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Easter Eggs and Bloodhounds
Shared By: Jack Kale on Apr 6, 2016
Summary: Easter Eggs and the Bloodhound in Your Soul The rain forced us inside for our annual family Easter egg hunt, but we had a blast anyway. The kids started by hiding 120 eggs in the kitchen and den while the adults played cards in the dining room. ...
Category: Stories
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Watch Where You're Going!
Shared By: Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Summary: I had just flown back home from attending a class for my Doctorate in Pasadena, CA. The week was filled with long days and short nights. I had an early morning flight and then flew most of the day. By the time I got home, I was exhausted. Yet I didn...
Category: Stories
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Commitment
Shared By: Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Summary: Dave Hood tells the story of training to run a 5K run. Every time his wife and he would go running on their favorite trail, they’d walk a little faster, and with a little more gusto. One day, a half mile in and a young lady came at them sprinting to...
Category: Stories
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Trials
Shared By: Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Summary: Sam Dixon was the General Secretary of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. He died under the rubble in the Montana Hotel of Haiti, serving God while meeting with other relief agencies to work together to better help the Haitian people. When on...
Category: Stories
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Surrendering to God
Shared By: Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Summary: Ravi Zacharias tells the amazing story of a young Christian, Hien Pham, whom he met in Vietnam who served as an interpreter with the American forces. Shortly after Vietnam fell, Hien was imprisoned on accusations of helping the Americans. His jailer...
Category: Stories
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Charles Colson tells the story of being on t...
Shared By: Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
Summary: Charles Colson tells the story of being on the Bill Buckley television program, talking about criminal justice reform. A few days later he got a call from Jack Eckerd, the founder of the Eckerd Drug chain, the second largest drug chain in America. H...
Category: Stories
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Peanut Butter Theology
Shared By: Todd Catteau on May 27, 2015
Summary: I don’t like peanut butter. Some people get very upset when I tell them that. It’s nothing personal. It’s not a character flaw. I just don’t like it. I don’t even like the smell of it. My mother told me I ate a lot of peanut butter when I was ...
Category: Stories
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Impersonating a Christian
Shared By: Shawn miller on Jan 16, 2015
Summary: In her recently published book “Dance with the Devil” Barbara Bentley shares her experience with former husband, John Perry, a mysterious man, whose father was supposedly portrayed by John Wayne in a World War II movie. She fell in love with him wh...
Category: Stories
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Abraham Lincoln and Criticism
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 2, 2013
Summary: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND CRITICISM A practicing lawyer loved to attack his opponents through scathing letters printed in newspapers. In 1842, he ridiculed the wrong man. James Shields did not take kindly to the anonymous writer who lampooned him in th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5
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Attitude Is Everything
Shared By: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Feb 3, 2013
Summary: ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as the ’Father of the Nation, India also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, and died on January 30, 1948. Gandhi was a great freedom fighter who played a signi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:12
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A Little Boy Told His Father, "i Want A New ...
Shared By: Phillip Parkin on Nov 24, 2012
Summary: A little boy told his father, "I want a new bike". The father said, "In this house we pray and ask God for the things we want and need". That night the little boy prayed, " Dear God, I need a new bike". The next morning the little boy woke up and ra...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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No Replacement Refs
Shared By: Tim White on Oct 6, 2012
Summary: NO REPLACEMENT REFS Matthew 7:22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Business ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 26, 2012
Summary: BUSINESS CARD When someone sees an acquaintance that they haven’t seen in some time the first question is usually “How have you been?” The second question usually varies. For ladies it’s usually “How’s the family?” For guys it’s usually “So what ha...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:20
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House Fire and Marshmallows
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 7, 2012
Summary: HOUSE FIRE AND MARSHMALLOWS As the coals from our barbecue burned down, our hosts passed out marshmallows and long roasting forks. Just then, two fire trucks roared by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. They stopped at a house right down the block...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:12
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The Scariest Road
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 7, 2012
Summary: THE SCARIEST ROAD Yahoo! Travel has released an article titled America’s Scariest Drives, and the results are frightening. Here is a brief list of some of the roads: Highway One that travels off the Big Sur Coast in California is both beautifu...
