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little gifts
Shared By: Gerald Manning on Dec 14, 2015
Summary: The man was quite obviously hard pressed by life .. his clothing was a bit tattered, he hadn’t shaved for several days, his face was gaunt, his eyes vacant. He was hungry, no doubt, and all I had in my pocket was a quarter. I knew that it wouldn...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Nazarene
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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Leave you nickel on the table
Shared By: Larry Turner on Jan 9, 2015
Summary: Everyone who has met my little 4 year old grand-daughter Ava knows she is very witty at times. The things this child says and does often blow me away. Last Sunday she found a nickel on the floor after church. I told her she could keep it. What she d...
Category: Stories
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Frankl and the Meaning of Life
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Mar 15, 2012
Summary: FRANKL AND THE MEANING OF LIFE When Jewish psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was arrested by the Nazis in World War II and put in Auschwitz, the infamous death camp, he was stripped of everything: property, family, possessions, and a manuscript he had s...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Just Wanted to Tell You I Love You
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 29, 2011
Summary: JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU Paul Powell tells the story of a well-known preacher from years ago. His name was Carter Jones. Carter had a small room in the attic of his home that he used as a place of prayer. When he was especially burdened...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 12:29-31
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Attitude Not Aptitude
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 6, 2011
Summary: ATTITUDE NOT APTITUDE Jesus' message here is that everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. Dave Stone says that "service is the language of grace." One day a couple of church members were out distributing loaves of bread in a low-...
Category: Stories
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Cirrhosis of the Giver
Shared By: Jonathan Campbell on Jun 23, 2011
Summary: CIRRHOSIS OF THE GIVER Many in our day seem to be afflicted with that terrible disease known as Cirrhosis of the Giver. This terrible malady renders the afflicted person’s hand incapable of moving from the wallet to the offering plate. The only k...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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Eileen's Story
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 25, 2011
Summary: EILEEN'S STORY "In an article in Campus Life a young nurse writes of her pilgrimage in learning to see in a patient the image of God beneath a very 'distressing disguise.' "Eileen was one of her first patients, a person who was totally helples...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: *other
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No Numbers
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
Summary: NO NUMBERS A man who was conducting a survey knocked on a front door. A little boy opened the door and stared at him. The man asked the boy how many people lived in the house. The boy replied, "There is Jimmy & Mary & Sophie & Bobby..." The ma...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
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A $100 Bill, A $20 Bill And A $1 Bill Meet Up At ...
Shared By: Timothy Craver on Nov 9, 2009
Summary: A $100 bill, a $20 bill and a $1 bill meet up at the shredder at the end of their lives. The 100 says, “I’ve seen the whole world during my lifetime. Why, I’ve been on cruises in the Caribbean, safaris in Africa and vacations in Europe.” The 20 say...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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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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Since The Bible And The Ten Commandments Have ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Since the Bible and the Ten Commandments have been taken out of our schools in the last 40+ years, we now have epidemic problems with teen pregnancy and Sexual diseases; epidemic drug and alcoholic problems, and violence in our schools to such an ex...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 12:28-34
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As David Jeremiah Says: "imagine A Chef Who ...
Shared By: RAY MCKENDRY on Apr 9, 2007
Summary: As David Jeremiah says: “Imagine a chef who collected cookbooks, took cooking classes, studied recipes, and developed menus—but never cooked.” (Today’s Turning Point Daily email message with David Jeremiah Thursday March 29th 2007)
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Hans Christian Andersen's Tale Of "the Ugly ...
Shared By: Bruce Willis on Dec 29, 2006
Summary: Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of “The Ugly Duckling” illustrates the truth that what you know and believe to be truth determines your behavior. Although hatched in the same nest as the other eggs, this “duckling” looked different. He was big and ...
Category: Stories
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I Wanted To Buy A Dust Mop Head For Our New ...
