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I Read An Amusing Story About The First Duke Of ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 27, 2000
Summary: I read an amusing story about the first Duke of Wellington. An inventor was trying to interest him in a bulletproof waistcoat he had made. It was absolutely marvellous and could save the great man’s life if somebody tried to assassinate him. The ...
Category: Humor
based on 215 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Truett Cathy, Founder Or Chick-fil-a Shows He ...
Shared By: Henry Maxey on Jan 3, 2001
Summary: Truett Cathy, founder or Chick-fil-A shows he know what Jesus Would Do. Since 1948 he has lost millions of dollars because he will not have the restaurants open on Sunday. He has cared for children by developing the foster home system called WinSh...
Category: Stories
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In His Book, Just As I Am, Billy Graham Writes Of ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 4, 2001
Summary: In his book, Just As I Am, Billy Graham writes of the following event. "One summer while in New Jersey, I was having lunch at a roadside diner when I was greeted by a big, smiling man whose eyes grew large as he studied me. “Hallelujah!” he ...
Category: Stories
based on 181 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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The Devout Priest Was Caught In A Flood One Day, ...
Shared By: Simon Rundell on Jan 19, 2001
Summary: The devout priest was caught in a flood one day, and he climbed onto the roof of his Vicarage and as the water started lapping up over the roof he prayed “Lord, deliver me from this flood”. The water continued to rise and a policeman ...
Category: Humor
based on 183 ratings
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Scripture: none
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During The 1970's When The San Diego Chargers ...
Shared By: Ronald Zamkus on Feb 24, 2001
Summary: During the 1970’s when the San Diego Chargers had Dan Fouts as quarterback, in 1 particular game, both Fouts and the team were having a bad day. With 2 minutes remaining in the game, San Diego was down 14-0. Frustrations were high so the coach pul...
Category: Stories
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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R. Kent Hughes, In His Book, James—faith ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on Apr 21, 2001
Summary: R. Kent Hughes, in his book, James—Faith That Works, shares this story. "It is said that Napoleon, while looking at some papers, let slip the bridle of his horse, which reared so that the Emperor was in danger. A corporal of the grenadiers...
Category: Stories
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How Much Does Prayer Weigh?
Shared By: Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
Summary: How Much Does Prayer Weigh? Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. S...
Category: Stories
based on 157 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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There Is A Story About A Monastery In Europe ...
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Aug 9, 2001
Summary: There is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all th...
Category: Humor
based on 67 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Gladys Aylward, Missionary To China More Than 50 ...
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Aug 9, 2001
Summary: Gladys Aylward, missionary to China more than 50 years ago, was forced to flee when the Japanese invaded Yangcheng. But she couldn’t leave her work behind. With only one assistant, she led a hundred-plus orphans over the mountains toward Free ...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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John Bisagno Points Out That "faith Is The Heart ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 24, 2001
Summary: John Bisagno points out that "Faith is the heart of life. You go to a doctor whose name you can’t pronounce. He gives you a prescription you cannot read. You take it to a pharmacist you have never seen. He gives you medication you do not under...
Category: Quotes
based on 56 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Patrick Henry Quote
Shared By: Troy Borst on Sep 17, 2001
Summary: ILLUSTRATION… Patrick Henry Quote "I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them and that is faith in Jesus Christ. If they had that and I had not given them a single shilling, they ...
Category: Quotes
based on 102 ratings
Scripture: none
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Ruthless Trust
Shared By: SermonCentral on Mar 29, 2002
Summary: RUTHLESS TRUST During times of transition, what we most need to practice is "ruthless trust." Brennan Manning has written a brilliant book by that title and tells the story of John Kavanaugh who went to work for three months at "the House of the ...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: none
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We Need To Be Like The 84 Year Old Grandmother ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Mar 15, 2002
Summary: We need to be like the 84 year old grandmother who fiercely maintained her independence and lived alone in the old family home. Her 4 children lived in the same town, but she rarely called them except in emergencies. It was with some apprehension,...
Category: Humor
based on 144 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Mother Was Teaching Her Young Son To Use The ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Apr 6, 2002
Summary: A mother was teaching her young son to use the phone. She showed him which numbers to push and explained about the dial tone and the sound of the other phone ringing. The process had begun. The son waited anxiously for the call to be completed, but ...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Faith In God Makes Great Optimists. Over In ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Mar 30, 2002
Summary: Faith in God makes great optimists. Over in Burma, Judson was lying in a foul jail with 32 lbs. of chains on his ankles, his feet bound to a bamboo pole. A fellow prisoner said, "Dr. Judson, what about the prospect of the conversion of the heathen?"...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: none
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One Night A House Caught Fire And A Young Boy Was ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Mar 12, 2002
Summary: One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, "Jump! I’ll catch you." He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could se...
