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Gregory Dawson avatar
In His Book, Just As I Am, Billy Graham Writes Of ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 4, 2001
Summary: In his book, Just As I Am, Billy Graham writes of the following event. "One summer while in New Jersey, I was having lunch at a roadside diner when I was greeted by a big, smiling man whose eyes grew large as he studied me. “Hallelujah!” he ...
Category: Stories
based on 181 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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President Calvin Coolidge Once Invited Friends ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 16, 2001
Summary: President Calvin Coolidge once invited friends from his hometown to dine with him at the White House. Unsure of their table manners, the guests decided to imitate the president. They watched closely to see which utensils he used, what foods he ate...
Category: Humor
based on 183 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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According To A Poll On Prayer For Newsweek ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Apr 6, 2001
Summary: According to a poll on prayer for Newsweek (3/31/97), the following percentage said: They ask for health or success for a child or family member when they pray -- 82 They ask for strength to overcome a personal weakness -- 75 They never ask fo...
Category: Statistics
based on 143 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Never Mind, God
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: NEVER MIND, GOD A man was putting a tin roof on his barn when all of a sudden he slipped and began to slide down the roof. He cried out to God to save him. No sooner had he got the words out of his mouth, a nail caught his pants and stopped him....
Category: Humor
based on 237 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 139:7-12
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One Day A Woman Was Rushing Home From A ...
Shared By: David Swinney on May 11, 2001
Summary: One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment. The doctor had been somewhat delayed at the hospital, and the lab work took a little longer than usual so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind schedul...
Category: Humor
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Two Kentucky Farmers Who Owned Racing Stables Had ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Aug 10, 2001
Summary: Two Kentucky farmers who owned racing stables had developed a keen rivalry. One spring, each of them entered a horse in local steeplechase. Thinking that a professional rider might help him outdo his friend, one of the farmers engaged a crack jockey...
Category: Humor
based on 211 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
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There Once Was A Man Who Very Adamantly Believed ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 20, 2001
Summary: There once was a man who very adamantly believed in living by faith. He believed that, so long as he prayed in Jesus’ name, believing in faith that God would provide his need, he would receive whatever he asked for. One day he stood up in church a...
Category: Humor
based on 225 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Closer Than Our Problems
Shared By: Steven Simala Grant on May 28, 2002
Summary: CLOSER THAN OUR PROBLEMS In reflecting on Handel’s Messiah, Joseph E. McCabe wrote: “Never again are we to look at the stars, as we did when we were children, and wonder how far it is to God. A being outside our world would be a spectator, lo...
Category: Quotes
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Law of the Pendulum
Shared By: Steven Dow on Jul 17, 2002
Summary: THE LAW OF THE PENDULUM In college a student was asked to prepare a lesson to teach his speech class. He was to be graded on creativity and ability to drive home a point in a memorable way. The title of his talk was, “The Law of the Pendulum.” ...
Category: Stories
based on 188 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
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When Hudson Taylor Went To China, He Made The ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there st...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: none
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Here Is A Poem That Was Given To Me By A Member ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Here is a poem that was given to me by a member of my creative worship team that expresses what I am trying to tell you. I Am Thankful For The Wife Who Says It’s Hot Dogs Tonight, Because She Is Home With Me, And Not Out With Someone Else. For Th...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Dr. James Dobson Relates A Story Of An Elderly ...
Shared By: Jeffery Russell on Dec 24, 2007
Summary: Dr. James Dobson relates a story of an elderly woman named Stella Thornhope who was struggling with her first Christmas alone. Her husband had died just a few months prior through a slow developing cancer. Now, several days before Christmas, she was...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Leviticus 1:1-10:20
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A Little Boy Told His Father, "i Want A New ...
Shared By: Phillip Parkin on Nov 24, 2012
Summary: A little boy told his father, "I want a new bike". The father said, "In this house we pray and ask God for the things we want and need". That night the little boy prayed, " Dear God, I need a new bike". The next morning the little boy woke up and ra...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible