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In One Of His Lighter Moments, Benjamin Franklin ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Apr 5, 2001
Summary: In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph.: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer Like the Cover of an old Book Its contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Guilding, Lies here, Food for Worms, But the Work s...
Category: Quotes
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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One Step Closer To...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 9, 2002
Summary: ONE STEP CLOSER TO... I once read about a rabbi sitting next to an atheist on an airplane. Every few minutes, one of the rabbi’s children or grandchildren would inquire about his needs for food, drink, or comfort. The atheist commented, “The re...
Category: Humor
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Read A Story Of A Woman On Vacation That Was ...
Shared By: KL BURRUS on Nov 19, 2007
Summary: I read a story of a woman on vacation that was shopping in the finest stores. One day she saw the most beautiful cup she had ever seen. She went in bought the cup and everyday she would take the cup out and admire it. She would even talk to the cup ...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Late Rev. Dr. John Rowan Claypool Iv Served ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Feb 3, 2008
Summary: The late Rev. Dr. John Rowan Claypool IV served as a pastor for 47 years, first in Southern Baptist Congregations in the South and then from 1986 to 2000 as the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In his sermon entitled “T...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Craig Brian Larson, A Chicago Pastor, Wears Many ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Feb 3, 2008
Summary: Craig Brian Larson, a Chicago pastor, wears many hats including serving as editor of the pastors’ resource “Preachingtoday.com.” He is especially talented in providing pastors with great anthologies from the movies that are excellent illustrations ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Security
Shared By: Thomas Cash on Apr 21, 2008
Summary: SECURITY When something historic occurs, we remember it the rest of our lives. Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was listening to the radio after taking my wife to work. Suddenly, an announcer interrupted and said there was "an incident" in...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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In A Popular "saturday Night Live" Comedy Skit, ...
Shared By: Scott Jensen on Jun 12, 2008
Summary: In a popular "Saturday Night Live" comedy skit, one of the characters, Stuart Smalley, attempted to console people as they struggled with their issues and dilemmas. In one of the more popular skits, he attempted to counsel Michael Jordan, the famous...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The Unpublished Hymn
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: THE UNPUBLISHED HYMN The hymn writer Fanny Crosby gave us more than 6,000 gospel songs. Although blinded by an illness at the age of six weeks, she never became bitter. One time a preacher sympathetically remarked, "I think it is great pity that ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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Steven Curtis Chapman Talks About His Tragedy
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 12, 2009
Summary: STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN TALKS ABOUT HIS TRAGEDY Two months after the tragic accident that claimed the life of his five-year-old daughter Maria Sue, Steven Curtis Chapman appeared with his wife and three oldest children on CNN’s "Larry King Live" Au...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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The Song of Jesus
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 17, 2009
Summary: THE SONG OF JESUS One night while conducting an evangelistic meeting in the Salvation Army Citadel in Chicago, Booth Tucker preached on the sympathy of Jesus. After his message a man approached him and said, "If your wife had just died, like mine...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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The Story of Frida
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Mar 20, 2009
Summary: THE STORY OF FRIDA Frida Gashumba tells something of her story in her book Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live, a miraculous escape from the Rwandan genocide. Frida was born in 1980. She was a Tutsi, one of the tribes 'created' during colonial...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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John Henry Jowett (1841-1923): "god Does Not ...
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Mar 20, 2009
Summary: John Henry Jowett (1841-1923): "God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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Real Comfort
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Mar 20, 2009
Summary: REAL COMFORT Queen Victoria heard that the wife of a labourer had lost her baby. Having suffered deep sorrow herself, she wanted to express her sympathy. She called on the bereaved mother and spent time with her. Later neighbours asked what the q...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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Ninety-Nine Balloons
Shared By: Scott Bayles on May 13, 2009
Summary: NINETY-NINE BALLOONS Eliot was born with an undeveloped lung, a heart with a hole in it and DNA that placed faulty information into each and every cell of his body. However, that could not stop the living God from proclaiming Himself through this...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none
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God of All Comfort
Shared By: Bradley Kellum on Aug 25, 2009
Summary: GOD OF ALL COMFORT I remember one time, when I was around 10 years old, I went to summer camp with my church for the first time. This was the longest I had been away from home. I remember the first few nights being so homesick. I cried for my mom...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Worried About Epaphroditus
Shared By: Bradley Kellum on Sep 2, 2009
Summary: WORRIED ABOUT EPAPHRODITUS I remember a few years ago when we commissioned the team from our church to travel to Lousiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And I remember getting word that one of our members had cut herself badly on...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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God Wants To Touch Us. He Knows That We Need His ...
Shared By: Greg Nance on Nov 23, 2009
Summary: God wants to touch us. He knows that we need his touch to live. Through Jesus God came here to do just that. Jesus’ death for us, and resurrection for us, and ascension to glory from which he sent the Holy Spirit for us, is God’s gift to us so th...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Daddy, Are You There?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 7, 2009
Summary: DADDY, ARE YOU THERE? Oh how blessed it is to know that when the times of pain come and when our hearts become broken, we have Someone to whom we can turn that will give us Strength and that will keep us Safe. Only Jesus does that! A little g...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Blessed Are Those Who Hunger
Shared By: Madana Kumar, PhD on Jan 30, 2010
Summary: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger A family had the habit of treating their children for ice cream after the church service. One Sunday the father decided to break the habit. The children were not happy about it. They started whining. The father decide...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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Frank Graeff Was A Methodist Pastor, Serving Some ...
Shared By: David Moore on Jul 22, 2010
Summary: Frank Graeff was a Methodist pastor, serving some of the leading churches in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And throughout the area, he was known as the “Sunshine Minister,” because of his optimistic attitude. he was an encouragement to ever...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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God, Can You Hear Me?
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Nov 7, 2010
Summary: GOD, CAN YOU HEAR ME? "My future seemed so uncertain and I was asking, 'God, can you hear me?'" I’ve got three children and ever since they were babies my wife Moira has heard every single murmur. Even now that they are 16, 12 and 7 she hears...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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Bathed in the Spirit
Shared By: Chuck Sligh on Apr 14, 2011
Summary: BATHED IN THE SPIRIT I remember when I had my cancer surgery in 1979. Susan and I had a pact that when I came out from the anesthesia, no matter how bad the news, she would tell me the truth about my prognosis. When I woke up from the anesthesia,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Multi-Tool
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 26, 2011
Summary: THE MULTI-TOOL In 1975 Tim Leatherman was touring Europe & Asia with a broken-down Fiat. Its hoses leaked and the wiring failed constantly. He used his pocketknife for everything, from slicing bread to adjusting screws. He wished his pocketknife ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 23:4
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Grimaldi
Shared By: suresh manoharan on Jan 16, 2012
Summary: GRIMALDI A psychiatrist had a patient suffering from severe bout of depression. And the wise doctor’s prescription after examination: "Go and entertain yourself by seeing the famous clown Grimaldi performing in the circus in the town today, his a...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Where Is the Church When It Hurts?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 13, 2012
Summary: WHERE IS THE CHURCH WHEN IT HURTS? Where is God in the midst of the storm? One author answered that question with this incident: "In Washington and Chicago, as I talked about the special edition of Where Is God When It Hurts?, inevitably the inte...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-36
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George Mueller on Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 5, 2012
Summary: GEORGE MUELLER ON PRAYER George Mueller: "I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming. Thousands and tens of thousands of times have my prayers been answered. When ...
Category: Quotes
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Don't play it safe!
Shared By: Trae Durden on Nov 11, 2014
Summary: “Life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe. We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we p...
Category: Quotes