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Let Me Give You An Example To What I’m ...
Shared By: Bill Lobbs on Nov 4, 2000
Summary: Let me give you an example to what I’m saying by sharing with you a story that I recently read in one of the history books in my library. I read how on July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slav...
Category: Stories
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Over 25,000 Americans Commit Suicide Each Year. ...
Shared By: Aaron Jones on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Over 25,000 Americans commit suicide each year. Over one million will try but only one out of fifteen will succeed. It is the tenth highest killer in the U.S. More will die by suicide than by murder. The model age for attempting suicide is 32 for m...
Category: Statistics
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Kaboom!
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
Summary: True story happened Friday in Montreal - A hospital patient who insisted on lighting a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen supply caused a small explosion, according to a hospital spokesperson. The 73-year-old, who suffered minor burns in the...
Category: Stories
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And We Try….
Shared By: Steve Malone on Jun 6, 2002
Summary: & we try…. A pilot always looked down intently on a certain valley in the Appalachians. "What’s so interesting about that spot?" Asked a fellow pilot. "See that stream? Well, when I was a kid I used to sit down there on a log and fish. Ev...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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They Paid the Price
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 24, 2002
Summary: THEY PAID THE PRICE Americans, you know the 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence that first 4th of July--you know they were risking everything, don’t you? Because if they won the war with the British, there would be years of hardship...
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But Before That...
Shared By: Gregg Strawbridge on Jul 7, 2002
Summary: BUT BEFORE THAT... In 1992, when our own Govenor, Kirk Fordice stated unreservedly “America is a Christian nation” the response bordered on hysteria. But before that -- Congress, declared 1983 to be the “Year of the Bible” — stating that the B...
Category: Quotes
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Let Every Nation Know, Whether It Wishes Us Well ...
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Nov 4, 2002
Summary: Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. --John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Was...
Category: Quotes
based on 46 ratings
Scripture: none
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Billy Graham Tells The Story About A Little Child ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Nov 11, 2004
Summary: Billy Graham tells the story about a little child the was playing with a very valuable vase. He put his hand into it and could not withdraw it. His father too, tried his best to get it out, to no avail. They were thinking of breaking the vase whe...
Category: Humor
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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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There Was A Woman Who Was Going Through Some Very ...
Shared By: Robert Garrett on Apr 11, 2005
Summary: There was a woman who was going through some very difficult and trying circumstances. She was experiencing major distress in her marriage, her job was very unfulfilling and was causing her heartache. She became so distraught over her circumstances...
Category: Stories
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Recently A Baptist Pastor In Illinois Received A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Recently a Baptist Pastor in Illinois received a visit from the FBI. They came in response to an anonymous caller who took issue with something the Pastor said in his sermon. According to the Baptist Press news service, “Nov. 23, 2004, started out...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 8:1
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God's Grace Shown to Us
Shared By: Frederick Baker II on Sep 24, 2007
Summary: "God’s Grace Shown To Us" The Enemy of the world, Satan, was on the side of life’s road with a very large cage. The man coming towards him noticed that it was crammed full of people of every kind, young, old, from every race and nation." Wher...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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For Some Really Big Step, A Massive Sacrifice ...
Shared By: Richard Francis on Dec 2, 2007
Summary: For some really big step, a massive sacrifice that may well require some counselling, practise, persistence and prayer What is it, well smile for Jesus sake, get happy look happy be joyful and content in all circumstances, I’ll say “Always look on ...
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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The General Took His Stand
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jan 23, 2008
Summary: Illus.: “The General Took His Stand” Fredrick the Great of Germany, was a scoffer, but his great general, Von Zealand, was a devout Christian. One day at a gathering, the king was making coarse jokes about Jesus and the whole palace was ringing...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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The Big Black Door
Shared By: Dennis Marquardt on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: THE BIG BLACK DOOR An Arab chief tells a story of a spy who was captured and then sentenced to death by a general in the Persian army. This general had the strange custom of giving condemned criminals a choice between the firing squad and the big...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: Joshua 24:15
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George Sweeting, In His Book The No-guilt Guide ...
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Sep 29, 2009
Summary: George Sweeting, in his book The No-Guilt Guide for Witnessing, tells of a man by the name of John Currier who in 1949 was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Later he was transferred and paroled to work on a farm near Nashville,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Nietzsche and Christians
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 6, 2010
Summary: NIETZSCHE AND CHRISTIANS Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher, said of Christians: "Look at whom they worship. Look at this God whom they worship. How foolish and imbecilic to follow one who died, and then to claim that that death is victory!...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 14:1-3
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Only in Freedom Can Goodness Occur
Shared By: W Pat Cunningham on Mar 16, 2013
Summary: Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is e...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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A Surprise Visit From Abraham Lincoln
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 9, 2013
Summary: A SURPRISE VISIT FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, fell to the Union army. Abraham Lincoln insisted on visiting the city. Even though no one knew he was coming, slaves recognized ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Galatians 5:13-14
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YOU ARE THE PRISONER!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 22, 2014
Summary: YOU ARE THE PRISONER! One of the greatest quotes you will ever read on forgiveness comes from Lewis Smedes: "To forgive is to set a prisoner free.......and only to finally discover that the PRISONER WAS YOU!"
Category: Quotes
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Novelist Herman Wouk has written of a meetin...
Shared By: Davon Huss on May 17, 2016
Summary: Novelist Herman Wouk has written of a meeting he had with David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first president. Ben Gurion urged him to move to the newly established nation. This was 1955, and terrorists were still bringing regular bloodshed to the citizens...
Category: Stories
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Freedom
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: In the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, there’s a special display for a rickety, home-made aluminum kayak. This tiny, makeshift boat seems oddly out of place in the midst of displays for impressive Navy vessels and artifacts from significant ba...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2