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A Little Girl Walking In A Garden Noticed A ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: A little girl walking in a garden noticed a particularly beautiful flower. She admired its beauty and enjoyed its fragrance. “It’s so pretty!” she exclaimed. As she gazed on it, her eyes followed the stem down to the soil in which it grew. “This fl...
Category: Stories
based on 152 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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I Sat Down And Looked Through Some Magazines This ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 24, 2002
Summary: I sat down and looked through some magazines this past week. I discovered that if I want to feel right, I need to get a NordicTrack. I don’t have a NordicTrack, just a membership down at the gym, so I suddenly realized that I didn’t feel as health...
Category: Humor
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James Dobson, New Man, October, ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Aug 9, 2002
Summary: [illustration, James Dobson, New Man, October, 1994, p. 36.] This is an exert from an article that James Dobson wrote in 1994 about Stephen Hawking, whom I believe has since died… Stephen Hawking is an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and pe...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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No Matter What
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 30, 2003
Summary: NO MATTER WHAT A number of years ago, there was a newspaper account of a speech given by the president of a well-known university to a group of influential businessmen and civic leaders. The president told of a recent experience which he, his aud...
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based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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C.s. Lewis Said, "in Commanding Us To Glorify ...
Shared By: Aubrey Vaughan on Nov 28, 2006
Summary: C.S. Lewis said, “In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy him.” God wants our worship to be motivated by love, thanksgiving and delight not duty.
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based on 24 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Shared By: Brian Matherlee on Oct 6, 2009
Summary: “A human being has to work to live but has an insatiable appetite for more. This is common to both wise and foolish. Today the business world contains many clever people who work hard because they are obsessed with piling up money, while on the othe...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Recently I Laid A Small Circle Of Poison Around A ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Jun 27, 2010
Summary: Recently I laid a small circle of poison around a hill of stinging ants. Thinking the tiny granules of poison were food, the ants began to pick them up and carry them throughout the colony. I returned later to see how well the poison was working. ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Lottery
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 20, 2011
Summary: THE LOTTERY Did you know that the first modern-day lottery was started in 1963 in the state of New Hampshire? Did you know that the state of Massachusetts, started their lottery in 1972 with 50 cent tickets and a drawing once a week. It now h...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A Full Life
Shared By: Ovidiu Radulescu on Apr 25, 2011
Summary: A FULL LIFE A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. "Not very long," answered the Mexican. "Well, then, why did...
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Jealous in a Restaurant
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Jan 10, 2013
Summary: JEALOUS IN A RESTAURANT There is an old story about an older couple having dinner in a restaurant. The wife sees another couple about their age sitting in a booth nearby. She sees the husband sitting close to his wife, with his arm around her. He...
Category: Humor
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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The Myth of More
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 14, 2014
Summary: Society is trying to sell us stuff all the time...and it's not all that difficult to do because we're so unsatisfied with what we have. Would you agree that discontentment is our default setting? Capitalizing on our inherent dissatisfaction, the...
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based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Exodus 20:17
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Just the House He Was Looking For
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 14, 2014
Summary: Alan Carr tells a story about a man who was tired of his friends owning nicer homes than his, so he went to see a realtor to put his home on the market and began to search for a new one. One day as he was reading the paper, he came across a listing ...
Category: Stories