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Busted Knuckles
Shared By: Jack Kale on May 10, 2016
Summary: Busted Knuckles The blades needed replacement on the old red Murray riding mower we use at the camp. I purchased two 21” blades from Lowes and got around to replacing them this past weekend for the first mow of the year. I hoisted the front end...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:28
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Bitter and Resentful
Shared By: Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
Summary: "Bitterness is like taking poison, and waiting for the other person to die." - Malachy McCourt I once knew a woman whose heart had been broken by disappointing relationships. She became very sarcastic towards the opposite sex and could often be o...
Category: Quotes
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TEAM
Shared By: suresh manoharan on Jul 14, 2014
Summary: Remember the good ole’ definition of the word TEAM? T-OGETHER E-VERYONE A-CHIEVES M-ORE!
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-15
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Gossip: Opie's Newspaper
Shared By: Davon Huss on May 7, 2014
Summary: "Opie's Newspaper" is an episode on the Andy Griffith Show. Opie's friend, Howie, received a small printing press as a gift, and the boys decide to go into the newspaper business. They work hard and produce an initial issue of what they call the M...
Category: Movies / Videos
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THE POWER OF SNOWFLAKES
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 20, 2014
Summary: THE POWER OF SNOWFLAKES We can learn great lessons of unity and its power simply by observing the nature. For example a single snow flake that looks beautiful and innocent. If it remains on its own it can easily fly away or quickly melt away. On ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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United We Stand
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 16, 2014
Summary: Let me read one of Aesop’s Greek fables; In the forest, there lived four oxen. They were very good friends and always went together to graze in the fields. However, every time they went, a hungry lion tried to attack them. The lion longed for their ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6
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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 20, 2014
Summary: THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS An African woman gave her heart to Christ. Her husband was the chief of a Zulu tribe. When she told him what she had done, the chief beat her brutally. As she was lying in the floor bleeding, the man mocked her and sai...
Category: Stories
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We're On the Same Team
Shared By: gaylon clark on Dec 9, 2013
Summary: Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin had every reason as teammates to be friends, but they were not. Incognito harassed and bullied Martin. He called him a racial slur in a voicemail played by every media outlet in the country. He threatened to kill...
Category: Stories
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The Umpire's Revenge
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Mar 6, 2013
Summary: THE UMPIRE'S REVENGE Forgiveness begins when we give up the quest to get even. This is difficult, because getting even is the natural obsession of the wounded soul. Stories about getting even always capture our attention. It wouldn’t surprise me ...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 4:32
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Sins Are Habits
Shared By: John Sattler on Feb 18, 2013
Summary: SINS ARE HABITS I’m reading a book right now called "The Power of Habit" (http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/) about how so much of our daily life is lived by habit. We have to. Our brain needs habits in order for us to be able to functi...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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Jealous in a Restaurant
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Jan 10, 2013
Summary: JEALOUS IN A RESTAURANT There is an old story about an older couple having dinner in a restaurant. The wife sees another couple about their age sitting in a booth nearby. She sees the husband sitting close to his wife, with his arm around her. He...
Category: Humor
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Playing in the Dirt
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 15, 2012
Summary: PLAYING IN THE DIRT If you see a baby playing in the dirt, the baby may be dirty but you pretty much don’t make a big deal about it because it’s understood that babies play in dirt. Babies try to eat dirt. Babies scrub themselves in dirt. Dirt is...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
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Downward Trends in U.S. Christianity
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 15, 2012
Summary: DOWNWARD TRENDS IN U.S. CHRISTIANITY In George Barna's new book on U.S. Christians called Futurecast, he tracks annual changes from 1991 to 2011 and shows that all the major trend lines of religious belief and behavior ran downward except two: Mo...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
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What Kind of Example Are You?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 11, 2012
Summary: WHAT KIND OF EXAMPLE ARE YOU? It is said that for many years Monterey, a California coast town, was a pelican’s paradise. As the fishermen cleaned their fish, they flung the innards to the pelicans. The birds grew fat, lazy, and contented. Eventu...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
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The Damage of Disunity
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 9, 2012
Summary: THE DAMAGE OF DISUNITY Dwight L. Moody once stated, "I have never yet known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord's people were divided." Notice what Phinehas said: "This day we perceive that the Lord is among us" (Jo 22:31). The Lord's presen...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6
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Anger vs. Annoyance
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 3, 2012
Summary: ANGER VS. ANNOYANCE A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and annoyance?" The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." W...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
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I Define Bitterness As 'internalized Anger.' I ...
