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MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
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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August 22, 1741, Was A Sweltering Day In The ...
Shared By: John Hamby on Mar 27, 2001
Summary: “August 22, 1741, was a sweltering day in the city of London. An elderly stooped-shouldered man wandered through the streets. His nightly aimless wandering through the streets of the city had become a familiar ritual. His angry mind raced back to th...
Category: Stories
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 14:1-31
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One Of My Favorite Columns By Erma Bombeck Tells ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: One of my favorite columns by Erma Bombeck tells of God in the act of creating mothers. She says that on the day God created mothers He had already worked long overtime. And an angel said to Him, "Lord, you sure are spending a lot of time on this ...
Category: Stories
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The Train and the Boy
Shared By: Brent Williams on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: The Train and the Boy I would like to tell you a story about a man named John Griffith. John was the father of an 8-year-old boy during the 20’s and 30’s. John was very fortunate during those times, because he had job. John loved his...
Category: Stories
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Some Veterans Bear Visible Signs Of Their ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg--or perhaps another sort of inner s...
Category: Quotes
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: none
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In Leadership Magazine, Dave Wilkinson Writes The ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jan 23, 2002
Summary: In Leadership magazine, Dave Wilkinson writes the following to pastors… Have you ever wondered why your pastoral resume doesn’t evoke more enthusiasm? Do you ever think, "What are these people looking for?" Perhaps the question should be, "What a...
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 4:2-3
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The Cross Has Been Saved—Communion Meditation
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 24, 2002
Summary: THE CROSS HAS BEEN SAVED--Communion Meditation Art Toalston in The Baptist Press - Nov. 15, 2001 reported from New York and he wrote: “The cross has been saved. That’s the cross of steel beams uncovered as workers in New York cleared away deb...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: none
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They Paid the Price
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 24, 2002
Summary: THEY PAID THE PRICE Americans, you know the 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence that first 4th of July--you know they were risking everything, don’t you? Because if they won the war with the British, there would be years of hardship...
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Before It's Too Late—Communion Meditation
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 6, 2002
Summary: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE--COMMUNION MEDITATION USA Today had an article on the front page about those who escaped the World Trade Center on September 11. After interviewing over 300 survivors and family members of victims, USA Today concluded th...
Category: Quotes
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A Mother Of A 9-year-old Boy Named Mark Received ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 19, 2004
Summary: A mother of a 9-year-old boy named Mark received a phone call from his teacher in the middle of the afternoon. Marks teacher said Mrs. Smith; your son did something that surprised me so much that I thought you should know about it immediately." ...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 6:6
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Eric Liddell--olympic Hero In The 1924 Games Who ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Oct 7, 2004
Summary: ERIC LIDDELL--Olympic hero in the 1924 games who refused to run in heats because they were held on Sunday. Lost the chance to win the gold in twso events but went on to win the 400. Arms thrashing, head bobbing and tilted, legs dancing, Liddell...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Matthew 17:1
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There Is An Old Story Of A Young Boy Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 25, 2005
Summary: ILL. There is an old story of a young boy who saw the 3 wise men coming to worship the baby Jesus. He watched in wide-eyed wonder as they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh. Oh, how much he wanted to worship the baby, too...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Rich Family in Church
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Jan 29, 2006
Summary: The Rich Family in Church by Eddie Ogan I’ll never forget Easter 1946. I was 14, my little sister Ocy was 12 and my older sister Darlene was 16. We lived at home with our mother, and the four of us knew what it was to do without many things. My ...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
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Total Sacrifice
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Total Sacrifice Bryan Chapell tells this story that happened in his hometown: Two brothers were playing on the sandbanks by the river. One ran after another up a large mound of sand. Unfortunately, the mound was not solid, and their weight caused th...
Category: Stories
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A Sacrifice Of Praise Will Always Cost You ...
Shared By: Richard Goble on Nov 16, 2007
Summary: A sacrifice of praise will always cost you something. It will be a difficult thing to do. It requires trading in our pride, our anger, and most valued of all, our human logic. We will be compelled to voice our words of praise firmly and precisely, e...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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James S. Hewett, Former Pastor Of Saratoga ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Mar 23, 2008
Summary: James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga (California) Presbyterian Church shares this story: “A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon. Suddenly out of nowhere a bumblebee flew in the car windo...
Category: Stories
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Do You Know How to Pray
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."...
Category: Humor
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Why Blood?
Shared By: Sermon Central on Dec 31, 2008
Summary: WHY BLOOD? On February 16, 1989 the lives of George and Vera Bajenksi of Ontario, Canada were changed forever. It was a very normal Thursday morning. The phone rang at 9:15 a.m. There was an accident involving their son Ben. As they approached th...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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Death of the Son
Shared By: Scott Bayles on Jun 4, 2004
Summary: DEATH OF THE SON There is an old story about a man by the name of John Griffith, who lived in Oklahoma in 1929 and lost all he had in the stock market. He moved to Mississippi where he took a job as bridge tender for a railroad trestle. In 1937 h...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none
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Lutzer Stated,
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jun 24, 2009
Summary: Lutzer stated, “When you surrender your will to God, you discover the resources to do what God requires.”
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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A Shipwrecked Man Managed To Reach An Uninhabited ...
Shared By: Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
Summary: A shipwrecked man managed to reach an uninhabited island. There, to protect himself against the elements and to safeguard the few possessions he had salvaged, he painstakingly built a little hut from which he constantly and prayerfully scanned the ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Little Things - Big Blessings
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Oct 5, 2009
Summary: LITTLE THINGS - BIG BLESSINGS When we lived in Houston, Texas, our oldest Spencer was born. Spencer was placed in one of the vast Texas-sized nurseries at this hospital. There in that nursery, I met a group of volunteers who were all from a nearb...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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Chaplains Give Their Lives To Save Sailors During ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 26, 2010
Summary: Chaplains Give Their Lives to Save Sailors during World War II On February 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester would become another casualty of World War II. But unlike others before it, what would take place on the upper deck of the Dorchester would becom...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 20:28
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Memorial Day In The Military, Medal Of Honor ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 2, 2010
Summary: Memorial Day in the Military, Medal of Honor Recipient It’s 3am on a cold winter day. Patchy snow covers the landscape as Loudspeakers overhead blare telling everyone to get to their places. Surrounded by sandbags, concrete barriers and roughly 10,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 15:13
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Biting the Hand That Feeds You
Shared By: Ty Tamasaka on Jul 26, 2011
Summary: BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU The other week, Laura and I were watching the Animal Planet. On the show we were watching was a dog that was rescued from a neglectful family. The poor animal had a big chain collar embedded into its neck. It had...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
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Jesus Freaks
Shared By: Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
Summary: JESUS FREAKS In the book, Jesus Freaks, is the story of the Hine family. They lived in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. At that time it was very dangerous to be Christian in Cambodia. They were arrested one day for being Christians and thus enemi...
Category: Stories
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SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE GET UP EARLY!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 14, 2014
Summary: Forbes Magazine states that early risers are the most successful people. The discipline of getting up early produces many positive results, such as: 1. More proactive approach to life 2. The ability to anticipate problems better 3. Better goal...
Category: Stories
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THE MIRACLE WHEN EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS WERE BEHEADED!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Feb 24, 2016
Summary: THE MIRACLE WHEN THE EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS WERE BEHEADED The month of February marks the one year anniversary of the 21 Coptic Christians who were martyred on a beach in Libya in North Africa, by Islamic State terrorists. Bishop Demetrios, Chancell...
Category: Stories