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Clark Tanner avatar
It's Not What's Happening Today That Drags A Man ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 8, 2000
Summary: “It’s not what’s happening today that drags a man down. It’s remorse over what happened yesterday, and dread of tomorrow.” - man to bartender on Perry Mason episode.
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
Frank Gallagher avatar
When The Now-famous Poet Elizabeth Barrett Became ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: When the now-famous poet Elizabeth Barrett became the wife of Robert Browning, her parents disowned her because they disapproved of the marriage. Their daughter Elizabeth, however, wrote almost every week, telling them that she loved them and longe...
Category: Stories
Tim Zingale avatar
They Shoot Horses Don’t They". The Movie ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: "They Shoot Horses Don’t They". The movie is about an actress who has a fallen career on the big screen during the 20’s. She enters a dance marathon hoping to win the jackpot and use the money to launch a new movie career. As the maratho...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 95 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Owen Bourgaize avatar
A Vicar Had A Dream. He Was On His Way To Heaven. ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Nov 9, 2000
Summary: A vicar had a dream. He was on his way to heaven. Before him there stretched a long flight of stairs. As he started to go up, he was given a piece of chalk and told that he must put a chalk mark on each of the steps for each sin he had committed. ...
Category: Humor
based on 153 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
Before Her Death, Judy Lawson Became A Spiritual ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Before her death, Judy Lawson became a spiritual Mother of scores of hardened criminals. "On her last Mother’s Day," according to Bill Myers, "she received 40 Mother’s Day cards from men whose life she touched." Her prison ministry began eighteen mo...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Dan Erickson avatar
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
Victor Yap avatar
One Of The Most Powerful Prayers In The Midst Of ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read was uncovered from the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp. Ravensbruck was a concentration camp built in 1939 for women. Over 90,000 women and children perished in Ravensb...
Category: Stories
Richard Jones avatar
Many Years Ago, Executives Of The Time-life ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: Many years ago, executives of the Time-Life publishing organization discovered that the company’s profit margin had shrunk to an alarmingly low level. Consequently, they began an intensive effort to try to cut costs. Efficiency experts sug...
Category: Humor
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 5:7
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The Late Dr. Boice Had Some Interesting Thoughts ...
Shared By: Nathan Robertson, Jr. on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: The late Dr. Boice had some interesting thoughts as to why God’s justice is offensive. In human affairs we rightly value justice and the "wrath" of the judicial system, for they protect us. If by chance we ourselves run afoul of the law, the...
Category: Quotes
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Mark 12:1-12
Timothy Peck avatar
Simple Confession, Profound Forgiveness
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: SIMPLE CONFESSION, PROFOUND FORGIVENESS In 1818 one out of six women who had children died of something called "childbirth fever." A doctor’s daily routine back then started in the dissecting room, where he performed autopsies, and from there he ...
Category: Stories
Timothy Peck avatar
For Many People Today The Spiritual Journey Is ...
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: For many people today the spiritual journey is filled with crushing burdens. I think of the character Rodrigo from the 1986 academy award winning movie The Mission. Rodrigo, played by Robert DeNiro, portrays a slave trader who kills his brother in a...
Category: Movies / Videos
Mary Lewis avatar
We Talk About Forgiveness A Lot. But We Know ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: We talk about forgiveness a lot. But we know very little of it. We have heard the offer so often that we have lost the wonder of it. German scholar Helmut Thielicke said, "It can be the death of our faith if we forget that [forgiveness] is literally...
Category: Quotes
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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You Can Go From Hero To Zero In A Relatively ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: You can go from hero to zero in a relatively short time; just ask Wrong Way Riegels. On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played UCLA in the Rose Bowl. In that game a young man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for UCLA. Picking up the lo...
Category: Stories
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
Mary Lewis avatar
During The War In Vietnam, A Young West Point ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Feb 12, 2001
Summary: During the war in Vietnam, a young West Point graduate was sent over to lead a group of new recruits into battle. He did his job well, trying his best to keep his from ambush and death. But one night when they had been under attack, he was unable to...
Category: Stories
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Jeeva Sam avatar
Several Years Ago The Peanuts Comic Strip Had ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Several years ago the Peanuts comic strip had Lucy and Charlie Brown practicing football. Lucy would hold the ball for Charlie’s placekicking and then Charlie would kick the ball. But every time Lucy had ever held the ball for Charlie, he woul...
Category: Humor
Jeeva Sam avatar
Leonardo Da Vinci, Just Before He Commenced Work ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Leonardo Da Vinci, just before he commenced work on his "Last Supper" had a violent argument with a fellow painter. Leonardo was so bitter that he determined to paint the face of his enemy, the other artist, into the face of Judas, and thus take his...
