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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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A Barber In A Small Town Was Busy Cutting Hair ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Oct 23, 2000
Summary: - A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in to get a haircut. And the barber was feeling a bit generous that day, so he said to the cop... "Since you do such a good job protecting us, and watching over us.....
Category: Humor
based on 217 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 5:20-6:7
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There's A Verse Of A Poem That's Stayed In My ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: There’s a verse of a poem that’s stayed in my memory for years - "O God, that bread should be so dear, and flesh and blood should be so cheap." ... John Wesley used to say that if we felt for people in need we ought to feel in our pockets!
Category: Quotes
based on 100 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Couple Of Weeks Ago I Was Listening As My Dad ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: A couple of weeks ago I was listening as my Dad talked about what it is like to live on a fixed income, now that he is retired. "Fixed income," I said, "I’d love for my income to be fixed, lately I’ve been thinking it was broken."
Category: Humor
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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An Online Survey Revealed That, While The ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: An Online survey revealed that, while the average donation to beggars was less than 30 cents, the average daily donation to a panhandler is $56, ranging from a low $15 to $100 per day, or a surprising $30,000 a year untaxed for a few fortunate ones ...
Category: Statistics
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Woody Allen Said "money Is Better Than Poverty, ...
Shared By: Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Summary: Woody Allen said "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
Category: Humor
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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A Group Of Well-intentioned People Met To Discuss ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: A group of well-intentioned people met to discuss ways and means of helping a friend who had been down on his luck recently. Knowing him to be an extremely proud person, who would not accept money, they decided to arrange a bogus raffle. They told h...
Category: Humor
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Did You Know That The First Modern-day Lottery ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: - Did you know that the first modern-day lottery was started in 1963 in the state of New Hampshire. And now there are 37 states who have lotteries, including Illinois. And in 1997, statewide lotteries suckered $16 Billion dollars from Americans. ...
Category: Statistics
based on 114 ratings
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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One Winters Night In 1935. Laguardia - - The ...
Shared By: George Rennau on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: One winters night in 1935. LaGuardia - - the mayor of New York city showed up at a night court in the poorest ward in the city. He dismissed the judge and took over the bench. That night a tattered old women was brought before him for stealing a l...
Category: Stories
based on 104 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Heard During A Sermon At Bible Conference At ...
Shared By: Dennis Clark on Feb 23, 2001
Summary: (Heard during a sermon at Bible conference at Camp Zion in Myrtle MS) A woman came to the alter bitterly weeping and confessed to her pastor,"Preacher, I ain’t been doing nothen ’round here, and I’m fixen to stop it!"
Category: Humor
based on 161 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Man On Vacation Was Strolling Along Outside ...
Shared By: Scott Carson on Mar 29, 2001
Summary: A man on vacation was strolling along outside his hotel in Acapulco, enjoying the sunny Mexican weather. Suddenly, he was attracted by the screams of a woman kneeling in front of a child. The man knew enough Spanish to determine that the boy had swa...
Category: Humor
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Heard A Story The Other Day About A Hobo Who ...
Shared By: Robert Rust on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: I heard a story the other day about a hobo who walked up to the front door of a big farmhouse, and knocked on the door until the owner answered. The hobo said, “Sir, could I please have something to eat ? I haven’t had a meal in days.&#8...
Category: Humor
based on 139 ratings
Scripture: none
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Income Tax
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Apr 3, 2001
Summary: From Reader’s Digest: It’s time to pay my income tax And, brother, that’s no joke. For after paying IRS I find that I R broke! —Jerry Henderson in Lubbock, Texas, Avalanche-Journal As April 15 draweth nigh, My sp...
Category: Humor
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 8:36
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Top 10 Signs You are Broke
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE BROKE 10. American Express calls and says: "Leave home without it!" 9. You’re formulating a plan to rob the food bank. 8. Long distance companies don’t call you to switch. 7. You rob Peter...and then rob Paul. ...
Category: Humor
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: none
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Mother Teresa Visited Australia. A New Recruit ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: Mother Teresa visited Australia. A new recruit to the Franciscan order in Australia was assigned to be her guide and “gofer” during her stay. “Thrilled and excited at the prospect of being so close to this woman, he dreamed of ho...
