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Owen Bourgaize avatar
Think It Was C H Spurgeon Who Had A Lady Come To ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
Summary: think it was C H Spurgeon who had a lady come to him saying that she felt called to the ministry. Spurgeon asked about her home and family and when he heard she had 13 children he exclaimed, "Well, praise God, not only has he called you to the mini...
Category: Humor
based on 200 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Leadership Magazine Carried A Story About 4 Young ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 14, 2001
Summary: Leadership Magazine carried a story about 4 young men, Bible College students, who were renting a house together. One Saturday morning someone knocked on their door. And when they opened it, there stood this bedraggled-looking old man. His eyes w...
Category: Stories
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A Freshman At Eagle Rock Junior High Won First ...
Shared By: George Rennau on Feb 19, 2001
Summary: A freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26, 1997. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmist practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our enviro...
Category: Humor
based on 124 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Late One Summer Evening In Broken Bow, Nebraska, ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Late one summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. The waitress had just served him when three tough looking, leather jacketed motorcyclists - of the Hell’s Angels type - decided ...
Category: Humor
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Just Before The Outbreak Of The First World War, ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on May 22, 2001
Summary: Just before the outbreak of the First World War, a small ship named the Endurance set sail from Briton with a crew intent on being the first to cross the South Pole. The ship reached Antarctica, but became ice bound in the Weddle Sea. Soon they ha...
Category: Stories
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Two Kentucky Farmers Who Owned Racing Stables Had ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Aug 10, 2001
Summary: Two Kentucky farmers who owned racing stables had developed a keen rivalry. One spring, each of them entered a horse in local steeplechase. Thinking that a professional rider might help him outdo his friend, one of the farmers engaged a crack jockey...
Category: Humor
based on 211 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
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Not the Gift, But the Giver
Shared By: Darren Ethier on Apr 9, 2002
Summary: NOT THE GIFT, BUT THE GIVER A man told a story about the time his son’s sixth birthday was approaching. He had mentioned he wouldn’t mind a party, and as his son usually was very specific about the kind of presents he liked. The dad asked him wha...
Category: Stories
based on 147 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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W.a. Criswell Tells Of An Ambitious Young Man ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
Summary: W.A. Criswell tells of an ambitious young man who told his pastor he’d promised God a tithe of his income. They prayed for God to bless his career. At that time he was making $40.00 per week and tithing $4.00. In a few years his income increased and...
Category: Stories
based on 40 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Some Weeks Ago I Was Watching The Health Channel ...
Shared By: Eloy Gonzalez on Nov 16, 2002
Summary: Some weeks ago I was watching the Health Channel on TV. They showed and described different types of plastic surgery procedures. I was amazed at the things that plastics surgeons can do now-a-days. If you need more luscious lips, they can inject ...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Living Thief.
Shared By: Darrell Jones on Mar 1, 2003
Summary: Living Thief. A minister tells the story of a preacher who asked a man why he did not join the church..The reply was that the dying thief did not join the church and he was saved. "Well," said the minister, "if you do not belong to a church, perhap...
Category: Humor
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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A Daughter's Faith
Shared By: George Rennau on Mar 30, 2003
Summary: A DAUGHTER'S FAITH A young Colombian Girl who received a New Testament in her school. She read the New Testament until one day her father caught her reading it...and told her not to read it any more because it was full of lies and fantasy. Bu...
Category: Stories
based on 181 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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A Woman Missionary In The South Pacific Islands ...
Shared By: Christian Cheong on May 28, 2003
Summary: A woman missionary in the South Pacific Islands was explaining to a group of children the custom and significance of giving gifts at Christmas. "Giving gifts," she said, "expresses love and reminds us of the perfect gift of love we received from Go...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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What God Can Do With Your Life
Shared By: Don Hawks on Dec 2, 2003
Summary: WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE In the recent movie, "About Schmidt" 66-year-old Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has retired from his job as an insurance actuary. He is miserable, and after his wife (June Squibb) suddenly dies, he is also lost. He...
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Someone Has Said There Are 3 Types Of Givers: ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Mar 23, 2004
Summary: Someone has said there are 3 types of givers: One type is like a piece of flint. It has to be struck by some object to give, and then only produces sparks and chips. Another type is like a sponge. The more it is squeezed, the more it gives. Then...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Steve Bouman Tells The Story We Began To Find ...
Shared By: Randy Aly on Sep 28, 2004
Summary: Steve Bouman tells the story We began to find our power as a congregation in New Jersey as a matter of being a place where you can go when there’s no where else to go. When you invite the poor and the homeless, they do come such as Edgar. He is by ...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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There Was A Woman Who Was Going Through Some Very ...
