Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
SELFLESSNESS SPARKS A WHOLE CHURCH
When Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea was building its prayer mountain, they struggled in raising the funds for its construction. Pastor David Cho challenged the people again and again and still they could raise the funds they needed for the project.
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 12, 2006
“The cost of true greatness is humble, selfless, sacrificial service. The Christian who desires to be great and first in the kingdom is the one who is willing to serve in the hard place, the demanding place, the place where he is not appreciated and may even be persecuted. Knowing that time is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2003
The selfless love to which God calls you and me produces a deep joy in our hearts. This joy or happiness of the Spirit has three dimensions.
Joy is the assurance of faith that we are acceptable to God and that God’s good providences are working on our behalf. This joy is an inner calm
Contributed by Rick Stacy on May 21, 2002
Guys, Let me give you an example of selfless and sacrificial love in today’s terms. Are you ready? Give your wife the remote control…
Now ladies: Do not undervalue that action… It is a significant sacrifice for a guy! Several years ago my wife and vacationed in a time-share condo in Florida
OUR COMFORT, OUR HOPE-- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Recently I came across a true story that happened during the Holocaust of the Second World War.
Solomon Rosenberg, his wife and their 2 sons were arrested, together with Rosenburg's mother and father for the crime of being Jews. They were placed in
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 17, 2001
In history, 160 years before the birth of Jesus, there is the story of the Maccabean revolt in Israel. Antiochus IV, King of Syria, had conquered Jerusalem, & he decided to destroy the Jewish religion & make the Jews deny their faith in God. Among the many things he did was to order the people to
Contributed by James Wilson on Mar 2, 2001
For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to end in an apocalyptic nuclear exchange between
Contributed by Richard Goble on Oct 30, 2007
As I was growing up with a younger brother and sister, one of our favorite games to play was baseball. We had a plastic bat and ball, and we would team up with some of the neighborhood kids and play ball in the back yard.
On one particular occasion my mom took our bat away from us because we were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"What do volunteers look like? They come in different shapes and sizes, but they have a lot in common. Theyre: Vibrant, Open-hearted, Loving, Understanding, Nurturing,
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 23, 2004
“The Spirit’s empowerment is what allows us to exhibit what He wants – the love, the unity, the sacrifice, the selflessness, the exhibition of the covenantal relationship between Christ and the church, etc. But that means walking with and submitting to the Spirit. To the degree that I / we do
Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 21, 2007
Went to Courageous Leadership Conference in Omaha where they talked about creating churches that don’t just reach the 1st generation but the 2nd and 3rd generations as well. It takes a generation of forward thinkers who will be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Be careful with hatredHatred is a passion requiring one hundred times the energy of love. Keep it for a cause, not an individual. Keep it for intolerance, injustice, stupidity. For hatred is the strength of the
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 25, 2002
“I dig Jesus and so do many other witches. Its not his fault that Christianity is so confused today and as a person he was a very special guy, wise and generous, selfless and loving. I think he’d be horrified to see what his teachings have come to today. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if he
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Sep 8, 2005
The heroes of this world think not of self. Think of the everyday heroes or rescue workers we hear of these days. They see what needs to be done, or who needs to be saved and they do it before they analyze their role in the matter. It is in that act of forgetting our self, in a constructive way of
Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
In the film ’The Shawshank Redemption’, the main character Andy Dufresne risks his life by speaking personally to the brutal chief prison guard. But by giving the man some sound financial advice, he secures a break with some beers for his fellow prisoners, although he himself does not drink a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
PREACHING TO THE HEATHEN
Gordon Hall’s selfless motto: "Duty is ours, consequences God’s." When offered an attractive pastorate his reply came, "No... Others will be left whose health or pre-engagement requires them to stay at home, but I can sleep on the ground, can endure hunger and hardship.
Contributed by David Hallum on Sep 10, 2015
When my daughter Cynthia was a little girl, we lived in Odessa, TX. We made one of the pilgrimages that we did from time to time to see my wife, Rosemary’s family. Rosemary’s brother, Michael was in town at the time from the Navy. Now in West Texas, rain is a beautiful thing. We got one of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2003
Oh Lord, please help this firefighter
To be skillful and brave.
Please let me never falter
When there are lives to save.
Be with my fellow firefighters
And ride with us each run,
From the moment we "suit-up"
Until the job is done.
Be with me as I guide a
Contributed by Paul Steffens on Dec 11, 2007
The physical prosperity the apostle John wished for Gaius was held in relationship with Gaius’ preexistent spiritual prosperity. John writes; “even as thy soul prospereth.” To wish physical prosperity on someone without their first attaining spiritual maturity is dangerous. Why? Because...
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 17, 2009
True biblical worship so satisfies our total personality that we don’t have to shop around for man-made substitutes. William Temple made this clear in his masterful definition of worship:
For worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness;