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Jeffrey Sturdivant avatar
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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It’s Like The Lutheran Pastor Who Always ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: It’s like the Lutheran pastor who always started each service with "The Lord be with you." The people would respond, "and also with you.” But, one Sunday the PA system wasn’t working so the first thing he said was "There’s s...
Category: Humor
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What Is Servanthood? It’s A Question We ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: What is servanthood? It’s a question we have to answer because today the concept has largely been abandoned by our culture. In his book, The Jesus Style, Gayle D. Erwin described servanthood this way: "A servant’s job is to do all he ...
Category: Quotes
based on 115 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Never Mind, God
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: NEVER MIND, GOD A man was putting a tin roof on his barn when all of a sudden he slipped and began to slide down the roof. He cried out to God to save him. No sooner had he got the words out of his mouth, a nail caught his pants and stopped him....
Category: Humor
based on 237 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 139:7-12
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Pastor, I Have A Besetting Sin, And I Want Your ...
Shared By: Clark Frailey on May 3, 2002
Summary: Pastor, I have a besetting sin, and I want your help. I come to church on Sunday and can’t help thinking I’m the prettiest girl in the congregation. I know I ought not think that, but I can’t help it. I want you to help me with it." The pastor repli...
Category: Humor
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Galatians 6:3-5
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Now I'm A Fisherman And The First Rule Of Fishing ...
Shared By: Ken Schlenker on Aug 7, 2002
Summary: Now I’m a fisherman and the first rule of fishing is to stay afloat in your boat. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I would wake up and walk outside to take a deep breath and smell the air to catch an understanding of the humidity. I’d then...
Category: Stories
based on 49 ratings
Scripture: none
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On Top of the Fencepost
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Nov 12, 2002
Summary: ON TOP OF THE FENCEPOST Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something...
Category: Quotes
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On The Sunday Before Ash Wednesday This Year, The ...
Shared By: Guy Caley on May 5, 2003
Summary: On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday this year, the central dining facility in Camp Udairi (Kuwait) caught fire, flames quickly spread to engulf all five tents and completely destroyed them in less than 30 minutes. After the smoke cleared, and al...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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This Story Was Related By Donald Grey Barnhouse. ...
Shared By: Lou Nicholes on Mar 28, 2005
Summary: This story was related by Donald Grey Barnhouse. Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Have You Ever Heard Of Lieutenant Hirro Onada? ...
Shared By: K. Edward Skidmore on Jan 16, 2007
Summary: Have you ever heard of Lieutenant Hirro Onada? He was the last Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II. He was left on the island Lubang in the Philippines in 1944 --- along with three other soldiers. They were left with the command to ...
Category: Stories
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 8:5-13
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I Received The Following Story As One Of Those ...
Shared By: David Brockhouse on Apr 3, 2008
Summary: I received the following story as one of those “dreaded” forwarded emails. I think it’s a fitting way to end a Wednesday Lenten message on Obedience ----from the eyes of a child. Story of God lives under the Bed. I envy Kevin. He thinks God li...
Category: Stories
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Help in the Garden
Shared By: John Herrmann on Nov 14, 2008
Summary: HELP IN THE GARDEN An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a lett...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Exodus 20:12
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A Nation of Bible Illiterates
Shared By: Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
Summary: A Nation of Bible Illiterates George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians. • 48% could not name ...
Category: Statistics
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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