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Kelly Benton avatar
Being a Bystander
Shared By: Kelly Benton on Mar 23, 2015
Summary: Some years ago we had some friends in our apartment complex that needed some help moving. Now, no one enjoys moving and everyone usually tries to avoid this type of labor if possible. But, these people needed some help so I volunteered myself and ou...
Category: Stories
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Is It Death or Really Life?
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: Robin Norwood in her book, “Why Me? Why This? Why Now?” writes, “A very wise old fried of mine who has just celebrated his 100th birthday said to me about a recent news broadcast he recently heard about 73 people losing their lives in a plan crash: ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
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Death without blinking an eye
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: During the civil wars in feudal Japan, an invading army would sweep into town and take control. In one particular village, everyone fled just before the army arrived, except the Zen Master. Curious about this old fellow, the general went to the temp...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
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Forgiveness for Everyone?
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: Lloyd Prator writes, “Take Adolph Hitler or better Joseph Stalin because he killed more people. What if, at the last minute, as Stalin lay dying, he turned his heart to Jesus and confessed his sins? Suppose he repented at the last minute, repented o...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
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Paradise and Heaven
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: Paradise originates from the Persian language which means a beautiful garden but the ideal paradise is the King’s garden. Kings had beautiful gardens with exotic animals you wouldn’t see in that part of the world. It had flowing water and trees and ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
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No one is a lost cause
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: Ron Smith was in law enforcement for 20 years. After he retired, he was asked to join a prison ministry of his church. He scoffed at the idea, knowing he had put a lot of those guys in prison and he, above all, knew what types of peoplethey were. Bu...
Category: Stories
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Crucufixion
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: David Smith writes about crucifixion. They would take the upright beam and place it in a hole in the ground and fix it steadfast. And then they would take the victim and lay his hands on the cross beam, driving spikes into his quivering flesh and wi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:33-38
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Father, forgive them
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: The word ‘forgive’ in this passage is in the imperfect tense. We tend to think it is in the present tense and that Jesus prayed this prayer once and then moved on. The imperfect tense in Greek means that the prayer is not said once but continuously,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:33-38
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Broken heart
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: In Fox’s Book of Martyrs, there is the story of a 26 year old mother named Perpetua. The early church was growing dramatically and she came to faith in Jesus. The Roman government was trying to get her to renounce her faith but she refused. They thr...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:33-38
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Evangelism through fellowship
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Summary: Charles Moore writes, “Alan and I met 20 years ago. We were both students at Cal Poly. I was a freshman and he was a junior. As a physics major, Alan was both intelligent and articulate. How Alan got on with his studies, however, is still a mystery ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:33-38
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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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RAISE THE CROSS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Shared By: Davon Huss on Oct 1, 2013
Summary: RAISE THE CROSS IN THE MARKETPLACE George MacLeod wrote: "I simply argue that the cross be raised again at the center of the market place as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in cathedr...
Category: Quotes
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The Final Play of the Game
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 7, 2013
Summary: THE FINAL PLAY OF THE GAME It's never too late to trust Jesus. Oops, I need to qualify that. There IS a time when it's too late to trust Jesus. If you die without putting your faith in Jesus, then it's too late. Someone observed about the thief o...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 23:39-43
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So Many Valuable Possessions
Shared By: Perry Greene on Sep 26, 2012
Summary: SO MANY VALUABLE POSSESSIONS Waylon Prendergast, 37, of Tampa, Florida, committed a spur-of-the-moment robbery while on his way home from a late-night drinking session. A very inebriated Mr. Prendergast forced his way into the house through an op...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
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Sibling Revenge
Shared By: William Hooper on May 3, 2011
Summary: SIBLING REVENGE The desire to "get even" seems to be a part of the human psyche. It is like the story of a mother who heard her seven-year-old son screaming. She runs into the next room to see what is wrong, and discovers her two-year-old d...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
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The One
Shared By: Jason Bonnicksen on Apr 22, 2011
Summary: THE ONE The crowds cheered and waved their hands. Many stood upon their tip-toes hoping to catch a glimpse of their deliverer as he processed by. "He's the one! echoed throughout the streets. Many praised his name with hands and fists h...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Luke 22:71-23:56
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Forgiving The Unrepentant By R.t. ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 17, 2009
Summary: Forgiving the Unrepentant by R.T. Kendall In an article by R.T. Kendall titled, ‘Forgiving the Unrepentant’, he recalls an incident that happened to him. “When I was minister of Westminster Chapel in London, the people who had betrayed me didn’t th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 23:34
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Jim Lopardo Tells This ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 25, 2009
Summary: Jim Lopardo tells this story: I was a percussion major when I was in college, and during a rehearsal of the student orchestra, my section kept making mistakes. "When you’re too dumb to play anything," the professor conducting us sneered, "the...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 23:39
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Father, Forgive Them...