Shared By: Vinnie Cappetta on Mar 12, 2006
Summary: I wanted to buy a dust mop head for our new church facility, but I didn’t have a measuring tool to figure out what size I needed. So, I used my shoes and hand to measure. The dust mop head was two of my shoes and four fingers. When I went to the ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Mark 12:30
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But I Just Have to Give!
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Feb 22, 2005
Summary: BUT I JUST HAVE TO GIVE! Eric Hulstrand writes in Leadership magazine: "While I was preaching one Sunday, an elderly woman, Mary, fainted and struck her head on the end of the pew. Immediately, an EMT in the congregation called an ambulance. ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Mark 12:41-43
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Really Giving
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Feb 22, 2005
Summary: REALLY GIVING The great Alliance preacher and renowned Christian author, A. W. Tozer, makes this observation: “Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will be judged not by how much I have done but by how much I could have done!... In God’...
Category: Quotes
based on 12 ratings
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Half a Cloak
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Feb 22, 2005
Summary: HALF A CLOAK There is a legend about Martin of Tours who is said to be the first military chaplain. He followed the Roman Army from place to place ministering to the soldiers, and to people in the places they conquered. One cold winter day he ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Mark 12:41-43
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That Poor Young Boy!", Thought The Older ...
Shared By: Joshua Moran on Jan 31, 2005
Summary: "That poor young boy!", thought the older gentleman. The sanctuary was somewhat inactive as music was playing quietly, and the building seemed to be sheltering the people from the bitter cold of a New England winter. A young boy had just walked in w...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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One Blistering Hot Day When They Had Guests For ...
Shared By: Lou Nicholes on Nov 8, 2004
Summary: One blistering hot day when they had guests for dinner, Mother asked 4-year old Johnny to return thanks. “But I don’t know what to say!” the boy complained. “Oh, just say what you hear me say” his mother replied. Obediently the boy bowed his head an...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Mark 12:35-44
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2. gary Thomas, A Friend Of Rick Warren, Noticed ...
Shared By: Kenneth Squires on Jan 6, 2004
Summary: 2. Gary Thomas, a friend of Rick Warren, noticed that many Christians were stuck in a worship rut. He raised the question, “Since God has intentionally made us all different, why should everyone be expected to love (worship) God the same way?”(1) Ga...
Category: Quotes
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Mark 12:29-30
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Conference After Conference Is Held To Discuss ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Apr 20, 2003
Summary: Conference after conference is held to discuss the destruction of the Earth’s environment and to solve the poverty of two thirds of the world’s population but very little gets done when the talking is over. Isn’t it essentially a problem of selfish...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Really Giving
Shared By: Clyde Grimes on Dec 28, 2002
Summary: REALLY GIVING The great Alliance preacher and renowned Christian author, A. W. Tozer, makes this observation: “Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will be judged not by how much I have done but by how much I could have done!... In ...
Category: Quotes
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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David Augsburger Said "an Open Ear Is The Only ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: David Augsburger said "An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart."
Category: Quotes
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Leadership Magazine Carried A Story About 4 Young ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 14, 2001
Summary: Leadership Magazine carried a story about 4 young men, Bible College students, who were renting a house together. One Saturday morning someone knocked on their door. And when they opened it, there stood this bedraggled-looking old man. His eyes w...
Category: Stories
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In His Book Enjoying Intimacy With God, J. Oswald ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: In his book Enjoying Intimacy with God, J. Oswald Sanders makes a piercing observation: "We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the p...
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 12:29-30
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Or Would You Be More Like The Woman Who Was ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: Or would you be more like the woman who was bitten by a rabid dog, and it looked like she was going to die from rabies. The doctor told her to put her final affairs in order. So the woman took pen and paper, and began writing furiously. In fact s...
Category: Humor
based on 245 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
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The Late Dr. Boice Had Some Interesting Thoughts ...
Shared By: Nathan Robertson, Jr. on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: The late Dr. Boice had some interesting thoughts as to why God’s justice is offensive. In human affairs we rightly value justice and the "wrath" of the judicial system, for they protect us. If by chance we ourselves run afoul of the law, the...
Category: Quotes
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Mark 12:1-12