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What Makes a Good Volunteer? (1 of 3)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
May 15, 2005
We are celebrating volunteerism today. We have hundreds of volunteers throughout our church that provide various ministries that either enlarge or strengthen the Kingdom of God. I thank God for every serving saint throughout our membership.
And tonight .. we're throwing them a party in the Vision Center following our evening worship gathering! Dr. Crooks tells me that we're going to have a chocolate fountain ... cappuccino bar ... buffet spread and more. And I want to invite you to tonight's party! Now to set the stage for tonight .. from Matthew 5 .. I want to talk to you about volunteerism or what the Bible calls servanthood.
As you are turning to Matthew 5 .. I want to ask you a question: If someone close to you were to describe you .. what would they say? I mean .. what would they honestly say? Would they describe you as being a person who was sad .. mad .. or glad? Would they describe you as being positive or negative? How about this: would they say that they enjoyed being around you or enjoyed not being around you?
Let me ask you this: how would you like to be married to you? There are a lot of sad .. mad .. negative people today walking around calling themselves Christians .. and frankly .. they are giving Jesus and His church a bad name! "Christian" ought to mean joyful. "Christian" ought to mean positive!
Yes ... some of the most miserable people I know call themselves Christians and I'm talking to some of them this morning. You're not happy about your home-life .. work-life .. church-life. And miserable people don't like being miserable alone .. they like to take others with them. So .. they try to make everybody miserable around them. Let me ask you a question: do you enjoy being around unhappy people? I mean ... nothing is ever right for them .. nothing is ever good for them. And you see Miserable Mark or Negative Nancy or Bitt ...
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