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Troy Borst avatar
What Do You Believe?
Shared By: Troy Borst on Jan 16, 2001
Summary: WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? 6 out of 10 Americans believe Satan is only a symbol and not real 47 % of Christians believe the same thing 1 out of 4 Christians believe it doesn’t matter what religion you are because all of them are the same and they a...
Category: Statistics
based on 129 ratings
Scripture: none
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It Depends Whose Hands It's In
Shared By: Jeffrey Sturdivant on Jan 10, 2001
Summary: IT DEPENDS WHOSE HANDS IT’S IN A basketball in my hands is worth about $19 A basketball in Michael Jordan’s hands is worth about $33 million It depends whose hands it’s in A baseball in my hands is worth about $6 A ba...
Category: Stories
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In A Sermon, Juan Carlos Ortiz Spoke Of A ...
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: In a sermon, Juan Carlos Ortiz spoke of a conversation with a circus trapeze artist. The performer admitted the net underneath was there to keep them from breaking their necks, but added, "The net also keeps us from falling. Imagine there is no ne...
Category: Stories
based on 185 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-28:28
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How God's Children Change, Citation: Craig ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on May 3, 2001
Summary: [How God’s Children Change, Citation: Craig Barnes, author and pastor of National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.; from sermon "The Blessed Trinity" (5-30-99)] When I was a child, my minister father brought home a 12-year-old boy named Roger,...
Category: Stories
based on 172 ratings
Scripture: John 1:12-13
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Sacrificing the Son
Shared By: LaCell Sherman on Jul 4, 2001
Summary: SACRIFICING THE SON There was a Pastor, who after the usual Sunday Evening Hymns, stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in service that evening. In the int...
Category: Stories
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It Is The Duty Of Nations As Well As Of ...
Shared By: Daniel Becker on Sep 15, 2001
Summary: “It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and ...
Category: Quotes
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A Certain Pastor Observed A Little Girl Standing ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Feb 14, 2002
Summary: A certain pastor observed a little girl standing outside the preschool Sunday school classroom between Sunday school and worship, waiting for her parents to come and pick her up for "big church." The pastor noticed that she clutched a big storyboo...
Category: Humor
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: none
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For Me, My Belief In God Was Reaffirmed Recently ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Apr 28, 2002
Summary: For me, my belief in God was reaffirmed recently by something I would not have expected. While I was in England I visited St. Paul’s Cathedral. Worshiping in that great cathedral your eyes are drawn to the great dome. It is actually three domes,...
Category: Stories
based on 56 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:15
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Dennis E. Mannering Was Teaching A Class For ...
Shared By: Sheila Crowe on Sep 27, 2002
Summary: Dennis E. Mannering was teaching a class for adults, when he did the "unpardonable." He gave the class homework! The assignment was to "go to someone you love within the next week and tell them you love them. It had to be someone you have never said...
Category: Stories
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
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Let Me Illustrate What I Mean. I've Got Two ...
Shared By: D. Greg Ebie on Dec 9, 2004
Summary: Let me illustrate what I mean. I’ve got two hammers with me. One is a 16 ounce Stanley, the other is a plastic Fisher Price. Which one do you think will leave the bigger mark on the things it hits? No brainer—the real hammer will do more to leav...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Ps. 15:4 Describes A Righteous Person As One "who ...
Shared By: Michael Luke on Apr 4, 2005
Summary: Ps. 15:4 describes a righteous person as one “who keeps his oath even when it hurts.” The brilliant Christian scholar and writer C. S. Lewis took that truth seriously. His biography tells of the suffering he endured because he kept a promise he had...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:33-37
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A Man Wanted To See Buckingham Palace. His Guide ...
Shared By: Dale Pilgrim on Aug 25, 2005
Summary: A man wanted to see Buckingham Palace. His guide took him to the gate. “Oh, I don’t mean here. I want inside.” “I’m sorry sir,” replied the guide, “I don’t have authority. Only members of the Royal Family can get you inside.”
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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Paul Stanley Tells This Story From His Military ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Aug 28, 2005
Summary: Paul Stanley tells this story from his military experience: “As an infantry company commander in Vietnam in 1967, I saw Viet Cong soldiers surrender many times. As they were placed in custody, marched away, and briefly interrogated, their body lan...
Category: Stories
based on 62 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:9
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Barbara Kerby Has Written A Humorous Reflection ...
Shared By: Bryan Dill on Jun 17, 2006
Summary: Barbara Kerby has written a humorous reflection about her first experience of driving. Barbara’s father took her to the high school parking lot for driving lessons. For this particular lesson, Barbara’s three-year-old sister rode along in the backse...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: none
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Tarry At The Promise Till God Meets You There. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Tarry at the promise till God meets you there. He always returns by way of His promises.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When We Look Back At The Faithfulness Of God, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "When we look back at the faithfulness of God, we praise Him. When we look forward to Gods faithfulness, we trust Him."
Category: Quotes
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Wealthy Man And His Son Loved To Collect Rare ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war...
Category: Stories
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Laus Deo
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 23, 2008
Summary: LAUS DEO In the middle of Washington DC stands a monument--our national Monument, the Washington Monument. As a history lesson, there are some things you should know about this place. There can never be a building of greater height than the Wa...
Category: Stories
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 15:1-7
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If I Didn't Love Them...
Shared By: Terry Blankenship on Mar 31, 2009
Summary: "IF I DIDN'T LOVE THEM..." A man visited a home where there were five children. He was supposed to be a kind of "godfather" to them and was trying to get involved with them on their level. He asked one of the little girls about her doll collectio...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Take My Hand
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 7, 2011
Summary: TAKE MY HAND The story is told of a man and his boy who was with him, when a little fellow, in Scotland, and for the first time he possessed what in that country is known as a top-coat. They were walking out one cold day, and the way was slippery...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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$3.00 Worth of God, Please
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 8, 2011
Summary: $3.00 WORTH OF GOD, PLEASE Tim Hansel in his book "When I Relax I feel Guilty," writes some insights of what most people want from God. "I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but ju...
Category: Quotes
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For An Animation Of Psalm 42, Please Go To ...
Shared By: Jessica Johnson on Aug 5, 2012
Summary: for an Animation of Psalm 42, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTMfZ1u9DHU&feature=plcp . 'As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the Living God. When shall I come and app...
Category: Stories
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THE LITTLE DOG WHO WAS KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 14, 2014
Summary: A dog followed his owner to school. His owner was a fourth grader at a public elementary school. However, when the bell rang, the dog slipped inside the building and made it all the way to the child's classroom before a teacher noticed and shooed ...
Category: Stories
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THE TURNING POINT
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Feb 11, 2014
Summary: THE TURNING POINT The turning point in our lives as believers in Christ comes when we stop worshipping the God we WANT......and start worshipping the GOD who is! - original author unknown
Category: Quotes
Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-10
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A BAND OF THEOLOGIANS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 4, 2014
Summary: A BAND OF THEOLOGIANS Dr. Robert Jastrow, scientist and agnostic once said, "Now we see how astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world." He concluded w/a monumental statement: "For the scientist who has lived b...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 18:1-5