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Dan Erickson avatar
Henry Ward Beecher Was One Of The Great ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 20, 2000
Summary: Henry Ward Beecher was one of the great preachers of the 19th Century. He was ill one Sunday, so a substitute pastor walked up to the pulpit as the worship service began. Seeing that Dr. Beecher would not be speaking that day, a number of people got...
Category: Stories
based on 206 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Davon Huss avatar
One Of The Powerful Figures In Wall Street Fell ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: One of the powerful figures in Wall Street fell in love with an actress. For many months he was always seen escorting her about in the fashionable circles of town. Deciding to marry her, he first put a private detective to the job of looking into ...
Category: Humor
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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
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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
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One Of My Favorite Columns By Erma Bombeck Tells ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: One of my favorite columns by Erma Bombeck tells of God in the act of creating mothers. She says that on the day God created mothers He had already worked long overtime. And an angel said to Him, "Lord, you sure are spending a lot of time on this ...
Category: Stories
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Never Mind, God
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: NEVER MIND, GOD A man was putting a tin roof on his barn when all of a sudden he slipped and began to slide down the roof. He cried out to God to save him. No sooner had he got the words out of his mouth, a nail caught his pants and stopped him....
Category: Humor
based on 237 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 139:7-12
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One Day A Woman Was Rushing Home From A ...
Shared By: David Swinney on May 11, 2001
Summary: One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. The doctor had been somewhat delayed at the hospital, and the lab work took a little longer than usual so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind schedul...
Category: Humor
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Of All The Classical Spiritual Disciplines, ...
Shared By: Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
Summary: Of all the classical Spiritual Disciplines, service is the most conductive to the growth of humility. When we set out on a consciously chosen course of action that accents the good of other and is for the most part a hidden work, a deep change occu...
Category: Quotes
based on 40 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 25:6-7
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Just to Be Noticed
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Apr 7, 2003
Summary: JUST TO BE NOTICED Every spring, hundreds of Hollywood “stars” gather for the Academy Awards. Very few “slip in the back door:” instead, they make an entrance. They walk down the long red carpet, smiling at the cameras and waving to the people in...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: none
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In A Speech Made In 1863, Abraham Lincoln Said, ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
Summary: In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has eve...
Category: Quotes
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-13 Genesis 17:15-19 Genesis 40:1-23 Exodus 1:1-8 Exodus 14:10-15 Deuteronomy 1:1-28:28 Deuteronomy 8:13-14 Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua 1:1-11 Joshua 18:1-25 2 Samuel 7:12-16 2 Samuel 9:6-13 1 Kings 17:1-7 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 2 Chronicles 7:1-4 Nehemiah 2:18-20 Psalms 13:1-6 Psalms 100:1-5 Psalms 138:1-8 Psalms 139:7-8 Proverbs 1:20-30 Proverbs 4:1-30 Proverbs 30:8-9 Proverbs 31:17-32:1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 Ecclesiastes 9:10 Isaiah 7:1-16 Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah 27:6 Isaiah 48:17-18 Isaiah 57:15 Jeremiah 31:27-34 Daniel 1:1-15:15 Daniel 1:1-2:1 Joel 1:1-3:5 Zechariah 9:9-12 Zechariah 12:1-13:9 Matthew 1:23 Matthew 2:1-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 5:21-37 Matthew 11:1-12:48 Matthew 13:22 Matthew 13:44-52 Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 22:37-40 Matthew 24:17-21 Matthew 24:36-44 Matthew 25:14-28 Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 26:26-30 Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 3:1-9 Mark 3:7-4:34 Mark 10:17-31 Mark 10:35-45 Luke 2:1-7 Luke 4:14-27 Luke 5:1-11 Luke 6:6-11 Luke 6:27-30 Luke 9:52-62 Luke 13:1-17 Luke 15:11-32 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 19:1-10 Luke 19:28-40:19 Luke 19:32 John 1:1-18 John 1:29-42 John 2:1-11 John 3:16-4:1 John 4:21-24 John 8:1-11 John 10:7-15 John 12:1-8 John 13:23-24 John 14:15-21 John 14:15-17 John 15:13-15 John 16:33-33:33 John 17:1-24 John 20:19-31 John 20:24-31 Acts 8:9-24 Romans 1:8-15 Romans 8:24-25 Romans 8:35-39 Romans 12:1-2 Romans 12:12-14 1 Corinthians 9:19-34 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:13-18 Galatians 1:1-22 Ephesians 2:8-10 Ephesians 4:11-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Philippians 4:6-12 Colossians 2:1-10 Colossians 3:10 Colossians 3:22-4:1 Colossians 4:2-6 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1 Timothy 6:19 2 Timothy 1:3-5 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Titus 2:11-15 Titus 3:1-5 Philemon 1:17-19 Hebrews 1:6-14 Hebrews 7:1-28 Hebrews 11:1-40 Hebrews 11:8-10 James 1:19-27 James 4:1-10 1 Peter 1:1-9 1 Peter 1:4 1 Peter 1:18-23 1 Peter 1:22 2 Peter 1:3-11 2 Peter 1:4 1 John 1:1-10 1 John 2:2 1 John 4:7-12 1 John 5:1-6:12 1 John 5:1-12 1 John 5:10-12 1 John 5:14-15 Revelation 2:1-29 Revelation 2:4-5 More
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It's Not About Us!" 1 Samuel 15:27-35 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 4, 2005
Summary: “It’s Not About Us!” 1 Samuel 15:27-35 Key verse(s) 30:“Saul replied, ‘I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.’” We truly live in the age of...
