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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
Mark Haines avatar
In 1864, One Of America’s Great Poets, ...
Shared By: Mark Haines on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: In 1864, one of America’s great poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote the poem which became the well-known carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. When I first heard this song, I wondered, “Why does he suddenly shift from joy at h...
Category: Stories
based on 151 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Owen Bourgaize avatar
In A Business Magazine I Read, There Was An ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Dec 6, 2000
Summary: In a business magazine I read, there was an article about a company, imaginary I hope, that was planning its Christmas sales campaign. The board of directors was puzzled how they could beat their competitors, then suddenly the chairman had an idea....
Category: Stories
based on 132 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
A Ten-year Old, Who Was Becoming Quite ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Dec 17, 2000
Summary: A ten-year old, who was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible because of her grandmother’s teaching, asked her grandmother: "Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus? The Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?"
Category: Humor
based on 245 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
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Most Christians Believe The Virgin Birth Is ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Dec 17, 2000
Summary: Most Christians believe the Virgin Birth is true. According to George Barna, 85% of those surveyed believe that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin. He also found that even 75% of the people who do not embrace Jesus as their Savior believe that he ...
Category: Statistics
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 1:1-14
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
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A Small Boy Was Writing A Letter To God About ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Nov 18, 2000
Summary: A small boy was writing a letter to God about the Christmas presents he badly wanted. "I’ve been good for six months now," he wrote. But after a moment’s reflection he crossed out "six months" and wrote "three". After a pause that was crossed out...
Category: Humor
based on 384 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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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
Kyle Meador avatar
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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One Of My Favorite Movies Is The Christmas ...
Shared By: Bruce Emmert on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: One of my favorite movies is the Christmas classic, A Christmas Story, the saga of a little boy named Ralphie Parker growing up in Gary, Indiana of the 1950’s. Ralphie has been drinking Ovaltine for months, saving up box tops so that he could ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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I'd Like To Begin By Telling You A Little Story ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
Summary: I’d like to begin by telling you a little story about something that happened to me this week. I took the minivan in for an oil change at the Chrysler dealer. I was sitting in the waiting room, which was empty except for me and one other man. I was ...
Category: Stories
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Philip Yancey In His Book Disappointment With God ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
Summary: Philip Yancey in his book Disappointment with God wrote this: "Imagine for a moment becoming a baby again: giving up language and muscle coordination, and the ability to eat solid food and control your bladder. God as a fetus! Or imagine yourself be...
Category: Quotes
based on 141 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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Suppose There Was A King Who Loved A Humble ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
Summary: Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. The king was like no other king. Every statesmen trembled before his power. No one dared breathe a word against him, for he had the strength to crush all his opponents. And yet this mighty king was...
Category: Stories
based on 127 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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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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Paul Harvey Tells The Story About A Family On ...
Shared By: Dana Chau on Sep 8, 2001
Summary: Paul Harvey tells the story about a family on Christmas Eve. This family had a tradition where the Mother and children would go to the Christmas Eve service, and the Father would stay home and read the paper. When the family returns home from chur...
Category: Stories
based on 342 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Christmas Shopping, Though Fun, Can Be Difficult. ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Sep 13, 2001
Summary: Christmas shopping, though fun, can be difficult. Did you hear about the guy that bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas? A friend of his said, "I thought she wanted one of thos...
Category: Humor
based on 300 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of A Family Who Lost A ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Oct 10, 2001
Summary: The story is told of a family who lost a 7-year-old son. They experienced all the dynamics of grief as they dealt with the different stages, listening to the counselors & the experts, trying to do everything exactly as it is supposed to be done. A...
Category: Stories
based on 96 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Preacher’s Family Had Started Putting Up ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Oct 10, 2001
Summary: A preacher’s family had started putting up a nativity scene in their front yard. All of them were carrying out the little statues to put in the nativity scene. Finally everything was in place - Mary & Joseph & the manger & the baby, & angels...
Category: Stories
based on 177 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Furnace Keeper
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Oct 11, 2001
Summary: Illus.: “The Furnace Keeper” One of the ancient kings of Persia loved to mingle with his people in disguise. Once, dressed as a poor man, he descended the long flight of stairs, dark and damp to the tiny cellar where the fireman, se...
Category: Stories
based on 214 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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There Is A Rather Poignant Christmas Story About ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 6, 2001
Summary: There is a rather poignant Christmas story about a little girl who watched her mother & dad getting ready for Christmas. To her, it seemed that dad was preoccupied with burdens & bundles, & mom was concerned about parties & presents, & they just ha...
Category: Stories
based on 131 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
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Christmas Is An Exciting Time And Little Sammy ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: Christmas is an exciting time and little Sammy was excited. He was 15 years old and Christmas was still to him a time of wonder. He was a happy child despite his handicap. You see, Sammy was slightly retarded. He still went to school, though he ...
Category: Stories
based on 151 ratings
Scripture: Luke 1:1-2:1
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You Know Christmas is Almost Here
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN: 10) There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree 9) The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham. 8) It’s A Wonderful Life has been shown for the 13th time 7) A trip to th...
Category: Humor
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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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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