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Philip Makari avatar
I Once Heard A Humorous Story About The Pope Who ...
Shared By: Philip Makari on Jan 8, 2001
Summary: I once heard a humorous story about the Pope who was on a visit to America for a period of time. On his last day of the visit, he was delayed due to meetings and was unable to break away to catch a flight. Since he couldn’t depend on his P...
Category: Humor
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Christian Author And Speaker Joni Eareckson Tada ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada writes: I’m a quadriplegic, yet I can drive a van (my hand is secured to a big joystick so I can steer, accelerate, and brake). I enjoy being independent, so if there’s something I can do...
Category: Stories
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A Young Man Once Approached Socrates To Ask If ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: A young man once approached Socrates to ask if the philosopher would teach him the gift of oratory. His request was then followed by an incessant stream of words until, finally, Socrates placed his hand over the inquirer’s mouth and said, &#8...
Category: Stories
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4
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Even When We Come Across Test Questions That Seem ...
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Even when we come across test questions that seem simple on the surface, we find that they’re often not as simple as we first thought. For instance, the answer to the question, "How long did the Hundred Years War last?’ seems obvious, bu...
Category: Humor
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I Read That The Eskimos Of Canada And Greenland ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: I read that the Eskimos of Canada and Greenland have an interesting, if rather cruel, way of hunting bear. They will take a bone, preferably a wolf bone, and they will sharpen it at both ends. Then they will coil it through a process, freeze it in...
Category: Stories
based on 158 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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An Official Of A Mission Board, Who Knew That It ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jun 25, 2001
Summary: An official of a Mission Board, who knew that it takes more than desire to make a missionary, was appointed to examine a candidate. He told the young man to come to his house at 6 in the morning. The young man went at 6 in the morning to be examin...
Category: Stories
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Will You Wash My Dishes?
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 10, 2001
Summary: [Will You Wash My Dishes?] Sometimes we get a distorted idea about what love is. One night, a man decided to show his wife how much he loved her. After dinner he began to recite romantic poetry, telling her he would climb high mountains to be nea...
Category: Stories
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This Year Will Have A Notoriety Among Its ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Sep 26, 2001
Summary: "This year will have a notoriety among its fellows as the year of calamities. Just as that season when man goes forth to reap the fruit of his labors, when the harvest of the earth is ripe, and the barns are beginning to burst with the new wheat, D...
Category: Quotes
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: none
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On Sept 16, 1620 2 Ships Set Sail From Plymouth ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: On Sept 16, 1620 2 ships set sail from Plymouth Englnad, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the 2 ships went to Port in Plymouth England...
Category: Stories
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Christianstein
Shared By: Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
Summary: It was a dark and stormy night. You could hear the thunder in the distance. Bats flapped their wings in the darkness of the night. There the castle stood. The wolves were howling; the trees were swaying in the wind as it whistled. And insid...
Category: Humor
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Loving Teddy
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 8, 2002
Summary: LOVING TEDDY Miss Thompson taught Teddy Stallard in the fourth grade. He was a slow, unkempt student, a loner shunned by his classmates. The previous year his mother died, and what little motivation for school he may have once had was now gone. ...
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The Emperor and the Seed
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 18, 2002
Summary: THE EMPEROR AND THE SEED Once there was an emperor in the Far East who was growing old and knew it was coming time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or one of his own children, he decided to do something different...
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The Cracked Pot
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2002
Summary: THE CRACKED POT A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at ...
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Marriage: a Definition
Shared By: Dan Cormie on Oct 17, 2002
Summary: MARRIAGE: A DEFINITION Marriage is when you agree to spend the rest of your life sleeping in a room that’s too warm, beside someone who’s sleeping in a room that’s too cold.
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Fiddler on the Roof
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Oct 28, 2002
Summary: [Fiddler on the Roof] Tevye: "Golde, I have decided to give Perchik permission to become engaged to our daughter, Hodel." Golde: "What? He’s poor! He has nothing, absolutely nothing!" Tevye: "He’s a good man, Golde. I like him. And what’s m...
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Concrete Love
Shared By: Glenn Hickey on Jun 10, 2003
Summary: CONCRETE LOVE Pastor Joel Gregory tells the story of a seminary professor who taught the Christian graces of love and forbearance for forty years until he retired. Occupying himself in his retirement years, he poured a new concrete driveway ...
Category: Humor
based on 30 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Colossians 3:13
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Hubert Finny
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 17, 2004
Summary: Hubert Finny On September 19th 2002 we visited Heartland Retirement center to visit with a gentleman by the name of Hubert Finney. A good sister in our congregation at Carrey’s Run Church of Christ had been talking to Hubert about becoming a Chr...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Steve Bouman Tells The Story We Began To Find ...
Shared By: Randy Aly on Sep 28, 2004
Summary: Steve Bouman tells the story We began to find our power as a congregation in New Jersey as a matter of being a place where you can go when there’s no where else to go. When you invite the poor and the homeless, they do come such as Edgar. He is by ...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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God's Algebra!" Romans 8:9-17 Key Verse(s) ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on May 25, 2005
Summary: “God’s Algebra!” Romans 8:9-17 Key verse(s) 16:“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” One of the unchangeable and mysterious laws of mathematics is that whenever you multiply a positive number by a negative nu...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Romans 8:9-17
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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...
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Two Ships In The Night! (07.18.05--pride--numbers ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jul 14, 2005
Summary: Two Ships in the Night! (07.18.05--Pride--Numbers 22:29) There’s a time to be right and a time to be righteous. That’s what the old farmer told me as I hefted the last hay bale into the loft. I had just had an encounter with a bully at schoo...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Numbers 22:29
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Paul Stanley Tells This Story From His Military ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Aug 28, 2005
Summary: Paul Stanley tells this story from his military experience: “As an infantry company commander in Vietnam in 1967, I saw Viet Cong soldiers surrender many times. As they were placed in custody, marched away, and briefly interrogated, their body lan...
Category: Stories
based on 62 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:9
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A Professor In A World-acclaimed Medical School ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2006
Summary: A professor in a world-acclaimed medical school once posed this medical situation -- and ethical problem -- to his students: "Here’s the family history: The father has syphilis. The mother has TB. They already have had four children. The first is bl...
Category: Stories
based on 41 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Seed You Sow Today Will Not Produce Crop ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The seed you sow today will not produce crop till tomorrow. For this reason, your identity does not lie in your current results. This is not who you are. Your current results are who you were."
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:35-38
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Ellen Petrakis
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: ELLEN PETRAKIS Hi guys…this isn’t easy for me to get up here and speak in front of you. I am a kindergarten teacher and do much better speaking to 5 year olds then teenagers. But God impressed on my heart to tell you my story so here it is… I was a...
Category: Stories
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Abraham Lincoln Personified This Example Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Abraham Lincoln personified this example of patience on numerous occasions but one sticks out in particular. Their was a man who treated Lincoln with more cruelty than anyone ever had. His name was Edwin Stanton and he said of Lincoln that he was a ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Do You Know How to Pray
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."...
Category: Humor
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$3.00 Worth of God, Please
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 8, 2011
Summary: $3.00 WORTH OF GOD, PLEASE Tim Hansel in his book "When I Relax I feel Guilty," writes some insights of what most people want from God. "I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but ju...
Category: Quotes
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A Study of Impatience
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 11, 2011
Summary: A STUDY OF IMPATIENCE In March of 2006, the Associated Press and Ipsos surveyed 1,003 adults concerning Americans’ attitudes and behavior regarding impatience. Some of the findings included: • While waiting in line at an office or store, it ta...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Galatians 5:22