Shared By: David Tack on Dec 22, 2011
Summary: "I define bitterness as 'internalized anger.' I cite the old adage, 'Bitterness does more damage to the vessel in which it is stored than to anyone upon which it is poured.'" Ref: Sutton, Jerry. A Primer on Biblical Preaching. Bloomington, IN: Cr...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 3:31-4:31
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Statistics on Loneliness
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 7, 2011
Summary: STATISTICS ON LONELINESS This week I read an article by Medical News Today about the health effects of loneliness. Quoting the article, it states that "there is evidence that the risk of developing and dying from heart disease can depend on the s...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16
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Church As a Spectator Sport
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 5, 2011
Summary: CHURCH AS A SPECTATOR SPORT A British pastor and author made this observation a few years ago. I think it’s still accurate. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, "Men and women no longer...exercise in sport as they used to. Instead, people tend to sit i...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16
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Disunity Stories
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: DISUNITY STORIES A man was stranded on an island. Alone for a number of years. Finally he was located and some people came ashore to rescue him. Before they took him off the island, he wanted to show them around. He took them to his hut and said ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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True Unity
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: TRUE UNITY Unity is not simply an intellectual exercise. We can believe the same things, recite the same creeds, belong to the same denomination, but that does not mean we have unity. In his book Soul Talk, Larry Crabb writes: "Which is wo...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Stolen Baby Jesus Syndrome
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 20, 2011
Summary: THE STOLEN BABY JESUS SYNDROME A few years back, Wellington, FL had their baby Jesus stolen two years running. This was a wealthy community and their Jesus was worth around $1800. The third time around they put a GPS inside and traced the thief t...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Daniel Webster's Greatest Thought
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 5, 2011
Summary: DANIEL WEBSTER'S GREATEST THOUGHT At one time, Daniel Webster was considered the greatest of all living Americans. He was outstanding as a statesman, lawyer, orator, and leader of men. Twenty-five national leaders attended a select banquet in...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1
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The Impact of Put-Downs on a Marriage
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 25, 2011
Summary: THE IMPACT OF PUT-DOWNS ON A MARRIAGE In order to uncover the processes that destroy unions, marital researchers study couples over the course of years, and even decades, and retrace the star-crossed steps of those who have split up back to their...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29
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Three Bones in Church
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 23, 2011
Summary: THREE BONES IN CHURCH Church members may be divided into three classes in a mere skeleton outline: wishbones, jawbones, and backbones. The wishbones are always languidly hoping that their church will somehow grow without their effort. The jawbone...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:15-16
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Church Asks Non-Participants to Leave
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 21, 2011
Summary: CHURCH ASKS NON-PARTICIPANTS TO LEAVE Just a few years ago, Larknews.com carried the following fictional piece of satire on its website. In the form of a news release, it reported: Julie and Bob Clark were stunned to receive a letter from the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:15-16
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Bitterness Kills
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 28, 2010
Summary: BITTERNESS KILLS Bitterness has been medically linked to glandular problems, high blood pressure, cardiac disorders, ulcers, and even insanity. One leading psychiatrist wrote, "90% of all people in insane asylums could be released immediately ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:31
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The Prison Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: The Prison of Bitterness Because we live in a world full of people that don’t know grace. It’s foreign to them. They don’t know it. And if they don’t hear about it and experience it from the body of Christ, they will never know it. I first learn...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:31-32
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Chief Justice Of Supreme Court Humble Enough To ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 17, 2009
Summary: Chief Justice of Supreme Court Humble Enough to Stand Next to a Chinese Laundryman As Christians, we are to trust God the Holy Spirit by being completely humble. Let me share a story which gives us a picture of humility; maybe you will see yourself...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6
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Lyrics Of Many Secular Songs Are Detrimental To ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 16, 2009
Summary: Lyrics of Many Secular Songs Are Detrimental to Character Development The University of Pittsburgh did a study a couple of years ago where they examined 279 of the top songs on the radio in 2005. They ONLY looked at references to drugs and alcohol ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29