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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
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Once There Was A Traveling Preacher Who Was ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Feb 10, 2001
Summary: Once there was a traveling preacher who was making his rounds to several preaching points. One of these preaching locations was the edge of a corn field. Arriving early at the corn field the preacher found himself alone. He decided to wait and see ...
Category: Humor
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One Fine Spring Sunday Morning, A Priest Was ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 20, 2001
Summary: One fine Spring Sunday morning, a Priest was gazing out of a rectory window at a nearby Trout Stream. "Today would be a good day to sneak off and go fishing", he thought. The weather was perfect, his fly rod had new string, he had very recently hear...
Category: Humor
based on 169 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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They Died in the Service
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. ...
Category: Humor
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Why They Serve Coffee
Shared By: Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
Summary: WHY THEY SERVE COFFEE Some of the most humorous and enlightening moments in our lives center around eating and drinking. Take for instance the interaction between a pastor and young boy in a certain congregation. It seems this particular cong...
Category: Humor
based on 172 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: Mark 14:37
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Brother George Honeycutt Tells A Real Life ...
Shared By: Mark Roper on Apr 8, 2008
Summary: Brother George Honeycutt tells a real life adventure story about a friend of his who refused to surrender to preach the word of God. During WWII his friend was aboard a destroyer in the North Atlantic, when torpedoes were spotted rapidly approach...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Nothing But the Cross
Shared By: Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2008
Summary: NOTHING BUT THE CROSS J. A. James is quoted as saying, "Although the pulpit is intended to be a pedestal for the cross, even the cross itself is sometimes used as a mere pedestal for the preacher's fame. We may roll the thunders of eloquence, we ...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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Everything I Ever Needed to Know...
Shared By: Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2008
Summary: EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED TO KNOW... In 1988, author Robert Fulghum had a book published entitled, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten". The idea behind the little book was that since the basics of human social behavior are taught...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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Falling Asleep in Church
Shared By: Johnny Creasong on Apr 22, 2009
Summary: FALLING ASLEEP IN CHURCH Please don't think I'm complaining about folks who fall asleep in church. I understand some people can’t help it. I am convinced that some people fall asleep in church during the sermon because their have a physical ailme...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Preaching That Kills
Shared By: JOHN AKOSILE on Jun 1, 2009
Summary: PREACHING THAT KILLS The preaching that kills is non-spiritual preaching. The ability of the preaching is not from God. Lower sources than God have given to it energy and stimulant. The Spirit is not evident in the preacher nor his preaching. Man...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Spurgeon ...
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Aug 29, 2009
Summary: SPURGEON QUOTE: You remember the story I told you of the Welshman who heard a young man preach a very fine sermon-a grand sermon, a highfaluting, spread-eagle sermon; and when he had done, he asked the Welshman what he thought of it. The man rep...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: none
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Franklin Roosevelt's Grandmother
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Sep 14, 2009
Summary: FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT’S GRANDMOTHER The story is told of American President Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day, during a recept...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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In Contradistinction To Literal Interpretation, ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: "In contradistinction to literal interpretation, subsequently called "peshaṭ" (comp. Geiger’s "Wiss. Zeit. Jüd. Theol." v. 244), the term "midrash" designates an exegesis which, going more deeply than the mere literal sense, attempts to penetr...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Mordecai Ham Was Born April 2, 1877, In ...
Shared By: Jody VanSickle on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: Mordecai Ham was born April 2, 1877, in Scottsville, Kentucky. He came from eight generations of Baptist preachers. He came to Christ by the time he was eight years old and remembers: "At nine I had definite convictions that the Lord wanted me to pr...
Category: Stories
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Listeners Must Act
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Apr 28, 2010
Summary: LISTENERS MUST ACT The address is not given for the speaker’s sake, in order that men may praise or blame him. The listener’s repetition of it is what is aimed at. If the speaker has the responsibility for what he whispers, then the listener has ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Eutychus Fell Out Of The Church And Landed In ...
