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Frank Gallagher avatar
We've All Read And Heard These Bible Verses About ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
Summary: We’ve all read and heard these Bible verses about the shepherds before, taught by pastors and Sunday School teachers at Christmas time. We can even hear these verses on TV each year if we watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Charlie Brown spends the...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Mark 1:1-8
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Terry Waite, Who Was A Hostage In Lebanon For ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Dec 10, 2000
Summary: Terry Waite, who was a hostage in Lebanon for five long years, tells in his autobiography, how for month after month he was kept chained hand and foot. Most of his clothes were taken from him, his shoes and even his watch. For hours at a time he c...
Category: Stories
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Kyle Meador avatar
There Was A Art Contest Held In A Local School ...
Shared By: Kyle Meador on Dec 18, 2000
Summary: There was a art contest held in a local school one Christmas season a few years ago in East Texas. One of the prize winners was a picture drawn by a nine year old boy showing three men, offering gifts to the baby Jesus in his manger. What made the p...
Category: Humor
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The New Testament Word “worthy” Or ...
Shared By: Donald Walker, Jr. on Dec 21, 2000
Summary: The New Testament word “worthy” or “worth” basically refers to weight. It refers to a time when people did business with coins that were minted with the exact amount of metal that the coin declared to be its value. To put i...
Category: Stories
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Bill Sullivan avatar
Singer Michael Card Wrote A Song Called The ...
Shared By: Bill Sullivan on Dec 7, 2000
Summary: Singer Michael Card wrote a song called The Promise, and he wrote a little Christmas devotional on this theme: He noted: Christianity is founded on a promise. Faith involves waiting on a promise. Our hope is based on a promise. Promises ...
Category: Quotes
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The Candy Cane
Shared By: Rob Ross on Dec 26, 2000
Summary: The CandyCane A Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began ...
Category: Stories
based on 203 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:6
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God Sent Me a Gift
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Dec 31, 2000
Summary: Ralph Wilson "God sent a gift one Christmas morn,a wondrous gift,a precious gift. God sent a gift one Christmas morn by peasant maid and craftsman hand. God sent a gift one Christmas morn and wrapped it up in swaddling clothes, For me, He d...
Category: Quotes
based on 148 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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Again, There’s A Great Deal Of Internet ...
Shared By: Kyle Meador on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: Again, there’s a great deal of Internet research and revisionist thinking going on about these characters in the Christmas story. Some of have suggested that things would have been considerably different if these wise men had actually instead ...
Category: Humor
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A Recent Poll By The Barna Research Group In ...
Shared By: Chris Appleby on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: a recent poll by the Barna Research Group in America found that only 37% of adults thought the birth of Jesus is the most important aspect of Christmas. 44% of the respondents said family time is the most important part of the Christmas celebration....
Category: Statistics
based on 185 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
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When Chances Come by Willo Lou Clark
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 14, 2001
Summary: "When Chances Come" BY Willo Lou Clark If you had been a lowly shepherd who heard the angels sing, Would you have left your sheep alone to find the baby King? If you had been the innkeeper - pressed & hurried since the dawn, Would you have do...
Category: Quotes
based on 176 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14
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In 1994, Two Christian Missionaries Answered An ...
Shared By: Rob Short on Apr 7, 2001
Summary: In 1994, two Christian missionaries answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics in a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run pr...
Category: Stories
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Every December, My Wife Diane Wears A Little ...
Shared By: Rick Bartosik on May 29, 2001
Summary: Every December, my wife Diane wears a little golden pin on her United Airlines uniform. It’s a beautiful pin depicting the three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem. In her work as a flight attendant, people will sometimes comment on th...
Category: Stories
based on 123 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Missionary Had Arrived In A Small Chinese ...
Shared By: Danny Pinksen on Jun 28, 2001
Summary: A missionary had arrived in a small Chinese town. After she arrived, she soon noticed that a gang of bandits had just destroyed the little town and everything in it. Then a native Christian, showed the missionary the ruins of his home; a burnt roof ...
Category: Stories
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none
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Here Is A Parody Of Luke's Account Of The Birth ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: Here is a parody of Luke’s account of the birth of Christ, that really underscores just how far our world has let the true meaning of Christmas slip away from them. "And there were in the same country children keeping watch over there stockings by...
Category: Stories
based on 153 ratings
Scripture: none
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Why Did the Magi Come?
Shared By: William Matthews on Nov 20, 2001
Summary: Why did the Magi come? They were looking for “Messiah the Prince” of Daniel’s prophecy An examination of Daniel’s prophecy shows why they expected Jesus at this time Daniel 9:24-26 - “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon ...
