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Simple Confession, Profound Forgiveness
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: SIMPLE CONFESSION, PROFOUND FORGIVENESS In 1818 one out of six women who had children died of something called "childbirth fever." A doctor’s daily routine back then started in the dissecting room, where he performed autopsies, and from there he ...
Category: Stories
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Tony Campolo Says That His Wife Is A Brilliant ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: Tony Campolo says that his wife is a brilliant woman. She has a PHD & is capable of pursuing a very profitable career. But she elected to stay home with her children when they were young. Her decision didn’t bother her at all except when ot...
Category: Humor
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In History, 160 Years Before The Birth Of Jesus, ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 17, 2001
Summary: In history, 160 years before the birth of Jesus, there is the story of the Maccabean revolt in Israel. Antiochus IV, King of Syria, had conquered Jerusalem, & he decided to destroy the Jewish religion & make the Jews deny their faith in God. Among...
Category: Stories
based on 95 ratings
Scripture: Leviticus 6:12-13
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Little Children Can Come Up With Some Very ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jan 3, 2001
Summary: Little children can come up with some very interesting ideas. Listen to what some children wrote to their mothers for Mother’s Day. Angie, 8 years old, wrote: "Dear Mother, I’m going to make dinner for you on Mother’s D...
Category: Humor
based on 196 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Teacher Was Trying To Teach Her Class A Lesson ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on May 10, 2001
Summary: A teacher was trying to teach her class a lesson about fractions. After the lesson she tested one of the boys who was in a large family. Johnny, she said, There are 6 people in your family. Your mom bakes a pie, and she cuts it up for you, what perc...
Category: Stories
based on 149 ratings
Scripture: none
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Opening Illustration… Mother’s Day ...
Shared By: Troy Borst on May 10, 2001
Summary: OPENING ILLUSTRATION… Mother’s Day Background, Pulpit Helps 1991 It was a woman named Anna M. Jarvis who first suggested the national observance of an annual day honoring all mothers because she had loved her own mother so dearly. A...
Category: Stories
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A Plan for Everyone
Shared By: Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
Summary: A PLAN FOR EVERYONE In the opening pages of his autobiography, An American Life, Ronald Reagan writes, I was raised to believe that God had a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan. My mother - a...
Category: Quotes
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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The Definition of Barbecuing
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jun 9, 2003
Summary: THE DEFINITION OF BARBECUING It’s the only type of cooking a "real man" will do. When a man volunteers to do the ’BBQ’ the following chain of events is put into motion: 1) The woman goes to the store. 2) The woman fixes the salad, v...
Category: Humor
based on 53 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Set Beside A Tiny Crib And Watched A Baby Die, ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Aug 25, 2003
Summary: I set beside a tiny crib and watched a baby die, and the parents slowly turned to me and said, “Preacher, tell us why?” And I walked away from the nursery where still born babies lie, and a mother stretches out her empty arms and says, “Preacher, o...
Category: Stories
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: none
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Somebody Said
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on May 5, 2004
Summary: SOMEBODY SAID Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby. Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, normal is history. Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct. Somebody never...
Category: Quotes
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Boy Whose Dad Took Him To ...
Shared By: Timothy Smith on Aug 22, 2004
Summary: The story is told of a boy whose Dad took him to a play one Saturday night and spent a lot for the tickets. Afterwards the Dad talked about how good the play was an how it was worth every penny. The next morning coming home from Church the mother as...
Category: Humor
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Christian Church
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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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Mothers Have Taught Us With Faithful Words Of ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jun 1, 2006
Summary: Mothers have taught us with faithful words of instruction (listen to some of these from a Mothers Day website) To Value A Job Well Done "If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." Time Travel "If you don’t ...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
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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This Morning I Want To Focus Upon Some New ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: This morning I want to focus upon some new year’s resolutions that each of should consider for ourselves, but before we delve into our topic, I thought you might enjoy a few stories of failed resolutions: A story is told that At the beginning of a ...
Category: Stories
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On A Certain Isolated Pacific Island, When A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: On a certain isolated Pacific island, when a young man proposed marriage, it was customary to announce it to the entire village. Then he and the whole community would go to the young woman’s home. Her father would come outside and then – in front of...
Category: Stories
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:16
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A Pew Research Center Survey Reports 56% Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 15, 2008
Summary: A Pew Research Center survey reports 56% of Americans say mothers are doing a worse job today than they did 20 or 30 years ago. Full-time work outside the home has lost some of its appeal to mothers, for both those who have such jobs and those who d...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Salary.com: The Stay-at-Home Mother
Shared By: Ryan Reed on May 30, 2008
Summary: A recent report by Salary.com stated: If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year. The additional jobs comprising a moth...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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The Best Years of My Life
Shared By: Jim Blevins on May 14, 2009
Summary: THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE Man at a seminar heard the following: "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of another man's wife!" The crowd was shocked! Then he continued "My mother!" The crowd laughed and he finished the rest of his spee...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Marlene's Top 20 Life Lessons: (as Well As I Can ...
Shared By: Jim Blevins on May 14, 2009
Summary: Marlene's Top 20 Life Lessons: (as well as I can piece them together) Life's Lesson Number 20 Is About: The Value A Job Well Done "If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." Life's Lesson Number 19 Is About:...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Abraham Lincoln:
Shared By: Rev Dr Randall M Deal Sr on Jun 7, 2009
Summary: Abraham Lincoln: "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Andrew Jackson:
Shared By: Rev Dr Randall M Deal Sr on Jun 7, 2009
Summary: Andrew Jackson: "There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon:
Shared By: Rev Dr Randall M Deal Sr on Jun 7, 2009
Summary: Charles Haddon Spurgeon: "I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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God Could Not Be Everywhere, So He Created ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jun 10, 2009
Summary: “God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.” ~Jewish Proverb
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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I ...
Shared By: Herman Abrahams on Oct 2, 2009
Summary: Illustration ----------------- 2 Tim 1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. After my late wife, Fiona, died I noticed a p...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Charismatic
Scripture: none
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My Wife Carolyn And I Were Walking In A Park One ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 11, 2010
Summary: My wife Carolyn and I were walking in a park one morning when we spotted a mother squirrel scurrying along a power line with her baby in her mouth. She delivered the little squirrel to a new nest she had built in a tree. Then she ran back across the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Mom-isms From Biblical ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on May 14, 2010
Summary: Mom-isms from Biblical moms: a. There has been some commonality through the years when it comes to motherhood let’s look at just a few Bible mom’s and imagine what they had to deal with and how they handled raising their children. ILL Notebook: ...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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Here Are Some More Mom -ism’s You Could ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on May 14, 2010
Summary: Here are some more Mom -ism’s you could have heard your own mom teach you: From http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/mothers-day-fun/mother-isms/ Rules • “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it to?” • “I don’t care what [name of best f...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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A Mother Is Born By Regina ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 27, 2010
Summary: A Mother Is Born by Regina Phillips My first child, a daughter, was born on July 27, 2000, and I found I was completely unprepared. I thought I was ready for her birth. I had read my books and articles on childbirth and baby care; I had bought ev...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Isaiah 49:15
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Eve: The World's First Mother
Shared By: Stan Szelkowski on May 5, 2011
Summary: EVE: THE WORLD'S FIRST MOTHER 7 Advantages of Being 1st 1. No "in-laws!" 2. No one to be compared to (Eve never heard, "Johnny's mother...") 3. No bad culture or influences to fight against 4. No birthdays (of your own) to celebr...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible