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Rich Young avatar
Obedience Is Seeking God With Your Whole Heart. ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Obedience is seeking God with your whole heart. Performance is having a quiet time because you’ll feel guilty if you don’t. Obedience is finding ways to let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Performance is quickly scanning a passag...
Category: Quotes
based on 103 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: John 14:15-26
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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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For Thirteen Extraordinary Days In October Of ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to...
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As A Boy Growing Up In The Country I Had Heard ...
Shared By: Johnny Carver on May 12, 2001
Summary: As a boy growing up in the country I had heard scary stories about a snake called a "Black Racer" that would chase you. These stories kept me very alert as I walked up and down the gravel roads around where we lived. One day mom asked me to go to th...
Category: Humor
based on 361 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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F.b. Meyer Preached In London, England, While ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 15, 2001
Summary: F.B. Meyer preached in London, England, while Charles Spurgeon & G. Campbell Morgan were preaching there, too. They were all great preachers, but Spurgeon’s church & Morgan’s church were both bigger than Meyer’s church. And he ad...
Category: Stories
based on 131 ratings
Scripture: none
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Simple Obedience
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: Spurgeon: “It is my first public declaration that a thing which looks to be unreasonable and seems to be unprofitable, being commanded by God, is law, is law to me. If my Master had told me to pick up six stones and lay them in a row I would ...
Category: Quotes
based on 187 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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You Be the Judge?
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 10, 2002
Summary: YOU BE THE JUDGE? "A money belt is one thing you just can’t do without," my friend told me. ’Make sure you take travelers’ checks with you and maybe a few twenties, and tuck them in your money belt before you leave. And don’t ... DON...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Luke 21:1-4
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Leaders and Followers
Shared By: Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
Summary: LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS S. I. McMillen, in his book "None of These Diseases," tells a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, "Are you a leader?" Being b...
Category: Humor
based on 206 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Having a Guide
Shared By: Kenneth Henes on Jun 5, 2002
Summary: HAVING A GUIDE In A Slow and Certain Light, Elizabeth Elliot tells of two adventurers who stopped by to see her, all loaded with equipment for the rain forest east of the Andes. They sought no advice, just a few phrases to converse with the India...
Category: Quotes
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: none
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The African Impala Can Jump To A Height Of Over ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their...
Category: Quotes
based on 100 ratings
Scripture: none
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Peter Drucker Offers Insightful Guidance To The ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is "the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations’ goals." His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable and usef...
Category: Quotes
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Over 2,000 Years Ago A Young Greek Artist Named ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Over 2,000 years ago a young Greek artist named Timanthes studied under a respected tutor. After several years the teacher’s efforts seemed to have paid off when Timanthes painted an exquisite work of art. Unfortunately, he became so enraptured with...
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It's Not About Us!" 1 Samuel 15:27-35 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 4, 2005
Summary: “It’s Not About Us!” 1 Samuel 15:27-35 Key verse(s) 30:“Saul replied, ‘I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.’” We truly live in the age of...
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Sheila-ism?" Matthew 25:14-30 Key Verse(s) ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 6, 2005
Summary: “Sheila-ism?” Matthew 25:14-30 Key verse(s) 24:“Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.’” Taking th...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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There Is An Old Story Of A Young Boy Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 25, 2005
Summary: ILL. There is an old story of a young boy who saw the 3 wise men coming to worship the baby Jesus. He watched in wide-eyed wonder as they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh. Oh, how much he wanted to worship the baby, too...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Boomerang!
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Jul 27, 2005
Summary: Boomerang! (07.28.05--Appreciation--Ezra 5: 1-2) “When someone does something good, applaud! You’ll make two people happy.” The life-long motto of film magnate, Samuel Goldwyn, he knew that appreciation was a two-way street. The one who received ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Ezra 5:1-2
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Church Influence On Teens Nominal: New Barna ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 3, 2006
Summary: Church Influence On Teens Nominal: New Barna research finds that 56% of teens say they attended church-related activities an average of two or more times per month prior to turning 13. Most likely attendees were those living in the South or Midwest....
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
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John Piper Wrote A Paper--written Years Ago ...
Shared By: Philip Harrelson on Dec 28, 2006
Summary: -John Piper wrote a paper--written years ago (1995)--on how Christian leaders should avoid sexual sin. Piper lists ten potential pitfalls and proposes ten protections against them: • PITFALL: Falling in love with the present world. PROTECTION: ...
Category: Quotes
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Genesis 1:1
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On A Certain Isolated Pacific Island, When A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: On a certain isolated Pacific island, when a young man proposed marriage, it was customary to announce it to the entire village. Then he and the whole community would go to the young woman’s home. Her father would come outside and then – in front of...
Category: Stories
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:16
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I Received The Following Story As One Of Those ...
Shared By: David Brockhouse on Apr 3, 2008
Summary: I received the following story as one of those “dreaded” forwarded emails. I think it’s a fitting way to end a Wednesday Lenten message on Obedience ----from the eyes of a child. Story of God lives under the Bed. I envy Kevin. He thinks God li...
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Bloom Where You're Planted
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 17, 2008
Summary: BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and s...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Ignoring the Warnings
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: IGNORING THE WARNINGS Listen to this description of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in northern Ukraine: "There were two electrical engineers in the control room that night, and the best thing that could be said for what they were doing i...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Delayed Obedience
Shared By: Donnie Martin on May 28, 2008
Summary: "Delayed obedience is disobedience." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 33:1-34:31
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The Wild Duck Over Norway
Shared By: Arliss Beavers on Aug 8, 2008
Summary: THE WILD DUCK OVER NORWAY A wild duck over Norway left the wild pack of ducks who were flying in formation. He swooped down low to a barn yard to investigate the free kernels of corn thrown upon the ground and stays too long until he grows horrib...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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As A Family We Recently Made Use Of A Disposable ...
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Sep 14, 2009
Summary: As a family we recently made use of a disposable barbeque. We’ve owned proper barbeques in the past but we haven’t had one for a few years so when my wife suggested a few weeks ago that I should barbeque some burgers in the garden I remembered that ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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Little Things - Big Blessings
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Oct 5, 2009
Summary: LITTLE THINGS - BIG BLESSINGS When we lived in Houston, Texas, our oldest Spencer was born. Spencer was placed in one of the vast Texas-sized nurseries at this hospital. There in that nursery, I met a group of volunteers who were all from a nearb...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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As The Parents Of Three Young Children, My Wife ...
Shared By: Ricki Lee Brooks on Oct 24, 2009
Summary: As the parents of three young children, my wife and I often took advantage of many helps in order to be good nurturers. However, sometimes even our best efforts resulted in the unexpected. With hopes of teaching our oldest son the necessity of de...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 15:9-14
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J. Wilbur Chapman Meets General Booth Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 28, 2009
Summary: J. Wilbur Chapman Meets General Booth of Salvation Army A willingness to obey is the first step toward spiritual understanding John 7:17 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. When J. Wilbur Chapman was i...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 7:16-17
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Boy Survives In Wilderness By Obeying Father's ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 2, 2009
Summary: Boy Survives in Wilderness by Obeying Father’s Instructions More than ninety people conducted an ALL-NIGHT SEARCH for an eight-year-old boy named Dominic. While on a skiing trip with his father, this little boy apparently had ridden a new lift and ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 15:7-11
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Be Found Doing Your Duty
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 27, 2009
Summary: BE FOUND DOING YOUR DUTY "Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come"(Matt 24:42). A man named Col Davenport was speaker of the Connecticut house of representatives in the late 1700s. On May 19, 1780, the sky of Hartfo...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 24:42