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Following what you can't see
Shared By: Richard Wimpey on May 19, 2015
Summary: Last year I atteneded a miracle league softball game that my grandaughter Addie was playing in. It was amazing to watch all the children with disabilities play ball. Many of the parents would tell the kids when to swing the bat to help them connect ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 9:28-29
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On Fasting
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Apr 20, 2013
Summary: ON FASTING The Didache, is a first or second century document that relates to us outside the New Testament the teaching of the early church. This document "prescribed two fast days a week: Wednesday and Friday." For early Christians; this was see...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
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The Eventual Rescue
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 5, 2012
Summary: THE EVENTUAL RESCUE How many of you like Winnie the Pooh stories? In one poignant story, we see Pooh Bear walking along a river bank. Eeyore, his stuffed donkey friend, suddenly appears floating downstream, on his back of all things, and is ob...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:35-37
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A Desperate Situation
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 5, 2012
Summary: A DESPERATE SITUATION The old preacher Vance Havner used to say, "The tragedy of our time is that the situation is desperate but the saints are not." Three weeks before President John Kennedy was assassinated, he said, "Almost all presidents ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38
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Fasting Before the Great Awakening
Shared By: Mark Stepherson on Oct 22, 2011
Summary: FASTING BEFORE THE GREAT AWAKENING Jonathan Edwards was a man used by God in the First Great Awakening. I have read that he preached in a weak, squeaking, monotone voice and held his tiny manuscript so close to his face that people could not see ...
Category: Stories
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You're Beautiful to God
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 12, 2011
Summary: YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL TO GOD R.C. Buckner, a big, bold and brash man, lived about 100 years ago in Texas. This imposing figure had a very tender heart for children, starting Buckner's Children's Homes all across the state. The children affectionately ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13
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Faith Healing
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 1, 2011
Summary: FAITH HEALING I’ve know people who questioned God’s love for them because God didn’t heal them. I’ve known others who questioned their own faith...they felt like if they’d just had more faith God would have healed them. In fact, I’ve known people...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Reflection On ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 26, 2010
Summary: Reflection on Blindness When I first met PETER SUMNER he was blind. As a young man a terrible accident burned his eyes and left him without his sight. He walked down the aisles of the first Church I served in and his hand knocked the edge of the pe...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:27-31
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Compassion For The ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 7, 2009
Summary: Compassion for the Down-and-Out “I heard (this story) from a friend who works with the down-and-out in Chicago: A prostitute came to me in wretched straits, homeless, sick, unable to buy food for her two-year-old daughter. Through sobs and tears,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:10-13
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The Church--a Hospital For Sinners (the ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 7, 2009
Summary: The Church--A Hospital for Sinners (The Ragamuffin Gospel) "The Ragamuffin Gospel was written with a specific reading audience in mind. This book is not for the super-spiritual...It is not for legalists who would rather surrender control of their...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:10-13
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The Harvest Is Ripe
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 22, 2009
Summary: THE HARVEST IS RIPE The Harvest is ripe -- Here's proof: Wycliffe: Vision 2025 Translation projects started in every language on the planet by 2025. Worldwide evangelism: In "The Faith Equation," Dr. Marvin Bittinger, Professor of Mathem...
Category: Statistics
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Time Magazine On The Benefits Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 3, 2009
Summary: Time Magazine on the Benefits of Religion Some time ago, Time Magazine ran an article that reported on the benefits of religion and the church, and some of the observations included: 1. Heart-surgery patients who draw comfort from their religious f...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:1-8
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Man From Slums Of N.y. Converted And Ordained By ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 28, 2009
Summary: Man from Slums of N.Y. Converted and Ordained by Jim Cymbala 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 ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:10-13
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Hurricane Katrina--fema Leadership ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 22, 2009
Summary: Hurricane Katrina--FEMA Leadership Failure On August 31, 2005, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) regional director Marty Bahamonde emailed the FEMA director regarding the situation in New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina. Ba...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:36-38
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Prayer For ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 22, 2009
Summary: Prayer for Compassion Then we can pray a prayer like David Mains prayed years ago. He was once pastor of the Circle Urban Church, an inner city church in Chicago, and one day, in the course of his ministry among such great need, he prayed, “Lord, l...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 9:36-38
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We Used To Live In This Small Farming Town North ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on Sep 22, 2008
Summary: We used to live in this small farming town north of Manhattan. Down the street from our house was a sweet-natured and friendly family with a strange habit. They never seemed to throw anything away. They had completely filled their front porch with b...
Category: Humor
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Don't Trust Feelings
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 31, 2008
Summary: DON'T TRUST FEELINGS I read of a helicopter pilot who flew from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific told this story. He said, "I was flying the helicopter back to the ship when a blinding fog rolled in. Flying at a low altitude, I knew that a sing...
Category: Stories
based on 39 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Life-Saving Stations
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Mar 16, 2008
Summary: ILLUSTRATION: On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a little life-saving station. The building was primitive, and there was just one boat, but the members of the life-saving station were committed and kept a constant ...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: Matthew 9:37-38
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May 31, 2005 "our Semper Fi Brother!" Matthew ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on May 31, 2005
Summary: May 31, 2005 “Our Semper Fi Brother!” Matthew 9:18-26 Key verse(s) 22“Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed from that moment.” Nothing defines endurance better than a Ma...
Category: Stories
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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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Wandering Off
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jul 14, 2003
Summary: WANDERING OFF Dr. Andrew Bonar told me how, in the Highlands of Scotland, a sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they ...
Category: Stories
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Christian Fathers Need To Pray For Their ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Jun 9, 2003
Summary: Christian fathers need to pray for their children. When we pray for our children, we are asking God to help, guide and protect beyond our abilities to do so. All human fathers have limits. But, our Heavenly Father is not limited by any means! And...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38
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Finger of God
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 23, 2002
Summary: [Finger of God] An old deacon was leading in prayer using one of his stereotypical phrases, which was “Oh Lord, touch the unsaved with Thy finger.” As he intoned this phrase in this particular prayer, he stopped short. Other members came to his s...
Category: Humor
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What Is Compassion?
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 12, 2002
Summary: WHAT IS COMPASSION? "Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy fina...
Category: Quotes
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 9:36
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What Is It To Serve God And To Do His Will? ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: What is it to serve God and to do His will? Nothing else than to show mercy to our neighbor. For it is our neighbor who needs our service; God in heaven needs it not. — Martin Luther
Category: Quotes
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The Unbaptized Arm
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: The Unbaptized Arm Ivan the Great was the tsar of all of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire--the Soviet Union. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He dr...
Category: Stories
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The Following Incident Took Place In 1968 On An ...
Shared By: Michael Cassara on Sep 8, 2001
Summary: The following incident took place in 1968 on an airliner bound for New York. It started out routine and uneventful. Descending to the destination, the pilot realized the landing gear would not engage. He worked the controls back and forth, trying ag...
Category: Stories
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A Certain Congregation Was About To Erect A New ...
Shared By: Norbert Garcia on May 29, 2001
Summary: A certain congregation was about to erect a new church edifice. The building committee, in consecutive meetings passed the following resolutions: 1. We shall build a new church 2. The new building is to be located on the site of the old one. 3...
Category: Humor
based on 144 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: Matthew 9:17