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Bruce Howell avatar
A Pastor Was Visiting A Family One Day. He ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Feb 27, 2001
Summary: A pastor was visiting a family one day. He knocked on the door but no one answered it. He knocked again and again, but still no answer. He thought he heard someone inside but they just wouldn’t answer the door. Finally he wrote a note and ...
Category: Humor
based on 180 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
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Kaboom!
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
Summary: True story happened Friday in Montreal - A hospital patient who insisted on lighting a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen supply caused a small explosion, according to a hospital spokesperson. The 73-year-old, who suffered minor burns in the...
Category: Stories
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Monty Robbins Tours The Country Demonstrating An ...
Shared By: Sam Pace on Jun 2, 2001
Summary: Monty Robbins tours the country demonstrating an interesting technique in breaking in horses which have never been ridden. He explains to his audience that through a series of words, hand signals, and eye contact he will communicate with the horse ...
Category: Stories
based on 104 ratings
Scripture: none
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If I Were the Devil
Shared By: Jonathan Lucas on Jun 13, 2001
Summary: If I Were the Devil If I were the prince of darkness, I’d want to engulf the world in darkness, and I’d have a third of its real estate, and I’d have four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized...
Category: Quotes
based on 71 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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It Is The Duty Of Nations As Well As Of ...
Shared By: Daniel Becker on Sep 15, 2001
Summary: “It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and ...
Category: Quotes
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Buried in the Deepest Sea
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
Summary: BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior. It was late October and about 9:00 PM. Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that de...
Category: Stories
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Jackie Hudson Wrote A Book Entitled: Doubt: A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 19, 2002
Summary: Jackie Hudson wrote a book entitled: Doubt: A Road to Growth. She writes: “Early in my career, I had a boss who held to numerous spoken and unspoken rules. One was that I needed to have my lights out by 11:00 p.m. so I wouldn’t be tired on the job ...
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I'm Fine
Shared By: Andrew Chan on Apr 9, 2002
Summary: "I'M FINE." Farmer Joe decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court. In court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe. "Didn’t you say, at ...
Category: Humor
based on 451 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: Romans 3:5-8
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Forgive Us Our Debts...
Shared By: Rick McCarley on Apr 30, 2002
Summary: FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS... A pastor friend recently told the true story of one of his church members, an attorney, who after meditating on several scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his clients that had owed him money for more than 6 mon...
Category: Stories
based on 171 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 6:12
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The Flesh Is A Built-in Law Of Failure, Making It ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2002
Summary: The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteous...
Category: Quotes
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An Old Sin, a New Word
Shared By: James Botts on Aug 29, 2002
Summary: AN OLD SIN, A NEW WORD Have you noticed that people are more and more angry then ever before? Consider the following… One anger management firm stated that “one out of every five Americans has an anger management problem.” According to FBI s...
Category: Statistics
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A Perfect Preacher
Shared By: David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
Summary: A PERFECT PREACHER After hundreds of years, a model preacher has been found to suit everyone. He preaches exactly 20 minutes and then sits down. He condemns sin but never hurts anyone. He works from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In every type of work fr...
Category: Humor
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The Book "will Daylight Come?" By Richard ...
Shared By: Kenneth Squires on Apr 18, 2003
Summary: The book “Will Daylight Come?” by Richard Hoefler, illustrates the truth, that forgiveness frees and unforgiveness enslaves. A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Colossians 1:1
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In New York City, There Are Eight Million Cats ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Aug 6, 2003
Summary: In New York City, there are eight million cats and eleven million dogs. New York City is basically just concrete and steel, so when your pet dies, you can’t just go out in the back yard and bury it. The city would dispose of your dead pet, but charg...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Bit of Knife Blade
Shared By: Bill Butsko on Oct 23, 2006
Summary: Rev. John McNeil told the following story: A ship once wrecked on the Irish coast. The captain was a careful one. Nor had the weather been of so severe a kind to explain the wide distance the ship had swerved from her course. The ship went dow...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none
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I Have To Exercise In The Morning Before My ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what Im doing.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Middle School Teacher Asked Her Class To Write ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: A middle school teacher asked her class to write imaginative definitions of a friend. One student said, “A friend is a pair of open arms in a society of armless people.” Another said, “A friend is a warm bedroll on a cold and frosty night.” Other sa...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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He Was A Scientist, A Sculptor, A Engineer, A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: He was a scientist, a sculptor, a engineer, a painter, a philosopher, a musician and a man who historians say will never again be endowed with as many God given gifts. One of his greatest works was that of The Last Supper. I am speaking of Leona...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 6:21
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It Was A Cold, Winter Day. A Carcass, On An Ice ...
