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Frank Gallagher avatar
If Anyone Here Ever Watches The Tv Show Seinfeld, ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: If anyone here ever watches the TV show Seinfeld, you know that Jerry’s next door neighbor, Kramer, is very much at home in Jerry’s apartment. He probably spends more time there than in his own apartment. He has his own set of keys, and ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 157 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
A Ten-year Old, Who Was Becoming Quite ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Dec 17, 2000
Summary: A ten-year old, who was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible because of her grandmother’s teaching, asked her grandmother: "Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus? The Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?"
Category: Humor
based on 245 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
Clark Frailey avatar
Professor Merrill C. Tenney, Dean Of The Wheaton ...
Shared By: Clark Frailey on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: Professor Merrill C. Tenney, Dean of the Wheaton Graduate School of Theology, is quoted as saying: "Neglect one area of the Scriptures in our teaching and preaching and that area will become the seed bed for tomorrow’s heresies."
Category: Quotes
based on 104 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pastor Vsevolod Lytkin From Siberia, Recently ...
Shared By: Clark Frailey on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: Pastor Vsevolod Lytkin from Siberia, recently spoke at a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota during a US visit. He described his personal journey to faith in Jesus Christ. Listen to his struggle: His parents were atheistic university professors a...
Category: Stories
based on 119 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Jim Butcher avatar
When Rembrandt’s Famous Painting, The Night ...
Shared By: Jim Butcher on Dec 28, 2000
Summary: When Rembrandt’s famous painting, The Night Watch, was restored and returned to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the curators performed a simple, yet remarkable experiment. They asked visitors to submit questions about the painting. The curators...
Category: Stories
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Read Of A Minister Who Was Visiting One Of His ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 27, 2000
Summary: I read of a minister who was visiting one of his members. The lady of the house was trying to impress him about how devout she was by pointing out the large Bible on the bookshelf and talking in a very reverential way of it as "the Word of God". H...
Category: Humor
based on 277 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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I Prayed For Faith And Thought That Some ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jan 9, 2001
Summary: “I prayed for faith and thought that some day it would come down and strike me like lightning. But faith didn’t seem to come. One day I read in Romans that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” I had up ...
Category: Quotes
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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I Read A Story About Walter P. Chrysler. At The ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 12, 2001
Summary: I read a story about Walter P. Chrysler. At the time he was a master mechanic on a railroad. He was 35 years old and he bought his first automobile with borrowed money. It was a $5,000.00, four-door Locomobile. The car was delivered to his homet...
Category: Stories
based on 92 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Any Armour, Including The Armour Of God Is ...
Shared By: Alan Affleck on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: Any armour, including the Armour of God is useless without a sword - for the enemy can keep attacking until the armour gives way - how important then is it to be acquaint with the Sword of the Spirit.
Category: Quotes
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Some Of Us Love To Take The Simple And Make It ...
Shared By: Joseph Smith on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: Some of us love to take the simple and make it complex. Some of us thrive on taking perfectly obvious matters and making them as obscure as possible. My neighbor’s car has on it a bumper sticker that says, “Eschew obfuscation”. ...
Category: Humor
based on 86 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Acts 17:22-31
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John Stott In Authentic Christianity Noted: "we ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: John Stott in Authentic Christianity noted: "We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expec...
Category: Quotes
based on 180 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
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In America, Bibles Are Everywhere. You Can Find ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: In America, Bibles are everywhere. You can find them in grocery stores, prisons, and motel rooms. They’re available in all sizes, shapes, translations, and versions, leather bound or paperback. Every year the Bible outsells every other majo...
Category: Statistics
based on 278 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Further One Goes From The Source The More ...
Shared By: Bradley White-Findeisen on Feb 7, 2001
Summary: The further one goes from the source the more polluted the water.
Category: Quotes
based on 71 ratings
Scripture: none
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Like A Beethoven Concerto, The Word Of God Is ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
Summary: Like a Beethoven concerto, the word of God is simple enough to be enjoyed by a child, and at the same time, deep enough to reward a lifetime of dedicated study. A three-year old can grasp the story of Jonah and the whale, and a Ph.D. in theology can...
Category: Quotes
based on 102 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Dennis Clark avatar
Billy Sunday: " The Bible Will Always Be Full ...
Shared By: Dennis Clark on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: Billy Sunday: " The bible will always be full of things you can not understand as long as you will not live according to the things you do understand."
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Maybe You’ve Heard About The Preacher Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 16, 2001
Summary: Maybe you’ve heard about the preacher who was visiting various classes during the Sunday School Hour to see how they were doing. One Sunday he visited the class of 6th grade boys. They were talking about things in the O.T. He listened f...
