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Coffee Doesn't Trust Me
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 25, 2014
Summary: My pet finch Coffee runs into a serious problem once in a while. Her claws grow so long she loses the ability to control them. They get stuck in the nest and she can’t get them out. Once we found her nearly dead, hanging for hours upside down with o...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 8:28
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JESUS ​​MURIO POR MARYTAMBIEN
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: JESUS MURIO POR MARÍA TAMBIEN - Comunión Meditación Marcos Lowry , un comediante cristiano, observó que el silencio de María en la cruz siempre le asombraba. Si estuviera siendo crucificado en medio de la ciudad , su madre habría "inclinada un aj...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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PROFUNDIZAR EN LA TIERRA
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: PROFUNDIZAR EN LA TIERRA Una familia se encuentra de vacaciones fuera en el lago un verano. Papá había sido puttering cabo por la casa del barco . Dos de sus hijos , un niño de 12 años y un niño de 3 años de edad estaban jugando a lo largo del mu...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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LA TORMENTA DE NAVIDAD
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: LA TORMENTA DE NAVIDAD : Una parábola moderna por Paul Harvey "Se trata de un hombre moderno , uno de nosotros , que no era un scrooge , fue amable, decente sobre todo buen hombre , generoso con su familia, en posición vertical en su trato con lo...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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TIENE que agacharse
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: TIENE que agacharse El anuncio fue primero a los pastores. Ellos no piden a Dios si estaba seguro de que sabía lo que estaba haciendo . El ángel había ido a los teólogos , tendrían que primero consultó sus comentarios. Si hubiera ido a la elite ,...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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Un Desfile de Navidad
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: Una Escuela Dominical estaba poniendo en un desfile de Navidad que incluía la historia de María y José llegando a la posada. Uno de los chicos quería muchísimo ser José , pero cuando las partes se entregaron , un niño que no le gustaba que se le dio...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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Regalo de Navidad
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: Regalo de navidad Fue el día después de Navidad en una iglesia de San Francisco. Pastor Mike estaba mirando la escena de la natividad al aire libre cuando se dio cuenta de que el bebé Jesús había desaparecido de las figuras. Inmediatamente, el...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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LA NUEVA LAVAVAJILLAS
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: LA NUEVA LAVAVAJILLAS En el cuarto año de su despido de su trabajo , papá le dio a mamá un lavaplatos para la Navidad. Usted tiene que entender la magnitud del don : Nuestra antigua casa tenía su cableado y la plomería original, y tampoco pudo...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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Obedience Is What ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: OBEDIENCE IS WHAT MATTERS "… If two angels in heaven were given assignments by God at the same time, one of them to go and rule over the greatest nation on earth and the other to go sweep the streets of the dirtiest village, each angel would be c...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Genesis 22:17-18
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Caught in the Barn
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: CAUGHT IN THE BARN During one of his political campaigns, a delegation called on Theodore Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The President met them with his coat off and his sleeves rolled up. "Ah, gentlemen," he said, "come down t...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 5:37
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What Is Culture?
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: WHAT IS CULTURE? What is culture? It is the ways of thinking, living, and behaving that define a people and underlie its achievements. It is a nation’s collective mind, its sense of right and wrong, the way it perceives reality, and its definitio...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Active Vs. Passive Hardening Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE HARDENING OF THE HEART We have to distinguish between active hardening and passive hardening (of the heart). What we have in this verse is an example of God’s punitive judgment against a wicked man. Pharaoh was already wicked. ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 1:24-28
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The Importance of Perspective
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE When I think of perspective I am often reminded of a conversation between me and my son in the summer he turned four. That spring, Mark had asked for a spot in the family garden to call his own. He turned the soil, b...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9
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The Bigger ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: THE BIGGER PICTURE In How Life Imitates the World Series, Dave Bosewell tells a story about Earl Weaver, former manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Sports fans will enjoy how he handled star Reggie Jackson. Weaver had a rule that no one could s...
