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Richard Jones avatar
Many Years Ago, Executives Of The Time-life ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: Many years ago, executives of the Time-Life publishing organization discovered that the company’s profit margin had shrunk to an alarmingly low level. Consequently, they began an intensive effort to try to cut costs. Efficiency experts sug...
Category: Humor
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 5:7
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An Older Gentleman Was Walking Along The Seashore ...
Shared By: James May on Aug 8, 2001
Summary: An older gentleman was walking along the seashore one day in the hot sun. As he walked he was sweating profusely and seemed to be in a hurry! Every few steps he would bend over, pick up a starfish from the hot, burning sands and cast it back into ...
Category: Stories
based on 136 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Thomas A. Edison Was Working On A Crazy ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 28, 2001
Summary: Thomas A. Edison was working on a crazy contraption called a "light bulb" and it took a whole team of men 24 straight hours to put just one together. The story goes that when Edison was finished with one light bulb, he gave it to a young boy helper,...
Category: Stories
based on 85 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Spirit Within Us
Shared By: Wayne Major on Oct 14, 2001
Summary: THE SPIRIT WITHIN US I was driving one day when I saw a hitchhiker by the side of the road, loaded down with a couple of large carrying bags. Now, I make it a practice normally not to pick up hitchhikers, which may in itself be a refusal to hear...
Category: Stories
based on 51 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
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For Many Years A Large Silver Star Adorned ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 6, 2001
Summary: ILL. For many years a large silver star adorned the top of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. One day back in the 1800’s, the Roman Catholic Church, which shares a part of the building with a Greek Orthodox Church, decided to take down the s...
Category: Stories
based on 60 ratings
Scripture: none
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Mercy Please
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 27, 2002
Summary: MERCY PLEASE As Vice President, George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds b...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Forgive Us Our Debts...
Shared By: Rick McCarley on Apr 30, 2002
Summary: FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS... A pastor friend recently told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 mon...
Category: Stories
based on 171 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 6:12
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Stone and Sand
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 7, 2002
Summary: STONE AND SAND A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything,...
Category: Stories
based on 174 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Love of Christ
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 23, 2002
Summary: THE LOVE OF CHRIST I want to tell you of a modern day Damascus road experience that some of you may find hard to believe. It is reported in an article by Fred Markert in the current issue of Pray Magazine. Fred is the International Director of ...
Category: Stories
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: none
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Welcome Home!
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Apr 8, 2003
Summary: WELCOME HOME! A number of years ago, Newsweek magazine carried the story of the memorial service held for Hubert Humphrey, former vice-president of the United States. Hundreds of people came from all over the world to say good-bye to their old f...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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Annie Johnson Flint's Life On Earth Could Never ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Aug 6, 2004
Summary: Annie Johnson Flint’s life on earth could never be measured in any degree by comfort and ease; quite the contrary, from childhood her body endured the onslaught of Rheumatoid Arthritis until she could no longer rise from bed. Over the years the aff...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Lewis Awakening 1949-53
Shared By: Scott Malone on Mar 1, 2005
Summary: THE LEWIS AWAKENING 1949-53 1. In 1949, on Lewis, one of the Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland, two sisters became burdened with the spiritual coldness of their land. One sister was 82. The other was 84 and blind. 2. They de...
Category: Stories
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 84:1
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Somewhere I Read The Story Of A Family With A ...
Shared By: Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
Summary: Somewhere I read the story of a family with a small boy, his parents and his grandfather. It happened that every evening when the family was having dinner at the table, the old grandfather spilled the food on his clothes. He was old, his hands were ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 25:35-45
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Experts Can't Agree If The Following Is A True ...
Shared By: Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
Summary: Experts can’t agree if the following is a true story or if it should be written down next to the tale of George Washington and the Cherry Tree. While there is no concrete evidence of its truth, there is enough anecdotal evidence that the story has ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Nazarene
Scripture: none
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness" Is Not The Result Of ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Jan 22, 2007
Summary: “Great Is thy Faithfulness” is not the result of some tragic event in Thomas Chisholm’s life but a powerful witness to his daily walk with Jesus as he experienced “morning by morning” new mercies from His Everlasting Father. Pastor Chisholm always ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
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A Young Employee Secretly Misappropriated ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A young employee secretly misappropriated several hundred dollars of his business firm’s money. When this action was discovered, the young man was told to report to the office of the senior partner of the firm. As he walked up the stairs toward th...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-10:30
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The Tv Is My Shepherd, My Spiritual Growth ...
