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The Usual Suspects Movie
Shared By: Alexier Mayes on Aug 22, 2015
Summary: In the 1995 movie ’The Usual Suspects’ the character Verbal utters these thoughtful words ’ The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone’
Category: Movies / Videos
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When I was a kid
Shared By: Paul Steen on Jul 12, 2014
Summary: When I was a kid, we rode our bikes down the sidewalks and in the streets. We played baseball and football in the street. Summers were especially great because we could play ball until you couldn’t see. We rode in cars with no seat belts or car seat...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 6:17
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Thomas Manton on God's Word and Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 1, 2012
Summary: THOMAS MANTON ON GOD'S WORD AND PRAYER Thomas Manton: Meditation on Scripture supplies us in prayer. Barrenness and leanness of soul is a very great defect, which God's children often complain of. One great reason is because the Word of God d...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:17-18
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The Holy War By John ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jul 27, 2012
Summary: THE HOLY WAR BY JOHN BUNYAN John Bunyan wrote another classic besides Pilgrim’s Progress. It was a book called The Holy War. The focus of the story was the capture of a city called Mansoul. In it Diabolus (the devil) has taken it and the battle rag...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
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The Risk of Defeating the Enemy
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2012
Summary: THE RISK OF DEFEATING THE ENEMY During WWII in PNG as the Australian troops were involved in engaging the Japanese in Milne Bay and some of the regions along the North coast, the Australian troops began to realise that if they waited for all the ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
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Spiritual River Rafting
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jan 5, 2012
Summary: SPIRITUAL RIVER RAFTING The necessary safety equipment for river rafting and spiritual river rafting: i. The Helmet – Helmets protect the most vital and vulnerable part on a person their head – their thinking! 1. Spiritually: We need to be w...
Category: Quotes
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Prayed Into the Kingdom
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 14, 2011
Summary: PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the "God and Country" merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his pap...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18-20
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The World Ruled by Satan Is...
Shared By: Alison Bucklin on Jul 28, 2011
Summary: THE WORLD RULED BY SATAN IS... C. S. Lewis, in "Paradise Lost" (on Milton’s classic about Satan’s fall) describes the world ruled by Satan as one "not only of misery, but also ... of lies, and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobio...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10
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Deceiver
Shared By: Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
Summary: DECEIVER Ephesians 6.10-12 Especially, "schemes of the devil..." Here Paul explains the realities of evil in this world. How different this is from popular ideas about evil. There is a comical view of evil -- the character who wears a red s...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12
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Bullet-Proof Vest of Righteousness
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 27, 2011
Summary: BULLET-PROOF VEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Terry Schafer, a young wife, lived with her husband in the small city of Moline, Illinois. She had a special gift she wanted to give to her husband for Christmas but was afraid that they would not be able to aff...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:14
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Armor That Holds Up
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 27, 2011
Summary: ARMOR THAT HOLDS UP I came across what I thought was a rather interesting story this week as I was preparing for this message. It was a story detailing a class action law suit aimed at a company called Second Chance Body Armor. Second Chance manu...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20
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Twenty-Six Men Standing
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 14, 2011
Summary: TWENTY-SIX MEN STANDING A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in MI. "While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every 2 weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to the nearest large city fo...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18
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Paul Tournier on Persisting in Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 13, 2011
Summary: PAUL TOURNIER ON PERSISTING IN PRAYER Paul Tournier, the great psychiatrist and Christian counselor, tells in one his essays about the first time he tried to pray for a solid hour. He says that he set his watch on the table and began to pray, and...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18
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Os Guinness on Staying Relevant
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 10, 2011
Summary: OS GUINNESS ON STAYING RELEVANT Os Guinness wrote: "To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal." (From a sermon by Bill Sullivan, Help Wanted, 11/18/2010)
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:19-20
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Bangedy Bang
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 4, 2011
Summary: BANGEDY BANG A soldier in the heat of battle had his gun jam on him. The enemy was charging straight for him and he was defenseless, desperate! For some unknown reason he pointed his finger at the man and said "Bangedy bang" and the guy fell down...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
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Quotes on Prayer
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 22, 2011
Summary: QUOTES ON PRAYER Guy H. King--No one is a firmer believer in prayer than the devil; not that he practices it but that he suffers from it. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones--Prayer demands no special dress. Prayer demands no special place. Prayer demands n...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18
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Hidden Prayer Results in Revival
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 22, 2011
Summary: HIDDEN PRAYER RESULTS IN REVIVAL I heard Brother John Harrell of Bridge City, Texas tell of a church up in the piney woods of east Texas that began to have a tremendous breakthrough revival. An evangelist came in and they started their series of ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18
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Switching Off the Message
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 9, 2010
Summary: SWITCHING OFF THE MESSAGE The Word will protect us. No soldier is going to go to battle without his armor and his weapons. Yet many Christians today rarely even pick up their bible. A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:17
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A Nation of Bible Illiterates
Shared By: Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
Summary: A Nation of Bible Illiterates George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians. • 48% could not name ...
