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Mistaken for Jesus
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 3, 2009
Summary: MISTAKEN FOR JESUS Some years ago I heard an interesting story about a young boy living in Paris at the end of the World War II. He had been orphaned by the atrocities committed by the German forces. Now all alone, he was having to scrounge aro...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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Does He Show Through?
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 3, 2009
Summary: DOES HE SHOW THROUGH? One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother & said, "Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s message this morning that I don’t understand." The mother said, "Oh? What is it?" ...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Old Fat Bald Hero
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 3, 2009
Summary: OLD FAT BALD HERO One of the great sports stories of the decade of the 1990’s was of George Foreman regaining the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. At age 45, George Foreman, more than a decade past the prime of most fighters, knocke...
Category: Stories
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Not Dead
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 3, 2009
Summary: After he retired, one man wrote, I get up in the morning, and I dust off my wits. I go out, get the paper, and I read the obits. If my name is missing, I know I’m not dead. So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed.
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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Afraid of What?
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 3, 2009
Summary: AFRAID OF WHAT? Jack Benson was a missionary to China. He was held up by some bandits who took all his valuables & then held a gun to his head & forced him to kneel in the road. They told him they were going to shoot him. Benson knelt calmly...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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The Late Erma Bombeck In Her Book, "if Life ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 28, 2006
Summary: ILL. The late Erma Bombeck in her book, "If Life is a bowl of Cherries, Why Am I Always in the Pits?", recalled the legend of a church where the chimes rang miraculously whenever someone gave a generous gift. But the chimes hadn’t rung for a...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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There Is An Old Story Of A Young Boy Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 25, 2005
Summary: ILL. There is an old story of a young boy who saw the 3 wise men coming to worship the baby Jesus. He watched in wide-eyed wonder as they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh. Oh, how much he wanted to worship the baby, too...
Category: Stories
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Mitsuo Fuchida Was The Pilot In Charge Of ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 26, 2004
Summary: ILL. Mitsuo Fuchida was the pilot in charge of one of the most successful aerial attacks in recorded history. Under his command was a squadron of 360 specially selected pilots, & on Dec. 7, 1941, Fuchida’s squadron bombed Pearl Harbor. He quic...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-47
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Do You Remember? A Few Years Ago The Topic ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 23, 2002
Summary: ILL. Do you remember? A few years ago the topic of the day on an Oprah Winfrey show was "Having Affairs With Married Men." She had brought together several people who were having affairs to get their comments on how they felt about it. One lad...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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The Love of Christ
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Sep 23, 2002
Summary: THE LOVE OF CHRIST I want to tell you of a modern day Damascus road experience that some of you may find hard to believe. It is reported in an article by Fred Markert in the current issue of Pray Magazine. Fred is the International Director of ...
Category: Stories
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How Can It Be True?
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 2, 2002
Summary: HOW CAN IT BE TRUE? I had on brand new clothes, khaki shirt & pants, sent to me in Tibet by some church in the United States. I was 6 years old, and they were size 10. But they were new, and they were mine, and this was a very important ev...
Category: Stories
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Dunant Was Born In 1828 In Switzerland. He Was ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 1, 2002
Summary: Dunant was born in 1828 in Switzerland. He was born of wealthy parents, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so to speak. He could have lived a life of lazy luxury. Yet, Dunant was a caring, compassionate young man who visited the sick & poor...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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An Old Legend Has It That A Wealthy ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 1, 2002
Summary: ILL. An old legend has it that a wealthy merchant of the 1st Century who wanted to meet the Apostle Paul encountered Timothy, who arranged a visit for him with Paul who, at that time, was a prisoner in Rome. Stepping inside the cell, the mercha...
Category: Stories
based on 32 ratings
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If You Know Your History, You Know That The ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 1, 2002
Summary: ILL. If you know your history, you know that the Marquis de Lafayette was a French officer & nobleman who served under George Washington during some of the most desperate times of the American Revolution, & who played a major part in the final vict...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: John 12:24-26
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How It Happened
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 17, 2002
Summary: How It Happened: God populated the earth with broccoli & cauliflower & spinach, green & yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man & Woman would live long & healthy lives. Then Satan created McDonald’s. And McDonald’s brought forth the 99-cent do...
Category: Humor
based on 25 ratings
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Love Letter Ignored—Communion Meditation
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 17, 2002
Summary: LOVE LETTER IGNORED- COMMUNION MEDITATION When Robert Browning came into her life, Elizabeth Barrett was a 39-year-old invalid. Daughter of a jealous & dominating father, her first 4 books of poetry had been published when she was just 12 years...
