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Owen Bourgaize avatar
I've Been Reading "the Journal Of John Wesley". ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: I’ve been reading "The Journal of John Wesley". In the entry for 24th May 1738, he wrote a detailed account of his spiritual pilgrimage. As a young boy in the family of a clergyman he had been "carefully taught" that salvation could only be obtain...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 63:1-64:10
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Max Lucado Says That One Of The Most Difficult ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Summary: Max Lucado says that one of the most difficult truths he has had to come to grips with is that God’s grace is big enough to extend to someone like Jeffery Dahmer. If you recall, Dahmer was the young murderer in Milwaukee a few years ago who cu...
Category: Stories
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In 1988, The Houston School District Nominated ...
Shared By: David Daniels on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: In 1988, the Houston School district nominated bus driver Lillie Baltrip for a safe-driving award. As she was driving a busload of her colleagues to the awards ceremony, she turned a corner too sharply and flipped the bus over sending herself and 16...
Category: Stories
based on 118 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Most Important Figure Of The Reformation Was ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: The most important figure of the Reformation was a monk by the name of Martin Luther (1483-1546). Luther was a man full of self-doubt, guilt, and worry. In his early 20s, Martin Luther was nearly struck by lightning while crossing an open field duri...
Category: Stories
based on 93 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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St. John Of The Cross (1542-1591) Said, "a ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) said, "A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things."
Category: Quotes
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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I Saw A Peanuts Cartoon. Charlie Brown And Linus ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: I saw a Peanuts cartoon. Charlie Brown and Linus are inside all bundled up and Snoopy’s out in the cold shivering in front of his empty dog dish. Charlie and Linus are having a discussion on how sad it is that Snoopy is hungry and cold. "He...
Category: Humor
based on 172 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 2:14-17
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I Used The Famous Gene Kelly Scene From Singing ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: I used the famous Gene Kelly scene from Singing in the Rain as an illustration of Romans 5:17. The Sermon title was Singing in the Reign. Kelly’s dance was full of the child-like love we can feel and experience in knowing that God has freely...
Category: Movies / Videos
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Too Many People Come To Church Three Times ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 31, 2001
Summary: Too many people come to Church three times primarily. They're Baptized, they get married, and they have their funeral service at the Church.The first time they throw water on you, the second time rice the third time dirt!
Category: Humor
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Just Before The Death Of Actor W.c. Fields, A ...
Shared By: R. Darrel Davis on Jun 16, 2001
Summary: Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited Fields? hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. Asked what he was doing with a Bible, Fields replied, "I?m looking for loopholes."
Category: Quotes
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Young Boy Was Sitting On The Front Row ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 6, 2001
Summary: A young boy was sitting on the front row watching a ventriloquist perform with his dummy on his lap. Interacting with the boy, the dummy proceeded to ask the boy questions and talk with him. Thinking that the boy had found a new friend, he approac...
Category: Stories
based on 58 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 2:14-26
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Andy Was Raised In A Christian Home And Knows All ...
Shared By: Daryl Bahn on Jul 7, 2001
Summary: Andy was raised in a Christian home and knows all about God—but lately he’s wandered away. He’s become more concerned about “keeping up with the Joneses” and keeping up with the bills. Church has become less important, ...
Category: Stories
based on 87 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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In Other Words, We Begin Our Christian Life In ...
Shared By: Bill Sullivan on Jul 11, 2001
Summary: In other words, we begin our Christian life in God’s grace, and then quickly abandon grace, and try to live our life, and almost to continue to earn our salvation, - by what we do, by our works. Author Jerry Bridges puts it like this: "We tend to...
Category: Quotes
based on 74 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
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A Church Educational Worker Was Sent To A ...
Shared By: Rodney Byrd on Jul 12, 2001
Summary: A church educational worker was sent to a community once to help a Sunday school take a religious census. In one home, he was asking the mother of the house the routine questions: “Are you a church member?”, “What church?”,...