Category: Statistics
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Richard Meyer On Reasons For Our Lack Of ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 1, 2009
Summary: Richard Meyer on Reasons for Our Lack of Prayer C. Richard Meyer gave three reasons for our lack of prayer in his chapter on praying for one another, in his book “One Anothering.” 1. First, he said that we don’t pray because we don’t know how to p...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18-20
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How Linus Deals With Problems: Run ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 29, 2009
Summary: How Linus Deals With Problems: Run away Remember the cartoon series, Peanuts? In one of the scenes, Linus and Charlie Brown are walking along and chatting with one another. Linus says, “I don’t like to face problems head on. I think the best way to...
Category: Humor
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Battle Dress For Spiritual ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: Battle Dress for Spiritual Warfare Marine recruits were each issued a service bag filled with clothing, in addition to a rifle, a cartridge belt, a bayonet, and a heavy steel helmet. Since those just arriving on base did not know how to care for th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:13-18
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Protective Equipment
Shared By: Davon Huss on Oct 26, 2009
Summary: PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT From John Gillmartin--Somehow, the young man found himself standing directly in the path of an oncoming car. The driver hit her brakes. Before either of them could do anything it seemed the 10 year old was shoulder deep in ...
Category: Stories
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A Special Occasion
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
Summary: A SPECIAL OCCASION If you are waiting for a special house guest or a special occasion to use something you cherish in your house, consider the following following article by Ann Wells that appeared several years ago in the Los Angeles Times: M...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
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In "the Encourager," Charles Mylander Writes: ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: In "The Encourager," Charles Mylander writes: "Sunrise was dawning when Los Angeles motorcycle police officer Bob Vernon saw a red pickup truck speed through a stop sign. This guy must be late to work, he thought to himself. He turned on his emergen...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:13
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Story: Saint Peter Was At The Gates Of Heaven ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: STORY: Saint Peter was at the gates of Heaven interviewing a man. He said, “You haven’t done anything bad, but you haven’t anything good either. If you tell me just one good thing that you’ve done, I’ll let you in.” “Well, the man replied, “I was t...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:3-10
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God Grant You The Light Of Christmas, Which Is ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "God grant you the light of Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christma...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 6:14
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Bible Reading Upl Today, 45% Of U.s. Adults Read ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 27, 2006
Summary: Bible Reading UpL Today, 45% of U.S. adults read the Bible during a typical week, not including when they are at church, up from 31% in ‘95. The rise is largely due to increased reading among Baby Busters and residents of the western states. 67% of ...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Don Quixote de la Mancha
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan 27, 2006
Summary: Have you ever heard the story of DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA? Don Quixote was called the KNIGHT OF THE SORROWFUL COUNTENANCE! Don Quixote was a knight, he had a horse, he had full armor, and knew important people. Don seemed to have some mental pro...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: Ephesians 6:12