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There Is An Old Story Of An Eagle Who, On An ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 7, 2000
Summary: There is an old story of an eagle who, on an early morning during the Spring thaw, soared high above the forest looking for something to eat. As he followed the course of a river he looked down and spied a small rodent, trapped on a piece of ice ...
Category: Stories
based on 168 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
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Little Johnny’s Father Caught Him In ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Little Johnny’s father caught him in telling a lie. Dad said, “Don’t you know the difference between right & wrong?” Johnny told him that he did. His dad said, “But you always...
Category: Humor
based on 167 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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In An Article Dated 4/9/97, A Writer For Usa ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 21, 2001
Summary: In an article dated 4/9/97, a writer for USA Today wrote: Scientists now say that a series of slits, not a giant gash, sank the Titanic. The opulent, 900-foot cruise ship sank in 1912 on its first voyage, from England to New York. Fifteen h...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Upon Entering A Little Country Store, A Stranger ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: Upon entering a little country store, a stranger noticed a sign reading, "Danger! Beware of Dog" posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor besides the cash register. He asked the store manager, "Is tha...
Category: Humor
based on 209 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Acts 1:1-10:10
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The Late English Writer, Oscar Wilde, Once Said, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: The late English writer, Oscar Wilde, once said, "I can resist anything except temptation!" Wilde is also credited with the insight: "The best way to deal with temptation is to yield to it!"
Category: Quotes
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Poor Country Pastor Was Livid When He ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: A poor country pastor was livid when he confronted his wife with the receipt for a $250 dress she had bought. "How could you do this!" he exclaimed. "I don't know," she wailed, "I was standing in the store looking at the dress. Then I found ...
Category: Humor
based on 215 ratings
Denomination: *other
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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During The Height Of The Cold War, A Former Fbi ...
Shared By: Thomas Hensley on Nov 5, 2000
Summary: During the height of the Cold War, a former FBI agent wrote a book about Soviet spies working in Washington, and how the KGB would solicit workers in the FBI and CIA and in the military to work for them. The KGB would never start by approaching an A...
Category: Stories
based on 194 ratings
Scripture: none
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At First It Is A Mere Thought Confronting ...
Shared By: Tim George on Feb 8, 2001
Summary: “At first it is a mere thought confronting the mind; then imagination paints it in stronger colors; only after that do we take pleasure in it, and the will makes a false move, and we give our assent.” Thomas a Kempis
Category: Quotes
based on 132 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Lucas Sibanda, A South Africian Was Walking Along ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: Lucas Sibanda, a South Africian was walking along a remote path, minding his own business when a python slithered out from behind some shrubs. Sibanda froze. Within a few seconds the snake had wrapped itself around him and began constricting. Py...
Category: Stories
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Fire Your Rockets
Shared By: Norman Lawrence on Mar 25, 2001
Summary: "Fire Your Rockets" I read with interest this past week about the Astronaut who dropped a 10 pound wrench into space, and they had to fire the rockets in the space shuttle to avoid this wrench hitting their cabin and taking all the pressure out, ...
Category: Stories
based on 116 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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A Mother Told Her Son Not To Go Swimming. ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: A mother told her son not to go swimming. However, when he came into the house his mother noticed that his hair and bathing suit were wet. "Johnnie," his mother scolded, "I told you not to go swimming." "I couldn’t help it mom," he defen...
Category: Humor
based on 195 ratings
Scripture: none
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Mark Antony Was Know As The "silver-throated ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: Mark Antony was know as the "silver-throated orator of Rome." He was a brilliant statesman magnificent in battle, courageous, and strong. And he was handsome. As far as personal qualities are concerned, he could have become a world ruler. But h...
Category: Stories
based on 130 ratings
Scripture: none
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Writer & Speaker Joni Erickson Tada Was Paralyzed ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: Writer & speaker Joni Erickson Tada was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident. In her book Secret Strength, Joni wrote about facing temptation. I was in my late 20’s, single, and with every prospect of remaining so. Sometimes ...