Shared By: Rodney Johnson Sr., on May 12, 2010
Summary: Eutychus fell out of the church and landed in the world.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Our Best – Nothing, Without ...
Shared By: Bill Butsko on May 22, 2010
Summary: “Our Best – Nothing, Without Him” Mr. Spurgeon once preached what in his judgment was one of his poorest sermons. He stammered and floundered, and when he got through he felt that it had been a complete failure. He was greatly humiliated, and w...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none
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How To Gather A Crowd To Preach ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 10, 2010
Summary: How to gather a crowd to preach to A cattle rancher got saved and surrendered to preach. He went to a Bible conference which was all about how to build a crowd. Asked about it later, he said, "It was strange. In all my years as a cattle rancher, I ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 21:15-19
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It Has Been Said That “the Three Things ...
Shared By: Ronnie Knight on Jul 9, 2010
Summary: It has been said that “the three things that should be preached above everything else are the three R’s- Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration.”
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Smoke Alarm. Sometimes It May Go Off When ...
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Jul 9, 2010
Summary: Smoke alarm. Sometimes it may go off when cooking, especially when I cook! If we get tired of hearing it, then we may tape over it. But in so doing, you may set yourself up to burn in a real fire! You cannot ignore the conviction of the Holy Spi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pastor's Sermon Aimed At ...
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Jul 9, 2010
Summary: Pastor's Sermon Aimed At ME My pastor shapes his sermons From A to final Z In clear and forthright language, And aims them straight at me. And when he gets to preaching, I look around to see If there might b...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Something Within The True Believer, Will Bear ...
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Jul 10, 2010
Summary: Something within the true believer, will bear witness to what is being said by the true preacher. That is the Holy Spirit!
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Have Served Under Pastors With Whom I Had A ...
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Jul 10, 2010
Summary: I have served under pastors with whom I had a wonderful relationship and I have also served where there was stress in the relationship. I have listened to men hack, and I have listened to them in a monotonous whisper. I have watched some stand...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Black Market Sacrifices (Plagiarism)
Shared By: Christopher Lanham on Jul 19, 2010
Summary: After choosing the title of this sermon I began looking for an illustration that captured the sense of what I meant by a “black market sacrifice.” And to my great distress I found one – kind of. The search for an illustration became the illustrati...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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Nuestro Trabajo en el Señor No es en Vano
Shared By: Rolando Delgado on Sep 21, 2010
Summary: Nuestro trabajo en el Señor no es en vano Una vez predicando en una iglesia en la selva del Peten, en Guatemala, fui invitado por un pastor a que fuera a su iglesia, al cual yo accedí sin ninguna objeción. Pero al predicar me sentía muy incomodo ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Good Doctrine, Good Practice
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 10, 2010
Summary: GOOD DOCTRINE, GOOD PRACTICE There were two doctors with the same name who lived a few doors apart. One was a Christian and a lay preacher, the other had made no profession of faith. One night a rather sick person, who was also a Christian and wa...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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Leonard Ravenhill After Listening C.s. Lewis: "i ...
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010
Summary: Leonard Ravenhill after listening C.S. Lewis: "I was fascinated with his message, and stunned by his simplicity. That’s preaching!"
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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A New Man After That Sermon
Shared By: Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2010
Summary: A NEW MAN AFTER THAT SERMON The minister’s sermon on this particular Sunday was considerably longer than normal. However, it was so well prepared and inspiring that he just knew it would be a big hit with the congregation. At the end of the s...
Category: Humor
Scripture: none
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Sermon Fire
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
Summary: SERMON FIRE Preacher who asked his wife: "Should I have put more fire into my sermon?" Wife replied: "You should have put more of your sermon in the fire."
Category: Humor
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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The World Does Not Need Sermons; It Needs A ...
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
Summary: "The world does not need sermons; it needs a message. You can go to Bible college and learn how to preach sermons, but you will have to go to God to get messages." --Oswald J. Smith
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none