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RICHES ARE A MESS
Shared By: Davon Huss on Oct 8, 2013
Summary: RICHES ARE A MESS John Alexander-- "Consider this paraphrase: You think it’s good to be rich? Well, you’re wrong. Riches are a mess. It’s you poor who are fortunate. You think it’s good to be well fed now? You’re wrong. You’d be better off...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
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The Witch Of Wall ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Sep 13, 2012
Summary: THE WITCH OF WALL STREET Hetty Green, nicknamed "The Witch of Wall Street" (November 21, 1834 – July 3, 1916), was an American businesswoman, known for her frugality during the Gilded Age, as well as for being the first American woman to make a sub...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:1-6
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Fervent Prayer
Shared By: Mark Stepherson on Aug 29, 2011
Summary: FERVENT PRAYER George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, future US Presidents, were among the delegates meeting at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 1775, considering a resolution sending Virginia troops to the Revolutionary Wa...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: James 5:17-18
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The Impact of a Mother's Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 6, 2011
Summary: THE IMPACT OF A MOTHER’S PRAYER Picture an old woman with a halo of silvered hair--the hot tears flowing down her furrowed cheeks--her worn hands busy over a washboard in a room of poverty--praying--for her son John--John who ran away from home i...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:16-20
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Invalids' Prayers Bring Revival
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 4, 2011
Summary: INVALIDS' PRAYERS BRING REVIVAL Max Lucado told of a church in Scotland back in the 1940s that was struggling to keep the doors open. A couple of its members were two older ladies who were invalids and couldn’t get out for worship any longer. But...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:13-20
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Ruby's Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: RUBY'S PRAYER Ruby Hamilton, a businesswoman in her fifties, was stunned at the loss of her husband of 32 years in a car accident. Her anger and disappointment went deeper than a more typical expression of grief though. She had become a follower ...
Category: Stories
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Never, Never Be Late
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 17, 2011
Summary: NEVER, NEVER BE LATE A local priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. ...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:13-16
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Money ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 6, 2010
Summary: Money Talks -Most of us have probably heard the saying, “Money talks.” Words are one thing, but when someone slaps down their money or writes the check, their words take on new meaning. Sometimes money produces results that seemed slow in coming wi...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:1-6
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Hetty Green The Money ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 6, 2010
Summary: Hetty Green the Money Hoarder -The corruption of the possessions of wealthy people witness against them. People who hoard and set out to accumulate great amounts of money and possessions fail to recognize that God gave them wealth for a reason. -F...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:1-6
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Pulling on Both Oars
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: PULLING ON BOTH OARS An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the good old man had carved on one oar the word "Faith" and on the other oar the word "Works." Curiosity led him to ask t...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
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God Answers Persistent ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: God Answers Persistent Prayer Sharon Atwell tells the story of her daughter Kate in June of 2000 having a backache and diagnosed with leukemia. She went through chemo but by August she had a seizure and was unconscious. While getting treated at St....
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 5:16
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Do You Know How to Pray
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."...
Category: Humor
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My Wife And I Recently Saw A Television Show On ...
Shared By: Bruce Ferris on Aug 26, 2006
Summary: My wife and I recently saw a television show on The History Channel titled, “The Man Who Predicted 911.” We were both moved by this hour presentation and its focus on one man by the name of Rick Rescorla. Long before September 11th, Rick Rescorla...
Category: Stories
based on 35 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Power of a Praying Mother
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Sep 28, 2004
Summary: POWER OF A PRAYING MOTHER The year was 1820 and Peter Richley was a grateful man. He had survived one of the strangest and most harrowing events known to mankind. The ship which he had been traveling on sank. He was rescued. By some strange twist...
Category: Stories
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: James 5:1-10
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The Weapon of Prayer
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Mar 21, 2003
Summary: THE WEAPON OF PRAYER It takes more than bullets and bombs to win a war, residents said in Chatsworth, GA. "Prayer is the greatest weapon we’ve got," said Frank Lloyd of Chatsworth at a prayer service at First Baptist Church. "This war’s n...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: James 5:16
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Christianstein
Shared By: Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
Summary: It was a dark and stormy night. You could hear the thunder in the distance. Bats flapped their wings in the darkness of the night. There the castle stood. The wolves were howling; the trees were swaying in the wind as it whistled. And insid...
Category: Humor
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A Little Girl's Prayer
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
Summary: A LITTLE GIRL’S PRAYER One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died, leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby a...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Hosea 6:2 James 5:17
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Dr. Elizabeth Targ, A Psychiatrist At The Pacific ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
Summary: Dr. Elizabeth Targ, a psychiatrist at the Pacific College of Medicine in San Francisco, has also tested out prayer on critically ill AIDS patients. All 20 patients in the study got pretty much the same medical treatment, but only half of them were p...
Category: Stories
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Will You Wash My Dishes?
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 10, 2001
Summary: [Will You Wash My Dishes?] Sometimes we get a distorted idea about what love is. One night, a man decided to show his wife how much he loved her. After dinner he began to recite romantic poetry, telling her he would climb high mountains to be nea...
Category: Stories
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Three Military Recruiters Showed Up To Address ...
Shared By: Joey Nelson on Aug 6, 2001
Summary: Three military recruiters showed up to address high school seniors. Each recruiter - representing the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps - was to have fifteen minutes. The Army and Navy recruiters got carried away, so when it came time for the Marine to...
Category: Stories