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  • Servanthood: The Soloist

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 27, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    SERVANTHOOD: THE SOLOIST There was an interesting movie recently. It bombed at the box office, but it was a very interesting film. "The Soloist" was a true story about a Los Angeles Times columnist named Steve Lopez who discovered a homeless person on the street who, in turn, was a Julliard more

  • Servanthood Is An "Acquired" Taste For Many. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Timothy O'fallon on Jun 27, 2004
    based on 5 ratings

    Servanthood is an “acquired” taste for many. How many of you enjoy coffee? Of those that do, how many of you enjoyed coffee as a small child? The taste for coffee came with a maturing of your palate. For many Christians, a heart of servanthood more

  • Servanthood And Spiritual Growth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 16, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    SERVANTHOOD AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH I surveyed my church to see if people saw a relationship between ministering to others and spiritual growth. When asked, "To what extent has your ministry or service to others affected your spiritual growth?," 92 percent answered positively. None responded that more

  • What Is Servanthood? It’s A Question We ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 115 ratings

    What is servanthood? It’s a question we have to answer because today the concept has largely been abandoned by our culture. In his book, The Jesus Style, Gayle D. Erwin described servanthood this way: "A servant’s job is to do all he can to make life better for others - to free them to be more

  • Volunteers Down

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008

    VOLUNTEERS DOWN In ’06 more than 61 million Americans donated their time to charity, the fewest since ’02, and down 4.4 million from ’05, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts note volunteering spiked after 9/11/01 and Hurricane Katrina may have played a role in that it wiped out more

  • Boomer Volunteers

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008

    BOOMER VOLUNTEERS 75% of Boomer volunteers who engage in professional activities, such as managing people or projects, continue volunteering the following year. Activities with the 2nd and 3rd highest volunteer retention rates are music or some other type of performance (70.9%) and tutoring, more

  • Volunteers And Servants  PRO

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Apr 29, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    VOLUNTEERS AND SERVANTS “Volunteers raise their hand to be called on. Servants are called by the Hand of God. Volunteers do work for God. Servants do work with God. Volunteers get tired of the work, Servants are tired in the work. Volunteers pray their work will succeed. Servants more

  • I Read This Story About Leonard ...

    Contributed by Jerry Hillyer Ii on May 9, 2008

    I read this story about Leonard Bernstein: Leonard Bernstein, the conductor, was once asked, ‘What is the hardest instrument to play?’ Without a twinge of hesitation, he replied, ‘Second fiddle. I can always get plenty of first violinists. But to find one who plays second violin with as much more

  • Lorne Sanny, The Founder Of Navigators, Was Once ...

    Contributed by Jerry Hillyer Ii on May 9, 2008

    “Lorne Sanny, the founder of Navigators, was once asked how you could tell if you really were a servant. “By how you act,” he said, more

  • The Mystery Of The ...

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008

    The Mystery of the Mop Everyone at the State University knew that Donner Hall had the best parties. All-night dancing and beer guzzling attracted the largest weekend crowds by far – especially on the notorious second floor. By midnight every Friday and Saturday, the entire second floor was more

  • Is It Time For You, O Ye, To Dwell In Your ...

    Contributed by David Moore on May 30, 2008

    1. “Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?” Isn’t is funny how we always have reasons why we cannot serve God, but we always find the time and the money to serve ourselves? Someone put it this way: • Isn’t it strange how a 20 pound note seems like more

  • The Rev. Alan Redpath Tells Of A Lady Of His ...

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jun 26, 2008

    The Rev. Alan Redpath tells of a lady of his acquaintance who has a little motto over her kitchen sink that reads as follows: “Divine service is conducted here three times daily.” This is the type of industry Christ honors. (1996, c1979). Encyclopedia of 7700 illustrations : A treasury of more

  • A. E. Whitman Has An Imaginary Preacher Give The ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 9, 2008

    A. E. Whitman has an imaginary preacher give the following report of a visit to the New Jerusalem: “In my wandering, I came upon the museum in the city of our dreams. I went in, and an attendant conducted me round. There was some old armor there, much bruised with battle. “Many things were more

  • I Was ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 9, 2008

    I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and you discussed my hunger. Thank you. I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel in the cellar to pray for my release. I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance. I was sick and more

  • Last Week's I Talked About The Need For The ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 21, 2008

    Last week’s I talked about the need for the church to give up some of their rights for the sake of the weaker ones in Christ. Today no one wants to be held responsible for their actions. I looked up the word “Responsible” and discovered this: The state of being responsible, accountable, or more

  • I Believe Many Of Us Need Cut Loose The ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 21, 2008

    I believe many of us need cut loose the “Christian Bill of Rights” today. You may be thinking but “Pastor I did not know there was such a thing! What are they?” Well glad you asked here are the Christian Bill of Rights: a. We Christians have the right to seek God and ask Him to tell us what we more

  • David F. Lloyd In His Essay "Rights Verses ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 21, 2008

    DAVID F. LLOYD in his essay “Rights verses Responsibilities” Summer 2001 Issue of Vision:… RIGHTS OR BLESSINGS? Interestingly, God never promised rights. He promised blessings, and that is the critical difference. A self-sacrificing individual who serves his or her society, a people that truly more

  • Christ With No ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008

    CHRIST WITH NO HANDS During World War II, a church building in Strasburg was destroyed. After the bombing, the members surveyed the area to see what damage was done. They were pleased that a statue of Christ with outstretched hands was still standing… because it had been sculpted centuries more

  • Drop Leaf Table With The Leaves ...

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Jul 29, 2008

    Illustration: Drop leaf table with the leaves down to begin with. • Everybody loves a party. Last night my family was together and the activity and conversation around the table was great. We were loud. It’s a good thing they put us in a room by ourselves. We love to talk, we love to eat, and more

  • B ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008

    BUMPED U.S. airlines in 2007 bumped passengers against their will from ticked flights at the highest rate in 11 years. The nation’s 18 largest airlines denied boarding to 63,878 passengers, or 1.12 per 10,000 passengers, reports the U.S. Department of Transportation. Airlines say the more