Contributed by Warren Lamb on Nov 11, 2006
Lord, let me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for others.
Others, Lord, yes, others;
Let this my
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Mark Wood on Mar 9, 2006
All I can say is I look for perpetual conflicts and struggles in this life, and I hope for no other peace,
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 Sermon Central on Jun 25, 2009
RUNNING THE OTHER WAY
Bob Vernon, a 37 year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department talked about this in his book: L.A. Justice, "Our department tried to demonstrate to rookie officers the value of their bullet-proof vests by placing them on mannequins and then shooting round after round
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
J.I. Packer described the propensity to Other Gods:
"What other gods could we have besides the Lord? Plenty. For Israel there were the Canaanite Baals, those jolly nature gods whose worship was a rampage of gluttony, drunkenness, and ritual prostitution. For us there are still the
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 30, 2010
Ezra accepted the plan. He immediately swore in the leading priests and Levites as the committee to investigate the matter and see to it that the law was obeyed. But instead of participating immediately in the investigation, he withdrew into one of the rooms of the temple to
NO OTHER PLANS
There is an ancient legend about Jesus’ ascension into heaven.
He is met by the angel Gabriel who asks him, "Now that your work is finished, what plans have you made to ensure that the truth that you brought to earth will spread throughout the world?"
Jesus answered, "I
NO OTHER PLAN
An old legend imagines Jesus arriving in heaven right after the Ascension, welcomed by all the angels. Then the angel Gabriel asks Jesus, "You suffered much, dying for the sins of mankind. Does everyone down on earth know it?"
"Oh, no," replied the Savior, "just a handful of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
• If a man cuts his finger off while slicing salami at work, he blames the restaurant.
• If a man smokes three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer, he blames the tobacco company.
• If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, he
Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 18, 2017
After analyzing many surveys, J. C. Staehle found that the principle causes of unrest among workers, were the following:
1. Failure to give credit for suggestions.
2. Failure to correct grievances.
3. Failure to encourage.
4. Criticizing employees in front of other people.
5. Failure to ask
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 Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever the cost”. - Arthur Ashe
In a small, dusty town in western Oklahoma one November there lived a young single mother struggling to make ends meet.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2006
"A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 14, 2002
OTHER FAITHS ON HEAVEN
Heaven has many cartographers, and through the centuries many different heavens have been charted. To the variety of celestial landscapes in the West, Islam and Buddhism have raised their own particular paradises: the Koran details a heaven filled with beautiful, large
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2004
A NEIGHBOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
Pastor David Jeremiah tells a story about Bob Pierce.
Pierce had advanced leukemia. But he went to visit a friend in Indonesia before he died. As they were walking through a small village, they came upon a young girl lying on a bamboo mat next to a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 15, 2002
WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE
A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the
examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
Very quietly the doctor said, "I don’t know."
"You don’t know? You, a Christian man, does not know what
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"The greatest proof of Christianity for others is not how far a man can logically analyze his reasons for believing, but how far in