Shared By: Robert Mitchell on Apr 21, 2008
Summary: 1.The TV is my shepherd, My spiritual growth shall want; It makes me to sit down and do nothing for His Name’s sake. 2. It requires all my spare time; It keeps me from doing my Christian duty. It produces so many good shows that I must see; It r...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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While Grace Is Getting What You Don't Deserve, ...
Shared By: Brian Harvison on Oct 7, 2008
Summary: While grace is getting what you don’t deserve, mercy is not getting what you deserve. A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demand...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Will, With God's Help
Shared By: Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
Summary: I WILL, WITH GOD'S HELP I read a marvelous story remembered by Reverend Mary Moore Roberson. She writes: "Some years ago, I served on the lay staff of my home parish under the supervision of the priest charged with pastoral care. Barbara too...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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No One Stopped to Help
Shared By: Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
Summary: NO ONE STOPPED TO HELP This past week in DC, a frightening thing happened. In a bad neighborhood where drunkenness and drugs are wide spread. Three men got into an argument, probably about a bottle of beer. One man was punched. They called it...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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If I Didn't Love Them...
Shared By: Terry Blankenship on Mar 31, 2009
Summary: "IF I DIDN'T LOVE THEM..." A man visited a home where there were five children. He was supposed to be a kind of "godfather" to them and was trying to get involved with them on their level. He asked one of the little girls about her doll collectio...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Politician Who, After ...
Shared By: Mark Armstrong on Oct 11, 2009
Summary: The story is told of a politician who, after receiving the proofs of a portrait, was very angry with the photographer. He stormed back to the photographer and arrived with these angry words, ‘This picture does not do me justice!’ The photographer r...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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A Woman From The Slums Of London Sees The Ocean ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 30, 2009
Summary: A Woman from the Slums of London Sees the Ocean for the First Time Long ago, a poor woman from the slums of London was invited to go with a group of people for a holiday at the ocean. She had never seen the ocean before, and when she saw it, she bu...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Micah 7:19
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So What Does This Gentle Restoration Or ...
Shared By: Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
Summary: So what does this gentle restoration or correction look like? Well here’s what it doesn’t look like, from a real example I observed: “How could you be so stupid, did you grow up with wolves? You are going to pay for this buster, and you’re going to ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Was Walking Along The Street With A Friend Of ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Dec 25, 2009
Summary: I was walking along the street with a friend of mine many years ago when we came across a young man being tormented by a group of teenage boys. He was being pushed around and urged on to fight. My immediate inclination was to avoid any conflict and ...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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You Know, When We Were In Florida We Went On A ...
Shared By: Sean Harder on Feb 17, 2010
Summary: You know, when we were in Florida we went on a little safari and saw elephants, and I remembered that an elephant’s trunk can uproot a huge tree, pick up a peanut, and hold an egg without breaking it. And I don’t know why, but the thought of God c...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Mercy Is A Fascinating Thing. Let's Try To ...
Shared By: Dale Pilgrim on Mar 28, 2010
Summary: Mercy is a fascinating thing. Let's try to understand it better. I want you to remember a time when a friend or someone close to you avoided you, shrugged you off for some reason. Now imagine that person being in all kinds of trouble or having a lo...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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On The News Recently A Former Federal Police ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Sep 17, 2010
Summary: On the news recently a former federal police chief Mick Keelty went into the witness box to PLEAD FOR MERCY for the "drug mule" SCOTT RUSH who is condemned to death before a firing squad in Bali. Scott Rush is only 24 years old. He is one of four Au...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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The Love Me Not
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 11, 2011
Summary: THE LOVE ME NOT Dostoevsky tells the story of a woman who found herself in hell and felt she did not belong there. She could not bear the suffering and cried out in agony for the mercy of God. God listened and was moved with pity and so He said...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 5:7
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Lord Have Mercy Me
Shared By: D. Marie Hamilton on May 21, 2011
Summary: LORD HAVE MERCY ME I am a huge fan of the Christian band Mercy Me. They are my favorite band of all time! My favorite CD is Almost There. Those worship and praise songs inspire me to stay in the race even when I want to quit because working fo...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: John 21:20-25