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We’ve Probably All Heard The Expression, ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Summary: We’ve probably all heard the expression, “This separates the men from the boys!” What kinds of things separate the men from the boys? Things that involve danger and risk. Things that take courage and a willingness to sacrifice. Thi...
Category: Quotes
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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One Man I Admire Greatly Is Maximilian Kolbe ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 28, 2001
Summary: One man I admire greatly is Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941) Maximilian Kolbe was a Catholic priest, who was put in a Nazi concentration camp for his faith. On May 28, 1941, he was transferred to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. During hi...
Category: Stories
based on 62 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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I've Fallen, and No One Will Help Me Out!
Shared By: Christopher Stanley on Aug 30, 2002
Summary: I'VE FALLEN, AND NO ONE WILL HELP ME OUT! I was watching The West Wing one day and heard this story from Leo McGarrey, the Chief of Staff. I have adapted it for use in a sermon with The Good Samaritan. A man is walking down the street one d...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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The Parable of the Good Muslims
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Nov 14, 2002
Summary: THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD MUSLIMS It is difficult to imagine more bleak circumstances; the young mother and her small children, truck packed full of all of their belongings, were in process of moving from rural North Carolina to the mother’s childh...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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Famous Neighbors
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: FAMOUS NEIGHBORS Can you name some famous neighbors? *Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in his sweater and sneakers … “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood … won’t you be my neighbor?” *Dennis the Menace … “Helloooo Mr. Wilson!” *Ricky & Lucy Ri...
Category: Humor
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
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Like Limbaugh and Clinton
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: LIKE LIMBAUGH AND CLINTON In the story of the “The Good Samaritan,” these men weren’t physical neighbor. The Jews & the Samaritans hated each other. Generations earlier, when the Jews were in Babylonian captivity, the Samaritans had taken over t...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 10:25-27
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Hero in Black
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: HERO IN BLACK Victor Yap tells this story: A few years ago I saw a truck in front of me roaring fiercely about to turn the corner into the freeway ramp. In the driver’s seat of the humongous truck was a man in his late 20s ramming his engine ...
Category: Stories
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Throwing a Life Away?
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: THROWING A LIFE AWAY? Lost behind the story of Seabiscuit, the most celebrated racehorse of the 20th century, and the jockey played by Spiderman’s Tobey Macguire was the story of its peculiar trainer, Tom Smith. When the rich man played by Je...
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Defining a Neighbor
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: DEFINING A NEIGHBOR It’s been said, "One cannot define one’s neighbor; one can only be a neighbor." Haddon Robinson said, "Your neighbor is anyone whose need you see, whose need you are able to meet." A neighbor is someone who says, "What...
Category: Quotes
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The Compassionate Catch
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: THE COMPASSIONATE CATCH On Aug. 8, 2004, the Vietnamese community of Westminster, California, celebrated one of the kindest and bravest acts performed by a stranger on them. On Nov. 13, 1985, ninety-six Vietnamese refugees despaired for their li...
Category: Stories
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A Neighbor on the Other Side of the World
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 26, 2004
Summary: A NEIGHBOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD Pastor David Jeremiah tells a story about Bob Pierce. Pierce had advanced leukemia. But he went to visit a friend in Indonesia before he died. As they were walking through a small village, they came upo...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
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No One Would Remember The Good Samaritan If Hed ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "No one would remember the Good Samaritan if hed only had good intentions; he had money, too."
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Good Samaritan Has Lived In Memory For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: The Good Samaritan has lived in memory for centuries without a name.
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Story: Saint Peter Was At The Gates Of Heaven ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: STORY: Saint Peter was at the gates of Heaven interviewing a man. He said, “You haven’t done anything bad, but you haven’t anything good either. If you tell me just one good thing that you’ve done, I’ll let you in.” “Well, the man replied, “I was t...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:3-10
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Martin Luther King Jr. Once Said, "the First ...
Shared By: Timothy Smith on Sep 27, 2007
Summary: Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The first question the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But ... the Good Samaritan reversed the question: If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none
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College Students Fail To Be Good ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 22, 2009
Summary: College Students Fail to be Good Samaritans Real compassion looks beyond the faults of people to see the pain beneath it all and to see the hunger in people’s hearts. In research done by Darley and Batson at Princeton in 1973, a group of theolog...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
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Grateful Allen, An ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 8, 2009
Summary: Grateful Allen, An Outsider We all know about the good Samaritan, but how many of us have heard of the grateful Samaritan? We are going to meet him today, but firstly I want to tell you about my friend Allen. Allen was quite different from most peo...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 10:30-37
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The Good Outcast: Longhaired Biker
Shared By: Otis McMillan on Dec 16, 2009
Summary: THE GOOD OUTCAST-LONGHAIR-BIKER Now it came to pass that a certain man was traveling Lonesome Street, a lonely and dark road from Tom's Tavern to Bill's Bar. After many visits to this bar, the consumption of liquor got a hold of him, stripped him...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Hillel: "What is painful to you, do not do u...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jan 4, 2010
Summary: Hillel: "What is painful to you, do not do unto others". (Talmud, tracate Shabbat 31a; Midrash Avot de Rabbi Natan). Akiva states "Whatever you hate to have done unto you, do not do to your neighbor; wherefore do not hurt him; do not speak ill of hi...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Three Philosophies: The Good Samaritan
Shared By: Rodelio Mallari on Nov 10, 2010
Summary: THREE PHILOSOPHIES: THE GOOD SAMARITAN The parable of the Good Samaritan gives three philosophies of life— The robber's philosophy was "What you have is mine, and I will take it." The priest and Levite had the philosophy that "What is mine ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Good Samaritan? Nigeria
Shared By: Nigel Heath on Jun 28, 2011
Summary: GOOD SAMARITAN? NIGERIA We once lived in Nigeria, and at one time we passed a body lying at the side of the road. We had been advised to 'pass by on the other side.' We did so! To stop would mean that villagers would assume we had been respons...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Lesson of the Good Samaritan
Shared By: Darian Hybl on Aug 21, 2013
Summary: Recently I read an article that convicted me of my ‘blind spots’ where I have not wanted to ‘cross the road’ or enter deeper into relationship. Alex Early penned an article entitled, “A Pastor Walked into a Gay Bar And…” At first I avoided the art...
Category: Stories