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Mar 27, 2009
Summary: FATHER, FORGIVE THEM... Many years ago, long before any of us were born, and long before our great grandparents were born, a young man walked into town. His clothes were old and well worn. His shoes had holes, and he carried all of his possession...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: Luke 23:34
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The Beginning of Lee
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 5, 2009
Summary: THE BEGINNING OF LEE Lee, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a self-professed atheist was sitting at his desk on Christmas Eve. A slow news day he found himself reminiscing about the Delgado family that he had featured while writing a series ...
Category: Stories
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Redemption and Restoration in Real Life
Shared By: Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
Summary: Redemption and Restoration in Real Life I conclude this morning with a story about what happened since a tragic event that took place 9 months ago around Christmas time at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. I share it because I think it makes...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: Luke 13:1-5 Luke 23:34
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I Recently Went To An Art Exhibit In ...
Shared By: Don Hawks on Jun 25, 2007
Summary: I recently went to an art exhibit in Winston-Salem, NC featuring the work of the artist Grandma Moses. Her art work is best described as American Folk Art with primitive and colorful paintings of rural scenes. When I look at her work it brings me ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 23:1-24:12
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W. A. Criswell Said, "we're All Fascinated With ...
Shared By: Tony Abram on May 8, 2006
Summary: W. A. Criswell said, "We’re all fascinated with the future because that is where we will live the rest of our lives." Face it; the Lord is crazy about you. What is most valuable is not WHAT we have in our lives, but WHOM we have in our lives!
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Luke 23:27-43
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What's That?' Said Lucy, Clutching Susan's Arm. ...
Shared By: Timothy Smith on Nov 2, 2005
Summary: "’What’s that?’ said Lucy, clutching Susan’s arm. ’I - I feel afraid to turn around,’ said Susan; ’something awful is happening.’ The rising of the sun had made everything look so different - all colours and shadows were changed - that for a momen...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: Luke 23:44-45
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Poem: If
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Jul 6, 2005
Summary: It’s like Amy Carmichael wrote in her poem IF: If I belittle those whom I am called to serve, talk of their weak points in contrast perhaps with what I think of as my strong points; if I adopt a superior attitude then I know nothing of Calvary lo...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 23:33-49
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A Mucker Kind Of Love!" 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 5, 2005
Summary: “A Mucker Kind of Love!” 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key verse(s) 22:“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.” Where self is involved, there is no af...
Category: Stories
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Remember Me!" Luke 23:32-43 Key Verse(s): ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Mar 22, 2005
Summary: “Remember Me!” Luke 23:32-43 Key verse(s): 42-43:“Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise’.” Did you ever notice that there are some pro...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
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Cymbala's Easter Story
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2005
Summary: CYMBALA'S EASTER STORY Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was so tired at the end of the day that I just went to the edge of the platform, pulled down my tie and ...
Category: Stories
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Small Opportunities In Great Tasks!" Luke 23: ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jan 4, 2005
Summary: “Small Opportunities in Great Tasks!” Luke 23: 50-56 Key verse(s): 55: “The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.” IF YOU HAD your choice, would you prefer that your hands and...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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Through the Valley of Death
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH Philip Crosby, in his book "March Till They Die," gives an account of a forced march that American and European soldiers who had been captured had to endure in Korea. It was November of 1950, and the North Koreans ...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 23:34