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Brian Mavis avatar
You Share Christ By Imitating Christ. A Story Is ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 27, 2000
Summary: You share Christ by imitating Christ. A story is told – by Fredrick Beuchner I believe – called “The Happy Hypocrite." It is a story about a man who was born with an awful facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he de...
Category: Stories
Russell Brownworth avatar
A Lady Joined Her Navy Husband On His Tour Of ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Dec 21, 2000
Summary: A lady joined her Navy husband on his tour of duty in Japan. To supplement their income, she got a job as a secretary for the Commanding Officer at the base. She was certain her office skills had gotten her the position. A few weeks later, her bo...
Category: Humor
based on 214 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
Robert Jones avatar
John Maxwell—in His Book " Be A People ...
Shared By: Robert Jones on Dec 29, 2000
Summary: John Maxwell—in his book “ Be a people person”-----states—“Until I am committed, there is a hesitancy, a chance to draw back. But the moment I definitely commit myself, then God moves also, and a whole steam of events erupt. All manner of unforese...
Category: Quotes
based on 124 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Barry  Hidey avatar
If You Want To Follow Jesus," Remarked The ...
Shared By: Barry Hidey on Jan 12, 2001
Summary: "If you want to follow Jesus," remarked the activist priest Berigan, "you had better look good on wood."
Category: Quotes
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
Dan Erickson avatar
In 1981 The Movie, Chariots Of Fire, Won The ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Summary: In 1981 the movie, Chariots of Fire, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. This Hollywood film told the true story of a devout Christian, Eric Liddell, in a very positive way. I want to just show you a clip of the film. Eric has decided he must fo...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 72 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Exodus 20:8-11
Dan Erickson avatar
As Someone Said, "not All Who Profess Christ ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Summary: As someone said, "Not all who profess Christ really possess Christ."
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Dennis Marquardt avatar
Richard Armstrong And Edward Watkin Tell The ...
Shared By: Dennis Marquardt on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: Richard Armstrong and Edward Watkin tell the story of a biologist’s experiment with "processional caterpillars." On the rim of a clay pot that held a plant, he lined them up so that the leader was head-to-head with the last caterpillar. The ti...
Category: Stories
based on 93 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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Chuck Swindoll In His Book, Improving Your Serve, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Chuck Swindoll in his book, Improving Your Serve, gives a memorable illustration: Let’s pretend that you work for me. In fact, you are my executive assistant in a company that is growing rapidly. I’m the owner and I’m intere...
Category: Stories
based on 211 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Even When We Come Across Test Questions That Seem ...
Shared By: Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: Even when we come across test questions that seem simple on the surface, we find that they’re often not as simple as we first thought. For instance, the answer to the question, "How long did the Hundred Years War last?’ seems obvious, bu...
Category: Humor
Tim George avatar
The Zoad in the Road
Shared By: Tim George on Feb 5, 2001
Summary: Did I ever tell you about the young Zoad? Who came to a sign at the fork of the road He looked one way and the other way too The Zoad had to make up his mind what to do - Well, the Zoad scratched his head, And his chin, and his pants. - And he ...
Category: Humor
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Tim George avatar
William Borden Was A Wealthy Christian Growing ...
Shared By: Tim George on Feb 5, 2001
Summary: William Borden was a wealthy Christian growing up in Chicago as an heir of the Borden milk fortune. When he was in his first year at Yale University he committed himself to reaching the Muslims of North India. Three years later he sailed for Egypt t...
Category: Stories
based on 116 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Mark Roper avatar
Soren Kierkegaard, The Danish Philosopher, Told A ...
Shared By: Mark Roper on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, told a story about a goose who was wounded and who landed in a barnyard with some chickens. He played with the chickens and ate with the chickens. After a while that goose thought he was a chicken. One day ...
Category: Stories
based on 142 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
Michael Stover avatar
A Follower, Not a Disciple
Shared By: Michael Stover on Mar 14, 2001
Summary: William Barclay writes: It’s possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one’s weight. Once someone was...
Category: Quotes
based on 132 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Jeeva Sam avatar
A Man Visited His Longtime Friend, A British ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: A man visited his longtime friend, a British military officer stationed in an African jungle. One day when the friend entered the officer’s hut, he was startled to see him dressed in formal attire and seated at a table set with silverware and fine c...
Category: Stories
based on 97 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
Owen Bourgaize avatar
Jesus Issues The Same Call To All, But To ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Mar 24, 2001
Summary: Jesus issues the same call to all, but to different tasks. Someone put it rather quaintly: "to some, Christ calls ’leave boat and bay, and white-haired Zebedee.’" To some, the call is harder - "stay and mend the nets for me."
