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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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Sacrificing the Son
Shared By: LaCell Sherman on Jul 4, 2001
Summary: SACRIFICING THE SON There was a Pastor, who after the usual Sunday Evening Hymns, stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in service that evening. In the int...
Category: Stories
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My Second Item Is From That Great Gospel Program, ...
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Dec 2, 2001
Summary: My second item is from that great gospel program, "Hee Haw." Doc Campbell is confronted by a patient who says he broke his arm in two places. The doc replies, "Well then, stay out of them places!" He may have something there. We cannot regularl...
Category: Humor
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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A Fly Was Buzzing Along One Morning When He Saw A ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on Aug 1, 2002
Summary: A fly was buzzing along one morning when he saw a lawn mower someone had left out in their front yard. He flew over and sat on the handle, watching the children going down the sidewalk on their way to school. One little boy tripped on a crack a...
Category: Humor
based on 29 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: Genesis 25:29-34
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I Didn't Recognize Him
Shared By: David Ward on Aug 2, 2003
Summary: I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HIM In the classic "Twilight Zone" episode from 1960, "The Howling Man," an American on a walking trip through central Europe gets caught in a raging storm. Staggering through the blinding rain, he chances upon an imposing medi...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Deeply Hidden Yes!" Matthew 15:21-28 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Feb 9, 2005
Summary: “The Deeply Hidden Yes!” Matthew 15:21-28 Key verse(s): 27-28:“‘Yes, Lord,’ she said, ‘but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted . . .” Somet...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Matthew 15:21-28
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As You Can See, Mark Anthony Was A Man With ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 26, 2007
Summary: As you can see, Mark Anthony was a man with “chiseled features.” He was known as the “silver-throated orator of Rome.” He was a brilliant political leader as well as a military leader. He was known for his courage and strength. Plus, he had a great ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Two Men Are Seated In A Plane. The First Is ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Two men are seated in a plane. The first is given a parachute and told to put is on as it would improve his flight. He’s a little skeptical at first because he can’t see how wearing a parachute in a plane could possibly improve the flight. After a t...
Category: Stories
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Genesis 39:1-23
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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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Evil Is Still At Work. Not All Actions Are Of ...
Shared By: Mark Eberly on Jun 2, 2009
Summary: Evil is still at work. Not all actions are of God. People often use “open door” theology to try to discern God’s will. We are presented with a choice and sometimes wait to see if one door closes. A new job opens up and we apply believing that if God...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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A Problem For Many Christians In Dealing With ...
Shared By: John Van Der Heide on Jun 9, 2009
Summary: A problem for many christians in dealing with temptations is that though they remember to command Satan to get behind them they forget to command him not to push.
Category: Humor
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Don't Get Tangled ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 10, 2009
Summary: DON’T GET TANGLED UP A few years ago, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, there were five finalists for the Men’s 1000 Meter Speed Skating Race. During the final lap, the American and Chinese were out front with the Canadian and Korean skaters hot on th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8-10
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Hormone ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 10, 2009
Summary: HORMONE HURRICANES Josh McDowell is one of christianity’s foremost experts on teenagers. His research shows that in evangelical church circles, 65% of teens have had some kind of sexual experience before the age of 18. 43% say they have actually ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:13
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Bible Verse: Matthew ...
Shared By: Tom Papez on Aug 4, 2009
Summary: BIBLE VERSE: Matthew 5:14-15 You are the light of the world. A city upon a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives life to everyone in the house. Turkish Deligh...
Category: Movies / Videos
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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History On-line: Testimony Here (other Leaders ...
Shared By: Tom Papez on Aug 4, 2009
Summary: HISTORY ON-LINE: Testimony here (other leaders may wish to put in their own testimony about being stuck to sin). I was teaching my children history this week online, we were going through some random subjects. First, we went into an Egyptian laborat...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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At The Consumer Electronics Show Recently Held In ...
Shared By: David Moore on Jan 13, 2010
Summary: At the Consumer Electronics Show recently held in Las Vegas, one company unveiled the unbreakable mobile phone. When asked what the phone was capable of withstanding, the director said you could drop it from a ten storey height, immerse it in over 2...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Trojan Horse! It Appears Innocent Enough, But It ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Aug 14, 2010
Summary: TROJAN HORSE! It appears innocent enough, but it is a harmful piece of software that looks legitimate. It tricks people into loading the wrong things into their systems. It gives a hacker access to cause damage. Unless you have a good ANTIVIRUS PROG...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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We Live In A World Today That We Should Sift All ...
Shared By: Ronnie Miller on Jul 31, 2011
Summary: We live in a world today that we should sift all our children’s activities and things that they are exposed to each day as though we were looking and inspecting the candy they get on Halloween night and throw out the things that look suspicious. I k...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Minister Parked His Car In A "no Parking" Spot ...
Shared By: Ken Henson on Jul 5, 2012
Summary: A minister parked his car in a "No Parking" spot and left a note on the car saying: "I have circled around the area ten times and I could not find a parking space. I am going to be late and so I am parking here. Please forgive us our trespasses." ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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VISITING PREACHER
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 13, 2014
Summary: A pastor went out visiting his church members on a Saturday afternoon. At one house, it was obvious that someone was home, but nobody came to the door even though the preacher knocked several times. Finally, the minister took out his church busine...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-10
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TRIALS AND TEA BAGS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 14, 2014
Summary: Christians are like tea bags --- they always do their best when they get in hot water!
Category: Quotes
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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
Dr. Larry  Petton avatar
ADAM & EVE'S OLD HOUSE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 16, 2014
Summary: ADAM AND EVE’S OLD HOUSE One day Adam was out hunting with his two boys and came up to the Garden of Eden where he and Eve had been kicked out for for eating the forbidden fruit. Adam was staring at the Garden and one of his boys said, “Daddy...
Category: Humor
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3 TRUTHS ABOUT TRIALS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 16, 2014
Summary: THREE TRUTHS ABOUT TRIALS There is a difference between TEMPTATIONS and TRIALS. Temptations come from the Enemy on the outside to make us weaker. Trials come from the Father to make us stronger. Scripture reminds us of three truths we must ...
Category: Stories
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GOD WILL STRIKE YOU BLIND
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 19, 2014
Summary: There was an old-fashioned church having a revival. One of the ladies in the balcony fell over the edge of the balcony while worshipping. She hung on the edge of the balcony upside down screaming for help. The pastor cried out, "There is a lady hang...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 1:1-12
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A story on complacency and laziness bought about by submitting to temptatio
Shared By: John Gullick on Feb 12, 2016
Summary: Complacency and self indulgence were having a chat the other day. Complacancy was saying. “ my those other Christians are far too serious. “ Eat drink and be merry I say and then explode into heaven Painless death though thank you very much.”.” ...
Category: Stories
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The $100,000 Car, The Thief, & The Tree Of Knowledge
Shared By: Jason Evans on Oct 4, 2016
Summary: Let’s say there is a man who owns a brand new $100,000 car. He decides he wants to take it out one day to go to the store and parks in a lot around a lot of other cars. When he comes out it has been stolen. When they find the thief and arrest him th...
Category: Stories