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How to Catch a Monkey
Shared By: Doug Sanders on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: HOW TO CATCH A MONKEY Native hunters in the jungles of Africa have a clever way of trapping monkeys. They slice a coconut in two, hollow it out, and in one half of the shell cut a hole just big enough for a monkey’s hand to pass through. Then ...
Category: Humor
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What Do You Believe?
Shared By: Troy Borst on Jan 16, 2001
Summary: WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? 6 out of 10 Americans believe Satan is only a symbol and not real 47 % of Christians believe the same thing 1 out of 4 Christians believe it doesn’t matter what religion you are because all of them are the same and they a...
Category: Statistics
based on 129 ratings
Scripture: none
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There Were 3 Preachers In A Barnie’s Coffee ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 3, 2001
Summary: There were 3 preachers in a Barnie’s Coffee shop were discussing the time when life began. They each gave their opinion of when life begins. One preacher said "Life begins when the child takes his/her first breath." The other said "NO," ...
Category: Humor
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They Died in the Service
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. ...
Category: Humor
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A Wealthy Man Once Called His Faithful Assistant ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 24, 2002
Summary: A wealthy man once called his faithful assistant into his office and said, “I’ve put you name in my will, and you will get $10,000 when I die. As it may be some time before you get that legacy, I want to make you happy by paying you each year the l...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: *other
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He Is No Fool Who Gives What He Cannot Keep, To ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 29, 2002
Summary: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliot
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:21
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The Flesh Is A Built-in Law Of Failure, Making It ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2002
Summary: The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteous...
Category: Quotes
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Saved From Our Rubble Of Sin- Communion ...
Shared By: Matthew Rogers on Sep 10, 2002
Summary: SAVED FROM OUR RUBBLE OF SIN- COMMUNION MEDITATION The September 11, 2002 issues of TIME magazine has a touching article about 31-year old Genelle Guzman. Genelle was the last of just four people caught in the debris of the Twin Towers to be f...
Category: Stories
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Preacher Had Once To Illustrate The Free Nature ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Dec 18, 2002
Summary: A preacher had once to illustrate the free nature of God’s gift of salvation. They stood in the pulpit one morning held up a poinsettia plant and said: “Whoever wants this beautiful Christmas poinsettia may have it. All you have to do is take it.” ...
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based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Term "golden Hour" Was Originally Coined By ...
Shared By: Troy Brewer on Dec 19, 2002
Summary: The term "golden hour" was originally coined by Dr. R Adams Cowley of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services, who is regarded as the pioneer of modern trauma care. Dr. Cowley advocated that most trauma patients die of shock, whic...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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At The Beginning Of The World War Ii, Israel ...
Shared By: Paul Kallan on Jan 11, 2003
Summary: At the beginning of the World War II, Israel Eugenio was the chief Rabbi of Rome. The Nazis occupied Rome in September 1943. The Nazi officer Kappler demanded 50 kg of gold in place of the Jews. The Jews feverishly managed to collect 35 kg. The chie...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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You Don't Have to Go!
Shared By: John Hamby on Jan 14, 2003
Summary: YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO! “One day, when Vice-President Calvin Coolidge was presiding over the Senate, one senator angrily told another to go “straight to hell.” The offended Senator complained to Coolidge as presiding officer, and Coolidge looked u...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A New Heart, a New Life
Shared By: Guy Caley on Jan 19, 2003
Summary: A NEW HEART, A NEW LIFE It was March 18. Leanne tried not to think about the fact that Melvin would have been 39 today. The face of the man driving the van flashed in her mind. She tried not to feel the anger. Once more the scream of brakes, the...
Category: Stories
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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I Don't Need a Job
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Feb 5, 2003
Summary: I believe I got this story from Bob George… Mac was a hard driving, though businessman in his 70’s. He had been a church member for many years. But one Wednesday night as he heard the associate share his testimony, he realized that he had never p...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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65279;i've Read That Michelangelo, The Great ...
Shared By: Paul Durbin on Feb 16, 2003
Summary: I’ve read that Michelangelo, the great sculptor and painter, was pushing a heavy rock up a small incline to his work area so that he could do some sculpting. A neighbor watched him for over an hour as he worked to get this rock in place. F...
Category: Quotes
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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John Newton: What Think You of Christ?
