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Brian Mavis avatar
Unwanted
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: Mother Teresea “We have drugs for people with diseases like leprosy. But these drugs do not treat the main problem, the disease of being unwanted. That’s what my sisters hope to provide. The sick and poor suffer even more from rejection than materi...
Category: Quotes
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: none
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How to Catch a Monkey
Shared By: Doug Sanders on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: HOW TO CATCH A MONKEY Native hunters in the jungles of Africa have a clever way of trapping monkeys. They slice a coconut in two, hollow it out, and in one half of the shell cut a hole just big enough for a monkey’s hand to pass through. Then ...
Category: Humor
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One Fine Spring Sunday Morning, A Priest Was ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 20, 2001
Summary: One fine Spring Sunday morning, a Priest was gazing out of a rectory window at a nearby Trout Stream. "Today would be a good day to sneak off and go fishing", he thought. The weather was perfect, his fly rod had new string, he had very recently hear...
Category: Humor
based on 169 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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They Died in the Service
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. ...
Category: Humor
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A High School Girl Wrote The Following Letter To ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jun 19, 2001
Summary: A high school girl wrote the following letter to a friend: I attended your church yesterday. Although you had invited me, you were not there. I looked for you, hoping to sit with you. I sat alone. A stranger, I wanted to sit near the back of ...
Category: Stories
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One Older Pastor Gave Some Great Advise To ...
Shared By: David Fox on Nov 15, 2001
Summary: One older pastor gave some great advise to younger ministers, He said, “Trust the people in your pew’s. they are smarter than you are…that is why you’re the pastor!”
Category: Humor
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Why They Serve Coffee
Shared By: Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
Summary: WHY THEY SERVE COFFEE Some of the most humorous and enlightening moments in our lives center around eating and drinking. Take for instance the interaction between a pastor and young boy in a certain congregation. It seems this particular cong...
Category: Humor
based on 172 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: Mark 14:37
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What Difference Does It Make?
Shared By: David Salisbury on Oct 2, 2002
Summary: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? The job of the church is not to impact the church, but to impact the world. It’s like a huddle in a football game. 67,000 people don’t pay $25.00 a ticket to watch the Titans huddle. What if you went to a Titans ...
Category: Humor
based on 256 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
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Drug Problem
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 6, 2003
Summary: DRUG PROBLEM A little old lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Every day he would help her gather things from her car or help her in her yard. One day, the old lady finally ask the young man, "Son, how did you become such a ...
Category: Humor
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A Perfect Preacher
Shared By: David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
Summary: A PERFECT PREACHER After hundreds of years, a model preacher has been found to suit everyone. He preaches exactly 20 minutes and then sits down. He condemns sin but never hurts anyone. He works from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In every type of work fr...
Category: Humor
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This Is My Church
Shared By: Rob Ross on Apr 9, 2003
Summary: This Is My Church It is composed of people just like me. It will be friendly if I am. It will do a great work if I work. It will make generous gifts to many causes if I am generous. It will bring others into its fellowship if I bring them. Its...
Category: Quotes
based on 35 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Ways to Know Your Church Is Unfriendly
Shared By: Ken Kersten on Jun 3, 2003
Summary: Ways to know your church is unfriendly. When the sign out front says – For members only When the parking lot has a sign that says – unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owners expense. When the church lobby has a sign that says –...
Category: Humor
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Once A Young Man Kneeled Before A Beautiful ...
Shared By: Mike Hamilton on Oct 28, 2003
Summary: Once a young man kneeled before a beautiful young woman beside a placid lake. “Darling,” he said, “I want you to know that I love you more than life. I want you to marry me. I’m not a wealthy man. I don’t have a yacht, a Rolls-Royce or lots of m...
Category: Humor
based on 28 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Bible Says That "today Is The Day Of ...
Shared By: Kenneth Squires on Nov 4, 2003
Summary: The Bible says that “Today is the day of salvation.” Author Anne Lamott tells about a 7 year old girl who got lost in a big city. The girl frantically ran up and down several streets, looking for a familiar landmark. A policeman saw the girl, realiz...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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In A Church I Used To Attend, Two Friends Of ...