Category: Statistics
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:13-14
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Jesus Freaks
Shared By: Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
Summary: JESUS FREAKS In the book, Jesus Freaks, is the story of the Hine family. They lived in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. At that time it was very dangerous to be Christian in Cambodia. They were arrested one day for being Christians and thus enemi...
Category: Stories
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How Well Do You Obey?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 7, 2012
Summary: HOW WELL DO YOU OBEY? How we admire the obedience a dog shows to its master! Archibald Rutledge wrote that one day he met a man whose dog had just been killed in a forest fire. Heartbroken, the man explained to Rutledge how it happened. Because h...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A Boy Waits for the Bus
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 5, 2012
Summary: A BOY WAITS FOR THE BUS There's an old story of the boy who stood on a sidewalk, waiting on a bus. A man walking by spotted the boy, and gave him some gentle instruction. "Son," he said, "if you're waiting on the bus, you need to move to the stre...
Category: Stories
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The Straightest Path
Shared By: Perry Greene on Apr 12, 2012
Summary: THE STRAIGHTEST PATH Two boys were playing in the snow one day, when one said to the other, "Let us see who can make the straightest path in the snow." His companion readily accepted the proposition, and they started. One boy fixed his eyes o...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 7:13-15
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Bread and Butter
Shared By: David Tack on Aug 25, 2011
Summary: BREAD AND BUTTER A small-town baker bought his butter from a local farmer. After weighing his butter, he concluded the farmer had been reducing the amount in the packages but charging the same. Therefore, the baker accused the farmer of fraud. ...
Category: Humor
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The Ant, the Prayer, and the Contact Lens
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 8, 2011
Summary: THE ANT, THE PRAYER, AND THE CONTACT LENS A true story: Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the ge...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Firm Foundation
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 5, 2011
Summary: FIRM FOUNDATION Ravi Zacharias told about doing a lectureship several years ago at the Ohio State University. As he was being driven to the lecture, they passed what was then the "new" Wexner Art Center. The driver commented, "This is a new art b...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27
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Which House Would You Rather Live In?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 5, 2011
Summary: WHICH HOUSE WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE IN? On October 19, 2010, a test was conducted at the Institute for Business and Home Safety in Richburg, South Carolina. Researchers constructed two 1,300-square-foot houses inside a $40 million laboratory and th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27
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The Foundation Made the Difference
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 5, 2011
Summary: THE FOUNDATION MADE THE DIFFERENCE On Oct. 17, 1989, a massive earthquake struck the San Francisco area. Buildings built on solid ground sustained much less damage than those built on shaky ground. The south pier of the Golden Gate Bridge sits d...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Story of Catherine Lawes
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: THE STORY OF CATHERINE LAWES "Don’t set foot in the prison," people told her, but Catherine Lawes, whose husband was the warden at Sing Sing in 1921, went anyway. The first time there was a prison basketball game, she went, 3 daughters in tow and...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:12
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Deceiving Ourselves: The Pentium Cover-Up
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 18, 2011
Summary: DECEIVING OURSELVES: THE PENTIUM COVER-UP Intel learned that its Pentium processing chip had a flaw. The chip would occasionally give wrong answers for division problems using large numbers. Intel believed this was a minor flaw, something they fe...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:21-23
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The Golden ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jul 15, 2010
Summary: The Golden Rule Four men sit down together. In the discussion they start to speak about what is called “the Golden Rule,” and how it is understood. The first speaks. “Leviticus 19 says, “Love your neighbour as yourself.” But who is my neighbour? T...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:12
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Reason Why Helicopter Pilot Stopped A Massacre In ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 9, 2010
Summary: Reason Why Helicopter Pilot Stopped a Massacre in Vietnam I would like to close with another quote from Thomas Long, who relates an illustration that many of us hear this morning can recall. Long writes, and I quote: “The school where I teach gave ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:12
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Dare to Be Different
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 7, 2009
Summary: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT A number of years ago I was traveling in the western part of North Carolina, near the town of Bryson City. I had not had my license very long and had been given specific instructions by my family members concerning the road t...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:12-14
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Chuck Swindoll Judges A Man Unfairly At A ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 14, 2009
Summary: Chuck Swindoll Judges a Man Unfairly at a Pastor’s Conference It is so easy to get into the trap of judging others unfairly! Chuck Swindoll told of his being at a pastor’s conference where he would be speaking. The first day there a man approach...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5