Shared By: Stephen Wright on Mar 30, 2003
Summary: John Newton: What think you of Christ? is the test, To try both your state and your scheme: You cannot be right in the rest Unless you think rightly of him. As Jesus appears in your view, As he is beloved or not, So God is disposed to y...
Category: Quotes
based on 39 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 71:13
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British Airways 2069 Left Heathrow's London ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 8, 2003
Summary: British Airways 2069 left Heathrow’s London Airport everything seemed to be going quite well at first. Six hours into the flight some of the passengers were asleep, some of the reading lights were on, everyone was comfortably settled in when sudden...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Max Lucado (as Found In His ‘god's Inspirational ...
Shared By: Rodney Killam on Apr 18, 2003
Summary: Max Lucado (as found in his ‘God’s Inspirational Promise Book’, but written for his book, ‘In the Eye of the Storm’), told this fictional story of an angel trying to find another way for salvation: “He looked around the hill and foresaw a scene. ...
Category: Stories
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The 1989 Armenian Earthquake Needed Only Four ...
Shared By: Dennis Lawrence on May 12, 2003
Summary: . “The 1989 Armenian earthquake needed only four minutes to flatten the nation and kill thirty thousand people. Moments after that deadly tremor ceased, a father raced to an elementary school to save his son. When he arrived, he saw that the buildin...
Category: Quotes
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: none
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No Jacket Required
Shared By: Johanna Radelfinger on May 26, 2003
Summary: NO JACKET REQUIRED I shook my head in disbelief. This couldn’t be the right place. After all, I couldn’t possibly be welcome here. I had been given an invitation several times, by several different people, and had finally decided to see what this...
Category: Stories
based on 55 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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On The 4th Of July, My Family Went To A Drive In ...
Shared By: James Chandler on Jul 7, 2003
Summary: On the 4th of July, my family went to a drive in movie theater. We saw the movie "Finding Nemo". The movie was about a little fish named Nemo who swam too close to a boat. He was captured by a scuba diver and put in a fish tank in the office of ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: John 8:36
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Salvation Is Not Mainly Forgiveness Of Sins It ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on Jul 10, 2003
Summary: “Salvation is not mainly forgiveness of sins it is mainly a fellowship with Jesus.” (John Piper. Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, p. 41)
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Plunging to Murky Earth
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 19, 2003
Summary: PLUNGING TO MURKY EARTH A family was out vacationing at the lake one summer. Dad had been puttering out by the boat house. Two of his sons, a 12-year old and a 3-year old were down playing along the dock. The 12 year old was supposed to be watchi...
Category: Stories
based on 58 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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In C. S. Lewis' Book Till We Have Faces One Of ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Oct 19, 2003
Summary: In C. S. Lewis’ book Till We Have Faces one of the characters is struggling with the ugliness she sees within her and says, “I would set out boldly each morning to be just and calm and wise in all my thoughts and acts; but before they had finished d...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Did You See The Move Shallow Hal? It Is A Movie ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Oct 19, 2003
Summary: Did you see the move Shallow Hal? It is a movie about an unattractive, really shallow middle-aged man named Hal Larsen who judges women on how “hot” they are. But then one day, Hal gets stuck on a stalled elevator with a motivational guru who hel...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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I'm Part Of The Fellowship Of The Unashamed. The ...
Shared By: John Gullick on Oct 21, 2003
Summary: I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present make...
Category: Quotes
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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...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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Adding to the List—Communion Meditation
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Nov 10, 2003
Summary: ADDING TO THE LIST- COMMUNION MEDITATION If you’ve ever seen the movie “Schindlers List,” you might remember a clandestine wedding that takes place one night in the barracks. The marriage is between 24-year old Joseph Bau, prisoner number 69082,...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
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In Charlotte Brontë's Classic Book Jane Eyre, ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Jun 6, 2004
Summary: In Charlotte Brontë’s classic book Jane Eyre, Jane is an orphan being raised by a wealthy, but cruel, aunt named Mrs. Reed. Her aunt decides to send her to Lowood School which is run by Mr. Brocklehurst — a man who is even more cruel and hypocriti...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Not Only Does He Clear The Debt, Not Only Does He ...
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Jul 30, 2004
Summary: Not only does He clear the debt, not only does He give us a fresh start with Him, but He makes us one of His children. Can you imagine what would happen if you were going financially bankrupt, and you went to one of your creditors and said, “Here...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none