Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Life is a place of service, and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is hard to bear, but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 16, 2001
THEY DIED IN THE SERVICE
One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.
The seven-year-old had been staring at the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
THE HEAVEN OF SERVICE
Dr. Laura Schlessinger writes: "I was out at my mother and father’s house, a seventy mile round-trip from my own, because my mother needed a little help. She needed a little help because my father, who has full-blown Alzheimer’s, had taped duct tape all over the three long
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
Self-righteous service comes through human effort. True service comes from a relationship with the divine Other deep inside.
Self-righteous service is impressed with the “big deal.” True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large
In the Secret Service
A gentleman was in front of a preacher coming out of the church one day. The preacher grabbed him by the hand, pulled him aside and said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!" The man replied, "I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor." The Pastor questioned,
Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jun 10, 2009
Roger Staubach is an American football player. He was once asked when injured, "How do you keep on keeping on if you’re playing professional football"? Roger said something important, "If you’re not playing hurt, you’re not playing football."
Paul expresses a
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 4, 2011
A HARVEST OF SERVICE
Vehicles being thrown around like toys in the rushing waters and heartbreaking stories of lives lost have filled the news reports. The damage to bumper harvests was also devastating, probably in the billions of dollars, as the states of Queensland, NSW and Victoria in
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jun 8, 2012
SERVICE AND USEFULNESS
The great Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvellous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only slightly. But set aside, it begins to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Do we give lip service or real service to a cause? Henry David Thoreau, that rugged New England individualist of the nineteenth century, once went to jail rather than pay his poll tax to a state that supported slavery. Thoreau’s good friend Ralph Waldo Emerson hurried to visit him in jail. Peering
Contributed by Greg Warren on Apr 19, 2001
I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Pleae remember that I do not need your help. If the devil happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, DO NOT attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFJTD (something for Jesus to do) box. It
Contributed by Richard Crow on May 24, 2001
The Department of Social Services in Greenville County, South Carolina sent the following letter to a deceased individual. "Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
“Service that is duty-motivated breaths death. Service that flows out of our inward person is life, and joy and peace. The risen Christ beckons us to the ministry of the towel. Perhaps you would like to begin by experimenting with a prayer that a number of us have used. Begin
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2002
SERVICE REQUIRES ACTION
A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A subjective person came along and said, "I feel for you down there."
An objective person walked by and said, "It’s logical that someone would fall down there."
A Pharisee said, "Only bad people fall into
Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 15, 2003
We live in a self-service world.
Self service gas stations.
Self service fast food.
Now you can even check yourself out at the grocery store.
We have totally lost the idea of service in our society today.
Yet Jesus reminds us of the value of service as he humbly washed his disciples feet.
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 1, 2004
Service stations everywhere are installing do-it-yourself credit card pumps. No attendant is needed since the customer can make his gasoline purchase and never go inside. Soft drink machines are now on the market that will talk back to you when you make your purchase. Now, other businesses besides
Contributed by John White on Aug 15, 2005
InstrumentsOf Grace In His Service
The grace of God can turn problems to patience, vexation to victory and tragedy to triumph. The same pressure that can cause a destructive explosion can be harnessed to drive the wheels of progress. Pressure usually produces and the production can be good
Contributed by Robert Fox on Dec 20, 2005
The gifts of service are sometimes considered "second-rate." compared with gifts like "evangelism."
Without faithful Christians exercising their gift of service, the gifts of evangelism are powerless. It is quite true that people don’t “care how much you know until they know how much you
Irritation in a Church Service:
It is not all that strange for people to come to church and be dissatisfied with something going on there. On the two occasions I had recently to sit out in the audience at church with my family I noticed myself focusing on things like the temperature of the room
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
CHURCH HEALTH SERVICES
Nearly 70% of U.S. churches provide direct health services and 65% provide educational health programs, according to the National Council of Churches (NCC) USA Congregational Health Survey. Only 6.4% offer no programs of any kind in health care ministries. The
Contributed by Aaron Mishoe on Apr 2, 2009
“The inflation of goods and services averages about 4% per year while tuition inflation averages