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Worship at a Garbage Dump
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 21, 2012
Summary: WORSHIP AT A GARBAGE DUMP Imagine a town built atop an active landfill. That is "Garbage City" in Cairo, Egypt, longtime home to an impoverished, marginalized community of Coptic Christians for whom life is only going to get harder. The so-ca...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:24
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Spiritual Consumerism
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 15, 2011
Summary: SPIRITUAL CONSUMERISM In February 27 2009 article from the website “Slate” titled, “Why American churchgoers like to shop around” also caught my attention. That article cited statistics from a Barna Group survey that revealed that one in seven ad...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:19-24
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A Minor Detail, a Major Distraction
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 26, 2011
Summary: A MINOR DETAIL, A MAJOR DISTRACTION Anything that hinders the worship of God incites the anger of God, and should be abandoned immediately. "It was a majestic evening. On Friday, October 18th, 1991, the world-class Chicago Symphony presented t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:21-24
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Giving It Back One More Time
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 9, 2011
Summary: GIVING IT BACK ONE MORE TIME Years ago the Crown Prince of India gave to Queen Victoria the most precious thing he had. He was a child prince and he gave to the Queen of England, the "coroner diamond". The coroner diamond is perhaps the most famo...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:23
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A Child's Sincere Worship Heard In A Man's ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 6, 2010
Summary: A Child’s Sincere Worship Heard in a Man’s Dream A man was carried in a dream to a church. In his vision he saw the organist vigorously playing the organ, but no sound was heard. The choir and congregation began to sing, but their voices were not h...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:23-24
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Looks Can Be ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 14, 2009
Summary: LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING Girolamo Savonarola was one of the great preachers of the fifteenth century. He preached in the great cathedral of Florence, Italy, which contained a magnificent marble statue of Mary. One day he noticed an elderly woman pr...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:23-24
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True ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 10, 2009
Summary: TRUE WORSHIP I want to read to you an excerpt from James Montgomery Boice’s book, "Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?" to preface my opening statements. This is from his chapter entitled, "Reforming Our Worship". In it he cites two sour...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:23-24
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Looking Through Clean Windows
Shared By: Charles Steiner on Nov 6, 2008
Summary: LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't ...
Category: Humor
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Do You Know How to Pray
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."...
Category: Humor
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Charles Fuller Was A Radio Bible Teacher Years ...
Shared By: Doug Lyon on Dec 11, 2006
Summary: Charles Fuller was a radio Bible teacher years ago. He once announced that he would be speaking the following Sunday on the topic of “Heaven.” During that week, he received a letter from an elderly gentleman who was very ill—on his deathbed. The m...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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I Was On My Honeymoon In The Bahama's When A Man ...
Shared By: John Mayes on Nov 1, 2005
Summary: I was on my honeymoon in the Bahama’s when a man walked up to me and said, "Would you like to buy some cocaine? You can tell everyone how much you really enjoyed the Bahama’s." After I said "No!" and got over the shock of that man’s boldness, I wo...
Category: Stories
based on 29 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: John 4:7-15
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It Reminds Me Of A Poem Sent Me Over Five Years ...
Shared By: Greg Buchner on Mar 28, 2005
Summary: It reminds me of a poem sent me over five years ago. Written by a poet named Joann VanDomelen, etntitled "Birth to Rebirth"... This is a story about a boy who was born on Christmas Day, A story of love, pain, sacrifice and what he gave away....
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: John 4:25-26
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Numbers 24:17 Had Predicted That "a Star Will ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on Aug 20, 2004
Summary: Numbers 24:17 had predicted that “A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel.” That star was a young boy by the name of Jesus - who would save His people from their sins. Every evening when you wake up you can look at the sta...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 4:25-26
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In A Speech Made In 1863, Abraham Lincoln Said, ...
Shared By: Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
Summary: In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prospertiy; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has eve...
