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Walking on the Water
Shared by: Tim Byrd on Oct, 2002
Summary: This story is related in each of the Gospels. But in Matthew’s account we are given a much broader view of this miracle. This passage of scripture teaches us 5 lessons about the Lord Jesus Christ.
based on 145 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 14:25-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,942
Jeff Strite avatar
Believing To See
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2001
Summary: If faith is so critical to God... why did He make and fulfill a promise to a man who doubted the message of an angel?
based on 116 ratings
Scripture: Luke 1:5-25
Views: 5,338
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Truth In Advertising
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2001
Summary: The same angel gives the same basic message to Zechariah and Mary. Zechariah reacts with skepticism while Mary responds with calm acceptance. Why the difference?
based on 66 ratings
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
Views: 3,394
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Take Action Today!
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Mar, 2011
Summary: In Mark 9 Jesus’ disciples could not cast a demon out of a young boy. What was Jesus explanation as to why? Pray!
Scripture: Mark 9:19
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 619
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Fear Factor
Shared by: Ronald Crandall on Mar, 2011
Summary: So, what are you afraid of? What it is that sends Goosebumps up and down your spine, brings your heart up into your throat .
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:3-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 826

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The Law of the Pendulum
Shared By: Steven Dow on Jul 17, 2002
Summary: THE LAW OF THE PENDULUM In college a student was asked to prepare a lesson to teach his speech class. He was to be graded on creativity and ability to drive home a point in a memorable way. The title of his talk was, “The Law of the Pendulum.” ...
Category: Stories
based on 188 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
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Our Poor Choices--his Good Grace!" Genesis 16: ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Nov 27, 2004
Summary: “Our Poor Choices--His Good Grace!” Genesis 16: 1-15 Key verse(s): 3: “So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.’” Do you ever pray for dis...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Genesis 16:1-15
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Bill Hybels, The Pastor Of Willow Creek Church ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Jul 3, 2005
Summary: Bill Hybels, the pastor of Willow Creek Church in Chicago which as over 20,000 people in attendance each week, tells the story of an encounter he had with a young woman: “I recall one time being in a restaurant studying for a message, and a gal loo...
Category: Stories
based on 33 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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General Robert E. Lee Was A Devout ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Illustration: General Robert E. Lee was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. Although he was raised in the south where prejudice was a daily way of life, Lee seldom practiced it or revealed it in his life. Although his family owned slaves at one junct...
Category: Stories
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Galatians 3:26-29
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Thank You for Your Time
Shared By: Tony Abram on Apr 18, 2009
Summary: THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across th...
Category: Stories

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preaching article 6 Ways Pastors Can Help People Deal with Doubts
6 Ways Pastors Can Help People Deal with Doubts
Shared By: Ray Hollenbach on January 26, 2012
Summary: It seems like doubt is a popular subject these days, but doubt comes with a price. Here are six ideas that could help any pastor when asked to speak about the subject of doubt.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: John 20:24-31

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media Apostles Creed
Apostles Creed
Type: Video Illustration
Shared By: Shift Worship on June 23, 2016
Summary: Using beautiful images of nature and a lovely score, this mini movie simply unspools the Apostles' Creed in a way that allows for reflection and worship. We also offer an alternate version of this mini movie. It uses slightly different language than this one, replacing "to hell" with "to the dead" and "holy catholic church" with "holy Christian church. http://www.sermoncentral.com/church-media-preaching-sermons/sermon-video-illustrations/apostles-creed-alternate-6548-detail.asp
media Jesus Is Alive Intro
Jesus Is Alive Intro
Type: Video Illustration
Shared By: Flickering Mind Media on March 19, 2015
Summary: Jesus is Alive Intro is an epic tale brought in a short movie trailer style format. This intro or introduction is designed to do exactly that. It can be used to introduce a sermon series, a time of worship, your Easter celebration or simply used as a transitional element. It celebrates Jesus death and resurrection and the incredible gift of forgiveness he has brought to all of us. John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
media He Had Risen
He Had Risen
Type: Video Illustration
Shared By: Beamer Films on March 12, 2015
Summary: A dramatic retelling of Peter and "the other disciple" as they enter the tomb after the resurrection (based on John 20:2-8). Perfect as an intro to your Easter worship service or sunrise service.
media Look Around
Look Around
Type: Video Illustration
Shared By: Shift Worship on March 2, 2015
Summary: Perfect for Easter Sunday, this uplifting video calls us to notice in each other that because Jesus lives, we who follow the Lamb are alive, as well, both now and forever.

NOTE: Can be used as part of an Easter week series with "Palm Sunday Lamb" and "Good Friday Lamb".
media Faith on a Wire
Faith on a Wire
Type: Video Illustration
Shared By: Dan Stevers on April 6, 2015
Summary: A story about a tightrope walker and simple question, “Do you really believe?” A classic illustration about the difference between belief and faith.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 9:28 John 6:36

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