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In The Beginning, God Created The Heavens And The ...
Shared By: Gerald Cornelius on Mar 27, 2001
Summary: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Quickly, God was faced with a class action suit for failure to file an environmental impact statement. God was granted a temporary permit for the project, but was stymied with the “cease...
Category: Humor
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Few Years Ago Calvin & Hobbes Were My Favorite ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: A few years ago Calvin & Hobbes were my favorite cartoon characters - Calvin, the hyper-active little boy with a wild & vivid imagination, & his companion, Hobbes, a tiger. Well, in one cartoon Calvin & Hobbes were lying in the shade of a tree...
Category: Humor
based on 80 ratings
Scripture: none
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Ivan The Iv Was The First Czar Of All Russia. He ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: Ivan the IV was the first Czar of all Russia. He was such a cruel man that they called him "Ivan The Terrible." He married 7 wives & abused them all. He was immoral & violent. He used to throw animals off the Kremlin Walls just to watch them die...
Category: Stories
based on 82 ratings
Scripture: none
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Kay Arthur Has Become A Well-known ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. Kay Arthur has become a well-known Christian author & speaker who has influenced tens of thousands for Jesus. Her testimony is written in her book, "Lord, I Need Your Grace Because I Can’t Make It On My Own." In it she talks about her life &...
Category: Stories
based on 201 ratings
Scripture: John 15:1-8
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One Day Little 3-year-old Beverly Was ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. One day little 3-year-old Beverly was playing with her toys. Her mother, who was folding laundry across the room, noticed Beverly’s blouse was dirty & needed to be changed. So she told Beverly to take it off & bring it to her so she could w...
Category: Stories
based on 109 ratings
Scripture: none
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Chuck Swindoll Tells About A Couple Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. Chuck Swindoll tells about a couple who went into a crowded fried chicken franchise & ordered a picnic box to go. In the rush of business a clerk accidentally handed them the picnic box in which the manager had hidden the deposit he was about...
Category: Stories
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: none
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John Todd Was A Preacher Back In The Late ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. John Todd was a preacher back in the late 1800’s. When he was 6 years old, both of his parents died. So a kind-hearted aunt raised him until he left home to study for the ministry. Years later, this aunt became seriously ill, & even thoug...
Category: Stories
based on 160 ratings
Scripture: none
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It Is An Old & Familiar Story, But Let Me Use It ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: It is an old & familiar story, but let me use it again. Yakov Smirnoff, the Russian comedian, wrote a book, "Seeing the USA on Six Rubles a Day." In it he tells about being overwhelmed when he first entered an American supermarket & saw the great ...
Category: Humor
based on 138 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Few Years Ago Paul Harvey Wrote In ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. A few years ago Paul Harvey wrote in Guidepost Magazine about his own baptism. He said that even though he had received almost every reward for his broadcasting powers & ability that he still felt empty inside. Well, one summer he & his w...
Category: Stories
based on 149 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Busload Of Politicians Were Driving Down A ...
Shared By: Byron Sherman on Aug 16, 2001
Summary: A busload of politicians were driving down a country road when, all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road & crashed into a tree in an old farmer’s field. The old farmer, after seeing what happened, went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig...
Category: Humor
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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You Vote Yourselves Salaries Out Of The Public ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your own personal interests; hence the state limps along.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Centralization Of Power In Washington, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily increases."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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We Have The Right, As Individuals, To Give Away ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When A Member Of The House Moves Over To The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies."
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Scripture: none
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The People Are Responsible For The Character Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the peo...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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We May Not Imagine How Our Lives Could Be More ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex but Congress can.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Congress Has Not Unlimited Powers To Provide For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare but only those specifically enumerated.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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If The Present Congress Errs In Too Much ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ou...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Cannot Undertake To Lay My Finger On That ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Congress Is So Strange. A Man Gets Up To Speak ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens and then everybody disagrees.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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At No Time In Its History Has Congress Been ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: At no time in its history has Congress been willing to give up its prerogatives or to accept the fact that as individuals and as a body they and it are supposed to be servants of the people and not their rulers.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Ethics Is Suddenly The Congressional Mantra, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Ethics is suddenly the congressional mantra, though looking for an ethic in Congress is as foolish as looking for a virgin in a bordello... H.L. Mencken warned of expecting too much when three wolves and two sheep discuss whats for lunch."
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Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Have Wondered At Times About What The Ten ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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That's What A Congressman Or Senator Is For To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: That's what a Congressman or Senator is for to see that too much money don't accumulate in the national Treasury.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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This Country Has Come To Feel The Same When ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Ancient Rome Declined Because It Had A Senate, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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You Know How Congress Is. They'll Vote For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: You know how Congress is. They'll vote for anything if the thing they vote for will turn around and vote for them. Politics aint nothing but reciprocity.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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There Is No Distinctly Native American Criminal ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Suppose You Were An Idiot. And Suppose You Were ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Talk Is Cheap Except When Congress Does ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Talk is cheap except when Congress does it.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none