Category: Stories
based on 21 ratings
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I Like The Story About The 3rd-graders Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 17, 2002
Summary: ILL. I like the story about the 3rd-graders who were asked to write down the 7 wonders of the world. So they took blank pieces of paper, & started writing down what they thought were the 7 wonders of the world. After a while, the teacher collec...
Category: Stories
based on 48 ratings
Scripture: none
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James Byrnes, Who Was Secretary Of State ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 2, 2002
Summary: ILL. James Byrnes, who was secretary of state under FDR, said that the difference between successful people & average people can be summed up in three words. Here are the three words, "and then some." He said, "Average people do what is expected....
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
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I Heard A Story That Probably Has More Truth Than ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 2, 2002
Summary: I heard a story that probably has more truth than fiction. It is about an employer who brought his employees in once a month for a pep talk. He would inform them of the future plans of the company, & try to excite them about their work so that the...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Man Flew Into Chicago & Hired A Taxi To Take ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 2, 2002
Summary: A man flew into Chicago & hired a taxi to take him downtown. As he was riding along they came to a red light & the driver went right on through the red light. The man said, "Hey, the light was red. You’re supposed to stop." The driver said...
Category: Humor
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I Heard A Story About A Girl Who Went Off To ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 2, 2002
Summary: I heard a story about a girl who went off to college. She didn’t write very often, but on this one occasion she wrote her parents. When they got the letter they were elated. But when they opened it, it read, "Dear mom & dad, I would have w...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
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Fosdick Compared Our Understanding Of God With ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 2, 2002
Summary: Fosdick compared our understanding of God with our understanding of the sea. He said, "I know the sea but I don’t know the vastness of the sea. There is a part of the sea that washes up on the sands of my life. I can bathe in it. It lulls me to ...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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I Love A Story Told By Ralph Craddock. In ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jul 2, 2002
Summary: ILL. I love a story told by Ralph Craddock. In one of his lectures he tells about a time when he says that God revealed Himself in a very special way. He said that he was riding in the non-smoking section of an airplane, where he always sat...
Category: Humor
based on 27 ratings
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It Really Seems to Hurt
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jan 25, 2002
Summary: IT REALLY SEEMS TO HURT Philip Yancey tells about an African safari he was on where he saw an old momma giraffe taking care of her offspring. Shortly after he was born, she went over & kicked her offspring, & it looked like she was really hurtin...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6
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In "acts 29," Dr. Terry Teykl Relates That One ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: In "Acts 29," Dr. Terry Teykl relates that one day the mayor of a small city was driving through the city square when he noticed 2 city workers doing something rather unusual. Along one side of the main street, they were working steadily. One of t...
Category: Humor
based on 130 ratings
Scripture: none
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Bill Mccartney Retired As The Head Coach Of The ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: Bill McCartney retired as the head coach of the Colorado football team several years ago. His reason for retirement was not because he was unsuccessful as a coach. His teams had won the national championship. They had been in the top 10 many time...
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I Like The Story About A Rather Legalistic ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. I like the story about a rather legalistic Seminary student who wanted to have a scriptural basis for everything he did. He felt he was on solid ground if he could quote Bible book, chapter & verse to okay his actions. He did all right ...
Category: Humor
based on 130 ratings
Scripture: Ruth 3:1-4:22
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I Heard A Definition Of The Contrast ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. I heard a definition of the contrast between infatuation & love. It says, "Infatuation is when you think your husband is as handsome as Tom Cruse, as amusing as Rodney Daingerfield, as intellectual as Albert Einstein, as devout as Billy Graha...
Category: Stories
based on 29 ratings
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Paul Harvey Made This Comment On One Of His Radio ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: Paul Harvey made this comment on one of his radio programs. He said, "You know, in every Ramada Inn in the U.S. there is an AIDS prevention kit in the drawer of the night-stand." Then he repeated it. He said, "In every Ramada Inn in the U.S., in ...
Category: Stories
based on 50 ratings
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Marguerite Higgins Won A Pulitzer Prize For ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. Marguerite Higgins won a Pulitzer prize for reporting what she heard from an old army sergeant in Korea during the Korean conflict. 15,000 of our soldiers had been dug in for several weeks, facing more than 100,000 communist soldiers on the o...
Category: Stories
based on 35 ratings
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