Category: Stories
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In 1820, Charles Caleb Colton Coined The Phrase ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: In 1820, Charles Caleb Colton coined the phrase that states: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” The phrase is often used, ironically, when someone tries to gain attention by copying someone else’s original ideas.
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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One Day, The Father Of A Very Wealthy Family Sent ...
Shared By: Sharon Stonestreet on Dec 15, 2007
Summary: One day, the father of a very wealthy family sent his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. The son spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. ...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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Admitting Your Weaknesses
Shared By: Davon Huss on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: ADMITTING YOUR WEAKNESSES When I got out of college I went to many interviews but I didn’t get a ministry! I was talking to one of my professors about this, and I admitted that I did not do well at interviews. He said just admit this at your ne...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Building a Deck
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Aug 12, 2008
Summary: BUILDING A DECK I have been building a deck in my backyard this summer, right now I am placing the finishing touches on it. Before I built my deck, I looked through different deck plans, and compared the different kinds of deck materials and figu...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 3:23
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Healing, God's Way
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Aug 26, 2008
Summary: Healing, God's Way Healing takes time, patience and determination to persevere through the long process of healing. It’s not easy, but it is the reality of the healing process. Personal Illustration: My own experience with the healing process ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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What God Calls You
Shared By: Daniel Olukoya on Apr 9, 2009
Summary: WHAT GOD CALLS YOU One of our elders in the Lord said, "You may decide to call yourself a pastor or an apostle or an evangelist, but in the book of God, which is the only book that matters, He writes that you are a messenger." It is not what you ...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Power of the Flesh
Shared By: Daniel Olukoya on Apr 17, 2009
Summary: POWER OF THE FLESH A certain man was in very big trouble. He was sacked from five jobs. When he could not feed his family again, his wife ran away, leaving him with three daughters. To worsen his sorrow, his first daughter became pregnant while i...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Protecting Your Image
Shared By: Tom Papez on Jul 27, 2009
Summary: PROTECTING YOUR IMAGE Family, others question Michigan college murder cover-up YPSILANTI, Mich. — As most students at Eastern Michigan University were heading home for the holidays in December, the school put out a news release announcing that s...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Get A Cut On My Hand And I Put A Band-aid On It ...
Shared By: Ovidiu Radulescu on Sep 8, 2009
Summary: I get a cut on my hand and I put a band-aid on it and show it to my wife. And she says, "It’s OK, don’t worry. It’s just a little cut." The next day I take the band-aide off and show it to her and she says, "Yes, it’s really healing. It looks good."...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Scripture: none
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I Used To Know A Young Lady Who Said About ...
Shared By: Mark Schaeufele on Sep 23, 2009
Summary: I used to know a young lady who said about herself, "I’m not conceited; I’m convinced!"
Category: Humor
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Proud Former Famous Athlete Humbled At Nursing ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 22, 2009
Summary: Proud Former Famous Athlete Humbled at Nursing Home We have a choice of either humbling ourselves or being humiliated. There was an elderly man who was once a famous, award-winning athlete in track and field. He had a room full of plaques and stat...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Some People Think They Are A Wonder When They Are ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Nov 2, 2009
Summary: Some people think they are a wonder when they are not. I heard about a bachelor who was on an airplane. He saw a pretty stewardess and decided to get her attention. She passed by and said, “Sir, you do not have your seat belt fastened.” He repli...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Flattered Pastor Becomes ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 14, 2009
Summary: A Flattered Pastor Becomes Proud A pastor received a Christmas card with a note in it, from a lady in his congregation. He said she was very complimentary about his preaching and compared him with Chuck Swindoll. She finished by writing, "I think y...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:3
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It Was Approaching Thanksgiving And Dave's Family ...
Shared By: Bret Toman on Jan 7, 2010
Summary: It was approaching Thanksgiving and Dave's family was together. He was in the construction supply business and business was good. In response to hearing about how well things were going, Dave's daughter said "We sure have a lot to be thankful for!" ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In 1715 King Louis Xiv Of France Died After A ...
Shared By: Bret Toman on Jan 7, 2010
Summary: In 1715 King Louis XIV of France died after a reign of 72 years. He had called himself "the Great," and was the monarch who made the famous statement, "I am the state!" His court was the most magnificent in Europe, and his funeral was equally specta...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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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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John W. Gardner, Founding Chairman Of Common ...
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Feb 22, 2010
Summary: John W. Gardner, founding chairman of Common Cause, said it's a rare and high privilege to help people understand the difference they can make -- not only in their own lives, but also in the lives of others, simply by giving of themselves. Gardne...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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But Can He Swim?
Shared By: Steve Ownby on Mar 28, 2010
Summary: BUT CAN HE SWIM? A man and his dog were walking the beach when they came upon another visitor to the beach. The owner of the dog was proud of his dog's newly mastered feat, so he said to the visitor, "Watch this!" whereupon he tossed a piece of d...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none