Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 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
Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words and think
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 Sermon Central 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 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
Help me to realize that it was not the healthy who reached out to you. They bunched up in crowds, but it was those who suffered greatly who reached out to grasp you. It was the people in the streets, not in the sitting rooms of society that groped for your garment. It was needy people. People
Contributed by Kevin Taylor on Oct 2, 2002
DOES IT REALLY HELP TO WORRY:)
40% of all things that we worry about never come to pass.
30% of all our worries involve past decisions that cannot be changed.
12% focus on criticism from others who spoke because they felt inferior.
10% are related to our health, which gets worse
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 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 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 Sermon Central 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