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BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW GOD'S WILL....
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jul 7, 2016
Summary: BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW GOD’S WILL.... When we are asked about knowing the will of God, we usually hurry to Romans 12:1-2 and give info about the "perfect will of God." But we may be missing something if that is the case. The New Testament was orig...
Category: Quotes
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Conformity
Shared By: Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016
Summary: I first noticed this in leading people to Christ. They were beautiful before they were “church broke.” Great young converts often start out as radiant Christians and end up only as carbon-copy Baptists. Great young ministers start out as adorable ma...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
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Mothers
Shared By: Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016
Summary: To Mama and Jesus, You and He, You gave me life and He extended it. You saved me from the cold and He from sin. You taught me hope and He defended it. From you I once was born . . . from Him again. You let me skip in fields that He had made....
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 12:1-6
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Mike Mack- When I was about 10 years old, I ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Feb 8, 2016
Summary: Mike Mack- When I was about 10 years old, I made friends with two brothers in my neighborhood, Tim and Jeff Ward. Perhaps because I did not have a brother living at home, or just for fun, I told them I had a twin brother named Mark. We would be pl...
Category: Stories
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Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it.
Shared By: Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2016
Summary: Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink. --Dwight L. M...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
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Sacrificial Love
Shared By: Davon Huss on Sep 13, 2014
Summary: Watchman Nee, a Chinese evangelist, tells of a Christian he once knew in China. He was a rice farmer, and his fields lay high on a mountain. Every day he pumped water into the paddies of new rice. And every morning he returned to find that an unb...
Category: Stories
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What Alcoholics Can Teach Us
Shared By: Davon Huss on May 31, 2014
Summary: Philip Yancey interviewed a young alcoholic who had formerly been an active church member, but had allowed Alcoholics Anonymous to replace the church. When questioned why, the young man responded, "Mainly I'm trying to survive, and AA helps me in t...
Category: Stories
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THE YIELDED LIFE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 17, 2014
Summary: ANDREW MURRAY: "God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life that is totally yielded to Him."
Category: Quotes
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ROCKEFELLER'S GIVING
Shared By: Davon Huss on Sep 17, 2013
Summary: ROCKEFELLER'S GIVING The very first person to reach the status of billionaire was a man who knew how to set goals and follow through. At the age of 23, Rockefeller had become a millionaire, by the age of 50 a billionaire. Every decision, attitu...
Category: Stories
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FORCED TO KILL
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jul 1, 2013
Summary: FORCED TO KILL Around the time of the Korean War, Kim Joon-gon had seen 2,000 out of 20,000 people on Chunnam Island murdered by the Communists. They dragged he and his family outside their village where Kim’s father and wife were beaten to deat...
Category: Stories
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The "Group-Think" Impulse
Shared By: Robert Joseph on Jun 1, 2013
Summary: THE "GROUP-THINK" IMPULSE Stand up for the truth. Romans 12:2 says, "...Do not be conformed to this world..." [NKJV] People today show a stong tendency to adjust their opinions to match those of the group. This goes a long way towards explai...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Romans 12:2
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Sins Are Habits
Shared By: John Sattler on Feb 18, 2013
Summary: SINS ARE HABITS I’m reading a book right now called "The Power of Habit" (http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/) about how so much of our daily life is lived by habit. We have to. Our brain needs habits in order for us to be able to functi...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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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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A Story for Peace-Lovers
Shared By: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jan 21, 2013
Summary: A STORY FOR PEACE-LOVERS (Narrated by Dorothy S. Mclaren) One morning a little girl, dressed in spotless white, with a lovely bouquet of flowers in her hands, passed by a boy who was playing in the dusty street. The sight of this pretty girl s...
