Tagged: Serve

December 30 Accepting Others Comments

Accepting Others

Oftentimes, people don’t make it easy to accept them. They can be bad tempered, selfish, critical, irritating, dismissive, aggressive, and pompous—-or worse! Sometimes you want to give them a piece of your mind; give them what they deserve—anything but acceptance....

December 24 Seeking God Comments

Seeking God (1)

Notice two things about the wise men: 1) Who they were. Astrologers. Jews considered astrology to be a counterfeit to true prophecy. Be careful; there are people whose lifestyles you may disapprove of, who are honestly seeking God. So be...

December 10 What Do You Treasure Most Comments

What Do You Treasure Most?

If your house was burning down and you could only save one thing, what would it be? It’s a decision people make every day, and it’s never easy. There’ll always be things we grieve about giving up because of their...

September 28-Simply Serving (5) Comments

Simply Serving (5)

In his book ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, Ted Engstrom writes: ‘I was cleaning out a desk drawer when I found a flashlight I hadn’t used in over a year. I flipped the switch but wasn’t surprised when it gave no...

September 27-Simply Serving (4) Comments

Simply Serving (4)

Paul writes, ‘Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?…If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ’ (Galatians 1:10 NIV). A true servant of God is content...

September 26-Simply Serving (3) Comments

Simply Serving (3)

In his book ‘Swim With the Sharks’, leadership expert Harvey Mackay writes about Philip Pillsbury of the famous Pillsbury milling family: ‘The tips of three of his fingers were missing…the unmistakable mark of a journeyman grain miller, albeit a somewhat...

September 25-Simply Serving (2) Comments

Simply Serving (2)

Pilate had an opportunity to acquit Jesus of any wrongdoing, but instead he called for a basin and washed his hands of the entire matter. His attitude was, ‘I’m not getting involved.’ And a lot of people have that same...

September 24-Simply Serving (1) Comments

Simply Serving (1)

Bill Wilson builds Sunday schools in some of New York City’s worst areas. He has been stabbed and shot, and had team members killed. A Puerto Rican lady who could barely speak English said to him one day, ‘I want...