Live for Something Greater Than Yourself

Live for Something Greater Than Yourself

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3,4 Years ago, I had a good friend who was an atheist and an alcoholic. I used to talk to him about the Lord all the time and tell him that Jesus could really help him with his addiction. Since he didn’t seem interested in making changes, I decided to invite him to take part in bettering the lives of other people. The church I was pastoring at the time used to help out at a homeless shelter every Saturday morning by cooking for families who lived there. I asked my friend to head up this ministry, and much to my surprise and delight, he accepted the challenge. As hard as it was for him to do, he

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Live for Something Greater Than Yourself

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3,4 Years ago, I had a really good friend who was an atheist and an alcoholic. I used to talk to him about the Lord all the time and tell him that Jesus really could help him with his addiction. Since he didn’t seem interested in making changes based on mere conversation, I decided to invite him to take part in bettering the lives of other people. The church I was pastoring at the time used to help at a homeless shelter every Saturday morning by cooking pancakes for the families who lived there. I asked my friend to head up this ministry, and much to my surprise and delight, he accepted the challenge! As hard as

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