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Feelings and Actions
Shared By: Dennis Fite on Nov 27, 2014
Summary: I once heard Dr. Robert Jeffress express his advice to those not ’feeling’ thankful. "I have found that it is a lot easier to act yourself into a feeling than it is to feel yourself into an action." The very act of expressing thankfulness - giving...
Category: Quotes
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From Shackles to Statue
Shared By: Lee Strawhun on Sep 17, 2014
Summary: It was 1985 when Tim Cole was picked out of a lineup for a rape he never committed but would be convicted of and sentenced to serve 25 years. He was near the Texas Tech campus when the rape occurred and as a result was sent to prison because the vic...
Category: Stories
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Audrey Hepburn's Beauty Tips
Shared By: Perry Greene on Aug 18, 2014
Summary: Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ’beauty tips.’ It was read at her funeral years later. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim ...
Category: Quotes
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INTIMACY: HOW IS YOUR PRAYER LIFE?
Shared By: Davon Huss on Feb 18, 2014
Summary: INTIMACY: HOW IS YOUR PRAYER LIFE? Eugene Peterson: "She came to see me at the recommendation of a friend. She had been troubled for years, seeing psychiatrists and not getting any better. The consultation had been arranged on the telephone s...
Category: Stories
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AND ALSO WITH YOU!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 30, 2014
Summary: I love the story about the Lutheran pastor who always started each service off with the phrase, "The Lord be with you." The people would then respond, "and also with you.” However, one Sunday the sound system wasn’t working very well. The pas...
Category: Humor
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Quotations on Truth
Shared By: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Mar 6, 2013
Summary: QUOTATIONS ON TRUTH Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself (Augustine). Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's li...
Category: Quotes
based on 28 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Hummingbird and the Vulture
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Feb 23, 2013
Summary: THE HUMMINGBIRD AND THE VULTURE Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over the desert. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. In...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
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Cirrhosis of the Giver
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Jan 23, 2013
Summary: CIRRHOSIS OF THE GIVER The disease cirrhosis of the giver was discovered in A.D. 34 by the husband-wife team of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11). It is an acute condition that renders the patient’s hands immobile when he is called on to move th...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
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There Are High Spots In All Of Our Lives And ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Sep 13, 2012
Summary: "There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or how successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause." – George M. Adams
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 4:32
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When Prayer Isn't All You Need
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 2, 2012
Summary: WHEN PRAYER ISN’T ALL YOU NEED Tim Hansel, Holy Sweat, 1987, Word Books Publisher, p. 63. In my late twenties, a bunch of my friends and I decided to sail around the world. I have to admit, though, at the time I was a bit worried. I hadn’t even ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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More to Follow
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 4, 2012
Summary: MORE TO FOLLOW Preacher Charles Spurgeon tells of a man to whom was entrusted a large sum of money for the benefit of a poor minister. He thought it would be best to distribute the gift, instead of sending it all at once. So he mailed the poor...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:19
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I Worry Too Much
Shared By: Troy Borst on May 31, 2012
Summary: "I WORRY TOO MUCH" I was perusing the Internet this week and found ExperienceProject.com that has an entire section of the website called "I worry too much." Worry must be one of those universal emotions and conditions that all of us deal with. ...
Category: Quotes
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The Right Use of the Eyes
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 28, 2012
Summary: THE RIGHT USE OF THE EYES A bishop of the early church, who was a remarkable example of the virtue of contentment, was asked his secret. The venerable old man replied: "It consists in nothing more than making a right use of my eyes. In whatever s...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-13
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God, You're in My Way.
