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Ravi Zacharias: Symbols of the Pursuit of God
Shared By: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Mar 11, 2013
Summary: RAVI ZACHARIAS: SYMBOLS OF THE PURSUIT OF GOD 2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ." Ra...
Category: Quotes
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6
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How To Send An Ultra Top Secret ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 24, 2012
Summary: HOW TO SEND AN ULTRA TOP SECRET MESSAGE There is a distinguished British gentleman by the name of Sir Oliver Franks. He had been a professor of philosophy at Oxford, and president of a couple of different colleges during the turbulent years of the ...
Category: Stories
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On Suffering
Shared By: David Tack on Jan 11, 2012
Summary: ON SUFFERING "It is a very difficult matter to understand when God permits affliction or loss to come into our lives. Our humanity wants to cry out, "Why me God? I love you and faithfully serve you. Why did you permit this sorrow to happen to me?...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:17
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Gratitude for a Savior
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 5, 2011
Summary: GRATITUDE FOR A SAVIOR A lady was on a lake steamer when her little girl fell overboard, and the woman was almost frantic. A gentleman on the boat had a large Newfoundland dog. The dog was directed to leap into the water and save the child. He di...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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We Need Christ in Good Times and Bad
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 24, 2011
Summary: WE NEED CHRIST IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD Presbyterian minister of the 19th century, J. R. Miller, once wrote that "We need Christ just as much in our bright, prosperous, exalted hours as in the days of darkness, adversity, and depression. We are quit...
Category: Quotes
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Sound Biblical Thinking
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 23, 2010
Summary: SOUND BIBLICAL THINKING There is no substitute for sound, biblical thinking. John Gardner: "An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent theologian. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1-2
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More Beyond
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jul 15, 2010
Summary: MORE BEYOND The Strait of Gibraltar is the strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. On either side of the Strait of Gibraltar there are two mountains, which were known in ancient times as the Pillars of Hercules. Accordin...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Martyrdom Of Missionary Doctor Paul ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 29, 2010
Summary: Martyrdom of Missionary Doctor Paul Carlson Don Carson has written a book which is also titled, “How Long O Lord: Reflections on Suffering & Evil.” At the beginning of the book, he recounted this real-life story. A pastor is cutting his front la...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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A Nation of Bible Illiterates
Shared By: Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
Summary: A Nation of Bible Illiterates George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians. • 48% could not name ...
Category: Statistics
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Keeping Faith In The Midst Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 1, 2010
Summary: Keeping Faith in the Midst of Trials The story is told of a man who was walking across the road when he was hit by a car. The impact knocked him on his head which caused him to be in a coma for a couple of days before he finally regained consciousn...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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Brother Reassure His Sister In Carlsbad Caverns ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 20, 2009
Summary: Brother Reassure His Sister in Carlsbad Caverns When Lights Turned Out Bob Woods tells the story of a couple who took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
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Army Paratrooper Takes Comfort And Hope Listening ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 9, 2009
Summary: Army Paratrooper Takes Comfort and Hope Listening To Taps During the Vietnam War A story from a Vietnam veteran testifies of God’s transforming work. I served as an airborne Ranger platoon leader (paratrooper) in the First Air Cavalry Division duri...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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The Cross At Ground Zero After ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 9, 2009
Summary: The Cross at Ground Zero After 9/11 A testimony from a worker at ground zero on 9-11 testifies of God’s transforming power. I’m an excavation laborer, and a member of union local 731. Pick-and-shovel work is my trade. I live in New Jersey, but I’m ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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No Hope of Ultimate Defeat
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 13, 2009
Summary: NO HOPE OF ULTIMATE DEFEAT Prior to leading the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto met with the military leaders of his country to plead with them not to attack the United States. He had studied in America and had witnessed first hand the i...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:8
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Helen Keller Was 1 ½ Years Old When She Became ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Helen Keller was 1 ½ years old when she became seriously ill, modern day drs feel she probably had scarlet fever or meningitis. Due to her illness she lost her sight and hearing. She became a blind, deaf, mute. People say she was out of control as a...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1-2
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From Time To Time, Lobsters Have To Leave Their ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: From time to time, lobsters have to leave their shells in order to grow. They need the shell to protect them from being torn apart, yet when they grow, the old shell must be abandoned. If they did not abandon it, the old shell would soon become thei...
