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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
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Remember The Opening Scene: The Village And You ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 2000
Summary: Remember the opening scene: the village and you see a fiddler on the roof and Tevye says:"A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? but in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 69 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Polycarp, The Bishop Of Smyrna Was Brought ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna was brought before the Roman authorities and told to curse Christ and he would be released. He replied, "Eighty-six years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong: how then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?"...
Category: Stories
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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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
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Here I Speak Of A Special Type Of Giving, The ...
Shared By: Philip Makari on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Here I speak of a special type of giving, the giving of our total selves first to God. It is the giving of body, soul and spirit for God’s use that we may achieve, for ourselves and for others, the higher ends of God. This is not, as you can ...
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Back In The 13th Century St. Richard Of ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Back in the 13th century St. Richard of Chichester prayed: "Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits and blessings which Thou has borne for me. O most merciful Friend, Brother, and Redeemer: may I know Thee more clearly, love T...
Category: Quotes
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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C. S. Lewis Describes It So Magnificently In The ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 14, 2000
Summary: C. S. Lewis describes it so magnificently in The Screwtape Letters. He says, "Satan’s cause is never more in danger than when a human being no longer desiring, but still intending to do God’s will, looks around upon a world from which ev...
Category: Quotes
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Quickest And Most Effective Way For A Battle ...
Shared By: Alan Affleck on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: The quickest and most effective way for a battle to be won is to knock the other man down – this is what the Devil does when he causes you to doubt if you are saved
Category: Quotes
based on 90 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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I Think Of Eric Liddell. The Movie Chariots Of ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Summary: I think of Eric Liddell. The movie Chariots of Fire depicts how his sister Jenny tried to persuade Eric to give up his running, and go to China with her to be a missionary. He said, "No, God has made me fast and called me to run." It would have been...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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It Is Not What Men Eat, But What They Digest That ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: It is not what men eat, but what they digest that makes them strong Not what we gain, but what we save that makes us rich Not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned Not what we preach or pray, but what we practice and believe th...
Category: Quotes
based on 176 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Romans 8:29-31
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Robin Williams Who Said, “death Is ...
Shared By: Denn Guptill on Oct 23, 2000
Summary: Robin Williams who said, “Death is nature’s way of saying, Your table’s ready.” And David Niven who said “I won’t go, I’ll kick and scream and make a terrible fuss” And oh how human was Woody Allens ...
Category: Quotes
based on 133 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Martin Luther Said "a Religion That Does ...
Shared By: Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Summary: Martin Luther said “A religion that does nothing, that saves nothing, that gives nothing, that cost nothing, that suffers nothing, is worth nothing.”
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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I Met A Young Man Not Long Ago Who Dives For ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Jan 28, 2001
Summary: I met a young man not long ago who dives for exotic fish for aquariums. He said one of the most popular aquarium fish is the shark. He explained that if you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Shark...
Category: Stories
based on 148 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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When Skater Michelle Kwan Was 13, The Junior ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: When skater Michelle Kwan was 13, the junior skater went behind her coach Frank Carroll¡¦s back, submitted her application for senior competition for the next Olympics, and prepared herself for a spot on the team. Kwan then pleaded with her coach to...
Category: Stories
based on 87 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Richard Jones avatar
Two Longstanding Church Members Were In A Boat ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: Two longstanding church members were in a boat fishing with a new Christian. Fishing is a great time for conversation and each was proclaiming his fervent faith and devotion to God. As they were discussing their faith, one’s hat blew into the ...
Category: Humor
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Judges 1:1-7
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D. L. Moody Said, "character Is What You Are In ...
Shared By: Jim Mooney on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: D. L. Moody said, "Character is what you are in the dark."
Category: Quotes
based on 138 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
Richard Jones avatar
An Old American Indian Tale Recounts The Story Of ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and t...
Category: Stories
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John Wooden: Won Many College Basketball ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: JOHN WOODEN: won many college basketball national championships in a row while at UCLA. Was asked, ‘What does it take to make a winning team? THREE THINGS 1) Get players in right condition (right with God/Salvation) 2...
Category: Quotes
based on 156 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Ct Studd: Wealthy, Nationally Famous Athlete Put ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: CT STUDD: wealthy, nationally famous athlete put it all aside to disappear into the mission field: China, India, and then Africa. Lost from sight for 13 yrs without contact. WHY? ’Some people love to dwell near church with choir and steepl...
Category: Quotes
based on 141 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In His Book Enjoying Intimacy With God, J. Oswald ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: In his book Enjoying Intimacy with God, J. Oswald Sanders makes a piercing observation: "We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the p...
Category: Quotes
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 12:29-30
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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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Tevye, The Jewish Dairy Farmer In The Fiddler On ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Feb 5, 2001
Summary: Tevye, the Jewish dairy farmer in the Fiddler on the Roof, lives with his wife and five daughters in czarist Russia. Change is taking place all around him and the new patterns are nowhere more obvious to Tevye than in the relationship between the s...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 61 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Article "the American Witness" In The ...
Shared By: Steven Chapman on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: In the article "The American Witness" in the Nov/Dec 1997 issue of The Barna Report, George Barna examined 131 different measures of attitudes, behaviors, values, and beliefs. In that study he concluded that in the aspects of lifestyle where Christi...
Category: Statistics
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: none
Mary Lewis avatar
People Do Not Drift Toward Holiness
Shared By: Mary Lewis on Feb 26, 2001
Summary: Respected Bible scholar D. A. Carson said this: People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
Category: Quotes
based on 111 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Guy McGraw avatar
Toil Of The Average Christian Wouldn’t ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: Toil of the average Christian wouldn’t exhaust a butterfly.
Category: Quotes
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Martin Niemoeller, A German Pastor Imprisoned ...
Shared By: Bob AuBuchon on Mar 2, 2001
Summary: Martin Niemoeller, a German pastor imprisoned for opposing the Nazis, illustrated the gravity of remaining silent: "In Germany, the first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for t...
Category: Quotes
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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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
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Hitler Imprisoned A German Pastor, Martin ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Hitler imprisoned a German pastor, Martin Niemoeller, for eight years. He spent some time in prisons and concentration camps, including Dachau. Hitler realised that if Niemoeller, a First World War hero, could be persuaded to join his cause then m...
Category: Stories
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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It Is Better To Train Ten People Than To Do The ...
Shared By: Rob Ross on Mar 17, 2001
Summary: It is better to train ten people than to do the work of ten people. But it is harder. Moody
Category: Quotes
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Sniper Camp - U.s. News And World Report ...
Shared By: Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: - Sniper Camp - U.S. News And World Report carried this story. The U.S. Marines conduct a secret sniper program in Quantico, Virginia. The school admits 25 men for an eight week course of sixteen hour days. Very few pass. To graduate, each goes o...
Category: Stories
based on 148 ratings
Scripture: none