Shared By: Gene Gregory on Jul 23, 2007
Summary: It was a cold, winter day. A carcass, on an ice floe, floated slowly down the Niagra River. An Eagle, flying overhead, spied the easy prey below, and descended upon it. He began to eat. As he did, the water of the river began slowly pushing the flow...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Hebrews 3:8-4:7
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Laus Deo
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 23, 2008
Summary: LAUS DEO In the middle of Washington DC stands a monument--our national Monument, the Washington Monument. As a history lesson, there are some things you should know about this place. There can never be a building of greater height than the Wa...
Category: Stories
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 15:1-7
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Oswald Champers Said:
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on May 31, 2009
Summary: Oswald Chambers said: “The majority of us begin with the bigger problems outside and forget the one inside. A man has to learn ‘the plague of his own heart’ before his own problems can be solved . . .” (The Shadow of an Agony, p. 76).
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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On July 27th 1993 Javier Sotomayor Of Cuba Set ...
Shared By: David Hodgin on Jun 2, 2009
Summary: On July 27th 1993 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba set the world record for the high jump, he cleared a bar 8 feet high. That means he's the best. But how many times do you suppose he knocked the bar down before he reached that height? And he never clear...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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I Met A Young Girl Who Was Brought Up In The ...
Shared By: Ramon Canals on Jun 5, 2009
Summary: I met a young girl who was brought up in the church, had all the advantages of christian home, loving father and mother. But she wanted to experiment the world. She wanted to have more freedom than what her parents were giving her and so she came t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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Many Years Ago A Group Of Small Farmers, Being ...
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Jun 7, 2009
Summary: Many years ago a group of small farmers, being particularly superstitious, kept a corner of their fields uncultivated in order to pacify certain evil spirits. They believed that by sacrificing this one corner to the spirits, the remainder of the fie...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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The Foolishness Of Trying To Cover Up Our Sin Is ...
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Jun 8, 2009
Summary: The foolishness of trying to cover up our sin is well illustrated with the story of the drunk husband who snuck up the stairs quietly. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a fight earlier that night. H...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Always Keep In Mind That God Sees The Secret ...
Shared By: angel caballero on Jun 17, 2009
Summary: Always keep in mind that God sees the secret sins as well as the public sins.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Sin Goes Way Beyond Disobedience. The Deepest ...
Shared By: Charles Wallis on Jun 24, 2009
Summary: “Sin goes way beyond disobedience. The deepest problem of sin is that it makes us incapable of knowing the Father…we cannot know the Father’s heart. It makes us so blind that it is impossible for us to see the Father’s face.” C. Baxter Kruger ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Playing with Sin
Shared By: Ajai Prakash on Jul 9, 2009
Summary: Two girlfriends went to Mexico for a holiday and smuggled in a giant mouse to the US assuming it to be a puppy. It wheezes throughout the night and they just pet and snuggle him to bring relief to his pain. In the morning they took him to the Vet wh...
Category: Stories
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Whipping The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 10, 2009
Summary: WHIPPING THE SAVIOR Love paid the price for your sins and mine! The great preacher W.A. Criswell saw this in an unusual dream he had one night. In this dream, Dr. Criswell saw the Savior. Jesus’ back was bare. And there was a soldier lifting up h...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Why The Dead ...
Shared By: Bill Butsko on Jul 11, 2009
Summary: “Why the Dead Sea?” We have heard of dead people, dead beasts, dead trees and dead flowers, but is there such a thing as a dead sea? There is and they call it dead because it receives all and gives nothing. This body of water – the most remarka...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none