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Owen Bourgaize avatar
Think It Was C H Spurgeon Who Had A Lady Come To ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
Summary: think it was C H Spurgeon who had a lady come to him saying that she felt called to the ministry. Spurgeon asked about her home and family and when he heard she had 13 children he exclaimed, "Well, praise God, not only has he called you to the mini...
Category: Humor
based on 200 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Philip Makari avatar
Here I Speak Of A Special Type Of Giving, The ...
Shared By: Philip Makari on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Here I speak of a special type of giving, the giving of our total selves first to God. It is the giving of body, soul and spirit for God’s use that we may achieve, for ourselves and for others, the higher ends of God. This is not, as you can ...
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Alan Perkins avatar
Self-righteous Service Requires External ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
Summary: "Self-righteous service requires external rewards. It needs to know that people see and appreciate the effort. It seeks human applause -- with proper religious modesty of course. Self-righteous service is highly concerned about results. It eagerly w...
Category: Quotes
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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What Is Servanthood? It’s A Question We ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: What is servanthood? It’s a question we have to answer because today the concept has largely been abandoned by our culture. In his book, The Jesus Style, Gayle D. Erwin described servanthood this way: "A servant’s job is to do all he ...
Category: Quotes
based on 115 ratings
Denomination: *other
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I Recently Read A Moving Story That David ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: "I recently read a moving story that David Jeremiah wrote about the founder of World Vision, the international Christian relief agency. Bob Pierce had advanced leukemia, but he went to visit a colleague in Indonesia before he died. As they were wa...
Category: Stories
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Mother Teresa Is A Woman Whose Name Has Become ...
Shared By: Kreigh Hurst on May 5, 2001
Summary: Mother Teresa is a woman whose name has become synonymous with greatness. This correlation may have resulted from her philosophy of greatness. She simply believes, "We can do no great things; only small things with great love." Such words are remini...
Category: Quotes
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none
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The Great Violinist, Niccolo Paganini Willed His ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 31, 2001
Summary: The great violinist, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvelous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only slightly, but set aside, it begins to decay. Paga...
Category: Stories
based on 155 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:13
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William Law Made A Lasting Impact Upon 18th ...
Shared By: Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Summary: William Law made a lasting impact upon 18th century England with his book, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. In it, Law urges this Christian that every day should be viewed as a day of humility. And how does he suggest that we do this? By...
Category: Quotes
based on 85 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-25:25
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Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 16, 2001
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based on 78 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:19
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Will You Wash My Dishes?
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 10, 2001
Summary: [Will You Wash My Dishes?] Sometimes we get a distorted idea about what love is. One night, a man decided to show his wife how much he loved her. After dinner he began to recite romantic poetry, telling her he would climb high mountains to be nea...
Category: Stories
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James Hunter In His Book "the Servant" Presents A ...
Shared By: Paul Newell on Aug 29, 2001
Summary: James Hunter in his book “The Servant” presents a powerful picture of what it really means to be a leader/servant. He shares: leadership is ultimately rooted in our will. Not forcing our will on others, but demonstrating our will to serve. There i...
Category: Quotes
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Paul Fritz avatar
Story of Encouragement
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Aug 29, 2001
Summary: Story of Encouragement:   Several months ago when I was seated on the bus at the terminal and going home from work, a woman showed a kindness that up to now I cannot forget. The bus was still not full. I sat on the third row, by the window, on...
Category: Stories
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Wise Use of Tools
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Oct 11, 2001
Summary: Illus.: Wise Use of Tools James S. Hewett tells of a neighbor he had who was trying to put a TV antenna on his roof, but was having a terrible time. Hewett decided to give him a hand. He went over and took with him his best tools and soon had ...
Category: Stories
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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We Are All Saddened To Learn This Week Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 3, 2001
Summary: We are all saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our church’s most valuable members, Someone Else. Someone’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years, and for every one...
Category: Humor
based on 245 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Success Has Nothing To Do With What You Gain In ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others." -- Danny Thomas
Category: Quotes
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
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Bill Hybels Puts It This Way: "i Would Never ...
