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Frank Gallagher avatar
A Few Years Ago, I Was Watching David Letterman, ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Feb 20, 2001
Summary: A few years ago, I was watching David Letterman, and he was broadcasting his show from Las Vegas. He was doing his opening monologue and he told this joke. He said that he was standing in front of one of the casinos, and a man came up to him l...
Category: Humor
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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A Wealthy Man And His Son Loved To Collect Rare ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war...
Category: Stories
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My Family And I Lived In A Temporary Home After ...
Shared By: Scott Rodgers on Apr 13, 2008
Summary: My family and I lived in a temporary home after a move and did not bother to unpack our boxes. My brother and I were kept awake each night by a bothersome cricket. After several nights of poor sleep we moved all the boxes out in an attempt to drive ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Genghis Khan's Hawk
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
Summary: GENGHIS KHAN'S HAWK One morning Genghis Khan, the great king and warrior, rode out into the woods to have a day’s sport. Many of his friends were with him. They rode out gaily, carrying their bows and arrows. Behind them came the servants with th...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Skeleton at the End of the Feast
Shared By: Michael Deutsch on Nov 19, 2008
Summary: To lick our wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- i...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pop-Cork Gun
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 20, 2009
Summary: POP-CORK GUN Although we are the clay when compared to God’s power, we are not passive. We cannot successfully wage a war against God, but God leaves us with a choice. Remember the story of Peter and the Wolf, how he tries to hunt a wolf with ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Traditions
Shared By: Thomas Cash on Jul 7, 2009
Summary: TRADITIONS When the Shema prayer (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) was recited during a service at an old synagogue in Eastern Europe, half the congregation stood up and half remained sitting. The half that was seated started yelling at those standing to sit d...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Shopkeeper Seeks Revenge On Bitter ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 5, 2009
Summary: Shopkeeper Seeks Revenge on Bitter Rival What you believe about Jesus determines what you do with him. Two shopkeepers were bitter rivals. Their stores were directly across the street from each other, and they would spend each day keeping track of...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 11:45-53
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Elderly Woman Bitter For 50 ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 23, 2009
Summary: Elderly Woman Bitter for 50 Years Ray Stedman- A woman in her 80’s told me that, fifty years before, her aunt had said something insulting to her, and this woman had never forgiven her. 50 years later she could recount the event to the precise deta...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Hebrews 12:14-15
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The Spite ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 23, 2009
Summary: The Spite House Once there was a millionaire who owned a lot in an exclusive residential area of a large city. This lot presented an unusual problem. It was only 2 yards wide but nearly 100 feet long. There was nothing that he could do but sell it ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 6:12-15
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Revenge Is ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 30, 2009
Summary: Revenge is Sweet They thought it was just kids playing pranks, but it turned out to be an angry 72 year old man, instead. From 2003-2005, a number of former teachers and school admins in NY reported a rash of vandalism at their homes. They would wa...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:17-21
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Philip Yancey on Revenge
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 30, 2009
Summary: PHILIP YANCEY ON REVENGE "The problem with revenge is that it never gets what it wants; it never evens the score. Fairness never comes. The chain reaction set off by every act of vengeance always takes its unhindered course. It ties both the inju...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:17-21
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The Prison Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: The Prison of Bitterness Because we live in a world full of people that don’t know grace. It’s foreign to them. They don’t know it. And if they don’t hear about it and experience it from the body of Christ, they will never know it. I first learn...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:31-32
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Bitterness Kills
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 28, 2010
Summary: BITTERNESS KILLS Bitterness has been medically linked to glandular problems, high blood pressure, cardiac disorders, ulcers, and even insanity. One leading psychiatrist wrote, "90% of all people in insane asylums could be released immediately ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:31
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Our Defiance
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Mar 15, 2010
Summary: OUR DEFIANCE Imagine a molecule...and atom, a proton. The size of that proton might be the size of planet Earth compared to the universe. Now imagine a tiny man on that proton so small that he is equivalent to one man on earth. He is shaking hi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Splitting the House
Shared By: Patrick Nix on Jul 9, 2010
Summary: SPLITTING THE HOUSE Mary Karr’s uncle had endured all he could stand! The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to split his own house into two halves. He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoke...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Forrest Gump: Sometimes There Aren't Enough ...
Shared By: Curry Pikkaart on Dec 9, 2010
Summary: FORREST GUMP: SOMETIMES THERE AREN'T ENOUGH ROCKS In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest has a lifetime friendship with Jenny. In one scene, when both of them are grown and Jenny is just beginning to retreat from her lifestyle of sex and drugs, they ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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Common Bitterness
Shared By: Isaac Butterworth on Mar 11, 2011
Summary: COMMON BITTERNESS When I was in college, I worked as a youth director at a little church out in the country about an hour’s drive away. There were two families in that congregation that didn’t get along. When they came to worship, they would take...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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Blame and Self-Esteem
Shared By: Pastor Brad Henry on Jul 24, 2011
Summary: BLAME AND SELF-ESTEEM When I was an Airline Pilot I was responsible for all flight operations, whether good or bad. If you are taxing into the gate and your wing clips a baggage cart, it is the Captain's fault. It doesn’t matter if the lineman st...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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A Story of Revenge
Shared By: K. Edward Skidmore on Aug 29, 2011
Summary: A STORY OF REVENGE The other day, a soldier was in my office. He had been exposed to radiation poisoning while deployed in Afghanistan and was brought home to prepare for death. But he told me his story and said he wasn't prepared to die and me...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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I Define Bitterness As 'internalized Anger.' I ...
Shared By: David Tack on Dec 22, 2011
Summary: "I define bitterness as 'internalized anger.' I cite the old adage, 'Bitterness does more damage to the vessel in which it is stored than to anyone upon which it is poured.'" Ref: Sutton, Jerry. A Primer on Biblical Preaching. Bloomington, IN: Cr...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 3:31-4:31
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The Meaning of Bitterness
Shared By: David Tack on Dec 23, 2011
Summary: THE MEANING OF BITTERNESS "Eadie [A Scottish Theologian 1810-1876] says that Pikria [bitterness] is 'a figurative term denoting that fretted and irritable state of mind that keeps a man in perpetual [constant] animosity--that inclines him to hars...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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YOU ARE THE PRISONER!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 22, 2014
Summary: YOU ARE THE PRISONER! One of the greatest quotes you will ever read on forgiveness comes from Lewis Smedes: "To forgive is to set a prisoner free.......and only to finally discover that the PRISONER WAS YOU!"
Category: Quotes
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Bitter and Resentful
Shared By: Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
Summary: "Bitterness is like taking poison, and waiting for the other person to die." - Malachy McCourt I once knew a woman whose heart had been broken by disappointing relationships. She became very sarcastic towards the opposite sex and could often be o...
Category: Quotes