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Allah or Jesus?
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Dec 15, 2003
Summary: Allah or Jesus? Last month I attended my annual training session that’s required for mai ntaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
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Old Leaf
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Dec 8, 2003
Summary: OLD LEAF A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed bet...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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Is There a Difference?
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jul 26, 2002
Summary: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? In their recent book "Unveiling Islam," Emir and Ergun Caner, former Sunni Muslims cite the major differences between Islam and Christianity as the "personalness" of God, and "grace as opposed to works." "Jesus Christ .....
Category: Quotes
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He Is No Fool Who Gives What He Cannot Keep, To ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 29, 2002
Summary: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliot
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:21
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He Sent His Son
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Dec 10, 2001
Summary: HE SENT HIS SON Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience: “They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When ...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: none
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U.S. Divorce Statistics
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Dec 7, 2001
Summary: U.S. Divorce Statistics (1997 except where noted) Total divorces granted: 1,163,000 Rate per 1,000 population (1999): (excluding CA, CO, IN and LA) 4.1 State with the lowest divorce rate: Massachusetts. Rate per 1,000 population: 2.4 ...
Category: Statistics
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Mark 10:1-10
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In His Book "one Lord, One Faith," Author Rex ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Nov 16, 2001
Summary: In his book "One Lord, One Faith," author Rex Koivisto warns: We cannot read into the [biblical] text some meaning if it conflicts with the writer’s intended meaning. [For example,] in the early 1960’s the folk g...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
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The Top 14 Upcoming Thanksgiving-Themed Movies
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Nov 15, 2001
Summary: The Top 14 Upcoming Thanksgiving-Themed Movies 14> To Kill A Walking Bird 13> My Best Friend’s Dressing 12> The Texas Coleslaw Massacre 11> Casserolablanca 10> The Fabulous Baster Boys 9> 12 Hungry Men 8> Silence of the Yams 7> For Lov...
Category: Humor
based on 14 ratings
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Top 5 Signs Your Church is Too Contemporary
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Nov 1, 2001
Summary: TOP 5 SIGNS YOUR CHURCH IS TOO CONTEMPORARY: 5. At the annual meeting, you play Survivor to elect new leaders 4. When asked what church things begin with "J", the youth in church shout "Java" before "Jesus" 3. When asked, "Who wrote the Bi...
Category: Humor
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 4:23
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A Different View of Peace
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2001
Summary: A DIFFERENT VIEW OF PEACE "Islam, we’ve been told, is related to the Arabic word meaning "peace." This is correct, except that the word means a particular kind of peace. A better translation is "surrender" or "submission." It describes ...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
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The Other Side of Islam
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2001
Summary: THE OTHER SIDE OF ISLAM As Dr. Samuel Schlorff, an expert on Islam with Arab World Ministries puts it, "The truth is that there is another side to Islam, a side that embraces violence ’in the way of Allah.’ . . . It holds that all ...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
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In 1964, Drs. Arno Penzias And Robert Wilson Of ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 30, 2001
Summary: In 1964, Drs. Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson of Bell Labs encountered continuous static on certain microwave frequencies. Rotating their antenna in a vain attempt to remove the noise, they realized it was coming from all directions -- permeating th...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
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The United States Women’s Softball Team Won ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 29, 2001
Summary: The United States Women’s Softball team won the gold medal in Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic games. They lost only one game. In the fifth inning against Australia, Danielle Tyler hit a home run over the center-field fence. When she was greete...
Category: Stories
based on 15 ratings
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Last Year Professor [robert] George [of ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 27, 2001
Summary: Last year Professor [Robert] George [of Princeton] debated abortion at a convention of the American Political Science Association. His opponent was well-known deconstructionist Stanley Fish. In published articles, Fish had dismissed arguments ag...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
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You Believe What?
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 27, 2001
Summary: YOU BELIEVE WHAT? Between 1976 and 1997, the number of Americans who believed in astrology grew from seventeen percent to thirty-seven percent. During the same period, the percentage of Americans who professed a belief in reincarnation nearly tr...
