just remember that soon after your body has been lowered into the grave, your family & friends will be eating potato salad & telling jokes, & you’ll be history."
Category: Quotes
based on 59 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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Mark Hodges avatar
During The Days When Mohammed Ali Was A Great ...
Shared By: Mark Hodges on Jun 16, 2001
Summary: During the days when Mohammed Ali was a great boxer, he would go around in his arrogance and say that, "He was the greatest." Humility was never his strong suit. One day, back in his prime, he was on an airplane and the plane was ready to take off...
Category: Humor
based on 132 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 33:1-4
Dennis Lawrence avatar
C.s. Lewis Recounts That When He First Started ...
Shared By: Dennis Lawrence on Jul 7, 2001
Summary: C.S. Lewis recounts that when he first started going to church he disliked the hymns, which he considered to be fifth-rate poems set to sixth-rate music. But as he continued, he said, "I realized that the hymns (which were just sixth-rate music) w...
Category: Quotes
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: none
Steve Malone avatar
Many Years Ago There Was An Emperor Who Was So ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Jul 9, 2001
Summary: Many years ago there was an emperor who was so fond of new clothes that he spent all of his money on them. He did not give himself any concern about his army; he cared nothing about the theater or for driving about in the woods, except for the sake...
Category: Stories
based on 52 ratings
Scripture: none