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Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
The death of a eagle (Let go)
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb 9, 2016
Summary: CONCLUSION: There was a young man that attended school in a large north-eastern city. In his studies he fell in love with EAGLES. He read everything he could about eagles. He watched documentaries about eagles and the more he studied the more he...
Category: Stories
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Life, Love and Grief
Shared By: John McPhail on Oct 23, 2013
Summary: Life, Love and Grief "Love is the fabric of a life well lived. Grief is the tapestry of a life well loved." - J.B. McPhail
Category: Quotes
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The Trouble Telescope
Shared By: Perry Greene on May 8, 2013
Summary: THE TROUBLE TELESCOPE Most of you have seen the wonderful images from the Hubble Space Telescope. From the far reaches of space, we're able to see God's most breathtaking creations. Do you remember that in the beginning the Hubble Space Telescope...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:12
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You're Not from Around Here.
Shared By: Ken Pell on May 6, 2013
Summary: "YOU'RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE." There is not much you can do about it. Once you have been around it everybody else knows. I’m talking about the red dirt of western Oklahoma. It’s caused by the iron in the soil that, after being oxidized, turns to...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Nazarene
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You Promised Me
Shared By: Ken Pell on May 6, 2013
Summary: "YOU PROMISED ME" Love always perseveres. Love never Fails. In 1989, an 8.2 earthquake almost flattened Armenia, killing over 30,000 people in less than four minutes. Surprisingly, such tragedies often bring out the best in people. Let me show...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Nazarene
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Marriage: Preparation Is Key
Shared By: Martin Spoelstra on Jan 12, 2013
Summary: MARRIAGE: PREPARATION IS KEY "Promises are no substitute for preparation in marriage. Just because you say 'I Do' does not make you able. Just because you say 'I Do' does not make you capable. It only makes you accountable. And when you are ac...
Category: Quotes
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The Truth of the Book
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Oct 23, 2012
Summary: THE TRUTH OF THE BOOK John Ortberg states "It’s a strange thing: the book has never been so accessible. According to Guinness Book of Records, L. Ron Hubbard’s writings of scientology have been translated into 65 languages; the Koran is suppos...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
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Al Was My Father-in-law. He Was An Uncomplicated ...
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Feb 7, 2012
Summary: Al was my father-in-law. He was an uncomplicated man, easy to like. He was a natural athlete and avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. When he had a daughter (his first grandchild; my wife has no siblings) we didn’t realize how excited Al was...
Category: Stories
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Mothers Live for Others
Shared By: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Sep 29, 2011
Summary: MOTHERS LIVE FOR OTHERS We've got all sorts of people here this morning. One thing we have got a lot of is mothers. Some of you, your children are long grown up. But you have the experience of having been a mother. So? Well, every mother live...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
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Hannah and Michael: Finding What Was Lost
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 1, 2011
Summary: HANNAH AND MICHAEL: FINDING WHAT WAS LOST Let me tell you what happened to Ted Forbes back in 1984. While walking down a street in Chicago...Ted found a wallet. Being an honest Christian man he wanted to return it to its owner. So he opened it t...
Category: Stories
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Who Made Me?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 2, 2011
Summary: WHO MADE ME? I love the story of the boy sitting on his father's lap as they were looking into a mirror. The boy said to his dad, "Dad, who made me?" He said, "God made you, son." He said, "Dad, who made you?" He said, "God made me, s...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
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What Do You Mean "I Love You"?
Shared By: Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
Summary: WHAT DO YOU MEAN "I LOVE YOU"? Dennis Rainey interviewed a man who had been stung by his father’s filthy heart, his failure to love. As a boy his dad decided to leave his mom for another woman. The Dad kissed his son on the forehead, said “I lov...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:6
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Don't Hurt Yourself
Shared By: Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
Summary: James McDonald has a couple of sayings I like: "Choose to sin, choose to suffer." "When God says don’t, he means don’t hurt yourself."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:11
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Redefining Sin
Shared By: Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
Summary: REDEFINING SIN "In recent years, and especially since the 1960s, the democratic societies of the West have been enlarging the boundaries of acceptable behaviour, in effect redefining sin. The sexual revolution of my youth dismantled barriers agai...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
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Cruel Grace
Shared By: Bret Toman on Jan 4, 2011
Summary: CRUEL GRACE "Thirty years ago, many people chose churches based on whether the church believed and taught the truth. Today, many choose churches based on whether the church makes them feel comfortable. If a church tells the truth, it will gain so...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:6
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The Triumph of Ordinary Folk
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 27, 2010
Summary: THE TRIUMPH OF ORDINARY FOLK A SCOTTISH MINISTER was known for his love and encouragement of the people of his church and village. When he died, someone commented, "There is no one left to appreciate the triumphs of ordinary folk." Love appre...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Bell Is No Bell, Unless You Ring ...