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 28, 2012
Summary: "GOD, YOU'RE IN MY WAY." A California pastor, Kyle Idleman, talks about his last move in his book, Not a Fan. In that move, he saved the heaviest piece of furniture for last -- the desk from his office. And as he was pushing and pulling the desk ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
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One Tear to Another
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Mar 14, 2012
Summary: ONE TEAR TO ANOTHER Two little teardrops were floating down the river of life. One said to the other, "Who are you?" It replied, "I am a teardrop from a girl who loved a man and lost him. Who are you?" The first responded, "Well, I am a teardrop ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Philippians 4:11
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Pray and Read Your Bible
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Feb 29, 2012
Summary: PRAY AND READ YOUR BIBLE A man was in prison and was in need of some money. He wrote his mother and asked her to send five hundred dollars immediately. Soon after, he got a package in the mail. It was a Bible. On the top of the Bible, there was a...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Philippians 4:19
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For Blessings Already Received
Shared By: Mark Stepherson on Feb 23, 2012
Summary: FOR BLESSINGS ALREADY RECEIVED "Returning thanks for blessings already received increases our faith and enables us to approach God with new boldness and new assurance. Doubtless the reason so many have so little faith when they pray is because th...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Philippians 4:6
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Why Worry?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 12, 2011
Summary: WHY WORRY? In a 2006 article in Time magazine called "Why We Worry About the Things We Shouldn’t" Jeffrey Kluger, writes: As human beings, we pride ourselves on being the only species that understands the concept of risk. Yet we have a confou...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-8
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Blind But Now I See
Shared By: Michael Buckingham on Jul 8, 2011
Summary: BLIND BUT NOW I SEE Peter spent a few years trying to cope with his blindness, learning ways of looking after himself so that he wasn’t so much a burden upon his family, although they still continued to visit on the odd occasion. He also learned ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Philippians 4:13
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Never Go Hungry Again
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 14, 2011
Summary: NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN Fred and Cheryl went to Haiti in 1985 to bring a child home that they had adopted. Addie was five years old. Her parents had been killed in a traffic accident that left her without a family, but as she walked across the tarm...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:19
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Face Your Fears, Don't Run from Them
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 11, 2011
Summary: FACE YOUR FEARS, DON'T RUN FROM THEM A few years ago, a canoeing friend of mine and I went to a talk one evening at the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Center. I could hardly wait to hear the couple that was to speak. It was Verlen and Valeri...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Ruby's Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: RUBY'S PRAYER Ruby Hamilton, a businesswoman in her fifties, was stunned at the loss of her husband of 32 years in a car accident. Her anger and disappointment went deeper than a more typical expression of grief though. She had become a follower ...
Category: Stories
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What a 95-Year-Old Woman Worries About
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 20, 2011
Summary: WHAT A 95-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WORRIES ABOUT A ninety-five year old woman at the nursing home received a visit from one of her fellow church members. "How are you feeling?" the visitor asked. "Oh," said the lady, "I'm just worried sick!" "What...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Vance Havner on Worry
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 20, 2011
Summary: VANCE HAVNER ON WORRY Vance Havner: Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere! (From a sermon by Jimmy Haile, Consider the Lilies!, 12/25/2010)
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-8
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Falling After Dark
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 12, 2011
Summary: FALLING AFTER DARK There is a story told about a construction worker. This construction worker was employed on a high-rise building project, which required him and others to work after dark. He was busy on the edge of one of the walls which was m...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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I Worry About...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: I WORRY ABOUT... Percentage of people who at least occasionally worry about: Having their car stolen or broken into: 42 Home burglarization when they are not at home: 45 Being the victim of terrorism: 38 Having a school-aged child physical...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Be Worry-Free
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: BE WORRY-FREE In an issue of the AARP Bulletin, readers were asked to respond to the question: What’s your strategy for coping with stress? The answers ranged from "Eat a chocolate chip cookie" to "Have a stiff drink." But Don Betz of Oakdale...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Sinatra's Fear and Worry
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: SINATRA’S FEAR AND WORRY Frank Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, recalls her father’s unceasing drive to succeed and make money, even when his health was at risk: His health was in tatters and his life mired in financial wrangles, but my fathe...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Anxiety Is Love's Greatest Killer. It Makes ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might then a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. Source: Anais Nin
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Hanging Onto the "Bomb"
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: HANGING ONTO THE "BOMB" For four hours he held the cylinder, waiting for rescue or an immediate death. After digging up what appeared to be an unexploded WWI bomb, David Page held on to it, afraid that letting go would detonate the device. Whi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7