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John Gullick avatar
A little piece on Jesus' incredible journey
Shared By: John Gullick on Mar 17, 2016
Summary: What season are you in. . Jesus had an incredible journey. He was born in dramatic circumstances surrounded by heavenly testimonies and worldly violence lived in a remote and often scorned village - grew up in anonymity a carpenters son and appr...
Category: Quotes
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God's Taking My Picture
Shared By: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jan 23, 2013
Summary: GOD'S TAKING MY PICTURE I heard a story of a little girl who walked to and from school daily. The weather one morning was questionable and clouds were forming, yet she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed,...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
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How to Give Thanks in the Midst of Loss
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 7, 2012
Summary: HOW TO GIVE THANKS IN THE MIDST OF LOSS When you've lost something or someone precious, it is easy to forget that "the Lord gives and the Lord takes away." He doesn't owe us a reason. John Claypool was a pastor in Louisville, Kentucky many ye...
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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The Oak Island Treasure
Shared By: Roshelle Deas Roberson on Jan 30, 2012
Summary: THE OAK ISLAND TREASURE Oak Island is a tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada. One day in 1795 three teenage boys from the mainland rowed to the secluded area to see what they could find. They found something that changed the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-23:31
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The Treasure of Christmas
Shared By: suresh manoharan on Dec 19, 2011
Summary: I agree it is time Christmas “message” time folks! But firstly how about having a round of Quiz? Which is your favorite Tintin comic? Do I hear the answers…Tintin in Tibet, Crab with the Golden claws etc etc. Some would even confide, any comic wit...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:21
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Making Christmas Special
Shared By: sam higgs on Dec 1, 2011
Summary: MAKING CHRISTMAS SPECIAL In the months leading up to the Christmas season, Dan had lost his job. Well, in the city he lived in, most of the workers had to relocate with the company or face unemployment. Dan was one of the unlucky ones who had...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Wait...God Did Come
Shared By: Soon-Hock Lim on Dec 23, 2010
Summary: WAIT...GOD DID COME Philip Yancey tells the story of a migrant farmhand in his book "Where is God When It Hurts": Last year we went to a little church in New Jersey.... We had all our children there, the baby included. The Reverend Jackson was...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: Matthew 1:23
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Skepticism About the Virgin Birth
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 28, 2009
Summary: SKEPTICISM ABOUT THE VIRGIN BIRTH A group of Bible scholars have unanimously agreed that Jesus had a human father, but they are uncertain who it was. Thus, according to these scholars, Jesus was not born of a virgin, was not conceived by the Holy...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
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Evans on the Virgin Birth
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 28, 2009
Summary: EVANS ON THE VIRGIN BIRTH Dr. William Evans, who pastored College Church from 1906-1909, was an unusually accomplished man. He had the entire King James Version of the Bible memorized as well as the New Testament of the American Standard Version....
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
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King Becomes a Peasant
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 28, 2009
Summary: KING BECOMES A PEASANT King James V of Scotland would on occasion lay aside the royal robe of king and dress as a peasant. In disguise, he could move freely about the land, making friends and entering into their difficulties, appreciating their h...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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John Bunyan's Definition Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 2, 2009
Summary: John Bunyan’s Definition of Sin John Bunyan said, “Sin is the dare of God’s justice. Sin is the rape of God’s mercy…It is the jeer of His patience, sleight of His power and contempt of his love.” From a sermon by Bradley Kellum, What I Think of Wh...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21
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Hanukkah vs. Christmas
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 11, 2009
Summary: HANUKKAH VS. CHRISTMAS In his book The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey recounts an episode of the TV show Thirtysomething in which Hope, a Christian, argues with her husband Michael, a Jew, about the holidays. "Why do you even bother with Hanuk...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Run With Endurance
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: RUN WITH ENDURANCE Unlike most competitions however, running the race in spiritual terms is not to try to be first, but to be faithful and finish! The Christian race is not a competitive event to see who comes in first, but an endurance run to se...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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God With Us
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 24, 2009
Summary: GOD WITH US Count Zinzendorf, the founder of the Moravians, was converted in an art gallery in Dusseldorf while contemplating a painting of Christ on the cross which had the inscription, "I did this for thee. What hast thou done for me?" This pic...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:23
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God Just Needs a Voice
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 13, 2009
Summary: GOD JUST NEEDS A VOICE John Stott, a well-known British pastor and theologian, was invited to preach at the University of Sydney in Australia; but after he got there, he lost his voice. He describes his experience as follows: "What can you do...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Perfect Gifts
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 16, 2009
Summary: PERFECT GIFTS Everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas time. And I am sure that as Christmas approaches, we are wondering what lies behind those wrapped presents. I remember as a child that these four weeks of advent were so difficult. I woul...