Shared By: Sanjaykumar Sanil on Aug 24, 2010
Summary: Bell is no bell, unless you ring it Song is no song, unless you sing it Love is no love, unless you give it.
Category: Quotes
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Linus on Love for People
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 3, 2010
Summary: LINUS ON LOVE FOR PEOPLE Perhaps you've seen this Peanuts cartoon: Linus announces to his cranky sister, Lucy, that he's going to be a doctor. "You, a doctor?" she asks. "How can you be a doctor? You don't love mankind." Linus replies, "I ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Two Tombstones
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 3, 2010
Summary: TWO TOMBSTONES A tombstone in a small English village reads, "Here lies a miser who lived for himself, And cared for nothing but gathering wealth. Now where he is or how he fares, Nobody knows and nobody cares." In contrast, a plain tom...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Great Expectations And A Valentine's Day Airplane ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 19, 2009
Summary: Great Expectations and a Valentine’s Day Airplane Flight There is a story about a new couple in love. They were in a long distance relationship and the girl at the last minute demanded that the man jump on the next plane to get to her in time for ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
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We Bring You Us!
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: "WE BRING YOU US!" Michael Sattler tells the story of Christmas 1930. His wife had just passed away the month before, and he was lonely and heartsick. But mostly, he worried about the type of Christmas his girls would have. When Christmas mor...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Love in the Driveway
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 25, 2009
Summary: LOVE IN THE DRIVEWAY One young boy said, "Love is when his daddy reads me a bedtime story. True love is when he doesn’t skip any pages." I remember when my son Shawn was in high school. Several times he parked his truck in the middle of the dr...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Love Is Not Self-Seeking
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 28, 2009
Summary: LOVE IS NOT SELF-SEEKING I read a beautiful story that illustrates this truth. In December of 1971 the Daily News of Maryville, Tennessee, ran a brief story about a nine-year-old boy who did an inspiring and self-giving act. He loved his mother, ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5
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An Outstretched Hand
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 27, 2009
Summary: AN OUTSTRETCHED HAND In Stockholm, Sweden, a woman was injured as she rushed to catch a streetcar. She stumbled in front of the moving car and was caught beneath it. The police sent for a crane to lift the car off her body. While waiting for the ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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No Farewell to Love
Shared By: Bill Butsko on Sep 2, 2007
Summary: “No Farewell to Love” As an aged Christian lay dying, a friend called to say farewell. “I have just had three other visitors,” said the dying man, “and with two of them I parted; but the third I shall keep with me forever.” “Who are they?” “...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:2
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I Can Remember My Cousin Jenny As A Joyful, ...
Shared By: Warren Lamb on Jul 29, 2007
Summary: I can remember my cousin Jenny as a joyful, delighted-with-life little girl who wasn’t like the rest of us, but could make the grumpiest of grumps smile because her love of life and underlying happiness was so infectious. The message here is that...
Category: Stories
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Hospitality Should Have No Other Nature Than ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Hospitality should have no other nature than love.
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Cymbala's Easter Story
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2005
Summary: CYMBALA'S EASTER STORY Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was so tired at the end of the day that I just went to the edge of the platform, pulled down my tie and ...
Category: Stories
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Once At A Fast-food Restaurant, I Took My Burger ...
Shared By: David Asch on Jan 10, 2005
Summary: Once at a fast-food restaurant, I took my burger back up to the counter, pointed to the picture on the overhead menu, and asked, Can I have one that looks like that?” The one I had was smushed, smudged, and generally unappealing. At those places, I...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1
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Goodbye Ginger!" 1 Corinthians13: 8-13: Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Oct 13, 2004
Summary: “Goodbye Ginger!” 1 Corinthians13: 8-13: Key verse(s): 12: “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” Yesterday, on a bright and sunn...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran