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Frank Gallagher avatar
These Shepherds Were Symbolic Of Jesus Christ The ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
Summary: These shepherds were symbolic of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who would also humbly follow God’s will. Their sheep represent us as believers, in several ways: - Sheep cannot clean themselves. Some animals such as a cat can do that, but...
Category: Stories
based on 160 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
John Gullick avatar
Brother Andrew Tells Of Being In Hospital Full Of ...
Shared By: John Gullick on Dec 2, 2000
Summary: Brother Andrew tells of being in hospital full of resentment and hatred during the Indonesian war in 1946. Whilst in hospital a bible had been delivered to him. One day - he writes - I asked the nun who came to bathe me how it was that she and the...
Category: Stories
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
Tim Zingale avatar
A Poem By Pastor Clinton Meininger From His Book ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: A poem by Pastor Clinton Meininger from his book "Springs of Living Waters"tells us of the mysteries of life. He says: "All around me, Lord of life, My world is tumbling in. There’s nothing sure and nothing safe ...
Category: Quotes
based on 116 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Matthew 7:13-16
Owen Bourgaize avatar
I Read Of A Norwegian Missionary, Marie Monsen, ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: I read of a Norwegian missionary, Marie Monsen, who served in China in the 1950s. She testified to the intervention of angels when Christians were in great danger. They had taken refuge in the mission compound only to be surrounded by looting sold...
Category: Stories
based on 154 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Tim Zingale avatar
In Late 18th Century Poland, The Kaiser’s ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: "In late 18th century Poland, the Kaiser’s forces were burning all the Jewish villages. One village had been burned and nothing was left standing. As the sun came up the next morning an old Jewish gentlemen pounded a few boards together, made ...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Mankind Has Been Trying To Get Satisfaction For ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: Mankind has been trying to get satisfaction for an inner longing. Someone put it in terms of our having a "God-shaped gap" in our make-up. The famous poet, Lord Byron, described his experience vividly: he "Drank every cup of joy, drank early, deep...
Category: Quotes
based on 96 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Story Is Told Of A Shipwrecked Crew Who Had ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: A story is told of a shipwrecked crew who had been drifting for days in a small boat off the coast of Brazil. They were suffering the horrors of thirst but they dare not drink the seawater because the salt would make it even worse. They saw a vess...
Category: Stories
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Listen To This Song Of Praise About The ...
Shared By: Donald Walker, Jr. on Dec 21, 2000
Summary: Listen to this song of praise about the incarnation written by Graham Kendrick: Meekness and majesty, human and deity, in perfect harmony the one who is God. Lord of eternity dwells in humanity, kneels in humility and washes our feet. Wis...
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Remember Hearing The Director Of The George ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: I remember hearing the director of the George Muller Foundation telling of God’s perfect timing in the provision of guidance and resources. The Foundation had been requested to commence a new child-care project which would require a great commitm...
Category: Stories
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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During Gladys Aylward's Harrowing Journey Out Of ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: During Gladys Aylward’s harrowing journey out of war-torn Yang Chen during the Communist take-over, she faced one morning with no apparent hope of reaching safety. A 13-year old girl tried to comfort her by saying, "Don’t forget what you told us ab...
Category: Stories
based on 154 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In South Dakota The Community Of Spencer Was ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: In South Dakota the community of Spencer was devastated by a tornado. Among the many losses, including six victims, was St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The day after the tornado a group from the church walked with their pastor through the remaining...
Category: Stories
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Dear Abby Recorded A Powerful Story. A Young Man ...
Shared By: Ernest Canell on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: Dear Abby recorded a powerful story. A young man from a wealthy family was about to graduate from high school. It was a custom in their affluent community for parents to give their graduating children a new car, and the boy and his dad had spent wee...
Category: Stories
based on 250 ratings
Denomination: *other
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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Sometimes His Ways Are Hard To Understand At The ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Jan 6, 2001
Summary: Sometimes His ways are hard to understand at the time, I can offer a personal example: Teenage children can be quite a trial, even a pain! 25 years ago my son was! He was keen on old vehicles that he intended to renovate. Against my better judge...
Category: Stories
based on 70 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Gregory Dawson avatar
Chance or Providence?
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 8, 2001
Summary: CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE? On the front porch of his little country store in Illinois, a small businessman stood with his partner. Business was all gone, and the partner asked, "How much longer can we keep this going?" The owner answered, "It looks...
