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Cobia, Bigfoot, and God - Elusive Searching
Shared By: Jack Kale on May 10, 2016
Summary: Cobia, Bigfoot, and God I’ve been three times now and I’m starting to lose hope. I keep hearing rumors about these tasty leviathans that meander just off the second sandbar on their annual pilgrimage around the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve heard rumor...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:29
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Abraham Lincoln: Merit Your Freedom
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 8, 2013
Summary: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: MERIT YOUR FREEDOM In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, fell to the Union army. Abraham Lincoln insisted on visiting the city. Even though no one knew he was coming, slaves recognized hi...
Category: Stories
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The Red Baron and Temptation
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 16, 2013
Summary: THE RED BARON AND TEMPTATION Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen was a famous German First World War fighter pilot. He was better known as the Red Baron because he flew a distinctive a red Fokker aircraft. He shot down more combat planes th...
Category: Stories
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Greed: The Cat and the Vase
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Feb 9, 2012
Summary: GREED: THE CAT AND THE VASE A man wanders into a small antique shop in San Francisco. Mostly it's cluttered with knickknacks and junk. On the floor, however, he notices what looks like an ancient Chinese vase. On closer inspection it turns out to...
Category: Stories
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Fear of Witnessing
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 31, 2011
Summary: FEAR OF WITNESSING Leighton Ford, Good News is for Sharing, 1977, David C. Cook Publishing Co., Page 15: In preparing for this book, I have talked to a lot of people, and the fear issue comes up front again and again. What makes people hesita...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:21-22
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Bad News, Then Good News
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 15, 2011
Summary: BAD NEWS, THEN GOOD NEWS Nearly 20 years ago at the height of Operation Desert Storm, Ruth Dillow received a very sad message from the Pentagon. The message stated that her son, Clayton had stepped on a landmine in Kuwait and was killed. Ruth lat...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
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He's No Longer in the Grave
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 15, 2011
Summary: HE'S NO LONGER IN THE GRAVE In 1887, twenty two years after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, his coffin was dug up and opened because there were constant rumors that his body was not in the grave. So they dug it up and the body was...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:1-20
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Faster and Faster
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 15, 2011
Summary: FASTER AND FASTER Does anyone here know who "Million Dollar Bill" is? If you guessed Bill Gates, then you would be wrong. Another nickname is "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville." In the year 1987, at Talladega Motor Speedway, Bill Elliot set the fast...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A Cheerful Liver
Shared By: Davon Huss on Nov 1, 2010
Summary: A CHEERFUL LIVER 2 Corinthians 9:7- God loves a cheerful giver. Mary Ann O'Roark: "As a little girl I heard grown ups repeat a bible verse that I was certain said, "God loveth a cheerful liver." I asked my grandma what a liver was. "It's a...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: John 20:11-18
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The Doubting of Thomas
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 7, 2010
Summary: THE DOUBTING OF THOMAS In 1943, Dorothy Sayers created a series of dramatic readings from the life of Christ for broadcast on the BBC. They are published under the title, The Man Born to Be King. For each of the plays, Sayers offers notes on the ...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:19-31
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How To Evangelize Jehovah's ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 7, 2010
Summary: How to Evangelize Jehovah’s Witnesses David Reed has much experience to draw from when teaching Christians to evangelize Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a preacher and elder there for many years. Now his book, Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Verse by Vers...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:19-31
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Brothers Reunited After Fighting Each Other ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 30, 2010
Summary: Brothers Reunited After Fighting Each Other During the Civil War James Campbell and his brother Alexander immigrated to America in the 1850s. James settled in Charleston where he worked as a drayman and clerk; Alexander lived in New York and worked...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:1-18
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Truth Of Resurrection Grips 19th Century ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 30, 2010
Summary: Truth of Resurrection Grips 19th Century Preacher R. W. Dale preached in England in the late 1800s. One day, as he was writing an Easter sermon, a light went on for him as it did for John here in verse 8. He described the event: “‘Christ is alive,’...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:1-18
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They Are Who We Thought They ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 11, 2009
Summary: “They are who we thought they were.” How many have heard the apparently new cliché: "They are who we thought they were" “Normally quiet Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green first uttered this trademarked phrase during a swear-filled, post-game t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:31
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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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More Than Anyone Else Christian Parents Can Have ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: More than anyone else Christian parents can have the most influence on their children, because when Christ died upon the Cross the veil was ripped open so they could enter into the presence of God who sits on the Throne of Grace. The call to pray is...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:11-18
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The Sunflower Is Probably The Most Amazing ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: The Sunflower is probably the most amazing flowers God created. They literally follow the sun. No I don’t know about you, but one the most amazing things I have seen is a field of sunflowers. Watching one follow the sun through is cute. Watching h...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A Catholic Sister, Sister Chris Schenk, Was ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A Catholic sister, Sister Chris Schenk, was shocked when she took theology classes several years ago (1994) that taught Mary Magdalene, “a woman who had been one of Jesus’ most courageous apostles had been turned into a prostitute.” Then Schenk lear...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:11-18
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Every Single Apostle Experienced Persecution: 1 ...
