Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
There was a Baptist preacher who just finished his sermon for the day and proceeded toward the back of the church for his usual greetings and handshaking.
After shaking a few hands he came upon the seven year old son of one of the Deacons. "Good morning, young man," the preacher
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Aug 9, 2007
Bill Graham said:
“We are rich in the things that perish, but poor in the things of the spirit. We are rich in gadgets, but poor in faith. We are rich in goods, but poor in grace. We are rich in
Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 17, 2008
The most famous poor foundation in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. The tower began to sink after construction progressed to the third floor in 1178. Scientists travel yearly to measure the building's slow descent. They report that the 179-foot tower moves about
Contributed by Todd Catteau on Dec 19, 2008
A Galveston housewife had a pet parakeet named Chippie. The woman, however, made some terrible mistakes with Chippie. There are just some things that you don't do with parakeets!
While vacuuming the carpet one day, she decided to clean out of the bottom of Chippie's cage with her
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2009
POOR SUDANESE CHILD
There is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan famine. The picture depicts a famine-stricken child crawling towards a United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.
The vulture is waiting for the child to die, so that it can eat it. This
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 8, 2013
Bono, lead singer of U2, said this: "Look, whatever thoughts you have about God, who God is or if God exists--most will agree that God has a special place
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 8, 2013
SUPPORTING THE POOR
In a 1998 article in Christian History magazine, Rodney Stark said: "In a world lacking social services, Christians were their brothers' keepers. At the end of the second century AD, Tertullian wrote that while pagan temples spend their donations "on feasts and drinking
Sometimes in our lives, we wonder when God will send the angels to come and save us. There was a story last week that was published by a lot of magazines and daily newspapers. Stanislaus Lourduswamy, popularly known as Stan Swamy, was an Indian Roman Catholic priest, a member of the Jesuit order.
RICH OR POOR?
"There are people so poor that the only thing they have is money."
"He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
Billy Graham said:
“We are rich in the things that perish, but poor in the things of the spirit. We are rich in gadgets, but poor in faith. We are rich in goods, but poor in grace. We are rich in know-how, but poor in character. We are rich in words, but poor in deeds.”
Jesus said that our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
The Rich Are Stingy & The Poor Are Generous: In recent years the rich have become a lot richer, but are giving less. Business Week (1/24/00) reports that poor households (incomes of under $10,000) average gifts to charities was 5.2% of their income in ’98, nearly double the 2.3% they gave in ’93.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2006
“It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with
Contributed by John Gerald on Nov 11, 2004
There is nothing more oppressive to the poor than having a provider who gambles their assets away. It is the poor, who are the least able to afford it, who are enticed into gambling away the little they have in hopes of greater gain. The casinos do not care who loses his money at their tables, nor
Contributed by John Cuddeford on Nov 1, 2007
There was once a school for poor and underprivileged boys. In it there was a rule that, if certain things took place, the offender was to receive so many blows from a cane. One day a very poor boy broke this rule. He was called and stripped to receive his punishment. He had had little to eat, and
THE RICH MAN AND THE POOR CARPENTER
One day a good, rich man noticed the miserable conditions in which a certain poor carpenter lived. He decided to help the poor man and commissioned him to build a beautiful house. He told the carpenter, "I want this house to be ideal. Use only the best
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Sep 17, 2009
There was a poor family in this little town. Brought to the attention of the Baptist minister who got the word to his congregation and provided appropriate clothing to the family asking them to come to church the next Sunday. They agreed. When Sunday came they didn’t show up at the Baptist
Contributed by Amiri Hooker on Mar 22, 2011
THE BIRTH OF THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN
A visit to a fledgling Head Start program in Marks brought home the reality of rural poverty to Dr. King and Ralph Abernathy. "We looked around the primitive schoolhouse and saw them watching us, wide-eyed and silent, having been told who we were,"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2011
POOR MAN'S PHILANTHROPIST
In 2005, when Thomas Cannon died of colon cancer in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, he was 79. Thomas described himself a "poor man's philanthropist."
When Thomas was three years old, his father died. Once Thomas' mother remarried, the family of six lived in a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 9, 2011
GIVING THE POOR A REASON TO LIVE
So let's humble ourselves before each other and experience His grace. It's the way to true glory and dignity even if we find ourselves down and out.
That's what Abbe Pierre discovered when he founded the Emmaus Communities in 1949. The Emmaus Communities