Category: Stories
based on 165 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 6:27-36
Bruce Howell avatar
One Of Hitler's Bodyguards Was A Man Named Kurt ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Mar 28, 2001
Summary: One of Hitler’s bodyguards was a man named Kurt Wagner. He adored Hitler and reverenced him as a god. At the end of the war, with Hitler a suicide in a Berlin bunker, Kurt’s faith was shattered and he planned a suicide. Going for a final cup of c...
Category: Stories
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Alan Perkins avatar
On April, 1996 There Was An Auction Of Kennedy ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 1, 2001
Summary: On April, 1996 there was an auction of Kennedy memorabilia (the "ultimate garage sale"), which grossed $34.5 million dollars. JFK’s rocking chair sold for $442,500. On of Jackie’s fake pearl necklaces sold for $211,500. A set of golf clubs (just the...
Category: Statistics
based on 116 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Owen Bourgaize avatar
There's A Famous Painting By Rembrandt's Of The ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: There’s a famous painting by Rembrandt’s of The Three Crosses. Those who view have their attention drawn first to the centre cross on which Jesus died. Then they look at the crowd gathered around the foot of that cross, impressed by the various fa...
Category: Stories
based on 130 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Colossians 1:1-8
Evie Megginson avatar
Someone Asked Luther, “do You Feel That ...
Shared By: Evie Megginson on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: Someone asked Luther, “Do you feel that you have been forgiven?” He answered, “No!but I’m as sure as there’s a God in Heaven .” “For feeling come and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving;my warrant is the...
Category: Quotes
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Ted Sutherland avatar
Robert Robinson Had Been Saved Out Of A ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: Robert Robinson had been saved out of a tempestuous life of sin through George Whitfield’s ministry in England. Shortly after that, at the age of twenty-three, Robinson wrote the hymn Come, Thou Fount. Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessi...
Category: Stories
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Larry Sarver avatar
Dr. Karl Menninger, The Famed ...
Shared By: Larry Sarver on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: Illustration: Dr. Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, once said that if he "could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day."
Category: Quotes
based on 115 ratings
Scripture: none
Mark Hensley avatar
Not Too Many Years Ago Newspapers Carried The ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 3, 2001
Summary: Not too many years ago newspapers carried the story of Al Johnson, a Kansas man who came to faith in Jesus Christ. What made his story remarkable was not his conversion, but the fact that as a result of his newfound faith in Christ, he confessed to ...
Category: Stories
based on 127 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
Alan Perkins avatar
There's A Story About W.c. Fields, A Famously ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on May 6, 2001
Summary: There’s a story about W.C. Fields, a famously irreligious man, who near the end of his life was visited by the actor Thomas Mitchell, who found him sitting up in bed reading the Bible. When his amazed friend asked what he was doing, he replied, "loo...
Category: Quotes
based on 105 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Bruce Howell avatar
Have You Ever Been In A Service Where The Music ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on May 9, 2001
Summary: Have you ever been in a service where the music and the message were so powerful, so uplifting that you sensed the glory of His presence? A.H. Ackley wrote about it once: In my failure, sin, and sorrow, brokenhearted, crushed and torn, I have...
Category: Quotes
based on 127 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
Brian Mavis avatar
Sin Is Like Quicksand: Your Own Efforts Only Make ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on May 10, 2001
Summary: Sin is like quicksand: Your own efforts only make you sink deeper. Only an outside hand can pull you out. -- Unknown
Category: Quotes
based on 62 ratings
Scripture: none
Tom Dooley avatar
During The Late 1800’s An English ...
Shared By: Tom Dooley on May 14, 2001
Summary: During the late 1800’s an English evangelist named Henry Moorhouse made several trips to preach in America. On one of those occassions he was taking a walk through a poor section of town when he noticed a small boy coming out of a store...
Category: Stories
based on 152 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Don Haselhuhn avatar
Howland Spencer Wrote An 8 Word Poem, “how ...
Shared By: Don Haselhuhn on May 15, 2001
Summary: Howland Spencer wrote an 8 word poem, “How odd Of God To choose The Jews.” And God did choose the Jews, in the person of Abraham.
Category: Quotes
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Mike  Richardson avatar
A Little Boy Just Got Saved And Sat On A Bench ...
Shared By: Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
Summary: A little boy just got saved and sat on a bench next to old man who looked upset. The little boy said to the man, "Sir, do you need to get saved?" The man startled said abruptly, "I’ll tell you I’ve been a Deacon in this church for over...
Category: Humor
based on 162 ratings
Scripture: none
SermonCentral Staff avatar
I Received This Story In An E-mail, So I Am Not ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 16, 2001
Summary: I received this story in an e-mail, so I am not sure of the original source. A little boy purchased a model sailboat. He was so excited about building the boat. He diligently constructed the boat and was ready to test it on the water. He walked dow...
Category: Stories
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none