Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
• A certain family in a Southern Baptist Church had been inactive for years.
• The family simply never went to church any more and every effort to get them to attend had failed.
• One day one of the sons, name John, was bitten by a rattlesnake.
The father immediately sent for the
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 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 Darryl Bell on Apr 17, 2006
We serve Jesus by serving people. A wealthy American traveler visited a hospital in Southeast Asia. He walked in just as a young missionary nurse was cleaning the sores of a sick, dirty, elderly man who had been found lying in a gutter. The rich man said to the nurse, “I wouldn’t do that for a
THE CHURCH MUST SERVE THE TRUTH
The Church does not have technical solutions to offer  and does not claim 'to interfere in any way in the politics of States.'  She does, however, have a mission of truth to accomplish, in every time and circumstance, for a society that is attuned to man,
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 27, 2010
THE SABBATH SERVES US
A story is told of a wagon train of Christians traveling from St. Louis to Oregon. They observed the Sabbath day by stopping to rest and not traveling. But as winter approached some in the group began to panic that they would not reach Oregon before the snow fell. So they
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 21, 2011
ACTUAL TIME SERVED
One of the great challenges parents face today is the apparent lack of consequences that permeate our society. One aspect of our judicial system provides an example of this sad fact.
In spite of the length of sentences for various crimes, the actual time served is often
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 16, 2012
SERVE WHERE THERE'S A NEED
The former editor of Christianity Today, Kenneth Kantzer, commented once that he never knew what his gift was. He just served where he saw the need. If a man of this experience and caliber never knew what his gift was but
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 7, 2004
A woman was interviewing a prospective servant and asked, “Can you serve company?”
The applicant replied “Yes, mum, both ways.”
The woman looked puzzled and asked, “What
I SERVE A RISEN SAVIOUR
One Sunday morning a pastor was dressing for church and had the radio on listening to radio station. Suddenly he heard, "It’s Easter, and it doesn’t make any difference if Christ be risen or not..."
Shocked, A.H.Ackley shouted," It’s a lie! He is risen!"
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Whatever our gifts are and whatever
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 2, 2008
Light serves a purpose as well. And this was a picture that these fisherman would understand. A Light Attracts Peter and Andrew and the boys fished at night because during the day the fish in the Sea of Galilee stay close to the bottom where it’s cooler but during the cool of the night they come
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
"Fathers, Serve With Intensity"
The Bible gives four Christian character traits that can build a lasting legacy for the Lord. The second is to live a life that serves with intensity. Colossians 3:23-24 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2008
BE SUCCESSFUL--SERVE GOD
Our commitment in the service of Lord in very important in building the body of Christ. And I challenge you to commit your life in the ministry: Confidently, wholeheartedly and absolutely for the glory of God.
In Yorkshire, England, during the early 1800s, two sons
Contributed by Paul Newell on Aug 29, 2001
Serving is the plan or strategy of the church. It’s how we are to do “business”. Just think about how we talk about church…it goes against just about everything in this world…
We call our meetings “services”
We call what we offer – “ministries”
The funds we receive are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
WHOM DOES A MOTHER SERVE?
Mother...a quiet servant of necessity...doing the work no on would notice or thank her for--no one, that is, except Him to whom it could be offered as a daily sacrifice of love.
Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
WHY THEY SERVE COFFEE
Some of the most humorous and enlightening moments in our lives center around eating and drinking.
Take for instance the interaction between a pastor and young boy in a certain congregation. It seems this particular congregation loved good fellowship and always served
Serving as a missionary in Western Siberia, Russia, I had the privilege of sharing the gospel to 150 students in a Technical School in Chelyabinsk. The students were attentive but dubious. One young man asked a question that many were thinking. Nickolai said, "For seventy years we have lived under