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Tom Lawson avatar
Nowhere Else to Go
Shared By: Tom Lawson on Dec 22, 2000
Summary: Abraham Lincoln: "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of those about me seemed insufficient for the day."
Category: Quotes
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An Old American Indian Tale Recounts The Story Of ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and t...
Category: Stories
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Hitler Imprisoned A German Pastor, Martin ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Hitler imprisoned a German pastor, Martin Niemoeller, for eight years. He spent some time in prisons and concentration camps, including Dachau. Hitler realised that if Niemoeller, a First World War hero, could be persuaded to join his cause then m...
Category: Stories
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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One Of My Favorite Columns By Erma Bombeck Tells ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: One of my favorite columns by Erma Bombeck tells of God in the act of creating mothers. She says that on the day God created mothers He had already worked long overtime. And an angel said to Him, "Lord, you sure are spending a lot of time on this ...
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Susannah Wesley, Mother Of John Wesley Spent One ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on May 7, 2001
Summary: Susannah Wesley, mother of John Wesley spent one hour each day praying for her 17 children. In addition, she took each child aside for a full hour every week to discuss spiritual matters. No wonder two of her sons, Charles and John, were used of God...
Category: Stories
based on 161 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In Yorkshire, England, During The Early 1800s, ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on May 29, 2001
Summary: In Yorkshire, England, during the early 1800s, two sons were born to a family named Taylor. The older one set out to make a name for himself by entering Parliament and gaining public prestige. But the younger son chose to give his life to Christ. He...
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A Boy Came Home From Sunday School And His Mother ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Nov 25, 2001
Summary: A boy came home from Sunday school and His Mother said, "What did you discuss at Church?" The boy said, "Marriage"! His Mother said inquisitively, "What did you learn about marriage?" The little boy thought for a moment and said, "Jesus said, "Fathe...
Category: Quotes
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Garibaldi Had An Incredibly Committed Volunteer ...
Shared By: Doug Lyon on Jan 9, 2002
Summary: Garibaldi had an incredibly committed volunteer army. He would appeal for recruits in these terms: “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions; I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with h...
Category: Quotes
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:9-13
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Barna Research on Divorce
Shared By: Thomas Monroe on Feb 18, 2002
Summary: Barna research shows: That divorce in the church is just as commonas outside the church. In the church 33%, outside the church 34%. Also, the south is second in the nation in divorce. The south has a divorce rate of 35%, just behind the we...
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Baptism Is A Lot Like A Wedding Ring. Baptism ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Feb 26, 2002
Summary: Baptism is a lot like a wedding ring. Baptism is symbolic of the washing away of our sins. It is also symbolic of a new way of life. It has been said that Baptism is to the Christian faith what the wedding ring is to a marriage. It is a symbol. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 49 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Dr. James Gills, Is An Outstanding Christian ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Apr 15, 2002
Summary: Dr. James Gills, is an outstanding Christian ophthalmologist in the Tampa Bay area. He is a fine example of one who has allowed himself to be used of Jesus Christ and for His greater kingdom priorities. He writes about how he learned to allow the tr...
Category: Stories
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No Secrets Here
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 3, 2002
Summary: NO SECRETS HERE A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other. The Groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father...
Category: Humor
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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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Drug Problem
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 6, 2003
Summary: DRUG PROBLEM A little old lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Every day he would help her gather things from her car or help her in her yard. One day, the old lady finally ask the young man, "Son, how did you become such a ...
Category: Humor
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I'm Standing for My Marriage
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Mar 7, 2003
Summary: I'M STANDING FOR MY MARRIAGE A former Pastor in Seattle, WA wrote a power statement about marriage… I am standing for the healing of my marriage! I won’t give up, give in, give out, or give over till that healing takes place. I made a vow; I...
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A Daughter's Faith
Shared By: George Rennau on Mar 30, 2003
Summary: A DAUGHTER'S FAITH A young Colombian Girl who received a New Testament in her school. She read the New Testament until one day her father caught her reading it...and told her not to read it any more because it was full of lies and fantasy. Bu...
Category: Stories
based on 181 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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The 1989 Armenian Earthquake Needed Only Four ...
Shared By: Dennis Lawrence on May 12, 2003
Summary: . “The 1989 Armenian earthquake needed only four minutes to flatten the nation and kill thirty thousand people. Moments after that deadly tremor ceased, a father raced to an elementary school to save his son. When he arrived, he saw that the buildin...
Category: Quotes
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: none
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Recently, A Survey Was Made Of 200 Married Adults ...
Shared By: Michael Raisbeck on Jul 4, 2003
Summary: Recently, a survey was made of 200 married adults in regards to forgiveness (1). The researchers were wondering how one’s ability to forgive others would affect their marital satisfaction and personal well-being. The results were astounding! This r...
Category: Statistics
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In A Speech Made In 1863, Abraham Lincoln Said, ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
Summary: In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has eve...
