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My Brother Served His First Parish In Massillion, ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 2000
Summary: My brother served his first parish in Massillion, Ohio, as an associate pastor, with the late Pastor Maurice "Mo" White. Pastor White was a very large, strong and vibrant man. During one Lenten season, one of the older, but faithful members of the c...
Category: Stories
based on 183 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Psalms 23:1-9
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In The Movie Casualties Of War, Michael J. Fox ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 9, 2001
Summary: In the movie CASUALTIES OF WAR, Michael J. Fox plays Private Erikson, a soldier in Vietnam who is part of a squad that abducts and rapes a young Vietnamese girl. He didn’t participate in the crime. Afterward, as he struggles with what has h...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 221 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-3
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In One Of His Lighter Moments, Benjamin Franklin ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph.: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer Like the Cover of an old Book Its contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Guilding, Lies here, Food for Worms, But the Work s...
Category: Quotes
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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D. L. Moody Said, “one Day You’ll ...
Shared By: Scott Carson on Apr 8, 2001
Summary: D. L. Moody said, “One day you’ll read that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe it for at that moment I will be more alive than ever before!”
Category: Quotes
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Land of the Living
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: ILLUSTRATION: When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, "I am still in the land of the living." "Stop," said Owen. "Change that and say, I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon ...
Category: Quotes
based on 127 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Easter Is So Much More Than Learning How To Face ...
Shared By: Keith Wessel on Apr 14, 2001
Summary: Easter is so much more than learning how to face death without fear, with courage and dignity. After all, even philosophers, poets, and scientists can do that. I remember the astronomer Carl Sagan mention in an interview that he was looking forwar...
Category: Quotes
based on 113 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Winston Churchill Arranged His Own Funeral. ...
Shared By: Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
Summary: Winston Churchill arranged his own funeral. There were stately hymns in St. Paul’s Cathedral and an impressive liturgy. But at the end of the service, Churchill had an unusual event planned. When they said the benediction, a bugler high in the...
Category: Stories
based on 142 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
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My Eternal Real Estate
Shared By: Brian Mavis on May 21, 2001
Summary: MY ETERNAL REAL ESTATE Years ago, radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller announced that he would speak the following Sunday on “Heaven” and that it would also be aired over the radio. During that week he received a letter from an elde...
Category: Stories
based on 82 ratings
Scripture: none
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Matthew Henry Said, “when Christ Died He ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jul 10, 2001
Summary: MATTHEW HENRY SAID, “When Christ died He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left...
Category: Quotes
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Get On With the Operation
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Sep 7, 2001
Summary: Illus.: “Get On With the Operation” A soldier was badly wounded. A surgeon said to him, “I must operate right away. I think I ought to tell you that you have one chance in a hundred to come through. Have you anything to say?...
Category: Stories
based on 54 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Someone In My Bible College Said,"we Are Not ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 27, 2001
Summary: Someone in my bible college said,"We are not waiting to die; We’re waiting to live."
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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My Dilapidated House
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: MY DILAPIDATED HOUSE On his eightieth birthday, John Quincy Adams was walking slowly along a Boston street. A friend asked him "How is John Quincy Adams today?" The former president replied graciously, "Thank you, John Quincy Adams is well,...
Category: Stories
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: none
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God Hath Given To Man A Short Time Here Upon ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends. — Jeremy Taylor
Category: Quotes
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: none
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Jonathan Edwards' Wife, Sarah Edwards, Wrote To ...
Shared By: Donn Heinrich on Apr 9, 2002
Summary: Jonathan Edwards’ wife, Sarah Edwards, wrote to her daughter Esther shortly after his death. Her response to her loss was: “What shall I say? A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud. O that we may kiss the rod, and lay our hands o...
Category: Quotes
based on 34 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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If They Could Write
Shared By: Troy Mason on Aug 23, 2002
Summary: IF THEY COULD WRITE What glorious news they’s have to tell If only they could write today Those who have gone afar to dwell Where all the glorious spirits stay In fancy then I set it down What they would pen for me "I’ve touched the hem of...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Our Inheritance (poem In Honor Of Jewel Hogan For ...
