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Staying on the Path
Shared By: Scott Bradford on Jun 20, 2013
Summary: TWO MILES OF DITCH I was headed home late from a wedding reception and had about a two hour drive when a friend said to me, "Remember that for every mile you drive there are two miles of ditch". I was in the car before that really sunk in, an...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
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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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Lord Have Mercy Me
Shared By: D. Marie Hamilton on May 21, 2011
Summary: LORD HAVE MERCY ME I am a huge fan of the Christian band Mercy Me. They are my favorite band of all time! My favorite CD is Almost There. Those worship and praise songs inspire me to stay in the race even when I want to quit because working fo...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: John 21:20-25
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A Full Life
Shared By: Ovidiu Radulescu on Apr 25, 2011
Summary: A FULL LIFE A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. "Not very long," answered the Mexican. "Well, then, why did...
Category: Stories
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A Young Lady Was Sunbathing On The Beach When A ...
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
Summary: A young lady was sunbathing on the beach when a little boy in his swimming trunks, carrying a towel, came up to her and asked her, "Do you believe in God?" She was surprised by the question but she replied, "Why, yes, I do." Then he asked he...
Category: Humor
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
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How To Gather A Crowd To Preach ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 10, 2010
Summary: How to gather a crowd to preach to A cattle rancher got saved and surrendered to preach. He went to a Bible conference which was all about how to build a crowd. Asked about it later, he said, "It was strange. In all my years as a cattle rancher, I ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 21:15-19
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J.c. Ryle On What Makes A True ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 10, 2010
Summary: J.C. Ryle on what makes a true Christian J. C. Ryle: “Knowledge, orthodoxy, correct forms in worship, a respectable and moral life – these do not make a true Christian” (497). Do we love Jesus? That is the issue; it is the question Jesus asks Peter...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 21:15-19
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I Thought You Loved Me
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Oct 9, 2008
Summary: I Thought You Loved Me Girls, picture this. It is a warm summer day. The birds are singing happily. The wind is blowing gently. You and that special guy are sitting outside in the sun just thrilled to be together. You have been dating now for two...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: John 21:15-17
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Like Blind Beggars! (08.15.05--envy!--john 21: ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Aug 11, 2005
Summary: Like Blind Beggars! (08.15.05--Envy!--John 21: 20-23) “No one has done a better job of portraying envy than Dante, In his Purgatory . . .the envious sit like blind beggars by a wall. Their eyelids are sewn shut. the symbolism is apt, showing the ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:20-23
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Light A Candle! (07.12.05--tomorrow--john ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jul 10, 2005
Summary: Light a Candle! (07.12.05--Tomorrow--John 21:18-19) You know what is the best thing about the future? The way things have been going lately I have no doubt. The best thing about tomorrow is that tomorrow only comes one day at a time. We’ve al...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:18-19
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Many Turns–one Road! (07.01.05--direction--john ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jun 29, 2005
Summary: Many Turns–One Road! (07.01.05--Direction--John 21:20-25) Like life, most highways that we find ourselves on aren’t always straight and true. In fact, what makes some highways fun to drive is that they give you the opportunity to make a turn here...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:20-25
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Are We There Yet? (06.28.05--direction--john ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2005
Summary: Are We There Yet? (06.28.05--Direction--John 21:11-14 ) WHen I’m There, will I know that I am there? When we finally reach that point in life where all things finally work together and we’ve arrived at our life’s goal, that place where the many y...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:11-14
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A Click And A Pop-up Menu! ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2005
Summary: A Click and a Pop-Up Menu! (06.30.05--Direction--John 21:15-19 ) Just being in love is not enough especially when you are considering spending the rest of your life in that condition. Internet romance is on a real boom swing around the world...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:15-19
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If Only We Would Turn Around! ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jun 26, 2005
Summary: If Only We Would Turn Around! (06.28.05--Direction--John 21:7-9 ) It’s a funny thing about life isn’t it that when we find ourselves off course we very seldom consider reversal the right direction to take. I guess it is just human nature to assum...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:7-9
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Two Old Saw Bucks On A Hill! ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jun 25, 2005
Summary: Two Old Saw Bucks on a Hill! (06.27.05--Direction--John 21:4-6 ) How often we see things dimly in the morning light only to confront something altogether different than what we thought we saw in the first place. Not long ago I was awakened early,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 21:4-6
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When You Were Growing Up, Do You Remember The ...
Shared By: Robbie Shivar on Jun 4, 2004
Summary: When you were growing up, do you remember the phrase "Do-Over" that was often used during playtime? It would happen during a game of kick ball. The kicker would wallop the ball into the air over toward the trees. The ball would then bounce it way...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 21:12-19
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I Can't Always Remember Everything
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 19, 2002
Summary: I CAN'T ALWAYS REMEMBER EVERYTHING Remembering is sometimes hard work. There were three old sisters who lived together. One sister got up to go to bed, and half way up the stairs she stopped and asked "was I going up or was I coming down" One ...
Category: Humor
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 21:1-14
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Too Many People Come To Church Three Times ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 31, 2001
Summary: Too many people come to Church three times primarily. They're Baptized, they get married, and they have their funeral service at the Church.The first time they throw water on you, the second time rice the third time dirt!
Category: Humor