Tag Archives: helping the poor

Others Need Help Too

My grandmother, who taught elementary school in a poor community for over 40 years, was concerned about helping children who were in need. She once noticed that a young boy was desperately in need of a pair of shoes, so … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff (Part 2)

Today I came out of Walmart looking for my car. At first I couldn’t find it. Then I realized that I was looking for our Chrysler Van, when in fact I was driving our Honda Accord! Once I set my … Continue reading

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Sheep or Goat?

Matthew 25 records a teaching of Jesus about the end of time, when he will separate the sheep from the goats. The sheep are the ones who take care of the needs of people, while the goats are the ones … Continue reading

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Generous People

The beginning of Acts 3 tells about a handicapped man who begged for money every day at the temple gate. Did you ever wonder why he chose that location to ask people for money? It’s because God’s people have a … Continue reading

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Truly Hungry

While walking in downtown Indianapolis, I was approached by a man. After making some polite conversation, he mentioned that he had not had anything to eat all day, and asked if I would give him some money. “Just a dollar … Continue reading

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Some Kin

Here is a heart-warming story from Zelda Cornish. While working at a shoe store in downtown Truro, Nova Scotia, I noticed a little boy standing on the hot-air register outside the bakery next door in his bare feet, trying to … Continue reading

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Least of These

In the beginning years of my ministry, I would often pray that God would send influential people to the church I served. I asked him for leaders, teachers, administrators and others who would help me build the kingdom the way … Continue reading

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Deserving Our Help

Gary Hank Thompson, 30, has done pretty well financially by begging for money in Lexington, Kentucky. Thompson recently admitted that he makes $60,000 to $100,000 a year from the kindness of strangers. Thompson has pleaded guilty to two counts of … Continue reading

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After Christmas

Now that we have another Christmas behind us, many people find that they have something in common with the wise men who came to visit Jesus—they have a whole lot less money! The magi came a long way to bring … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility

I once listened to a lady as she talked to a group of friends about her concern for the poor. Her main message seemed to be: “We need to do more for poor people!” I found myself wondering why she … Continue reading

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