Category: Stories
based on 22 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:18
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Kamau: A Missionary to Kenya
Shared By: Hal Seed on Nov 9, 2012
Summary: KAMAU: A MISSIONARY TO KENYA I have a friend named Francis Kamau. Francis felt led to plant a church in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. Francis decided to plant his church in a part of the city packed with bars and brothels. I preached for Franci...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 12:2
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Worship Warrior
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 17, 2012
Summary: WORSHIP WARRIOR I like the way songwriter and worship leader, Brian Doerksen, puts it. He says, "Becoming a worshipper means becoming a warrior... And by toning that down...we have sent men and women away from the church in droves. It's time to c...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
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How to Eat a Cessna Airplane
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 13, 2012
Summary: HOW TO EAT A CESSNA AIRPLANE Michel Lotito was an extraordinary man. This elegant Frenchman had a love for food and a fondness for eating unusual objects like bicycles, shopping carts and televisions. His odd appetite earned him the nickname Mons...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
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A Flexible ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 6, 2012
Summary: A FLEXIBLE SERVANT All of his life, David Livingstone wanted to be a missionary to China. Even in his old age he longed to have the opportunity to go and minister there. But God sent him instead to Africa, where he worked and died opening up that l...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:9-13
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A Salesman Meets the Inventor
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 17, 2012
Summary: A SALESMAN MEETS THE INVENTOR In 1969, in a science lab in New Jersey, Canadian physicist Willard Boyle and his colleagues invented the concept of an electronic eye. Using their knowledge of mathematics and the behavior of light, they provided th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:3
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The World's Accent
Shared By: Tim White on Mar 22, 2012
Summary: THE WORLD'S ACCENT When I was a boy, my Arkansas cousins moved to California for two years. When they moved back, they talked funny. Just living in California for two years influenced how they said "You guys" and how often they said it. I prefer ...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 12:2 James 4:4
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Using Our Ability
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 29, 2011
Summary: USING OUR ABILITY S. D. Gordon said, "We have nothing to do with how much ability we’ve got, or how little, but with what we do with what we have. The man with great talent is apt to be puffed up, and the man with little (talent) to belittle the ...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
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Americans: Flabby Faith
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 16, 2011
Summary: AMERICANS: FLABBY FAITH A dozen or so years ago, a Romanian pastor came to visit the church I belonged to. He had gotten to know my pastor, John Vawter, who had been involved in a Bible-smuggling ministry when the Iron Curtain was still up. John ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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J. C. Ryle on Zeal
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 15, 2011
Summary: J. C. RYLE ON ZEAL Recently I found a book by Bishop J.C. Ryle, the first bishop of Liverpool, England on the subject of zeal. He wrote: "Zeal is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every p...
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
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When Do We Worship
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 7, 2011
Summary: WHEN DO WE WORSHIP Author Douglas J. Moo: "Worship is not merely, or even mainly, what we do on Sunday morning. Worship is a 24/7 matter. We worship God when we give ourselves to him in service. We worship God when we show love to others, when we...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:1
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Biting the Hand That Feeds You
Shared By: Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
Summary: BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU The other week, Laura and I were watching the Animal Planet. On the show we were watching was a dog that was rescued from a neglectful family. The poor animal had a big chain collar embedded into its neck. It had...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
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Loneliness and Belonging
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 16, 2011
Summary: LONELINESS AND BELONGING Chip Ingram notes: "In his landmark book Bowling Alone, Robert Putman makes the case that loneliness is America’s new epidemic. People are searching for a place to belong. In the 1970s, it wasn’t uncommon for someone to l...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
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Servanthood and Spiritual Growth
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 16, 2011
Summary: SERVANTHOOD AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH I surveyed my church to see if people saw a relationship between ministering to others and spiritual growth. When asked, "To what extent has your ministry or service to others affected your spiritual growth?," 92 ...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
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Bill Hybels: Why People Are Lonely
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 14, 2011
Summary: BILL HYBELS: WHY PEOPLE ARE LONELY Why do we have a sense of loneliness today? Bill Hybels explains it this way: "It is a "me-first” mind-set. This mind-set says indulge yourself, fulfill your desires, satiate your appetites, pursue pleasure, ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
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The Legions of the Unjazzed
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 8, 2011
Summary: THE LEGIONS OF THE UNJAZZED In Dr. David Jeremiah's book "Life Wide Open" he writes about a young man who turned the surfing world upside down in the 1950's. Killer Dana was the most notorious wave in California. When it was really ripping and ro...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 12:11
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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