Category: Stories
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: none
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Faith Honors God And God Honors Faith! A Story ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Mar 12, 2002
Summary: Faith honors God and God honors faith! A story from the life of missionaries Robert and Mary Moffat illustrates this truth. For 10 years this couple labored faithfully in Bechuanaland (now called Botswana) without one ray of encouragement to brighte...
Category: Stories
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: none
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Henry Ford Was An Automotive Genius. He Came Up ...
Shared By: Jerry Scott on Apr 29, 2002
Summary: Henry Ford was an automotive genius. He came up with great ideas and handed them to researchers for development. One of his ideas was the concept of an engine in which the pistons were set at an angle to each other rather than in a straight line...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Evangelist Billy Walked Told A Story About The ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Evangelist Billy Walked told a story about the city fathers of New York as they contemplated the future growth of the city. They laid out the streets and numbered them from the center outward. When they began, there were only six or seven streets. I...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: none
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Several Years Ago There Was A Well-known ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Sep 26, 2001
Summary: "Several years ago there was a well-known television circus show that developed a Bengal tiger act. Like the rest of the show, it was done "live" before a live audience, One evening, the tiger trainer went into the cage with several tigers to do a r...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Faithful Instructions
Shared By: Randy Leckliter on Sep 16, 2002
Summary: FAITHFUL INSTRUCTIONS There was a man who got lost in the desert. After wandering around for a long time his throat became very dry, about that time he saw a little shack in the distance. He made his way over to the shack and found a water pump ...
Category: Stories
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Professor William Muehl Once Visited A Fine ...
Shared By: Karl Eckhoff on Sep 19, 2002
Summary: Professor William Muehl once visited a fine ancestral home in Virginia. He followed the aged owner, the last of a distinguished colonial family, as she proudly showed him through her home. An ancient rifle above the fireplace intrigued him, so he ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The Town Was Being Overcome With Drought. The ...
Shared By: Richard White on Sep 25, 2002
Summary: The town was being overcome with drought. The crops were dying, the livestock was thinning out, fresh water supplies were severely diminished. The town decided to gather at the church house and pray for rain. That night as the preached entered the ...
Category: Stories
based on 43 ratings
Scripture: none
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Coach John Wooden (ucla), Said His Dad Often ...
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 4, 2002
Summary: Coach John Wooden (UCLA), said his dad often stated, " MAKE EACH DAY A MASTERPIECE! GOD GIVES YOU A NEW, WHITE CANVASS EACH DAY, AND EACH DEED AND THOUGHT IS A BRUSHSTROKE OF ART. MAKE SURE YOU PAINT A MASTERPIECE."
Category: Quotes
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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On Christmas Day 1968, The Three Astronauts Of ...
Shared By: D. Greg Ebie on Oct 4, 2002
Summary: On Christmas Day 1968, the three astronauts of Apollo 8 circled the dark side of the moon and headed for home. Suddenly, over the horizon of the moon rose the blue and white Earth garlanded by the glistening light of the sun against the black void ...
Category: Stories
based on 68 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: Genesis 1:1
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Blondin Lived From 1824-1897 And Was A Famous ...
Shared By: D. Greg Ebie on Oct 4, 2002
Summary: Blondin lived from 1824-1897 and was a famous French tight-rope walker and acrobat. His greatest fame came in 1859 when he accomplished one of his greatest feats for the first time walking a 1100 foot tight-rope suspended 160 feet above the waters ...
Category: Stories
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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No Man In This World Attains To Freedom From Any ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 11, 2002
Summary: No man in this world attains to freedom from any slavery except by entrance into some higher servitude. There is no such thing as an entirely free man conceivable. Phillips Brooks (1835- 1893), Perennials.
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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John Paton Was A Missionary In The New Hebrides ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Nov 11, 2002
Summary: John Paton was a missionary in the New Hebrides Islands. One night hostile natives surrounded the mission station, intent on burning out the Patons and killing them. Paton and his wife prayed during that terror-filled night that God would deliver th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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When Hudson Taylor Went To China, He Made The ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there st...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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Albert Barnes - " It Is Not Enough For Salvation ...
Shared By: Eric Muldoon on Nov 18, 2002
Summary: Albert Barnes - " It is not enough for salvation without the benevolent and holy acts to which it would prompt, any more than the good wishes and kind words of the benevolent are enough to satisfy the wants of the hungry, and to clothe the naked, wi...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none