Category: Stories
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Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9
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I Worry About...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: I WORRY ABOUT... Percentage of people who at least occasionally worry about: Having their car stolen or broken into: 42 Home burglarization when they are not at home: 45 Being the victim of terrorism: 38 Having a school-aged child physical...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Be Worry-Free
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: BE WORRY-FREE In an issue of the AARP Bulletin, readers were asked to respond to the question: What’s your strategy for coping with stress? The answers ranged from "Eat a chocolate chip cookie" to "Have a stiff drink." But Don Betz of Oakdale...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Anxiety Is a Dud
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: ANXIETY IS A DUD What's worse than being trapped behind prison bars? Trying to live while avoiding capture. Sergei was a Latvian prison convict with ten months left to serve on his seven-year burglary sentence, when he decided to escape. But e...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Sinatra's Fear and Worry
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: SINATRA’S FEAR AND WORRY Frank Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, recalls her father’s unceasing drive to succeed and make money, even when his health was at risk: His health was in tatters and his life mired in financial wrangles, but my fathe...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Anxiety Is Love's Greatest Killer. It Makes ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might then a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. Source: Anais Nin
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Hanging Onto the "Bomb"
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: HANGING ONTO THE "BOMB" For four hours he held the cylinder, waiting for rescue or an immediate death. After digging up what appeared to be an unexploded WWI bomb, David Page held on to it, afraid that letting go would detonate the device. Whi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Make Your Home in Me
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: MAKE YOUR HOME IN ME If I’m not abiding in Jesus, then where is it that I abide? I once asked myself. I began to notice that when I was tired or anxious, there were certain sentences I would say in my head that led me to a familiar place. The jou...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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God Works in Tranquility
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 13, 2010
Summary: GOD WORKS IN TRANQUILITY Fuss and feverishness, anxiety, intensity, intolerance, instability, pessimism and wobble, and every kind of hurry and worry--these, even on the highest levels, are signs of the self-made and self-acting soul; the spiritu...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
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Margaret's Story
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 24, 2009
Summary: MARGARET’S STORY A young woman named Margaret had spent decades battling depression and anxiety that were traced back to a horrible day in school when a Teacher, frustrated with her tardiness, made her stand in front of the room and invited all t...
Category: Stories
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Reconciliation: Chancing One's Arm
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: RECONCILIATION: CHANCING ONE’S ARM A. The oldest Christian site in Ireland is said to be St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. (Slide Of St Patrick’s) 1. It is a beautiful edifice, but it also has a interesting piece of history involving one of its...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Too Soft on People?
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: TOO SOFT ON PEOPLE? A preacher named Ron Rose told a woman who came into his office complaining that his sermons always being about forgiveness and grace. She said he needed to come down harder on the sinners and in her words, "nail them." Aft...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 1:15-17
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Andrew Jackson Needs To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: ANDREW JACKSON NEEDS TO REPENT I heard about a famous preacher by the name of Peter Cartwright. He became one of the leaders of what we now refer to as the 2nd Great Awakening. Cartwright personally baptized over 12,000 people during his ministry...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Acts 2:38
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Unknown Inheritances
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: UNKNOWN INHERITANCES A Michigan factory worker, earning less than ten thousand dollars a year, was an unknowing heir to a half-million dollars. When located by an investigator some years after his benefactor’s death, the worker explained that he ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Romans 8:16-17
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Stayed To ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: STAYED TO SERVE Last fall, Baptist deacon Joe Lusi was suspected of spying. Lusi is a physician in Rwanda, right near the border where the refugees cross into Zaire. Joe Lusi is a Zairian, but the Baptist hospital is in Rwanda. Moreover, the gove...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 9:35
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Speak and Spell God
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: SPEAK AND SPELL GOD Mary Farwell of Green Castle, Missouri, told of the time she was listening to her 5-year-old son, Matthew, as he worked on his Speak and Spell™ computer. He was concentrating intensely, typing in words for the computer to say ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 8:19
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As Long As God Is Awake
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 12, 2009
Summary: AS LONG AS GOD IS AWAKE A mother and her little four-year-old daughter were preparing to retire for the night. The child was afraid of the night. The child was afraid of the dark, and the mother, alone with the child, felt fearful also. When ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other