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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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
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 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
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
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 Sermoncentral 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 Keith Wessel on Apr 14, 2001
The other night Public Television was broadcasting “Jesus Christ, Superstar.” I had never seen it (of course I was sooooo young when it first came out). I don’t really recommend it, but I guess I watched the last part of it out of theological curiosity more than anything else. Liz and I were
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
"Look at others and be distressed. Look at yourself, and be depressed. Look to God, and
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2001
THE OTHER SIDE OF ISLAM
As Dr. Samuel Schlorff, an expert on Islam with Arab
World Ministries puts it, "The truth is that there is
another side to Islam, a side that embraces violence
’in the way of Allah.’ . . . It holds that all men
are created to live in submission to Allah,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 20, 2001
GOD'S OTHER NAMES
A mother walked by her young son’s room one night and heard him praying, "Andy, please forgive me for my sins".
This worried the mother; so she asked her son why was he praying to "Andy", not God.
The son responded, "I was praying to God, Andy is his nickname."
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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