Category: Quotes
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Steven Chapman avatar
Some Christians Spend The First Six Days Of Each ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: "Some Christians spend the first six days of each week sowing their wild oats, then they go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure." There is a myth that exists that says we can live comfortably in our world of faith and then flirt with the...
Category: Quotes
Dennis Clark avatar
Most People Joining Our Churches Become Exactly ...
Shared By: Dennis Clark on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: Most people joining our churches become exactly like the people in our churches.
Category: Quotes
based on 105 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Year Or So Ago Time Magazine Published A Review ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 16, 2001
Summary: A year or so ago Time Magazine published a review of the movie, “The Birdcage.” The review said that while the movie is based on the plot of Robin Williams & Nathan Lane playing a homosexual couple, & Gene Hackman playing a conservative...
Category: Movies / Videos
Greg Warren avatar
A Father’s Two Daughters Were Begging Him ...
Shared By: Greg Warren on Apr 19, 2001
Summary: A father’s two daughters were begging him for permission to see the latest movie, which happened to be rated "R," with their friends. When he denied their request, their pleading only intensified. "It’s only rated R because it has just...
Category: Stories
based on 186 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:38-41
Owen Bourgaize avatar
When We Compromise With The World We Lose Our ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: When we compromise with the world we lose our fellowship with God. A former Dean of St Paul’s, W R Inge, famously observed that any church that enters into a marriage with the spirit of the age "will soon find itself a widow in the next". It happe...
Category: Quotes
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I Saw Jesus
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: I SAW JESUS. ~~Author Unknown~~ I saw Jesus last week. He was wearing blue jeans and an old shirt. He was up at the church building; He was alone and working hard. For just a minute he looked a little like one of our members. But it was Jesus,...
Category: Stories
based on 252 ratings
Scripture: none
Howard Flynn avatar
Have You Ever Heard Of The Lotus Effect? The ...
Shared By: Howard Flynn on May 17, 2001
Summary: Have you ever heard of the Lotus Effect? The lotus is a beautiful blossom with dazzling whiteness. It is the national flower of India, the sacred flower of Hinduism, and prominent in Buddhism. It begins its life in the mud of a pond, shoots up thro...
Category: Stories
based on 53 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
Tony Miano avatar
Ken Walker Writes In Christian Reader That ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on May 21, 2001
Summary: “Ken Walker writes in Christian Reader that in the 1995 college football season 6-foot-2-inch, 280-pound Clay Shiver, who played center for the Florida State Seminoles, was regarded as one of the best in the nation. In fact, one magazine want...
Category: Stories
based on 100 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
Andrew Chan avatar
There Was A Certain Old Recluse Who Lived Deep In ...
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 22, 2001
Summary: There was a certain old recluse who lived deep in the mountains of Colorado. When he died, distant relatives came from the city to collect his valuables. Upon arriving, all they saw was an old shack with an outhouse beside it. Inside the shack, next...
Category: Stories
Andrew Chan avatar
No Shortcut to Sanctity
Shared By: Andrew Chan on May 23, 2001
Summary: NO SHORT CUT TO SANCTITY “The temptation to make our relation to God judicial instead of personal is very strong. Believing for salvation has these days been reduced to a once-done act that requires no further attention. The young believer become...
Category: Quotes
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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A Confusing Directive Was Recently Issued By A ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on May 24, 2001
Summary: A confusing directive was recently issued by a British Admiral. It read: “It is necessary for technical reasons, that these warheads be stored bottom-side-up, that is, with the top at the bottom and the bottom at the top. That there be no do...
Category: Stories
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Counterfit Bills Are Never Made In Odd ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on May 25, 2001
Summary: Counterfit bills are never made in odd denominations($3 or $8 or $12) but are meant to imitate the real thing. At first glance they seem real, you may have passed them along without knowing it. But there is always something bogus about them, some...
Category: Stories
based on 71 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In Yorkshire, England, During The Early 1800s, ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on May 29, 2001
Summary: In Yorkshire, England, during the early 1800s, two sons were born to a family named Taylor. The older one set out to make a name for himself by entering Parliament and gaining public prestige. But the younger son chose to give his life to Christ. He...
Category: Stories
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Growing Up As A Missionary Kid In The De. Rep. ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: Growing up as a missionary kid in the De. Rep. of the Congo, we were forced out of our mission station by communist rebels in 1964. I was only 8 years old at the time; but I remember that our family, with 20 others white people on the station had r...
Category: Stories
based on 78 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When Someone Becomes Really Great At What They ...
Shared By: Justin Meek on Jun 6, 2001
Summary: When someone becomes really great at what they do, it almost always because they spent years dedicating themselves to it. Pete Rose didn’t just wake up one day as a great ball player, he dedicated his life to being a great ball player. Tori Mu...
Category: Stories
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2