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Fear In the Work Cubicle
Shared By: Troy Borst on Apr 4, 2015
Summary: IN THE WORK CUBICLE (p) It’s a normal day at the office. You got to work 5 minutes late like usual. You find your normal parking place open and you whip your car into the spot and grab all that you need from the passenger seat. You are soon in ...
Category: Stories
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An Urgent Message at Easter
Shared By: Troy Borst on Apr 4, 2015
Summary: EASTER FAMILY TIME (p) It is Easter time and a gathering opportunity for your whole family. Your family made a commitment to all get together this year at Easter to make sure you celebrated something this year as a family. Grandma chose Easter a...
Category: Stories
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Fear of Aging
Shared By: Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
Summary: “Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.” - Jennifer Yane As you grow older, what’s inside you doesn’t change but your body changes, and it’s confusing to look in the mirror. If you live your life as though y...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Charismatic
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:3-4
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Testimony of Astronaut Charles Duke
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 21, 2013
Summary: TESTIMONY OF ASTRONAUT CHARLES DUKE Through the years, I’ve heard people say, "I wasn’t looking for God when He found me." Let me give you a modern example of this process. Astronaut Charles Duke is one of only twelve men who have left footpr...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-6
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Ten Dollars Is Ten Dollars
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 6, 2012
Summary: TEN DOLLARS IS TEN DOLLARS A man named Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the state fair every year and every year when Stumpy saw the antique bi-plane he would say, "Martha, I'd like to ride in that airplane." Martha always replied, "I know ...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-7
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The Ugly Tie Contest
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 18, 2011
Summary: THE UGLY TIE CONTEST George Hazlett's wife made him a necktie a few years ago that he rarely wore. In fact, George had forgotten about it until one day a local men's store in Salem, Ohio, announced an "ugly tie" contest. George secretly pulled th...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7
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Jill Briscoe on Submission
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 18, 2011
Summary: JILL BRISCOE ON SUBMISSION Jill Briscoe talks about the difference between her family and her husband, Stuart's, family and what that brought to their own marriage. She says, "My father, a quiet, gentle man, considered himself head of his home: p...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-2
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The Persuasion of a Changed Life
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 18, 2011
Summary: THE PERSUASION OF A CHANGED LIFE The power of your changed life can be very persuasive even to those who refuse to be persuaded by the word itself. Just a few years ago, Decision magazine told the story of Rick and Shawna Pilat, a Winnipeg co...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-2
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True Beauty
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 18, 2011
Summary: TRUE BEAUTY Carre Otis was once among the world’s top super models for 17 years, beginning her career at the age of 14. To prepare for each photo shoot, she routinely binged and purged, took laxatives and diet pills, and exercised intensely. Bein...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-2
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J. Oswald Sanders on Loneliness
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 9, 2011
Summary: J. OSWALD SANDERS ON LONELINESS J. Oswald Sanders once pointed out: "The round of pleasure or the amassing of wealth are [often] but vain attempts to escape from the persistent ache. The millionaire is usually a lonely man and the comedian is oft...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Does Your God Bleed?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 3, 2011
Summary: DOES YOUR GOD BLEED? A little boy went up to a missionary Sunday School leader in a pagan country. The boy said, "I like what you say about the God of the Bible but I can’t see him. But if I go to the temple I can see my God." The missionary s...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Quotes on Humility
Shared By: Billy Nale on Apr 13, 2011
Summary: QUOTES ON HUMILITY "To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them." -- Charles de Montesquieu "Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth." -- Madame Guizot "No...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:8
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On Obedience
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 12, 2011
Summary: ON OBEDIENCE "One word stands out from all others as the key to knowing God, to having His peace and assurance in your life--it is obedience." (Eric Liddell) Elisabeth Elliot tells the story of when she and her brother Tom were small children....