Category: Stories
based on 167 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: Genesis 45:1-28
Gregory Dawson avatar
A Man Named Victor Frankl, A Jewish Psychologist, ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 13, 2001
Summary: A man named Victor Frankl, a Jewish psychologist, discovered this great truth in the midst of a Jewish concentration camp during WW II. While seeking to survive the horror of this imprisonment Frankl began observing his fellow prisoners in the hope...
Category: Stories
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
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Life's A Little Thing! Robert Browning Once ...
Shared By: Wayne Burnett on Jan 15, 2001
Summary: Life’s a little thing! Robert Browning once wrote. But a little thing can mean a life. Even two lives. How well I remember. Two years ago in downtown Denver my friend, Scott Reasoner, and I saw something tiny and insignificant change the world, but...
Category: Stories
based on 170 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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My Wife And I Recently Visited With A Couple Who ...
Shared By: Howard Harden on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: My wife and I recently visited with a couple who were the proud parents of a baby boy, just over a year old. As soon as we entered their home, we noticed that everything about this house was dedicated to protecting their baby. There were plastic plu...
Category: Humor
based on 208 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Some Time Ago I Read A Fascinating Story In ...
Shared By: Howard Harden on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: Some time ago I read a fascinating story in National Geographic magazine. An explorer had made a tremendous accomplishment. He managed, for the first time in history, to record on videotape the birth of a panda cub in the wild. This was amazing, in ...
Category: Stories
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Why Would God Go To All The Trouble To Endure Our ...
Shared By: David Simmons on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: Why would God go to all the trouble to endure our bad choices and our flagrant sinning in order to have relationship with us? Hear the story of the lost son from the modern setting as told by Philip Yancey in his book What’s so Amazing about Grace....
Category: Stories
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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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Alexander Whyte Said, “ It Would Change ...
Shared By: John Hamby on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: Alexander Whyte said, “ It would change your whole heart and life this very (day) if you would take Peter and Cornelius home with you and lay them both to heart. If you would take a four cornered napkin when you get home, and a…. Pen and...
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Transcendence
Shared By: Bruce Goettsche on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: R.C. Sproul tells us transcendence means literally, "to climb across." It is defined as "exceeding the usual limits." When we speak of the transcendence of God we are talking about that sense in which God is above and beyond us. He is higher than...
Category: Quotes
based on 129 ratings
Scripture: none
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James Boice Says, "god’s Self-existence ...
Shared By: Bruce Goettsche on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: James Boice says, "God’s self-existence means that he is not answerable to us or to anybody. Although He sometimes explains things to us, he does not have to and often he does not. God does not have to explain himself to anybody." [Foundations...
Category: Quotes
based on 135 ratings
Scripture: none
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Feeling Better Has Become More Important To Us ...
Shared By: Dennis Marquardt on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: Feeling better has become more important to us than finding God. -- Larry Crabb in Finding God.
Category: Quotes
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
David DeWitt avatar
Faith Is The Belief That God Will Do What Is ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: Faith is the belief that god will do what is right. God says that the more hopeless your circumstances, the more likely your salvation. The greater your cares, the more genuine your prayers. The darker the room, the greater need for light. God&#8...
Category: Quotes
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
Jeff Kolk avatar
I Read A Book Called Return With Honor. The ...
Shared By: Jeff Kolk on Oct 26, 2000
Summary: I read a book called Return with Honor. The book is about Captain Scott O’Grady the U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Bosnia in June of 1995. Shortly after he landed hostile enemy troops stood as close as five feet from O’Grady who w...
Category: Stories
based on 95 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pastor Steve Heartsill Shares A Story Of A Young ...
Shared By: Jeff Kolk on Jan 27, 2001
Summary: Pastor Steve Heartsill shares a story of A young man, who had worked for years on the railroad, wanted a job as a signalman for the railroad. For his interview, he was told to meet the inspector at the signal box. The inspector asked him, "What woul...
Category: Humor
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Don Hutto avatar
Years Ago, My Youngest Daughter, Marilyn, And I ...
Shared By: Don Hutto on Jan 27, 2001
Summary: Years ago, my youngest daughter, Marilyn, and I went shopping for Connie. It’s hard. You wives, it’s hard for a man to shop for his wife because we don’t know what you want, and we don’t want to get that for you, anyway. B...
Category: Humor
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
William Jewett avatar
F.b. Meyer Wrote About Two Germans Who Wanted To ...
Shared By: William Jewett on Nov 2, 2000
Summary: F.B. Meyer wrote about two Germans who wanted to climb the Matterhorn. They hired three guides and began their ascent at the steepest and most slippery part. The men roped themselves together in this order: guide, traveler, guide, traveler, guide. T...
Category: Stories
based on 111 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 4:7