Category: Stories
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I Do Not Ask To Walk Smooth Paths Nor Bear An ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock-strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks alone, And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
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What Makes a Good Church?
Shared By: AL Edmonds on Dec 27, 2005
Summary: "WHAT MAKES A GOOD CHURCH?" If all the lazy folks will get up, And all the sleeping folks will wake up, And all the discouraged folks will cheer up, And all gossiping folks will shut up, And all the dishonest folks will confess up, ...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Apostolic
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6
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Perhaps You Have Heard Of The Upcoming Movie The ...
Shared By: Pat Cook on Sep 14, 2005
Summary: Perhaps you have heard of the upcoming movie The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It’s a wonderful story written by CS Lewis, one of the sharpest Christian thinkers of the 20th century. The wardrobe mentioned in the title is a large walk-in clos...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:18
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A Winning Streak Of One!" 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jun 1, 2005
Summary: “A Winning Streak of One!” 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 Key verse(s) 16“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” It’s important to make sure that every day of our lives we prac...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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Larry Olsen Describes A Man Lost In The Desert: ...
Shared By: Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
Summary: Larry Olsen describes a man lost in the desert: “He has been out of food and water for days. His lips are swollen, his tongue is swollen, he’s all beat up and bloody. Some of his bones are almost peeking through. He has been scraped and beat up by t...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
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The Lord's Mercy Often Rides To The Door Of Our ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 14, 2004
Summary: “The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.” Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
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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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Many Years Ago C.s. Lewis Wrote The Screwtape ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 4, 2003
Summary: Many years ago C.S. Lewis wrote the Screwtape Letters. Screwtape was an assistant devil writing to his nephew Wormwood. Screwtape was telling his nephew how to make the "patient" leave the camp of the arch enemy, the Prince of Peace, and dwell in th...
Category: Stories
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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What God Can Do With Your Life
Shared By: Don Hawks on Dec 2, 2003
Summary: WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE In the recent movie, "About Schmidt" 66-year-old Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has retired from his job as an insurance actuary. He is miserable, and after his wife (June Squibb) suddenly dies, he is also lost. He...
Category: Movies / Videos
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The Cracked Pot
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2002
Summary: THE CRACKED POT A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at ...
Category: Stories
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Tricia Mccary Rhodes Stated, "when He Delivers Us ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Mar 27, 2002
Summary: TRICIA MCCARY RHODES stated, ”When He delivers us from sin’s dark cell, an amazing thing happens: Our eyes are unveiled to see what we were created for, what we’ve longed for without knowing it. “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’...
Category: Quotes
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6
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In The Foreward Of His Book, Inside Out, Larry ...
Shared By: Jeffery Lindsay on Aug 11, 2001
Summary: In the foreward of his book, Inside Out, Larry Crabb writes this: “Modern Christianity, in dramatic reversal of its biblical form, promises to relieve the pain of living in a fallen world. The message, whether it’s from fundamentalists r...
Category: Quotes
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There’s Another Beautiful Picture Of ...
Shared By: Edward Frey on Jul 18, 2001
Summary: There’s another beautiful picture of baptism given here: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Did you catch it? Baptism clothes us with Christ. We’re wrapped up in Jesus and a...
Category: Stories
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To Risk
Shared By: Michael McCartney on May 25, 2001
Summary: To laugh is to risk appearing the fool To weep is to risk appearing sentimental To reach out for another is to risk involvement To expose feelings is to risk exposing, your true self To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to ris...
Category: Quotes