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Because I'm a Gentleman
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 23, 2011
Summary: BECAUSE I'M A GENTLEMAN A middle-aged business executive once approached the front entrance of the office building in which he worked. A young feminist came up at the same moment, so he stepped back and held the door open for her to pass on throu...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7
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Build Me A ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 6, 2010
Summary: Build Me A Bridge A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish." T...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7
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Nfl Player's Loyalty And Commitment To His ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 15, 2009
Summary: NFL Player’s Loyalty and Commitment to His Wife One of the greatest statements of a husband’s love is when he protects his wife regardless of the cost to himself. Joseph’s story is the story of one such man. When Chris Spielman played for the Bu...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7
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Baptism Of Ivan The Great Tsar Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 8, 2009
Summary: Baptism of Ivan the Great Tsar of Russia Ivan the Great was Tsar of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He drove out t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:21
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If You Care, Give Your Testimony
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 14, 2009
Summary: IF YOU CARE, GIVE YOUR TESTIMONY God wants us to be concerned about other people. And one of the best ways we can show our concern is by giving them testimonies about Jesus. One of my all-time favorite teachers was Don Wilton. One day in class...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15-16
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A Reasoning ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 10, 2009
Summary: A REASONING FAITH Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion says that Christian Faith is non-thinking. He believes religion was responsible for the 9/11 bombings. "Get rid of God and all religions, and you will have peace on earth." Atheists buy int...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15-16
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The Late Great American Jurist, Judge, Author, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 28, 2009
Summary: The late great American jurist, judge, author, and Christian apologist, Simon Greenleaf (1783 - 1853), once said: "There should be a readiness on our part, to investigate with candor to follow the truth wherever it may lead us, and to submit, wit...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15
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After The Collapse Of The Berlin Wall In 1989, No ...
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Feb 16, 2008
Summary: After the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, no person in all of East Germany was more despised than the former Communist dictator Erich Honecher. He had been stripped of all his offices. Even the Communist Party rejected him. Kicked out of his vi...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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John Stott – "peter Would Prepare The Church, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: John Stott – “Peter would prepare the church, not simply to endure persecution, but to find in persecution an opportunity for witness.”
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-3:1
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There Was A Very Capable Evangelist Whom God Used ...
Shared By: mark ferrante on Jan 12, 2007
Summary: There was a very capable evangelist whom God used in a significant way. But he lost his interest in spiritual things and drifted into a life of sin, for a number of months. Some of his sin was done in secret but ultimately, it became public knowle...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Evangelism Is Not A Professional Job For A Few ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 8, 2006
Summary: "Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus." Trueblood, Elton
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15
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Recall Notice
Shared By: Joseph Bachman on Feb 24, 2005
Summary: RECALL NOTICE: The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the origina...
Category: Humor
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-20
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The Trenches Of Life!" 1 Peter 3: 13-22 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jan 19, 2005
Summary: “The Trenches of Life!” 1 Peter 3: 13-22 Key verse(s): 16:“. . . keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” If you don’t want to be shot at, don’t supply...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13-22
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Evangelism Is Nothing More Or Less Than The ...
Shared By: Randy Aly on Sep 28, 2004
Summary: Evangelism is nothing more or less than the Christian’s honest response by testimony and actions to the forgiving love of God known and experienced through the life, death, and resurection of Jesus. It is, first of all, an expression of joy, gratit...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15
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One Sunday Morning An Old Cowboy Entered A Church ...
Shared By: David Gant on Feb 28, 2004
Summary: One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn ou...
Category: Stories
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D.l. Moody Once Spoke With A Woman Who Didn't ...
Shared By: Kevin Higgins on Mar 26, 2003
Summary: D.L. Moody once spoke with a woman who didn’t like his method of evangelism. "I don’t really like mine all that much either. What’s yours?" She replied that she didn’t have one. Moody said, "Then I like mine better than yours.
Category: Quotes
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15
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Sodium Is An Extremely Active Element Found ...
Shared By: Steven Platt on Nov 1, 2002
Summary: Sodium is an extremely active element found naturally only in combined form; it always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its offensive odor. When sodium and chlorine are combined, ...
Category: Stories