Category: Stories
based on 104 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Congo, Poor People Who Have Nothing To ...
Shared By: Tim Gibson on May 18, 2001
Summary: In the Congo, poor people who have nothing to give when the Church offering is taken will dip their hand in the offering plate to symbolize the giving of themselves. There’s also a story of a little crippled girl with a crutch who came to chur...
Category: Stories
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: *other
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My Favorite Bible Teacher, Steve Brown, Really ...
Shared By: Dana Chau on Aug 30, 2001
Summary: My favorite Bible teacher, Steve Brown, really understands the problem of "Prosperity Theology," the belief that God wants us to be wealthy, healthy and happy all the time. He says, "I just can’t see how things could be so good for the follow...
Category: Quotes
based on 81 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-8
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There Once Was A Man Who Very Adamantly Believed ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 20, 2001
Summary: There once was a man who very adamantly believed in living by faith. He believed that, so long as he prayed in Jesus’ name, believing in faith that God would provide his need, he would receive whatever he asked for. One day he stood up in church a...
Category: Humor
based on 225 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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One Family Habitually Prayed, "come Lord Jesus Be ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Dec 3, 2001
Summary: One family habitually prayed, "Come Lord Jesus be our guest and let this food to us be blessed. Amen" One day the smallest boy in the family looked up at his Dad and said, "Dad, every evening we ask Jesus to come and be our guest, but He never comes...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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C. H. Spurgeon Preached Once A Each Year For His ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: C. H. Spurgeon preached once a each year for his orphans. At that great meeting many would come to hear the famous preacher, and an offering would be received for the orphanage. After one of these meetings he was leaving the sanctuary when one of th...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Some Years Ago Before The Death Of Mother ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Some years ago before the death of Mother Theresa, a television special depicted the grim human conditions that were a part of her daily life. It showed all the horror of the slums of Calcutta and her love for these destitute people. The producer in...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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Compassion's Reward
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: COMPASSION'S REWARD Born over sixty years ago in Yugoslavia, she responded to God’s call on her life while still a teenager. A missionary’s strong challenge to give her life to teaching in India resulted in her appointment to the city of Cal...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: none
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When You Have Nothing Left But God, Then For The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: When you have nothing left but God, then for the first time you become aware that God is enough. -- Maude Royden
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: none
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What Will You Give?
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: WHAT WILL YOU GIVE? On one of Matthew Rogers' recent work trips to the Dominican Republic, everyone in the group was encouraged to leave behind any clothes or gear they didn’t want, because someone there could certainly use them. He was just goin...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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Obesity or Poverty
Shared By: SermonCentral on Feb 25, 2002
Summary: OBESITY OR POVERTY A February 2002 issue of National Geographic says the Worldwatch Institute has issued its annual State of the World report. Almost every global environmental indicator has worsened over the last ten years and the gap between ...
Category: Quotes
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Early 1900's Through The 1960's Broadway ...
Shared By: Guy Caley on Mar 3, 2002
Summary: In the early 1900’s through the 1960’s Broadway Presbyterian Church was a powerful witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Upper Manhattan, but from the 1960’s to the 1990’s a subtle change began to take place, a change in emphasis stole in as mass...
Category: Stories
based on 59 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: Exodus 8:28
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A Vacation of Compassion
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 14, 2002
Summary: A VACATION OF COMPASSION In 1958, 35 year old Englishwoman Anita Goulden went on holiday to Peru to visit her brother. Anita was a widowed, single mother who owned two haberdasheries in Manchester, England. She was about to go home by way ...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: none
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Last Month Charlie Summers, The Pastor Of Seigle ...
Shared By: Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 20, 2002
Summary: Last month Charlie Summers, the pastor of Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, wrote an op–ed piece for The Observer that I wish I’d written. Charlie stands in an interesting place. He’s got one foot planted among the poorest folks in C...
Category: Quotes
based on 43 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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In An Article In Time Magazine On Global Poverty, ...
Shared By: Steven Simala Grant on May 28, 2002
Summary: In an article in Time Magazine on global poverty, specifically on the efforts of rock star Bono of the group U2, March 4, 2002: The model for a new approach is Jubilee 2000, which campaigned with great success to reduce developing world debt. Ju...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none