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 David Simpson on Jan 30, 2018
When we are out of control, God is in control. But, God is not selfish. He may desire to use you to help others, even to stop your own life from spinning out of control. Are you a victim or a volunteer? Would you be willing to say as did, Isaiah, "Here am I Lord, send me," (Isaiah 6:8) or would
Contributed by Loyd Taylor on Oct 29, 2008
HE’S NO STRANGER
He’s the wisest man in the church
There’s nothing he can’t do
If you turn down your ministry
He’ll be there to do it for you.
He’s also a very faithful member
And shows up right on time
If you don’t honor your commitment
He’ll cover you every time.
Contributed by Loyd Taylor on Oct 30, 2008
This poem is dedicated to all faithful volunteers. We could not make it without your willingness to serve. Thank you, Loyd Taylor
There are some special people that we know
Found in needy places across this land,
They’re people that selflessly serve others
Always ready to
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
They lived a comfortable life in the upscale part of town, the children were teen and pre-teen then and had most anything their hearts desired. They had begun to recite
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but
Contributed by Mike Kern on Jun 30, 2002
Rick Warren notes the mark of spiritual maturity occurs when a believer "takes off the bib and puts on an apron." Immature children wear bibs and expect others to meet their needs. Those who don aprons
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 22, 2002
For people who suffer from loneliness and depression during the holiday season counselors give them the advice to go serve the homeless in a soup kitchen or do something for less fortunate people in need. The results are always the same, when they serve others they
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Giving Cannibalized: All around the nation, charities and other nonprofit organizations are confronting the same stark reality. More than $1 billion flooded into more than 100 funds set up to aid victims of the terrorist attack, those that serve
Boardman reminds us that commitment to the will of the Lord does require action on our part.
“True commitment will mean not only turning to something, but also turning from something, just as Paul commended the Thessalonians for turning “to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thes.
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
COURAGE AND HEROISM
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear." — Mark Twain — ("Signs of the Times," December 1996, p. 2)
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008
Many don’t want to serve except to serve themselves. But we all serve something. Some serve the idols of money and materialism. Some serve the idols of addictions. Some serve the idols of entertainment. Some serve gods made in their own image. We are called to remind people that God has created
Contributed by Noal Atkinson on Mar 16, 2011
THE JESUS FREAKS ARE HERE
I remember doing street ministry a few years ago. I was with an organisation called Drug Arm in the city. We would set up a van and give coffee and doughnuts to drug addicts along with contact phone numbers for the local drug rehabilitation centres.
I remember one
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 15, 2002
A. Dr. Karl Menninger, a world-famous psychiatrist, was answering questions after giving a lecture on mental health when one person asked, “What would you advice someone to do if he felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” Most people expected the doctor to say, “Consult a psychiatrist.” Instead he
If there is anything good in us, it is not our own, it is a gift of God. But if it is a gift then it is entirely a debt one owes to love. And if it is a debt owed to love, then I must serve others with it, not myself. Thus my learning is not my own, it belongs to the unlearned and is the debt I
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
William Law made a lasting impact upon 18th century England with his book, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. In it, Law urges this Christian that every day should be viewed as a day of humility. And how does he suggest that we do this? By learning to serve others. Law understood that it
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 16, 2007
A young second lieutenant at Fort Bragg discovered that he had no change when he was about to buy a soft drink from a vending machine. He flagged down a passing private and asked him, "Do you have change for a dollar?" The private said cheerfully, "I think so; let me take a look."
"True worship is God-centered worship. People tend to get caught up in where they should worship, what music they should sing in worship, and how their worship looks to other people. Focusing on these things misses the point.
Jesus tells us that true worshipers will worship God in spirit and in
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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
“A CHRISTIAN HOME”
O GIVE US HOMES BUILT FIRM UPON THE SAVIOR,
WHERE CHRIST IS HEAD AND COUNSELLOR AND GUIDE;
WHERE EVERY CHILD IS TAUGHT HIS LOVE AND FAVOR
AND GIVES HIS HEART TO CHRIST, THE CRUCIFIED:
HOW SWEET TO KNOW THAT THOUGH HIS FOOTSTEPS WAVER
HIS FAITHFUL LORD IS WALKING BY HIS