Category: Stories
based on 95 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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G. Campbell Morgan Said That At A Great Meeting ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Aug 3, 2001
Summary: G. Campbell Morgan said that at a great meeting in Manchester, England, Holman Hunt’s beautiful picture of "Christ Knocking at the Door" was thrown upon the screen. "Why don’t they let Him in?" a twelve-year-old boy excitedly asked his f...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Lot Of People Are Leaving The Church And Going ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 8, 2001
Summary: "A lot of people are leaving the church and going back to God." Lenny Bruce
Category: Quotes
based on 72 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Harry Houdini, The Famed Escape Artist Issued A ...
Shared By: Rita Sims on Aug 22, 2001
Summary: Harry Houdini, the famed escape artist issued a challenge wherever he went. He could be locked in any jail cell in the country, he claimed, and set himself free quickly and easily. Always he kep his promise, but one time something went wrong. Hou...
Category: Stories
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Good Won’t Get You There, Feda H. ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2001
Summary: [Good Won’t Get You There, Feda H. Babinski] I’m standing there in front of gates like none I’ve ever found They shine like golden ribbons as they glide across the ground I see the stairs that never end how brilliantly they gl...
Category: Stories
based on 113 ratings
Scripture: none
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Below Standard
Shared By: Marcus Naugler on Nov 21, 2001
Summary: BELOW STANDARD Two cows were grazing alongside a highway when a tank-truck of milk on its way to the distributor happened to pass. On one side of the truck in big red letters was a sign that read, "Pasteurized, homogenized, standardized, Vitami...
Category: Humor
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: John 3:1-21
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The Story of Lawyer and a Doctor
Shared By: James O. Davis on Dec 5, 2001
Summary: The Story of Lawyer and a Doctor Recently, in the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer’s Journal there were various list of questions that lawyers have been known to ask in court. Here is such series of questions: Question: Doctor, before you...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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You Cannot Go On Being A Good Egg Forever. You ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 10, 2001
Summary: You cannot go on being a good egg forever. You must either hatch or rot. -- C.S. Lewis
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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One Critic Said He Had Gone To Many Churches And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 10, 2001
Summary: One critic said he had gone to many churches and heard the preacher say, "Don’t try to impress God with your works" or "Don’t attempt to please God with your merits" or "Don’t try to keep the rules and regulations and thus win your way." He looked a...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Faith Is Seeing The Invisible, But Not The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Faith is seeing the invisible, but not the nonexistent. — A.W. Tozer
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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Adam Failed, Jesus Nailed, Grace ...
Shared By: Patrick Morley on Jan 21, 2002
Summary: "Adam failed, Jesus nailed, Grace prevailed."
Category: Quotes
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Pharisees And Teachers Of The Law Competed ...
Shared By: Troy Mason on Feb 6, 2002
Summary: The Pharisees and teachers of the law competed with one another in strictness. They had atomized God’s law into 613 rules and bolstered these with 1,521 emendations (Yancey 132). We can see the length to which this went from the following facts....
Category: Quotes
based on 17 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Don't You Go To Walmart With Hypocrites? Why ...
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 2, 2002
Summary: Don’t you go to Walmart with Hypocrites? Why can’t go to church with them?
Category: Stories
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Sophomore
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on May 24, 2002
Summary: Do you know the meaning of the word "sophomore?" The word sophomore comes from two Greek words "sophos" and "moros." "Sophos" means to be wise. "Moros" is the word from which we get the world "moron." "Moros" means stupid, blockhead, or fool...
Category: Humor
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Some People Have Just Enough Religion To Make ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Jun 1, 2002
Summary: “Some people have just enough religion to make themselves miserable” –Harry Emerson Fosdick.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Faith And Works Should Travel Side-by-side, Step ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Jun 6, 2002
Summary: Faith and works should travel side-by-side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again—until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: James 2:14-26
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The Percentage Of American Adults Who Preferred ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
Summary: The percentage of American adults who preferred no religion in 1991 was 7 percent and that figure doubled to 14 percent in 1998, say Michael Hout and Claude S. Fischer, professors of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. - American S...
Category: Statistics
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Salvation Depends Upon Christ's Work For Us, ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Salvation depends upon Christ’s work for us, while rewards depend upon our works for Christ. Milburn Cockrell.
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none