Category: Statistics
based on 19 ratings
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More Than 3,000 Fans Packed San Francisco’s ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 27, 2001
Summary: More than 3,000 fans packed San Francisco’s Masonic Auditorium. Many had driven for hundreds of miles to see their idol. Others held up signs reading, "We Love You John!" Then the man they came to see strode onto the stage - - an unlike...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
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My Aunt And Uncle In Nebraska Are Celebrating ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: "My aunt and uncle in Nebraska are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this summer. My uncle says the secret to marital bliss can be summed up in two words: ’earwax buildup!’" Neal Mars - North County Times - 7/26/01
Category: Humor
based on 11 ratings
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The Most Powerful Idea That’s Entered The ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Aug 6, 2001
Summary: "The most powerful idea that’s entered the world in the last few thousand years--the idea of grace--is the reason I would like to be a Christian." Bono - Lead singer for U2 in interview with beliefnet.com.
Category: Quotes
based on 25 ratings
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The Gospel Is Good News Of Mercy To The ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jul 24, 2001
Summary: The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales. -- John R. W. Stott
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Choosing a Road
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jul 23, 2001
Summary: CHOOSING A ROAD After a Muslim in Africa was converted to Christ, his friends asked him why he became a Christian. He answered, "Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and ...
Category: Stories
based on 35 ratings
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The Crisis of All Religion
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jul 23, 2001
Summary: THE CRISIS OF ALL RELIGION Jesus is unique....This is highlighted in the ministry of a well-known missionary in India, Dr. E. Stanley Jones. Jones often lectured to Hindu audiences having Hindus as chairmen of the meetings. On one such occasion t...
Category: Stories
based on 22 ratings
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Occupational Hymns
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 21, 2001
Summary: OCCUPATIONAL HYMNS ~ Astronaut: "Nearer My God, To Thee" ~ Baker: "I Need Thee Every Hour" ~ Barber: "A Parting Hymn We Sing" ~ Baseball Batter: "Seek Thee First" ~ Builder: "How Firm A Foundation" and "The Church’s One Foundation" ~ C...
Category: Humor
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An Anthropologist Was Studying A Primitive Tribe ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 18, 2001
Summary: An anthropologist was studying a primitive tribe in South America that years earlier had been reached by a Christian missionary. After having lived among the tribe for several weeks, the anthropologist met with the tribe’s leader. He said, &#8...
Category: Humor
based on 82 ratings
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The Bible In 50 Words -- "god Made, Adam Bit, ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 13, 2001
Summary: The Bible in 50 Words -- "God made, Adam bit, Noah arked, Abraham split, Joseph ruled, Jacob fooled, bush talked, Moses balked, Pharaoh plagued, people walked, sea divided, tablets guided, promise landed, Saul freaked, David peeked, prophets warned,...
Category: Humor
based on 87 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Prodigal Son in the Key of F
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 13, 2001
Summary: The Prodigal Son in the Key of F Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow forced his father to fork over his farthings. Fast he flew to foreign fields and frittered his family’s fortune, feasting fabulously with floozies an...
Category: Quotes
based on 57 ratings
Scripture: James 2:9
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Top 10 Things You'll Never Hear Dad Say
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 11, 2001
Summary: TOP 10 THINGS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR DAD SAY 10. Well, how ’bout that? I’m lost! Looks like we’ll have to stop and ask for directions. 9. You know Pumpkin, now that you’re thirteen, you’ll be ready for unchaperon...
Category: Humor
based on 73 ratings
Scripture: none
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Bible Facts
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 6, 2001
Summary: BIBLE FACTS: The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing. According to statistics from Wycliffe International, ...
Category: Statistics
based on 69 ratings
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Bible Statistics: KJV
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 6, 2001
Summary: BIBLE STATISTICS: KJV Number of books in the Bible: 66 Chapters: 1,189 Verses: 31,101 Words: 783,137 Letters: 3,566,480 Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260 Commands: 6,468 Predictions: over 8,000 Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses U...
Category: Statistics
based on 111 ratings
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
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Salvation Is Free, ... But Discipleship Will Cost ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on May 31, 2001
Summary: Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Category: Quotes
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: Romans 7:18-8:17
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Peace if Possible, Truth at All Costs
Shared By: Brian Mavis on May 30, 2001
Summary: Peace if possible, truth at all costs. -- Martin Luther
Category: Quotes
based on 35 ratings
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