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Kenneth Henes avatar
Oscar Cervantes Is A Dramatic Example Of ...
Shared By: Kenneth Henes on Oct 27, 2000
Summary: Oscar Cervantes is a dramatic example of Christ’s power to transform lives. As a child, Oscar began to get into trouble. Then as he got older, he was jailed 17 times for brutal crimes. Prison psychiatrists said he was beyond help. But they wer...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Broadway Play, My Fair Lady, One Of The ...
Shared By: Thomas Hensley on Nov 5, 2000
Summary: In the Broadway Play, My Fair Lady, one of the characters sings a memorable song. The Lord above made liquor for temptation, To see if man could turn away from sin, The Lord above made liquor for temptation, BUT, with a little bit of luck, with a...
Category: Quotes
based on 111 ratings
Scripture: none
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You May Be An Ambassador To England Or ...
Shared By: Rita Sims on Apr 7, 2001
Summary: "You may be an ambassador to England or France, You may like to gamble, you might like to dance. You may be the heavyweight champion of the world, You might be a socialite with a long string of pearls. But you’re gonna have to serve somebo...
Category: Quotes
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Sin Is Like Quicksand: Your Own Efforts Only Make ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on May 10, 2001
Summary: Sin is like quicksand: Your own efforts only make you sink deeper. Only an outside hand can pull you out. -- Unknown
Category: Quotes
based on 62 ratings
Scripture: none
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It’s Like The Story Of The Boy Who Was ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Jun 25, 2001
Summary: It’s like the story of the boy who was shooting rocks with a slingshot. He could never hit his target. As he was in his Grandma’s backyard one day, h spied her pet duck. On impulse h took aim and let fly. The stone hit, and the duck ...
Category: Stories
based on 195 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-12
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Gertrude, Queen Of Denmark, Notes In ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Jul 13, 2001
Summary: Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, notes in Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet, "So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be spilt."
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based on 74 ratings
Scripture: none
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In 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation Was ...
Shared By: Paul Berkley on Oct 9, 2001
Summary: In 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was proclaimed in America. The word spread from Capitol Hill down into the valleys of Virginia, and the Carolinas, and evens into the plantations of Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. The headlines read, ’...
Category: Stories
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Do You Remember The Incredible Hulk? If You Do ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 29, 2001
Summary: Do you remember the Incredible Hulk? If you do you either remember the big green monster from the comics or the television show. Dr. Banner had a serious problem. In an experiment he had unleashed a terrible monster. In times of stress he would tu...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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There Was A Blacksmith Who Had A Young Son That ...
Shared By: Bob Ashcraft on Dec 8, 2001
Summary: There was a blacksmith who had a young son that was very strong-willed and discontent. He always wanted to do more than his father would allow. One morning when the blacksmith was forging new horseshoes, the boy came to take a look at his dad’s work...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
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The Demand For Absolute Liberty Brings Men To The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: The demand for absolute liberty brings men to the depths of slavery. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Cost of Discipleship, 1983.
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
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Letting Go of Sin
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: LETTING GO OF SIN Men who trap animals in Africa for zoos in America say that one of the hardest animals to catch is the ring-tailed monkey. For the Zulus of that continent, however, it’s simple. They’ve been catching this agile little animal wit...
Category: Stories
based on 20 ratings
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Thomas Costain's History, The Three Edwards, ...
Shared By: Aaron Burgess on Jan 7, 2002
Summary: Thomas Costain’s history, The Three Edwards, describes the life of Raynald III, a fourteenth-century duke in what is now Belgium. Grossly overweight, Raynald was commonly called by his Latin nickname, Crassus, which means "fat." After a violent quar...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Sins Are Like Circles In The Water When A Stone ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Sins are like circles in the water when a stone is thrown into it; one produces another. When anger was in Cain’s heart, murder was not far off. — Philip Henry
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based on 7 ratings
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Lay Aside the Weights
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 24, 2002
Summary: In high school we had this star player that was lazier than mud. Often the coach placed 5 pound bags of sand around his ankles, he had to wear them all week. Right before the game, the coach untied the weights and sent the bo...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
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There Was An Old Man That Took A Nap Everyday. He ...
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 28, 2002
Summary: There was an old man that took a nap everyday. He had a mischievous grandson. One day as the old man slept, his grandson got some Limburger cheese. (Limburger cheese is a pungent semisoft surface-ripened cheese.) The grandfather had a long handlebar...