Category: Stories
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This Quote From Tim Keller Is Spot On: "christmas ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 5, 2009
Summary: This quote from Tim Keller is spot on: "Christmas is the end of thinking you are better than someone else, because Christmas is telling you that you could never get to heaven on your own. God had to come to you." Do you want to be home for Chris...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:23
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If I Could Be One of Them...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 5, 2009
Summary: If I Could Be One of Them... A man stayed home as his family went off to church one Christmas Eve. He just could not swallow the Jesus story about God coming to earth as man. Shortly after the family drove away in the car, snow began to fall. He ...
Category: Stories
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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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God the Rebuilder
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 23, 2008
Summary: GOD THE REBUILDER Three men are hiking and they come upon a large raging river. They need to get to the other side, but they don’t know how. The first man says, "God, give me the strength to cross this river." Poof! God gives him big arms and ...
Category: Humor
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:1
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Volunteers and Servants
Shared By: John Shearhart on Apr 29, 2008
Summary: VOLUNTEERS AND SERVANTS “Volunteers raise their hand to be called on. Servants are called by the Hand of God. Volunteers do work for God. Servants do work with God. Volunteers get tired of the work, Servants are tired in the work. Vol...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination:
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-21:30
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Tony Evans on Getting Un-Stuck
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: TONY EVANS ON GETTING UN-STUCK Tony Evans, a popular black preacher from down in Texas, spoke of being on an elevator in a high-rise building. He said he’d never been particularly comfortable on such elevators. There was something about riding up...
Category: Stories
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Robert Lewis Was George Washington's Private ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: ROBERT LEWIS WAS GEORGE WASHINGTON’S PRIVATE SECRETARY. DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE PRESIDENCY, HE SAID THAT HE ACCIDENTALLY WITNESSED WASHINGTON’S PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, BOTH MORNING AND EVENING. HE SAW HIM IN A KNEELING POSTURE, WITH AN OPEN BIBLE BE...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:2-2:100
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Afterlife
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Afterlife An elderly couple passed away and found themselves at the pearly gates. Peter was there to welcome them. First he showed them their mansion. The man overwhelmed by the sheer luxury of it all asked, "How much does this place cost per night...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-28:24
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You Have To Be Flexible. If You Have A Plan And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "You have to be flexible. If you have a plan and just blindly follow it, its worse than no plan at all."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
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When There Is A Hill To Climb, Don't Think That ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 11, 2007
Summary: "When there is a hill to climb, don't think that waiting will make it any smaller."
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-20:1
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An Extreme Case Here Is An Extreme Case Of A ...
Shared By: George Mansfield on Apr 9, 2007
Summary: AN EXTREME CASE Here is an extreme case of a human being so convicted of doing right that he helped criminals. The father of the famous German philosopher, Emanuel Kant, was and old man and was traveling on a perilous journey through the forests...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:23
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Nice People
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Sep 7, 2006
Summary: Listen to this quote from Ray Stedman – “….notice that a major point of this parable is to give us a clue to the way that the enemy works most successfully. It is by imitation, by counterfeit. How simple it would be if evil people would only loo...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-28:5
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Four Men Used To Meet Together Each Week In ...
Shared By: Randy Aly on Oct 13, 2004
Summary: Four men used to meet together each week in Memphis. One man was a service station owner, one man was a salesman for a wholesale appliance company, one man was assistant treasurer of a large corporation, and one man was a teacher. These men shared ...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-20:10