Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 8, 2016
The famous first national Salvationist here in Sri Lanka, Arnolis Weerasooriya whose picture we all walk past every day said something about the cross. Can you remember reading it, it is on his picture. That’s right he said, “Cross is the attraction.” He died from cholera some years later on the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2011
HOW TO BE A SERVANT
You need to answer a very important question this morning. Are you more interested in being served or being a servant?
A first grade teacher asked her students, "What do you do to help at home?"
One little girl said, "I dry the dishes."
One of the boys said, "I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 12, 2011
GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY: GRANDMA'S APRON
There are all sorts of "questionably clean" things that spread love and give meaning to our lives. Does anyone this morning remember a grandma or great-grandma swathed in a big all-enveloping apron? Not some perky little decorative thing worn on
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on May 9, 2011
JAMES AND JOHN TALKING
This is how I imagine it was before Salome approached Jesus about one of the boys being at either side of him in his kingdom. Remember these two disciples were the "sons of thunder."
James: What do you reckon I’m sure that he'll be King soon and I want to sit on my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2011
A SERVANT, NOT A CELEBRITY
Colonel James Irving is a former astronaut who is part of the crew that made a successful moonwalk. He experienced the thrill connected with leaving this planet and seeing it shrink in size. He watched earth rise one day and thought how privileged he was to be a member
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
Contrasting Poems on Servanthood
Matthew 20:28 "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." If He came to serve, what must we do?
ILL.- “I gave a little party this afternoon at three—
’Twas very small
Three guests in all
Just I, Myself,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010
Man Gives His Life Rescuing Airplane Passengers
But what do we see if we look at the cross from another angle—from God’s perspective? What if we have in our minds, as Jesus says, “the things of God”? Then we can see the cross as part of God’s rescue plan. We can see that Jesus chooses to be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2009
Legendary Baseball Player Jackie Robinson’s Humble Act of Kindness to a Boy
As a 7-year-old, Richard Bernstein admired Jackie Robinson’s athletic ability and courage as the first African-American man to play Major League baseball in the modern era. A few years later, while working at a small-town
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 2, 2004
“Our Chains--His Slavery!” Matthew 20: 20-28 Key verse(s): 28: “. . . just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
“Just sign here on the dotted line here Mr. Brunner and we will be done.” As I lifted my hand, grip on pen, ready to
Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 25, 2003
Too many times people want glory just for themselves.
Sometimes football players score a touchdown and do a dance wanting everyone to applaud them and their greatness.
Sometimes baseball players hit a homerun and prance around the bases. They want the crowds to worship and adore them.