Shared By: Aubrey Vaughan on May 29, 2007
Summary: • Every single apostle experienced persecution: 1 John died of old age exiled on the island of Patmos. 2 Peter was crucified upside down under Nero. 3. Andrew died upon a cross at Patrae, in Achia 4.James the brother of Jesus was thrown from a...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 20:11-31
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Those Who Doubt Most, And Yet Strive To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Those who doubt most, and yet strive to overcome their doubts, turn out to be some of Christ's strongest disciples."
Category: Quotes
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Easter Is The Truth That Turns A Church From A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Easter is the truth that turns a church from a museum into a ministry.
Category: Quotes
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:1-8
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Steve Lyons Will Be Remembered As The Player Who ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2006
Summary: Steve Lyons will be remembered as the player who dropped his pants. He could be remembered as an outstanding infielder ... as the player who played every position for the Chicago White Sox ... as the guy who always dove into first base ... as a ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 20:19-31
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Our Jacob's Ladder!" John 20:19-31 Key Verse(s) ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Mar 29, 2005
Summary: “Our Jacob’s Ladder!” John 20:19-31 Key verse(s) 19:“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!.’” It’s ...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 20:19-31
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In September, 1938, A Man Who Lived On Long ...
Shared By: Stephen Wright on Dec 12, 2004
Summary: In September, 1938, a man who lived on Long Island ordered a very fine barometer. When it arrived he was extremely disappointed to find that the dial was stuck, pointing to “Hurricane.” After shaking the barometer very vigorously several times, its ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
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So What Was It That Drove Thomas To Leave All He ...
Shared By: Ian Johnson on Jan 30, 2004
Summary: So what was it that drove Thomas to leave all He knew and travel a vast distance and die for the cause? .He is often labeled doubting Thomas, but the evidence in India would suggest He doesn’t deserve this label. I had the privilege to go up to the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: John 20:19-28
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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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Max Lucado (as Found In His ‘god's Inspirational ...
Shared By: Rodney Killam on Apr 18, 2003
Summary: Max Lucado (as found in his ‘God’s Inspirational Promise Book’, but written for his book, ‘In the Eye of the Storm’), told this fictional story of an angel trying to find another way for salvation: “He looked around the hill and foresaw a scene. ...
Category: Stories
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An Organist Was Practicing One Day In A Great ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Aug 24, 2002
Summary: " An organist was practicing one day in a great church in Europe. A man came up to the organ and asked if he could play. The organist looked at him and thought to himself. I shouldn’t let this man play, just look at him, he is unshaven, his clothes ...
Category: Stories
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 10:22-20:30
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About Mary Magdelene
Shared By: Tony Klinedinst on Aug 9, 2002
Summary: About Mary Magdeline “With seven demons in you, you may be the life of the party, but nobody wants to take you home.”
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 20:1-20
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If You Give A Street Drunk A Bottle Of Expensive ...
Shared By: Tommy Ellis on Jun 2, 2002
Summary: If you give a street drunk a bottle of expensive alcohol, he will appreciate it the same as he would a cheap bottle of booze. Why? He does not know what he has. Likewise, whoever eats and drinks the Lord’s Supper in ignorance, fails to enjoy the ...
Category: Stories
based on 80 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: John 1:1-20:25