Category: Quotes
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-13 Genesis 17:15-19 Genesis 40:1-23 Exodus 1:1-8 Exodus 14:10-15 Deuteronomy 1:1-28:28 Deuteronomy 8:13-14 Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua 1:1-11 Joshua 18:1-25 2 Samuel 7:12-16 2 Samuel 9:6-13 1 Kings 17:1-7 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 2 Chronicles 7:1-4 Nehemiah 2:18-20 Psalms 13:1-6 Psalms 100:1-5 Psalms 138:1-8 Psalms 139:7-8 Proverbs 1:20-30 Proverbs 4:1-30 Proverbs 30:8-9 Proverbs 31:17-32:1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 Ecclesiastes 9:10 Isaiah 7:1-16 Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah 27:6 Isaiah 48:17-18 Isaiah 57:15 Jeremiah 31:27-34 Daniel 1:1-15:15 Daniel 1:1-2:1 Joel 1:1-3:5 Zechariah 9:9-12 Zechariah 12:1-13:9 Matthew 1:23 Matthew 2:1-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 5:21-37 Matthew 11:1-12:48 Matthew 13:22 Matthew 13:44-52 Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 22:37-40 Matthew 24:17-21 Matthew 24:36-44 Matthew 25:14-28 Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 26:26-30 Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 3:1-9 Mark 3:7-4:34 Mark 10:17-31 Mark 10:35-45 Luke 2:1-7 Luke 4:14-27 Luke 5:1-11 Luke 6:6-11 Luke 6:27-30 Luke 9:52-62 Luke 13:1-17 Luke 15:11-32 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 19:1-10 Luke 19:28-40:19 Luke 19:32 John 1:1-18 John 1:29-42 John 2:1-11 John 3:16-4:1 John 4:21-24 John 8:1-11 John 10:7-15 John 12:1-8 John 13:23-24 John 14:15-21 John 14:15-17 John 15:13-15 John 16:33-33:33 John 17:1-24 John 20:19-31 John 20:24-31 Acts 8:9-24 Romans 1:8-15 Romans 8:24-25 Romans 8:35-39 Romans 12:1-2 Romans 12:12-14 1 Corinthians 9:19-34 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:13-18 Galatians 1:1-22 Ephesians 2:8-10 Ephesians 4:11-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Philippians 4:6-12 Colossians 2:1-10 Colossians 3:10 Colossians 3:22-4:1 Colossians 4:2-6 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1 Timothy 6:19 2 Timothy 1:3-5 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Titus 2:11-15 Titus 3:1-5 Philemon 1:17-19 Hebrews 1:6-14 Hebrews 7:1-28 Hebrews 11:1-40 Hebrews 11:8-10 James 1:19-27 James 4:1-10 1 Peter 1:1-9 1 Peter 1:4 1 Peter 1:18-23 1 Peter 1:22 2 Peter 1:3-11 2 Peter 1:4 1 John 1:1-10 1 John 2:2 1 John 4:7-12 1 John 5:1-6:12 1 John 5:1-12 1 John 5:10-12 1 John 5:14-15 Revelation 2:1-29 Revelation 2:4-5 More
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The Bride Was Very Nervous. It Was Right Before ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 20, 2003
Summary: The bride was very nervous. It was right before the wedding and she wasn’t sure she could even walk down aisle. So her father gave her some words of wisdom. He said to her. “There’s only three things you need to focus on. If you focus on these t...
Category: Humor
based on 29 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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I'm Part Of The Fellowship Of The Unashamed. The ...
Shared By: John Gullick on Oct 21, 2003
Summary: I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present make...
Category: Quotes
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A Husband Was Told By The Marriage Counselor To ...
Shared By: Timothy Henning on Dec 29, 2003
Summary: A husband was told by the marriage counselor to try and be more considerate of his wife. One day he comes home from work. He’s dressed up in a suit, he has cologne on, and he has a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy in his hands. He rings the doo...
Category: Humor
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: none
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On Their 50th Wedding Anniversary, A Couple ...
Shared By: Paul Decker on May 23, 2004
Summary: On their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage. The husband said, "I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no ’I’ in the word ‘marriage.’” The wife said, "For my part, I ha...
Category: Humor
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There Was A Man Who Was Born On August 19, 1843 ...
Shared By: Doug Lyon on Sep 11, 2004
Summary: There was a man who was born on August 19, 1843 near Clinton, Michigan. When he was 17 years old he moved to his sister’s home in Tennessee where he enlisted in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He got out of the army a year later in 1862...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Years Ago There Was A Gentleman Whose Hobby Was ...
Shared By: Brian Atwood on Nov 24, 2004
Summary: Years ago there was a gentleman whose hobby was collecting old books. He was a guest in a friend’s home one evening, and while waiting was invited to browse around his host’s library. In doing so, he came upon a rare book. On mentioning it to the...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:5
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Our Poor Choices--his Good Grace!" Genesis 16: ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Nov 27, 2004
Summary: “Our Poor Choices--His Good Grace!” Genesis 16: 1-15 Key verse(s): 3: “So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.’” Do you ever pray for dis...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Genesis 16:1-15
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A Mucker Kind Of Love!" 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 5, 2005
Summary: “A Mucker Kind of Love!” 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key verse(s) 22:“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.” Where self is involved, there is no af...
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In C.s. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch And The ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Nov 15, 2005
Summary: In C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we have a story of love–love between four siblings and love for and by Aslan, the Lion-Savior. It is this love that gives these youngsters courage to go on. Legend has it that a wealthy merchant...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: 1 John 3:1
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A Friend Was In Front Of Me Coming Out Of Church ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 23, 2006
Summary: “A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is ready to shake hands. The Pastor grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside and said to him, "You need to join the Army ...
Category: Humor
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How Do You Decide Whom To Marry? (written By ...
Shared By: Terry Blankenship on Feb 9, 2007
Summary: HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (Written by kids) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10 No perso...
Category: Humor
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none