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Death
Shared By: Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016
Summary: IN LATE WINTER DURING THE FIFTY-NINTH YEAR of his life, John Donne braved the weather and rough roads of the English countryside to keep his final preaching engagement before the king in London. He had spent most of that winter, what would be ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
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That's Business
Shared By: Davon Huss on Oct 9, 2015
Summary: Holiness means we love what God loves and we hate what God hates. Some people are like the man who said to a preacher: “I’ve got religion.” “That’s wonderful! Are you going to lay aside all sin?” “Yes, indeed!” “Are you going to attend church?...
Category: Stories
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Purity
Shared By: Davon Huss on May 1, 2015
Summary: A mother was concerned when she heard that her son had a live in girlfriend. She went to his house. Her son was the only one home. The son said, “It’s not what you think, Mom. She needed a place to stay. She has her bedroom and I have mine.” T...
Category: Stories
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Raptured?
Shared By: Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2014
Summary: Herbert Washington, whom co-workers at Significant Plastics Inc. say was unduly concerned with the rapture and the second coming of Christ, suffered a serious heart attack when co-workers pretended they’d been caught away without him. "We didn’t me...
Category: Stories
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Three Ways Out
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 1, 2013
Summary: THREE WAYS OUT Sir Harry Lauder was a British entertainer who proved highly popular throughout the English speaking world both before, during and after World War One. During World War One Lauder worked tirelessly to organize and recruit perfor...
Category: Stories
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The Happiness of Heaven
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 7, 2012
Summary: THE HAPPINESS OF HEAVEN In 1871 Fr. J. Boudreau wrote a short story entitled "The Happiness of Heaven." It's a story about a kindhearted king who is hunting in the forest when he discovers a blind, poor orphan boy living there. The king takes the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Hope Is a Source of Life
Shared By: Ken Pell on Jun 5, 2011
Summary: HOPE IS A SOURCE OF LIFE Hope prays for God’s "will to be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10) and then seeks to be God’s agent of change! One writer says: "Biblical and Christian hope does not mean living in the clouds, dreaming ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Nazarene
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What Do Americans Love More Than Money?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 13, 2011
Summary: WHAT DO AMERICANS LOVE MORE THAN MONEY? Most Americans love money, but we love something even more: security. According to a 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of U.S. adults prefer a job that offers better security over one that ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
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The Compassion Of Jesus Makes A Funeral A ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 10, 2010
Summary: The Compassion of Jesus Makes a Funeral a Celebration When I was in the 5th grade and we lived above the funeral home in Pawnee, there was no street celebration, no brass band or snare drum or festive umbrellas but the funeral for Rev Sonious’ wife...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Why Be Buried With A Fork In Your ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 4, 2010
Summary: Why Be Buried With a Fork in Your Hand There was a woman who had been told she only had 3 months to live. Her doctor recommended that she start making preparations to die. And so, she contacted her Pastor to talk about her final wishes. She told hi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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The Master Is There; That's Enough
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 21, 2010
Summary: THE MASTER IS THERE; THAT'S ENOUGH A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side." Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know." ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Pastor Prays Honestly After Loss Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 30, 2009
Summary: Pastor Prays Honestly After Loss of Son O The Beauty of Honest prayer (I think God prefers angry honesty vs. flowery fakeness) Heard a story this week of a pastor who lost his precious little son in a tragic accident. Told how he drove the freew...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Karole Shirley Demonstrates Compassion Of Christ ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 2, 2009
Summary: Karole Shirley Demonstrates Compassion of Christ for Welfare Recipients Who Want to Work Almighty God - Our Creator - is an expert at taking ordinary people and making them extraordinary individuals - all one has to do is accept His free Plan of Sa...