Category: Humor
based on 195 ratings
Scripture: Hebrews 11:29
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Just Before The Outbreak Of The First World War, ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on May 22, 2001
Summary: Just before the outbreak of the First World War, a small ship named the Endurance set sail from Briton with a crew intent on being the first to cross the South Pole. The ship reached Antarctica, but became ice bound in the Weddle Sea. Soon they ha...
Category: Stories
Lynn Floyd avatar
Two Of Our Greatest Presidents Said Some Pretty ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on May 29, 2001
Summary: Two of our greatest presidents said some pretty important statements about the Bible. George Washington said, “It is impossible to righteously govern the world without God and the Bible.” President Ronald Reagan said, “Within the c...
Category: Quotes
based on 184 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 45:10-17
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The Scriptures Are Shallow Enough For A Babe To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: "The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for a theologians to swim in without ever touching the bottom" St. Jerome
Category: Quotes
based on 127 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Bible In 50 Words -- "god Made, Adam Bit, ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 13, 2001
Summary: The Bible in 50 Words -- "God made, Adam bit, Noah arked, Abraham split, Joseph ruled, Jacob fooled, bush talked, Moses balked, Pharaoh plagued, people walked, sea divided, tablets guided, promise landed, Saul freaked, David peeked, prophets warned,...
Category: Humor
based on 87 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Doctor Had Recommended Surgery To Eleanor ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jun 28, 2001
Summary: A doctor had recommended surgery to Eleanor Schmidt of Bakesfield, CA and referred her to a specialist. Arriving early for her appointment, she found the door unlocked and the young surgeon, deeply engrossed in reading, behind the receptionist&#8217...
Category: Stories
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Let’s Play ‘let’s ...
Shared By: Darren Ethier on Jul 11, 2001
Summary: Let’s play ‘Let’s Pretend’. Let’s pretend that you work for me. In fact, you are my executive assistant in a company that is growing rapidly. I’m the owner and I’m interested in expanding overseas. To pull t...
Category: Humor
based on 115 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Bible, Effect of Reading
Shared By: Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Summary: Bible, Effect of Reading, autoillustrator.com Some seem to expect the Word of God to hit them like a jolt of adrenaline each time they read or study it. Although the "jolt" may hit us periodically, the benefits of the Word of God act more like v...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Scripture: none
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Steeped Study Time
Shared By: Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Summary: Steeped study time from autoillustrator.com Consider the difference between a strong and a weak cup of tea. The same ingredients water and tea are used for both. The difference is that the strong cup of tea results from the tea leaves’ imme...
Category: Quotes
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 1:2-3
Jim Kane avatar
In His Introductory Notes To The Book Of Romans ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Jul 16, 2001
Summary: In his introductory notes to the book of Romans Chuck Swindoll says "when the late Donald Barnhouse began his ministry at Tenth Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, he stepped into the pulpit the first Sunday morning and preached from the fir...
Category: Stories
based on 61 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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One Night As My Family Was Preparing For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 4, 2001
Summary: One night as my family was preparing for bedtime, my four year old daughter Claire began singing the BIBLE. As she came to the end, she combined another song. Here is what she sang. "I stand alone on the word of God, that’s what it’s all...
Category: Humor
based on 228 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 11:1-44
Jim Kane avatar
Martin Luther Wrote, “i Study My Bible ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Sep 1, 2001
Summary: Martin Luther wrote, “I study my Bible like I gather apples. First, I shake the whole tree that the ripest may fall. Then I shake each limb, and when I have shaken each limb, I shake each branch and every twig. Then I look under every leaf. I ...
Category: Quotes
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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A Minister Gave An Unusual Sermon One Day, Using ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Sep 21, 2001
Summary: A minister gave an unusual sermon one day, using a peanut to make several important points about the wisdom of God in nature. One of the members greeted him at the door and said, "Very interesting, Pastor. I never expected to learn so much from a ...
Category: Humor
based on 135 ratings
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:15-19
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Richard Moulton Said, "we Have Done Almost ...
Shared By: Steve Hereford on Oct 30, 2001
Summary: Richard Moulton said, "We have done almost everything that is possible with these Hebrew and Greek writings. We have overlaid them, clause by clause, with exhaustive commentaries; we have translated them, revised the translations, and quarrelled ove...
Category: Quotes
based on 49 ratings
Scripture: none
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Jerry Vines Said, "an Unread Bible Is Like Food ...
Shared By: Steve Hereford on Oct 30, 2001
Summary: Jerry Vines said, "An unread Bible is like food uneaten, a love letter never read, a buried sword, a road map unstudied, gold never mined" (A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation, p.69).
Category: Quotes
based on 72 ratings
Scripture: none