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Wife Died
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jul 3, 2015
Summary: Booth-Tucker preached in Chicago one day, and out from the throng a burdened laborer came and said to him, before all the audience, "You can talk like that about how Christ is dear to you, and helps you; but if your wife was dead, as my wife is, and...
Category: Stories
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I'm Ready to Move
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jul 3, 2015
Summary: Alan Robertson- When my brother Jase got out of high school, one of the first things he did was make a list of some of his high school buddies- not to settle old scores, mind you. Jase wanted to see them come to Jesus. So he took his list and star...
Category: Stories
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In Light Of The Popularity Of The Dodge Super ...
Shared By: Kenny Richardson on May 24, 2013
Summary: In light of the popularity of the Dodge Super Bowl commercial "So God Made a Farmer" this is our Mother's Day rendition. “So God Made a Mother” He needed someone tender enough to cherish the thrill of a baby growing within her body & yet someo...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5
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Know the True from the False
Shared By: Mark Stepherson on Feb 23, 2012
Summary: KNOW THE TRUE FROM THE FALSE I have heard and read several variations of this story. Some relate it to training bank tellers, some to treasury agents, and some to FBI agents. I don’t know which, if any, is true. The story makes a good point even...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
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Mom's Church
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 6, 2011
Summary: MOM'S CHURCH Four scholars were arguing over Bible translations. One said he preferred the King James Version because of its beauty, eloquent old English. Another said he preferred the American Standard Bible for its literalism, the way it moves ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5
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Steering by Mother's Light
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 6, 2011
Summary: STEERING BY MOTHER'S LIGHT To illustrate the great influence of a Godly mother, let me tell you the story of Susannah Prentice. This story goes back to 1950. Susannah and her husband, Miles, lived in a 2-story house located on the coast of Mai...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5
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Prayer and President Lincoln
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 16, 2011
Summary: PRAYER AND PRESIDENT LINCOLN A clergyman from New York, during a call on President Lincoln at the White House, said: "I have not come to ask any favors of you, Mr. President; I have only come to say that the loyal people of the North are sustaini...
Category: Stories
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Since We Are About To Celebrate St. Patrick's ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 8, 2007
Summary: Since we are about to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, let’s see what the day is truly about. Webster’s *New World Dictionary* says: "Saint Patrick’s Day - March 17, observed by the Irish in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland" ...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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One Nice Thing About Growing Older Is That You ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: One nice thing about growing older is that you and your children eventually wind up on the same side of the generation gap.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
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It Was 1972 And A Rugby Team From Uruguay Was ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Nov 23, 2003
Summary: It was 1972 and a Rugby team from Uruguay was flying over the Andes mountains to play in a championship game. But on the way the plane crashes into a mountain. A film was made that details the ordeal entitled Alive. Of the 45 passengers, which i...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:8-12
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And Which One Were You?
Shared By: Stan Martin on Aug 25, 2003
Summary: AND WHICH ONE WERE YOU? Maybe you heard about the Desert Storm soldier who while he was overseas received a Dear John letter from his girlfriend back home in the states. To add insult to injury, she wrote, "Will you please return my fav...
Category: Humor
based on 30 ratings
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In A Speech Made In 1863, Abraham Lincoln Said, ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
Summary: In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has eve...