Shared By: Robert Garrett on Apr 11, 2005
Summary: There was a woman who was going through some very difficult and trying circumstances. She was experiencing major distress in her marriage, her job was very unfulfilling and was causing her heartache. She became so distraught over her circumstances...
Category: Stories
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There Is An Old Story Of A Young Boy Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 25, 2005
Summary: ILL. There is an old story of a young boy who saw the 3 wise men coming to worship the baby Jesus. He watched in wide-eyed wonder as they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh. Oh, how much he wanted to worship the baby, too...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Researchers John And Sylvia Ronsvalle Report The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 10, 2006
Summary: Researchers John and Sylvia Ronsvalle report the following in their book Behind the Stained Glass Windows. Some make major donations in order to control the institution. Many view their offerings as payment for services rendered by the staff and cle...
Category: Statistics
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Rich Family in Church
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Jan 29, 2006
Summary: The Rich Family in Church by Eddie Ogan I’ll never forget Easter 1946. I was 14, my little sister Ocy was 12 and my older sister Darlene was 16. We lived at home with our mother, and the four of us knew what it was to do without many things. My ...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
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A Paraphrase of Psalm 19:7-14
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Jun 26, 2006
Summary: A PARAPHRASE OF PSALM 19:7-14 BY Lynnea J.H. Tanner “The law of the Lord is without flaw, putting our soul back to wholeness. The things the Lord reveals are unwavering, consistent in their nature, giving great understanding to the unlearned. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: Psalms 19:7-14
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In A Japanese Seaside Village Over A Hundred ...
Shared By: Warren Lamb on Oct 22, 2006
Summary: In a Japanese seaside village over a hundred years ago, an earthquake startled the villagers late one autumn evening. Being so accustomed to earthquakes and not feeling another follow, they soon went back to their activities without giving it anothe...
Category: Stories
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Billy Graham Stated, "one Of The Greatest Sins ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jan 25, 2007
Summary: Billy Graham stated, “One of the greatest sins in America today is the fact that we are robbing God of that which rightfully belongs to Him. When we don’t tithe, we shirk a just debt. Actually we are not giving when we give God one-tenth, for it bel...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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In Run With The Horses, Eugene Peterson Writes ...
Shared By: Bobby Scobey on Mar 20, 2007
Summary: In Run with the Horses, Eugene Peterson writes about seeing a family of birds teaching the young to fly. Three young swallows were perched on a dead branch that stretched out over a lake. "One adult swallow got alongside the chicks and started...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Tommy's Story
Shared By: Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Summary: TOMMY'S STORY Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our firs...
Category: Stories
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Teddy Stallard Was An Unattractive And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Teddy Stallard was an unattractive and unmotivated fifth grade boy. His teacher, Mrs. Thompson found him difficult to like due to his deadpan, expressionless, unfocused stare. She had to admit that down deep inside she took pleasure in marking his...
Category: Stories
based on 36 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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There Was Once An Optimistic Farmer Who Couldn't ...
Shared By: Thomas Cash on Aug 20, 2007
Summary: There was once an optimistic farmer who couldn’t wait to greet each new day with a resounding, "Good morning, God!" He lived near a woman whose morning greeting was more like, "Good God... morning?" They were each a trial to the other. Where he saw ...
Category: Humor
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: none
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It's Like The Guy You May Have Seen, That Acts ...
Shared By: Saeed Richardson on Oct 7, 2007
Summary: It’s like the guy you may have seen, that acts like a gentleman, sweet and loving, taking a lady out to a nice dinner, and a romantic evening, only so he can get “something” out of the deal. Instead of doing all these things out of the sincerity of ...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 11:3-5
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As I Was Growing Up With A Younger Brother And ...
Shared By: Richard Goble on Oct 30, 2007
Summary: As I was growing up with a younger brother and sister, one of our favorite games to play was baseball. We had a plastic bat and ball, and we would team up with some of the neighborhood kids and play ball in the back yard. On one particular occasion...
Category: Stories
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Pursued by the Atoning Love
Shared By: Richard Goble on Nov 6, 2007
Summary: Pursued by the Atoning Love One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up the truck did too. The...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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At Six Weeks Of Age, Fanny Crosby Was Blinded, ...
Shared By: George Mansfield on Feb 1, 2008
Summary: At six weeks of age, Fanny Crosby was blinded, but even as a youngster she determined not to be confined by the chains of darkness. In time, she became a mighty force for God through her hymns and Gospel songs. The secret is this: when you have th...
Category: Stories
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: none