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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Donnie Martin on Dec 31, 2008
HIS NEVER FAILING HELP
While walking along the shores of the Dead Sea one day, a man lost his balance and fell into the water at a point where it was rather deep. Never having learned to swim, he was panic-stricken. In desperation he began to thrash about with his arms and legs, fearing he would
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
I WILL, WITH GOD'S HELP
I read a marvelous story remembered by Reverend Mary Moore Roberson. She writes:
"Some years ago, I served on the lay staff of my home parish under the supervision of the priest charged with pastoral care. Barbara took to appearing, first at the door to his office
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
NO ONE STOPPED TO HELP
This past week in DC, a frightening thing happened. In a bad neighborhood where drunkenness and drugs are wide spread. Three men got into an argument, probably about a bottle of beer. One man was punched. They called it a "sucker punch." The man fell backwards and hit
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Apr 20, 2009
ON HELPING YOUR BROTHER
Every poor and distressed man had a claim on me for pity, and, if I can afford it, for active exertion and (financial) relief. But a poor Christian has a far stronger claim on my feelings, my labors, and my property. He is my brother, equally interested as myself in the
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 Jul 30, 2010
The Parental Challenge of Helping Teenagers Face Their World
And I wanna share a story with you. It’s a traumatic one and one that actually happened. I did a funeral about four or five years ago and in this funeral it was really bizarre, because as the high schoolers came in about a third of them
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