Bible Verse

“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” — Matthew 23:11-12

Christian Lesson Overview

When I think about the great people of my lifetime, people like Billy Graham, Martin Luther King,  and Nelson Mandela Come to mind.  When I think about the great people throughout recent history (the past two hundred years), I think about  Mother Theresa and Gandhi.  People will remember these great people until the end of time because they dedicated their lives to helping others.   

Christian Lesson for Today

As I grow older, I realize that living in an expensive house, driving a great car, and traveling on exotic vacations will not make a difference in the lives of anyone in the future.  I believe it is important to work hard so you can live comfortably, but using all your resources toward personal pleasure will not accomplish anything.  As we grow older, we can offer more time and resources to help others.

We do not all have to make great sacrifices like Gandhi or Mother Teresa to make a difference.  We can help others in our community by donating to food banks, volunteering time to train, or helping others, and helping groups that are not able to help themselves.  In the United States, we group and help people when there was a tragedy like the 911 disaster, an earthquake, or a dreadful fire.  Many of us could provide services or resources on an ongoing basis. 

I spent a lot of my life building a business, using my resources to support my personal life.  As I grew older, I realized that this life is a gift from God.  After I stop living this life, I will not have my house or car; but if I help others, I will have made a contribution that will last forever.  That is why I wrote the book, “Life Enhancement with Jesus” and post these Blog Articles every week.  I want to learn about the experiences of others and include those witness experiences in the next book.  My experience is business.  I want to use that experience to help other people.  If I can help people who are poor and do not have the resources to live adequately, then my business experience will be worth something. I formed a company called “Life Enhancement Group.”   My new company communicates how Christian Lessons will improve lives and generates resources to help those who are not able to support themselves.

Christian Lesson Summary

The Life Enhancement Group is my way of helping others.  There are many ways people can help others.  You do not have to dedicate your life to that purpose as I did.  We need people to use the talents they have to help others.  We can not depend on the government to take care of the needy.  Maybe you have people in your family who lost their job or have medical challenges.  Working with them may be your way of supporting others. When I review all the Christian Lessons, one thing in common is that they all teach us to live a life that respects and supports others, even those who are our enemies.   

Published by Jim Brandt

Jim Brandt was an all-conference college football player and served as a Marine Corps pilot during the Vietnam War. He also started a software company and served as an executive for the fifth-largest bank in the United States. Brandt won the Democratic party nomination for Congress twice. He is married and has three children.