Shared By: Dru Ashwell on Dec 19, 2001
Summary: Bill Hybels puts it this way: “I would never want to reach out someday with a soft, uncallused hand – a hand never dirtied by serving – and shake the nail-pierced hand of Jesus.”
Category: Quotes
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Eleven Years Ago, Walter Levine Was Diagnosed ...
Shared By: Mark Haines on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: Eleven years ago, Walter Levine was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – a type of bone cancer. Today he dedicates his life to helping others beat the disease. He says, “Ninety-nine percent of everything you do in life is attitude. If you have a rel...
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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What Is It To Serve God And To Do His Will? ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: What is it to serve God and to do His will? Nothing else than to show mercy to our neighbor. For it is our neighbor who needs our service; God in heaven needs it not. — Martin Luther
Category: Quotes
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God Will Not Look You Over For Medals, Degrees, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. — Elbert Hubbard
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: none
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Nothing Disciplines The Inordinate Desires Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 17, 2002
Summary: Nothing disciplines the inordinate desires of the flesh like service, and nothing transforms the desires of the flesh like serving in hiddenness. The flesh whines against service but screams against hidden service. It strains and pulls for honor a...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-4
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You Turn On The Tv Set To See A Large Family ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Feb 26, 2002
Summary: You turn on the TV set to see a large family sitting at a long dining room table. A man and a woman sit at opposite ends of the table, with three boys on one side and three girls on the other. Then another woman appears from the kitchen wearing a ...
Category: Movies / Videos
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The Whole Area Of Service Is A Very Important One ...
Shared By: Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
Summary: The whole area of service is a very important one in the Christian life. The importance can be seen in the difference between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea in the Holy Land. The two bodies of water are connected by the Jordan River in a dire...
Category: Quotes
based on 45 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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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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Richard Foster: Service
Shared By: Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
Summary: Richard Foster: “Service that is duty-motivated breaths death. Service that flows out of our inward person is life, and joy and peace. The risen Christ beckons us to the ministry of the towel. Perhaps you would like to begin by experimenting wit...
Category: Quotes
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Bill Wilson Pastors An Inner City Church In New ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on Mar 22, 2002
Summary: Bill Wilson pastors an inner city church in New York City. His mission field is a very violent place. He himself has been stabbed twice as he ministered to the people of the community surrounding the church. Once a Puerto Rican woman became involved...
Category: Stories
based on 99 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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What Can Little Things Do?
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 11, 2002
Summary: What can little things do? In 1871 in Chicago a big city, there developed a big tragedy. But it all happened from a bunch of little things. One little lady was out milking one little cow early in the morning. There was one little lamp of...
Category: Stories
based on 39 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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A Man Came Late One Sunday Morning To The ...
Shared By: Ed Wood on Jun 6, 2002
Summary: A man came late one Sunday morning to the service. In fact he got there just as the service was letting out. He came up to a man and said, “Oh, my gracious, is the sermon done?” And the worshiper said, “No, the sermon is to be done.” Folks, I want ...
Category: Stories
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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On September 11, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell (from ...
Shared By: Greg Burdine on Jun 12, 2002
Summary: On September 11, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell (from U.S. Army Headquarters) had just stepped into a Pentagon hallway when the fireball from the hijacked plane hit him. After recovering from the initial shock, Birdwell realized he was on fire. "Jesus, I’m...
Category: Stories
based on 53 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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For Many Years Dr. Frances Schaeffer And His Wife ...
Shared By: Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
Summary: For many years Dr. Frances Schaeffer and his wife Edith ran a house of Christian hospitality and study in Switzerland called L’Abri. They opened their hearts and homes to hundreds of people seeking Biblical answers to life’s challenges. In her boo...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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Eagle Vision And Dependability" Written By ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jul 10, 2002
Summary: "Eagle Vision And Dependability" written by Christi Harken from Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA Birds of all kinds can see where they are going. They pick and choose their direction and path. As birds fly by instinct they head where they are directed...
Category: Stories
based on 75 ratings
Scripture: none