Category: Quotes
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-13 Genesis 17:15-19 Genesis 40:1-23 Exodus 1:1-8 Exodus 14:10-15 Deuteronomy 1:1-28:28 Deuteronomy 8:13-14 Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua 1:1-11 Joshua 18:1-25 2 Samuel 7:12-16 2 Samuel 9:6-13 1 Kings 17:1-7 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 2 Chronicles 7:1-4 Nehemiah 2:18-20 Psalms 13:1-6 Psalms 100:1-5 Psalms 138:1-8 Psalms 139:7-8 Proverbs 1:20-30 Proverbs 4:1-30 Proverbs 30:8-9 Proverbs 31:17-32:1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 Ecclesiastes 9:10 Isaiah 7:1-16 Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah 27:6 Isaiah 48:17-18 Isaiah 57:15 Jeremiah 31:27-34 Daniel 1:1-15:15 Daniel 1:1-2:1 Joel 1:1-3:5 Zechariah 9:9-12 Zechariah 12:1-13:9 Matthew 1:23 Matthew 2:1-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 5:21-37 Matthew 11:1-12:48 Matthew 13:22 Matthew 13:44-52 Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 22:37-40 Matthew 24:17-21 Matthew 24:36-44 Matthew 25:14-28 Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 26:26-30 Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 3:1-9 Mark 3:7-4:34 Mark 10:17-31 Mark 10:35-45 Luke 2:1-7 Luke 4:14-27 Luke 5:1-11 Luke 6:6-11 Luke 6:27-30 Luke 9:52-62 Luke 13:1-17 Luke 15:11-32 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 19:1-10 Luke 19:28-40:19 Luke 19:32 John 1:1-18 John 1:29-42 John 2:1-11 John 3:16-4:1 John 4:21-24 John 8:1-11 John 10:7-15 John 12:1-8 John 13:23-24 John 14:15-21 John 14:15-17 John 15:13-15 John 16:33-33:33 John 17:1-24 John 20:19-31 John 20:24-31 Acts 8:9-24 Romans 1:8-15 Romans 8:24-25 Romans 8:35-39 Romans 12:1-2 Romans 12:12-14 1 Corinthians 9:19-34 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:13-18 Galatians 1:1-22 Ephesians 2:8-10 Ephesians 4:11-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Philippians 4:6-12 Colossians 2:1-10 Colossians 3:10 Colossians 3:22-4:1 Colossians 4:2-6 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1 Timothy 6:19 2 Timothy 1:3-5 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Titus 2:11-15 Titus 3:1-5 Philemon 1:17-19 Hebrews 1:6-14 Hebrews 7:1-28 Hebrews 11:1-40 Hebrews 11:8-10 James 1:19-27 James 4:1-10 1 Peter 1:1-9 1 Peter 1:4 1 Peter 1:18-23 1 Peter 1:22 2 Peter 1:3-11 2 Peter 1:4 1 John 1:1-10 1 John 2:2 1 John 4:7-12 1 John 5:1-6:12 1 John 5:1-12 1 John 5:10-12 1 John 5:14-15 Revelation 2:1-29 Revelation 2:4-5 More
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James Packer: Sixfold Activity: Praising God ...
Shared By: Steven Simala Grant on Feb 11, 2003
Summary: James Packer: sixfold activity: praising God for all that he is and all his achievements; thanking him for his gifts and his goodness to us; asking him to meet our own and others’ needs; offering him our gifts, our service, and ourselves; learning ...
Category: Quotes
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 4:23
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Willing To Be Corrected, Citation: Jack Hayford, ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Feb 8, 2003
Summary: [Willing to Be Corrected, Citation: Jack Hayford, Midday Connection (11-28-01), used with permission from the Moody Broadcasting Network] Pastor Jack Hayford tells the following story… Early in his career, Matt Redman, the popular Christian musici...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: John 4:24
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Authentic Worship
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 12, 2002
Summary: AUTHENTIC WORSHIP In his article ’Celebrating God in Authentic Worship’, pastor Glenn Wagner (Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC) points out: "I believe that one of the most evangelistic tools the church possesses, one desperately needed in today’s so...
Category: Quotes
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 4:24
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We'll Stay Out of the Way
Shared By: Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
Summary: WE'LL STAY OUT OF THE WAY The Call to Worship had just been pronounced starting Easter Sunday Morning service in an East Texas church. The choir started its processional, singing "Up from the Grave He Arose" as they marched in perfect step down t...
Category: Humor
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Our House Was Directly Across The Street From The ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the doo...
Category: Stories