Category: Quotes
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-13 Genesis 17:15-19 Genesis 40:1-23 Exodus 1:1-8 Exodus 14:10-15 Deuteronomy 1:1-28:28 Deuteronomy 8:13-14 Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua 1:1-11 Joshua 18:1-25 2 Samuel 7:12-16 2 Samuel 9:6-13 1 Kings 17:1-7 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 2 Chronicles 7:1-4 Nehemiah 2:18-20 Psalms 13:1-6 Psalms 100:1-5 Psalms 138:1-8 Psalms 139:7-8 Proverbs 1:20-30 Proverbs 4:1-30 Proverbs 30:8-9 Proverbs 31:17-32:1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 Ecclesiastes 9:10 Isaiah 7:1-16 Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah 27:6 Isaiah 48:17-18 Isaiah 57:15 Jeremiah 31:27-34 Daniel 1:1-15:15 Daniel 1:1-2:1 Joel 1:1-3:5 Zechariah 9:9-12 Zechariah 12:1-13:9 Matthew 1:23 Matthew 2:1-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 5:21-37 Matthew 11:1-12:48 Matthew 13:22 Matthew 13:44-52 Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 22:37-40 Matthew 24:17-21 Matthew 24:36-44 Matthew 25:14-28 Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 26:26-30 Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 3:1-9 Mark 3:7-4:34 Mark 10:17-31 Mark 10:35-45 Luke 2:1-7 Luke 4:14-27 Luke 5:1-11 Luke 6:6-11 Luke 6:27-30 Luke 9:52-62 Luke 13:1-17 Luke 15:11-32 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 19:1-10 Luke 19:28-40:19 Luke 19:32 John 1:1-18 John 1:29-42 John 2:1-11 John 3:16-4:1 John 4:21-24 John 8:1-11 John 10:7-15 John 12:1-8 John 13:23-24 John 14:15-21 John 14:15-17 John 15:13-15 John 16:33-33:33 John 17:1-24 John 20:19-31 John 20:24-31 Acts 8:9-24 Romans 1:8-15 Romans 8:24-25 Romans 8:35-39 Romans 12:1-2 Romans 12:12-14 1 Corinthians 9:19-34 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:13-18 Galatians 1:1-22 Ephesians 2:8-10 Ephesians 4:11-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Philippians 4:6-12 Colossians 2:1-10 Colossians 3:10 Colossians 3:22-4:1 Colossians 4:2-6 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1 Timothy 6:19 2 Timothy 1:3-5 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Titus 2:11-15 Titus 3:1-5 Philemon 1:17-19 Hebrews 1:6-14 Hebrews 7:1-28 Hebrews 11:1-40 Hebrews 11:8-10 James 1:19-27 James 4:1-10 1 Peter 1:1-9 1 Peter 1:4 1 Peter 1:18-23 1 Peter 1:22 2 Peter 1:3-11 2 Peter 1:4 1 John 1:1-10 1 John 2:2 1 John 4:7-12 1 John 5:1-6:12 1 John 5:1-12 1 John 5:10-12 1 John 5:14-15 Revelation 2:1-29 Revelation 2:4-5 More
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The Risk—The Joy
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Mar 9, 2003
Summary: THE RISK-- THE JOY Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, almost delighted in taking risks for the gospel. He said: "I must take this decision disregarding risks involved and make known the gifts of God and his everlasting consolation. Neithe...
Category: Quotes
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In 1858 A Sunday School Teacher, Mr. Kimball, Led ...
Shared By: Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
Summary: In 1858 a Sunday School teacher, Mr. Kimball, led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Jesus Christ. The clerk was Dwight L. Moody who became an evangelist. In 1879 while preaching in England the heart of a pastor named F.B. Meyer was set on fire...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5-8
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By Life or By Death
Shared By: Dana Chau on Apr 22, 2002
Summary: BY LIFE OR BY DEATH John Piper, in his book, Future Grace, reprinted a letter by Carl Lundquist, former president of Bethel College and Seminary. In 1988, the doctors told him he had a rare form of cancer called mycosis fungoides, which invaded ...
Category: Quotes
based on 22 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Survivor Eva Hart Remembers The Night, April 15, ...
Shared By: Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
Summary: Survivor Eva Hart remembers the night, April 15, 1912, on which the Titanic plunged 12,000 feet to the Atlantic floor, some two hours and forty minutes after an iceberg tore a 300-foot gash in the starboard side: "I saw all the horror of its sinking...
Category: Stories
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He Was A Professional Thief. His Name Stirred ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2002
Summary: He was a professional thief. His name stirred fear as the desert wind stirs tumbleweeds. He terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line for thirteen years, roaring like a tornado in and out of the Sierra Nevada’s, spooking the most rugged frontiersmen. ...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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One Summer Night During A Severe Thunderstorm A ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on Jul 6, 2001
Summary: One summer night during a severe thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small son into bed. She was about to turn the light off when he asked in a trembling voice, "Mommy, will you stay with me all night?" Smiling, the mother gave him a warm, reassur...
Category: Humor
based on 178 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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There Are A Lot Of Things You And I Are Afraid ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on Jul 6, 2001
Summary: There are a lot of things you and I are afraid of. I found a list of phobias that I thought would be neat to share. Cyberphobia: fear of computers; Ecclesiophobia: fear of church; Lunaphobia: fear of the moon; Astraphobia: fear of lightning; Chrom...
Category: Humor
based on 94 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Several Years Ago The Peanuts Comic Strip Had ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Several years ago the Peanuts comic strip had Lucy and Charlie Brown practicing football. Lucy would hold the ball for Charlie’s placekicking and then Charlie would kick the ball. But every time Lucy had ever held the ball for Charlie, he woul...
Category: Humor