Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
HELPING THE POOR
67% of Americans (over half of whom attend church at least once a month) agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, "My church already does enough to help the poor in my community." Yet 42% said their church spends more money on itself than on the community, finds a World
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2019
From Parade magazine comes the story of self-made millionaire Eugene Land, who greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59 sixth-graders. What could he say to inspire these students, most of whom would drop out of school? He
Contributed by Ken Schlenker on Aug 7, 2002
Now I’m a fisherman and the first rule of fishing is to stay afloat in your boat. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I would wake up and walk outside to take a deep breath and smell the air to catch an understanding of the humidity. I’d then look up at the horizon and I see how many clouds
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
HELPING THE FALLEN
One of the most touching moments in NBA history took place in a 2003 playoff game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Dallas Mavericks. Actually, it happened before the game began.
Natalie Gilbert was a 13-year-old 8th grader who had won the chance to sing the
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
In his Peanuts strip, Charles Schulz had an amazing talent for communicating truths like this in humorous, memorable ways. In one strip Charlie Brown rests his head in his hands while leaning on the wall and looking miserable. His friend, Lucy, approaches. “Discouraged again, eh, Charlie Brown?”
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Jun 19, 2020
Years ago, my father coached a team of eight-year-olds. He had a few excellent players, and some who just couldn't get the hang of the game. Dad's team didn't win once all season. But in the last inning of the last game, his team was only down by a run. There was one boy who had never
Contributed by John Herrmann on Nov 14, 2008
HELP IN THE GARDEN
An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009
HELPED HIM CRY
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four-year-old child whose next-door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
PUNISHED FOR HELPING
Thu Feb 26, AP/ DENVER -- A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.
Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 11, 2003
A certain lady was celebrating her 85th birthday and was asked by a reporter what advice she would have for others. Here's what she said: "Stay busy helping others." Then she was asked what she
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2004
HELPING THE HOMELESS
Bob Kraemer of Campus Crusade Canada tells this story:
Over 1000 homeless people have now seen the movie, The Passion of the Christ, received evangelistic literature and a $5.00 voucher to McDonald’s through the ComePassion project in British Columbia’s lower mainland.
Contributed by T. Brent Long on Mar 20, 2011
TRYING TO HELP
An older man approached a young stranger in the post office and asked, "Sir, would you address this postcard and write a short note for me? I have such a difficult time writing these days."
The younger man gladly did so, and when he was finished, he asked the older gentleman,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
George Washington Helps Exhausted Soldiers
He could have others serve Him while he was on earth, but he said, The “Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45)
What did the God of the universe who was fully in control of all things do? John 13:4-5 – ‘he got up from the meal,
Contributed by Jason Miller on Mar 29, 2010
"YOU DID NEED HELP."
A man went to a convention where George Washington Carver was going to be speaking and giving presentations. When he arrived at the hotel, he saw a black man standing there and said, "Here, boy, help me carry my bags."
On the elevator the man bragged about his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 31, 2010
QUESTIONS HELP YOU LEARN...?
A father and his small son were out walking one day when the lad asked how electricity could go through the wires stretched between the telephone poles. "I don't know," said his father. "I never knew much about electricity."
A few blocks farther on, the boy asked
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2011
WHO NEEDS YOUR HELP?
Of the 2,000 passengers on the Titanic, 1517 were lost. At the time the Titanic went down, another ship, the California was only 30 miles away. The Titanic’s operator frantically sent out SOS repeatedly; but the wireless set on the California was closed because there was
Contributed by Brad Henry on Aug 16, 2011
HELP YOURSELF FIRST
When an airliner loses cabin pressure the oxygen masks drop. You are told by the flight crew to put the mask on yourself before putting it on your child. You would think the child would be first. But if you pass out before you get the child’s mask on then both of you are
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 5, 2012
HELPING HIM CRY
Man once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a 4 year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jun 28, 2013
SOMEBODY HELP THE BOY
I was at home alone with Ryan one morning when I suddenly realized that it had been approximately two minutes since my little explorer had made any noise. (When one babysits with Ryan, silence is definitely not golden.) I immediately began looking for him, searching each