I remember hearing a story about a famous film producer. As a child, he had a fight with another boy and lost. While his mother was bathing his black eye, he told her how it was entirely the fault of the other boy. It was the other boy who had started the fight, he claimed.
His mother said
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever the cost”. - Arthur Ashe
In a small, dusty town in western Oklahoma one November there lived a young single mother struggling to make ends meet.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 18, 2014
Graduates from Lincoln Christian University during commencement receive a diploma and a towel. The diploma marks the completion of an educational milestone; the towel signifies a lifetime of service to which graduates commit. The education the diploma signifies equips the graduates to lead. The
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 8, 2012
THE WHITE MAN
When Wycliffe Bible translator Doug Meland and his wife moved into a village of Brazil's Fulnio Indians, he was referred to simply as "the white man." The term was by no means complimentary since other white men had exploited them, burned their homes, and robbed them of their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2011
THE WHITE MAN
When Wycliffe translator Doug Meland and his wife moved into a village of Brazil’s Fulnio Indians, he was referred to simply as "the white man". The term was by no means complimentary, since other white men had exploited them, burned their homes, and robbed them of their lands. But
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2011
CLEANING UP OUR MESS
There is a story about President Ronald Reagan when he "...was in the hospital healing from when he had been shot. One day his Vice President walked in the room to find him on his hands and knees wiping up water. The Vice President said, 'Mr. President, they’ll take care of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
D.L. MOODY AND THE SHOES
A large group of European pastors came to one of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Bible Conferences in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Following the European custom of the time, each guest put his shoes outside his room to be cleaned by the hall servants overnight. But of
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
MOODY'S SERVANT'S HEART
A large group of European pastors came to one of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Bible Conferences in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Following the European custom of the time, each guest put his shoes outside his room to be cleaned by the hall servants overnight. But of course
Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 30, 2010
NEEDING A PUSH
A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the back door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
"Not a chance," says the husband, "It is three o'clock in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
Our commitment in the service of Lord in very important in building the body of Christ. And I challenge you to commit your life in the ministry: Confidently, wholeheartedly and absolutely for the glory of God.
In Yorkshire, England, during the early 1800s, two sons were born to a family named
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 25, 2007
On the Thursday of Holy Week this year, the queen of England will preside over the Royal Maundy Service at Guildford Cathedral. It is a service held each year on the Thursday before Easter, and the British monarch presents gifts of money to the poor. The royal website says, “The tradition of the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Feb 24, 2006
The Bible tells us this about love, “So we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16) In the very same epistle we find that Scriptures warn us with, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1
Contributed by Troy Mason on Mar 4, 2005
I served as a U.S. Marine in Iraq during 2004. One day, I traveled with an Army unit to a border checkpoint between Iraq and Syria. We were "officially" turning over control of the border crossing to the Iraqi Border Police. To celebrate their newly regained authority, the Iraqi officers invited
Do not become deceived by the world with the Top Down Attitude management style in your leadership instead be servant leaders.
a. Use the leadership style that Jesus role modeled.
i. Finzel states, “When it comes to servant leadership there is no better model than that of Jesus Christ. On the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 7, 2004
Are You Being Served? was a British sitcom that ran from 1972 to 1985. It was set in the very old-fashioned Grace Brothers department store, owned by Mr. Grace. The program deals with the working life of the staff of the Ladies’ and Gent’s outfitting departments. Captain Peacock is in overall
Contributed by Chad Wright on Mar 30, 2004
In Middle Eastern countries, it was the slaves who washed the feet of guests; here Christ took the place of a slave. He makes this clear to His disciples: if their Lord and Teacher has washed their feet, then they should wash one another’s feet, that is, serve each other in humility. This must have
Contributed by Chad Wright on Mar 30, 2004
In Eastern lands, people used public baths and got dressed again; as they walked in the dusty streets, their feet became dirty. On arriving home, they did not need another bath; they needed only to wash their feet. When the Jewish priests were ordained, they were washed all over (Ex. 29:4), which
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 22, 2003
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 ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
Self-righteous service comes through human effort. True service comes from a relationship with the divine Other deep inside.
Self-righteous service is impressed with the “big deal.” True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
"We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and cancelling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions. We may pass them by, preoccupied with our more important tasks, as the priest passed by the man who had fallen among