Shared By: Paul Wallace on Sep 6, 2004
Summary: In a church I used to attend, two friends of mine had a broken relationship. One did some work for the other one, and it wasn’t acceptable when it was finished. They haven’t spoken since, and they attend the same church. One is a believer and one...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Win Arn, A Leading Church Consultant Conducted A ...
Shared By: Martin Kim on Oct 5, 2004
Summary: Win Arn, a leading church consultant conducted a survey: He surveyed members of nearly a thousand churches asking the question, “Why does the church exit?? The results? Of the church members surveyed, 89 percent said, “The church’s purpose is to ...
Category: Statistics
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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This Story Was Related By Donald Grey Barnhouse. ...
Shared By: Lou Nicholes on Mar 28, 2005
Summary: This story was related by Donald Grey Barnhouse. Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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A Mucker Kind Of Love!" 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Apr 5, 2005
Summary: “A Mucker Kind of Love!” 1 Peter 1:22-25 Key verse(s) 22:“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.” Where self is involved, there is no af...
Category: Stories
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The Church Is Called The Body Of Christ. Have ...
Shared By: Greg Warren on May 4, 2005
Summary: The church is called the body of Christ. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if the members of our physical bodies behaved like the members of the spiritual body sometimes do? HEART - "You know, I’m just stuck in a rut. For the l...
Category: Humor
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J. B. Phillips Writes In The Preface To The ...
Shared By: Duane Smith on Jul 18, 2005
Summary: J. B. Phillips writes in the preface to The Young Church in Action, that one cannot spend several months in close study of this book, “without being profoundly stirred and, to be honest, disturbed. The reader is stirred,” he says, “because he is se...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Acts 2:1-47
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Ever Heard Of The "bowling Alone Syndrome" Or ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 5, 2006
Summary: Ever heard of the "bowling alone syndrome" or "refrigerator rights?" If not, that makes you an average out-of-touch-with-pop-culture American. Society is changing and every ministry and marketer needs to adapt or die. Here are three vital new soc...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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During The 1960s, Psychologist Walter Mischel ...
Shared By: Grant van Boeschoten on Jun 13, 2007
Summary: During the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted what became known as "the marshmallow test" with four-year-olds in the preschool at Stanford University. The object of the exercise was to assess each preschooler’s ability to delay gratificati...
Category: Stories
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Peggy Noonan, Speech Writer For Ronald Reagan, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Peggy Noonan, speech writer for Ronald Reagan, relates a story about Frances Green, an eighty-three-year old woman who lived by herself on Social Security in a town just outside of San Francisco, California. Peggy was very poor, but for eight years ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Life-Saving Stations
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Mar 16, 2008
Summary: ILLUSTRATION: On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a little life-saving station. The building was primitive, and there was just one boat, but the members of the life-saving station were committed and kept a constant ...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: Matthew 9:37-38
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A Good Friend Of Mine, Who Has Been Sober And ...
Shared By: Daryl Grimes on Sep 25, 2009
Summary: A good friend of mine, who has been sober and drug-free now for many, many years shared his testimony with me several years ago. After being caught in the 1970’s as a teenager with cocaine his dream of becoming a Major League Baseball Player was ove...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Tourist Asks Tour Guide At Westminster Abbey An ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 24, 2009
Summary: Tourist Asks Tour Guide at Westminster Abbey an Important Question The story is told that one day a tour guide was taking people around Westminster Abbey, probably the most famous church in England. The guide pointed out the ancient Abbey’s beautie...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 15:16
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Let’s Look At Two Scenarios About The ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jan 12, 2010
Summary: Let’s look at two scenarios about the importance of actions, or lack of actions and how we impact a person searching for the truth. T.S. - Let’s explore what the church should look like to people who are seeking a spiritual encounter with the Lor...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Change
Shared By: Larry Wilson on Aug 7, 2010
Summary: Bound by Tradition Warren Wiersbe tells us, “Over the years I have seen churches . . . flounder and almost destroy themselves in futile attempts to embalm the past and escape the future. Their theme song was, ‘As it was in the beginning, so shall ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Blood Flows in the Bomokande
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 20, 2011
Summary: BLOOD FLOWS IN THE BOMOKANDE In November 1964, anarchy broke out in the Belgian Congo. Assemblies of God missionary J. W. Tucker knew he was at risk, but he stayed where God had placed him. One day, a mob attacked and killed him with sticks, clu...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 12:20-34