Category: Statistics
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 13:21-24:24
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I Believe That A Picture Of Jesus' Birth Has Been ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2001
Summary: I believe that a picture of Jesus’ birth has been painted throughout the years of a quiet and calm night in which everything was still and hushed. I don’t think so. Let’s think about if for a moment. What if every man in this country had to go bac...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Praise Him in My Heart
Shared By: David DeWitt on Dec 4, 2001
Summary: PRAISE HIM IN MY HEART Praise God for Christmas. Praise Him for the incarnation, for the word made flesh. I will not sing of shepherds watching flocks on frosty nights, or angel choristers. I will not sing of a stable bare in Bethlehe...
Category: Quotes
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
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Dearest Jesus, Holy Child
Shared By: David DeWitt on Dec 4, 2001
Summary: DEAREST JESUS, HOLY CHILD Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled, Within my heart, that it may be A quiet chamber kept for Thee. My heart for very joy doth leap, My lips no more can silence keep, I too must si...
Category: Quotes
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
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Max Lucado In His Book, The Applause Of Heaven, ...
Shared By: John Kah on Dec 6, 2001
Summary: Max Lucado in his book, The Applause of Heaven, puts it like this: "A small cathedral outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus. Behind a high altar in the church is a cave, a little cavern lit by sliver lamps. You can enter the ma...
Category: Stories
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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An Australian Primary School Banned A Teacher ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 10, 2001
Summary: An Australian primary school banned a teacher after she told a class of six year olds that Santa Claus does not exist. Angry parents from the Corowa public school demanded action when some children arrived home in tears after a reserve teacher, o...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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On February 24, 1948, One Of The Most Unusual ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Dec 13, 2001
Summary: "On February 24, 1948, one of the most unusual operations in medical history took place in Ohio State University’s department of research surgery. A stony sheath was removed from around the heart of Harry Besharra, a man thirty years of age. When on...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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I Didn't Go and See
Shared By: Steve Malone on Dec 17, 2001
Summary: I DIDN'T GO AND SEE The story is about shepherd who was a youth on that first Christmas night. And now he is old and as his grandson sits on his knee he recalls that night, "A long, long time ago, when I was a little more than a boy, I was out o...
Category: Stories
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: none
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Robert Fulghum In It Was On Fire When I Lay Down ...
Shared By: Scott Sharpes on Dec 18, 2001
Summary: Robert Fulghum in It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, tells a story involving his daughter, Molly. One day, as Fulghum was ready to leave for work, Molly handed him two brown paper sacks. In one was his lunch. What was in the other was a mystery...
Category: Stories
based on 41 ratings
Denomination: Nazarene
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-7
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Goodness That Lasts
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Dec 20, 2001
Summary: GOODNESS THAT LASTS A little girl said she liked Santa Claus better than Jesus because "you have to be good for Santa only at Christmas but for Jesus you have to be good all the time." Much of the Christmas observance at church is not far rem...
Category: Quotes
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: none
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For Always
Shared By: Jim Kane on Dec 23, 2001
Summary: FOR ALWAYS In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on Biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and poli...
Category: Stories
based on 228 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: Luke 2:6-7
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Frank Shaut Jr. Told Me That He Arranged For Him ...
Shared By: Aaron Burgess on Dec 29, 2001
Summary: Frank Shaut Jr. told me that he arranged for him and his wife Heather to honeymoon in the beautiful Poconos in Pennsylvania. The town nearest the Poconos is a small village Bethlehem, PA. And so Frank called to reserve a room but he was told that ...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Better Than Shopping
Shared By: Jim Kane on Jan 1, 2002
Summary: BETTER THAN SHOPPING It was a few days before Christmas on the Oregon coast. Two men whose families lived next door opted to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. An unexpected storm surprised the weekend sailors. Before lo...
Category: Humor
based on 34 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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It Came Without Packages, Boxes, or Bags
Shared By: Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
Summary: IT CAME WITHOUT PACKAGES, BOXES, OR BAGS "Fa-who-for-ay; da-who-dor-ay; welcome, Christmas, come this way; Fa-who-for-ay; da-who-dor-ay; welcome, Christmas, Christmas day." They continue, singing, "Christmas day is in our grasp so long as ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Many Years Ago I Went To See A Theatrical ...
Shared By: Howard Tyas on Jan 7, 2002
Summary: Many years ago I went to see a theatrical production called Cotton Patch Gospel, a musical about the life of Jesus with an Appalachian, country-western twist. It was based on Clarence Jordan’s paraphrase of the New Testament, by the same name. It ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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This Story Never Held Much Attraction For Me ...
Shared By: Howard Tyas on Jan 7, 2002
Summary: This story never held much attraction for me until I saw it recreated a number of years ago on a television mini-series entitled, “Jesus of Nazareth.” The whole series, I thought, was a particularly authentic portrayal of the life of Jesus, but see...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none