Category: Stories
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President Calvin Coolidge Once Invited Some ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 3, 2001
Summary: President Calvin Coolidge once invited some friends from Vermont to dine at the White House. They were worried about their table manners, so they decided to do everything their host did. All went well until coffee was served. Coolidge poured his int...
Category: Humor
based on 93 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Iron Maiden
Shared By: Jonathan Lucas on May 11, 2001
Summary: The Iron Maiden In Strausbourg, France there is an Iron Maiden that was used for torture during medievel times. Molded into the likness of a beautiful maiden it bore death for those that came within it’s grasp. Outwardly it was appealing,...
Category: Stories
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Former World Chess ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on May 17, 2001
Summary: The story is told of a former world chess champion player who was taken by a friend to see a picture which had been hung in a famous art gallery, and which had attracted much interest. The artist had portrayed a young man sitting despairingly at a ...
Category: Stories
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Engineers Tell Us That The Only Way That Metal ...
Shared By: Chris Smith on Jul 21, 2001
Summary: Engineers tell us that the only way that metal can safely be used is after testing it. And it must exceed the testing requirements. Repeatedly. The metal to be used must be pure. And in order for it to be purified, it must go through fire. It m...
Category: Statistics
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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D. W. Whittle Tells Of A Man Who Came To Charles ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Aug 7, 2001
Summary: D. W. Whittle tells of a man who came to Charles Finney and said: "I don’t believe in the existence of a devil." "Don’t you?" said the old man. "Well, you resist him for a while, and you will believe in it."
Category: Stories
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Am Reminded Of The Story Of The Discussion At ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Sep 23, 2001
Summary: I am reminded of the story of the discussion at church camp for children where one of the counselors was leading a discussion on the purpose of God has for all of his creation. They began to find good reasons for the clouds and trees and rocks and...
Category: Humor
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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A Man And His Wife Were Shopping At A Mall And ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on Nov 10, 2001
Summary: A man and his wife were shopping at a mall and a shapely young woman in a short, form-fitting dress strolled by. The man’s eyes followed her. Without looking up from the item she was examining, his wife asked, "Was it worth the trouble you’re in?"...
Category: Humor
based on 110 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Recent Survey Of Discipleship Journal Readers ...
Shared By: Lynn Floyd on Nov 10, 2001
Summary: A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them: 1. Materialism. 2. Pride. 3. Self-centeredness. 4. Laziness. 5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness. 5. (Tie) Sexual lust. 7. Envy. 8. Gluttony. 9. Lyi...
Category: Statistics
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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My Second Item Is From That Great Gospel Program, ...
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Dec 2, 2001
Summary: My second item is from that great gospel program, "Hee Haw." Doc Campbell is confronted by a patient who says he broke his arm in two places. The doc replies, "Well then, stay out of them places!" He may have something there. We cannot regularl...
Category: Humor
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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When The First Federal Income Tax Was Being ...
Shared By: Guy Caley on Dec 14, 2001
Summary: When the first federal income tax was being debated in the US Senate in 1913, a senator speaking in opposition to the bill stated: "If we allow this 1 percent foot-in-the-door, at some future date it might rise to 5 percent."
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Sin Has A Diminishing Factor To It. It Always ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Sin has a diminishing factor to it. It always gives it’s best in the beginning. It never gets better after that ... it only gets worse. -- Mark Aulson
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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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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It Was F.b. Meyer, I Believe, Who Once Said That ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: It was F.B. Meyer, I believe, who once said that when we see a brother or sister in sin, there are two things we do not know: First, we do not know how hard they tried not to sin. And second, we do not know the power of the forces that assailed them...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Sunday School Teacher Had Just Concluded Her ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: A Sunday School teacher had just concluded her lesson and wanted to make sure she had made her point. She said, “Can anyone tell me what you must do before you can obtain forgiveness of sin?” There was a short interval of silence and then, from the ...
Category: Humor
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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To Be Prepared Is Half the Victory
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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Resolved, Never To Do Anything, Which I Should Be ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.” — Jonathon Edwards
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none