Category: Stories
based on 61 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Mixing Music With Self-Control
Shared By: Rick Stacy on May 13, 2002
Summary: MIXING MUSIC WITH SELF-CONTROL James Schaefer of the University of Minnesota did a ten-year study of a bar in Missoula, Montana. (He followed it up with a three-year study of 65 bars around Minneapolis.) His startling conclusion: country-wester...
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Early 1930's The Us Had A Problem. Crime ...
Shared By: Guy Caley on May 26, 2002
Summary: In the early 1930’s the US had a problem. Crime had run amok. The prohibition of alcohol in the 1920’s had given rise to pervasive organized crime. A frightened public demanded a response, and the government wanted to send a message to criminals....
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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In The Book, Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan ...
Shared By: Steven Simala Grant on May 28, 2002
Summary: In the book, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan describes how the pilgrim realizes his guilt and lostness. Saddled to his back is a heavy burden of sin and shame. "I fear that this burden upon my back will sink me lower than the grave," he says, stagge...
Category: Quotes
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 8:34-36
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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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Sin Doesn't Pay
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 3, 2002
Summary: Sin Doesn’t Pay Chicago police caught three men stealing an ATM at a restaurant on the city’s southwest side, according to an Aug. 23 AP story. There was just one problem: the automatic teller machine has been out of order for two years. Poli...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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In The Film The Shawshank Redemption, Ellis Boyd ...
Shared By: Dale Harlow on Jan 14, 2003
Summary: In the film The Shawshank Redemption, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins)—a young, successful banker wrongly convicted of murdering his wife in 1947 and sentenced to two consecutive life terms at...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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Andy Fastow Was A Brilliant Kid In My High ...
Shared By: Mark Connelly on Jul 31, 2003
Summary: Andy Fastow was a brilliant kid in my high school graduating class in New Providence New Jersey. He was one of the really good kids. In fact he was the student body president of my senior class. He went on to get a great education and a fantastic j...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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Last Year A Fire In Northern California Burned ...
Shared By: Richard Tow on Sep 23, 2003
Summary: Last year a fire in Northern California burned over 14,000 acres resulting in one fatality. It took 1350 firefighters to put the blaze out. Do you know how that horrific fire got started? It started from one small spark made by a 15-year-old boy ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Charismatic
Scripture: none
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If You Want To Develop The Fruit Of Self-control, ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Nov 30, 2003
Summary: If you want to develop the fruit of self-control, you have to honestly answer these questions, 1. What am I a slave to? Food? Lust? Power? Money? The Past? Drugs? Alcohol? Bitterness? Jealousy? Anger? Fill in the blank? 2. What do I have to say “...
Category: Quotes
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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January 8, 2004 Usatoday Reported This On Their ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on Jan 15, 2004
Summary: January 8, 2004 USATODAY reported this on their website: Woman admits she lied about losing $162M lottery ticket CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman admitted through tears Thursday that she lied about losing the winning ticket for a $162 million lottery p...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: John 1:16
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The Following Incident Won The Runner-up Prize In ...
Shared By: Steve Stewart on Feb 14, 2004
Summary: The following incident won the runner-up prize in the 1999 Darwin Awards: A Vermont native, Ronald Demuth, found himself in a difficult position. While touring the Eagle’s Rock African Safari (Zoo) with a group of thespians from St. Petersburg...
Category: Humor
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 7:5
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We Need Not Fear Acknowledging The Darkness ...
Shared By: Isaac Butterworth on Feb 20, 2004
Summary: We need not fear acknowledging the darkness within us. If you have read Dante’s Divine Comedy, you will remember that Dante described himself as being lost in the dark woods. After a while, he looked up and saw Paradise brilliantly crowning the cr...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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In A Sermon Several Weeks Ago I Referred To A Man ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Mar 8, 2004
Summary: In a sermon several weeks ago I referred to a man I couldn’t reach. John was ex-Navy, a heavy drinker and a violent man. He was very personable when you first met him; when he drank enough beer the demons took over. I must confess that, until I m...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Let Me Conclude With This Brief Story About Clay ...
Shared By: Bobby Hawk on Mar 13, 2004
Summary: Let me conclude with this brief story about Clay King Smith. Mr. Smith killed 5 innocent people, 2 women and 3 children, after tripping out one evening on drugs. In May of 2001, Clay King Smith was executed. A local news reporter in Arkansas had ...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Imaginary Sin Is Romantic And Varied; Real Evil ...
Shared By: Vicki Edwards on Apr 13, 2004
Summary: “Imaginary sin is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” – Jewish scholar, Simone Weil
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none