Shared By: Troy Mason on Aug 23, 2002
Summary: Our Inheritance (Poem in honor of Jewel Hogan for her funeral, Oct. 18, 1997) I dreamed that the Lord came by my bedside And took me far away. On a tour of Heaven, Everywhere I looked my eyes Saw the beauty of gold and prescious jewels ...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 3, 2002
Summary: IF TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME If tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many...
Category: Quotes
based on 33 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Let Me Close With This Story, At First You May ...
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 31, 2002
Summary: Let me close with this story, at first you may not catch my point, but hang in there, when I land you will see a wonderful point. I had been teaching in Virginia, and I resigned my position and accepted a pastorate of a mission work in eastern Kent...
Category: Stories
based on 40 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Frances Havergal, The Song Writer, Lived And ...
Shared By: David Schaal on Sep 10, 2003
Summary: Frances Havergal, the song writer, lived and moved in the Word of God. His Word was her constant companion. On the last day of her life, she asked a friend to read to her the 42nd chapter of Isaiah. When the friend read the sixth verse. “I the Lord ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Shadowlands -- A Broadway Play, Later Made Into A ...
Shared By: kathy Findley on Oct 25, 2003
Summary: Shadowlands -- a Broadway play, later made into a motion picture -- tells the story of C. S. Lewis and his wife, Joy . . .of their intense love for one another . . .and of the shadow that was cast across their life. Shadowlands portrays their strug...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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What We Can Learn from the "Lesser Knowns"
Shared By: Tom McCrossan on Jan 21, 2004
Summary: What We Can Learn From the "Lesser Knowns" The media makes note of the well-known celebrities who die, and this year there is quite a long, sad list: John Ritter. Fred Rogers. Johnny Cash. June Carter Cash. Bob Hope. David Brinkley. Gregory Peck....
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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Luke ...
Shared By: Gene Gregory on Mar 8, 2004
Summary: - Luke 23:39-43 > v43 . . . Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise. You know, I have seen a few things and a few places in life. I haven’t seen as much nor traveled as extensively as some of you who’ve been around since the...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Minister Had Run Out Of Time To Prepare For A ...
Shared By: Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004
Summary: A minister had run out of time to prepare for a sudden funeral. Using the latest technology, he went to his computer and found the funeral service he had used last, and doing a word "search and replace", had the computer put in the name of the ...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
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In 1947, Someone Came Across Some Old Jars. ...
Shared By: Randy Aly on Nov 1, 2004
Summary: In 1947, someone came across some old jars. These old earthen vessels contained the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are a very valuable source of study for the Church. The jars themselves were not so valuable, but the treasure of God’s word inside was price...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Keep Your Fork
Shared By: Dennis Jones on Feb 15, 2005
Summary: KEEP YOUR FORK There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain as...
Category: Stories
based on 72 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Glen Was A Friend To Many. One Of His Favorite ...
Shared By: Greg Baskerville on Mar 24, 2005
Summary: Glen was a friend to many. One of his favorite sayings came from the old cowboy philosopher himself, Will Rogers, who said, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” This was a favorite saying of Glen’s and he meant every word of it. I would propose that w...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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A Young Minister, In The First Days Of His New ...
Shared By: Noah Kaye on Apr 21, 2005
Summary: A young minister, in the first days of his new church, was asked to conduct a funeral for a man who had just died. Standing before the open casket and consoling the widow, he said, "I know this must be a very hard thing, Mrs. Vernon. But we must re...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Mennonite
Scripture: none
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I Want To Share In Closing A Poem, Based In Job ...
Shared By: Pat Cook on Jul 6, 2005
Summary: I want to share in closing a poem, based in Job 13:15, written by a lady named Mary Kimbrough: “Though He slay me, I will trust Him,” Said the sainted Job of old; “Though He try me in the furnace, I shall then come forth as gold. “Though th...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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As A 5 Year Old I Would Pretend To Fall Asleep ...
Shared By: James Doyle on Aug 22, 2005
Summary: As a 5 year old I would pretend to fall asleep during the evening worship service! If I did, I knew my dad would carry me home. I would do this becasue we walked to and from church. It was about 1 each way. Being little wasn’t my problem. T...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Deeds Of Shame Are Preceded By Fantasies Of ...
Shared By: Tim HBC on Apr 10, 2008
Summary: ‘Deeds of shame are preceded by fantasies of shame’. (John Stott)
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none