Category: Stories
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Hymn Story: Precious Lord, Take My Hand By Thomas ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 1, 2009
Summary: Hymn Story: Precious Lord, Take My Hand by Thomas Dorsey Thomas Dorsey was a black jazz musician from Atlanta who was known in the early 1920’s for the suggestive lyrics he combined with original music. Then God touched his life and in 1926 he gave...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Christians Die Better
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 13, 2009
Summary: CHRISTIANS DIE BETTER On May 28, 1914 a ship called the Express of Ireland hit another ship and began to sink quickly. As the ship began to sink in the cold Atlantic Ocean it was discovered that there were not enough life belts on board for all t...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
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Tony Evans on Getting Un-Stuck
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: TONY EVANS ON GETTING UN-STUCK Tony Evans, a popular black preacher from down in Texas, spoke of being on an elevator in a high-rise building. He said he’d never been particularly comfortable on such elevators. There was something about riding up...
Category: Stories
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Missionary Gregory Fisher Writes: "what Will He ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: MISSIONARY Gregory Fisher writes: "What will he say when he shouts?" The question took me by surprise. I had already found that West African Bible College students can ask some of the most penetrating questions about minute details of Scripture. "R...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Best Memory Is That Which Forgets Nothing ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: The best memory is that which forgets nothing but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Great Ambition Is The Passion Of A Great ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 11, 2007
Summary: Great ambition is the passion of a great character. He who is endowed with it may perform very good or very bad actions; all depends upon the principles which direct him.
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
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I Love Working In My Yard. In Fact My Neighbors ...
Shared By: A. David Hart on Feb 20, 2007
Summary: I love working in my yard. In fact my neighbors think that I take yard work all too seriously. I’ll cut my grass and make sure that it is cut in a certain pattern. I make sure that my lines are straight from the lawnmower wheels and my flowers hav...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
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Church Tech: 9 Out Of 10 Protestant Pastors Have ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 27, 2006
Summary: Church Tech: 9 out of 10 Protestant pastors have Internet access, and about half of all Protestant churches maintain a church Web site, according to a recent Ellison Research study. While 90% of ministers are online, only a third of those use a con...
Category: Statistics
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Making The Best Of The ‘best'!" 1 Thessalonians ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on May 11, 2005
Summary: “Making The Best of The ‘Best’!” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 Key verse(s) 15:“According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.” ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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The Rev. And Mrs. R. Porteous Were Taken ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Jun 8, 2003
Summary: The Rev. and Mrs. R. Porteous were taken prisoners by Chinese communist bandits in 1931, and led to a lonely spot on top of a hill where they were to be executed. The leader said, “This is the place.” The executioner took a long knife from its ...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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I Am a Soldier
Shared By: Dr. C. David White on May 26, 2002
Summary: I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct, Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit-- trained by experience, ...
Category: Quotes
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A Preacher Once Wrote About An Incident In His ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 19, 2002
Summary: A preacher once wrote about an incident in his life: “I’d received a notice from my 13 year old son’s school announcing a meeting to preview the new course in sexuality. Parents could examine the curriculum and take part in an actual lesson present...
Category: Stories
based on 103 ratings
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:3
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In An Episode Of The Tv Show Friends Chandler And ...
Shared By: Matthew Rogers on Jan 7, 2002
Summary: In an episode of the TV show Friends Chandler and Joey turn on their television to discover that for some reason, their cable company is allowing them to receive free porn. For the rest of the episode, these guys are glued to the set. They never l...
Category: Stories
based on 37 ratings
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They've All Been Wrong
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: THEY'VE ALL BEEN WRONG Looking back at how Christians have viewed Christ’s second coming in the past, we find many people obsessed with figuring out all the details and making predictions. Here is a quote: "The last days are upon us...
Category: Quotes
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A Man Named Victor Frankl, A Jewish Psychologist, ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 13, 2001
Summary: A man named Victor Frankl, a Jewish psychologist, discovered this great truth in the midst of a Jewish concentration camp during WW II. While seeking to survive the horror of this imprisonment Frankl began observing his fellow prisoners in the hope...
Category: Stories
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Congregational