Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials

CREATIVITY – A One Minute Testimonial Announcement

Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Contributed by Rev. Phil and Donna Resnick
Social Studies Teacher, Cincinnati Christian Schools, Fairfield, OH
Shaklee Distributors, Taylor Mill, KY

January 21, 2002


Dorcus was a disciple who lived in Joppa at the time of the early church. She was known as a person who was always doing good and looking for ways to help the poor. How did she do this? She used her talents. She made robes and other clothing for the people. When she became sick and died, two men were sent to get the Apostle Peter. The women showed him the garments Dorcus had made. Peter prayed for her, told her to rise up, took her hand and helped her to stand up. He called the widows and other believers to present this very talented and creative woman whole and restored to them.

The One who is the author of creativity says through the Apostle Paul: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV) Dorcas used her talents to do the good works the Lord had for her, and in so doing became a blessing to the Lord and to others.

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