Contributed by Davon Huss on May 31, 2014
Daniel Overdorf: One of my older sisters and her husband served for 12 years as missionaries to Haiti. Among various other ministries, such as church plants, a school and feeding programs, they discipled a few young men who today lead various churches and ministries.
One participant in this
Contributed by Johnny Small on Mar 4, 2002
Pastor Neimoller a doctor in Nazi Germany wrote the following poem prior to World War II. It has a message that we need to consider today.
In Germany they first came for the Communists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
And I didn’t speak up
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Aug 13, 2008
Pastor Tim Keller, Ministries of Mercy, 227: “It should be obvious how this applies to our work with the needy. Neither the ‘liberal’ approach (no conditions on aid to the needy) nor the ‘conservative’ approach (only helping the deserving poor) understand grace. Instead, our mercy ministry must
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
The war on poverty created a great new upper-middle class of bureaucrats that found they had a fine career as long as they could keep
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear
Contributed by Tony Abram on Sep 25, 2006
Let us wait on God, Hear His Word. Obey His Word. If we have to go through the wilderness for God to prepare us, let us do it and let the fire of the Holy Spirit work in our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The question is not, Who is my neighbor?, but Am I a neighbor? In other words, the burden of proof does not lie with another as to whether or not he is a neighbor in order to qualify for my love. The question
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 9, 2009
My first major wall that I went through came when I got sober. But along the way, I ran into walls that now I know were just small ones. One of these had to do with my expectations of those that supposedly loved.
Through the years of drinking and using, I had developed some very unhealthy
Contributed by Hugh Laing on Feb 17, 2010
When the Body of Christ is rich and prosperous...she very seldom...I want say never...but very seldom has Biblical REVIVAL...but she often does when she's poor...many times the Children of Israel found this out.
But this truth does exist beloved...PRAYER IS THE LANGUAGE OF
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 29, 2011
THE DEFINITION OF GRACE
George Stansberry to a group of Bible college students: "If you leave this service today and see a needy person on the street and give him a dollar, that is unmerited favor. He did nothing to deserve it. But if you leave here and go to your car and find a man breaking
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 7, 2004
The cradle of the church was the marketplace. From the preaching and public ministry of Jesus to the daily acts of the apostles, the central scene was the marketplace. Perhaps the greatest need for our day is the need to market Jesus Christ. The church must become expert in marketing: Not in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
In a recent survey by the Assoc. of Life Underwriters of Washington, D.C., it was shown that for every dollar reaching the needy, the sick, the underprivileged child, and the aged adult, the cost of channeling it through the church is just eight cents, while the cost of channeling it through
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
In a recent survey by the Asso. of Life Underwriters of Washington, D.C., it was shown that for every dollar reaching the needy, the sick, the underprivileged child, and the aged adult, the cost of channeling it through the church is just eight cents, while the cost of channeling it through
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2012
ARISTIDES ON CHRISTIANS
Writing in about 125 AD, a Christian philosopher by the name of Aristides looked at Christianity and said this:
"They walk in all humility and kindness, and falsehood is not found among them, and they love one another. They despise not the widow, and grieve not the
Contributed by Paul Kallan on Dec 14, 2002
The other day I received an email from John Schwartz, a member of a group that mobilises people to help the needy. He writes, “there are many lepers in the world who have never experienced a hug or known what a human touch is!” That we are not able to touch them or embrace them is a sign of the
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are:
1. Bible knowledge. Church members are increasing in their grasp of the teachings of the Bible. They can integrate
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011
WINNING IN LOSING
Both teams that play in the Super Bowl think they will win, so both teams have special t-shirts and hats designed that declare them the victors. It costs about $2 million to have the apparel made--which means for the losing team, $2 million goes to waste, right? Wrong.
Contributed by Dana Chau on Jul 18, 2002
LEAVING A LEGACY
Paul J. Meyer in his book "Unlocking Your Legacy" tells about the time his mother was found after having fallen in her home. She died a few days later in the hospital. The year was 1969.
Mr. Meyer writes, "In the apron she was wearing the day she fell, I found a note that
Contributed by Mark Winter on Jan 17, 2003
God’s people have never been called to stick their heads in the sand. “Church” and “apathy” do not belong in the same sentence. Our Methodist ancestors understood this. They fought to end slavery. They championed temperance. They worked to improve prison conditions. They built clinics, schools and