Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 26, 2012
When someone sees an acquaintance that they haven’t seen in some time the first question is usually “How have you been?” The second question usually varies. For ladies it’s usually “How’s the family?” For guys it’s usually “So what have you been up to?”
For guys it’s about
Peter Drucker, as you probably know, is a management consultant without equal. He says in one of his many books that there are two questions that people in any organization ought to ask themselves -- whether it be a manufacturing plant, the sales division of a large
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 12, 2005
John Quincy Adams held more important offices than anyone else in the history of the U.S. He served with distinction as president, senator, congressman, minister to major European powers, and participated in various capacities in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and events leading to the
Contributed by David Moore on Aug 11, 2010
The other day I saw a man wearing a tee shirt which read "Jesus is Coming -- Look Busy" Of course, it was a statement of unbelief. But Jesus is coming, and we must not merely look busy, but be busy. Jesus said "I must work the works of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 11, 2002
Kim Larence, age 42, is a wife and a mother of three boys. She heads the math department at the private John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas. Here is her typical daily schedule. I wonder if it sounds anything like yours.
5:00 a.m. Wake Up
5:15 - 6:50 a.m. Wakes her
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 26, 2002
One fella walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. "Shingles," he said. So she took down his name, address and medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.
Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aid came out and asked him what he had.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 9, 2015
Holiness means we love what God loves and we hate what God hates. Some people are like the man who said to a preacher: “I’ve got religion.” “That’s wonderful! Are you going to lay aside all sin?” “Yes, indeed!” “Are you going to attend church?” “Yes, indeed!” Are you going to help the
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 29, 2008
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 29, 2008
BUSINESS IS ALWAYS GOOD
I had a man in my last congregation who was in the snack business. He was part of a small company which supplied chips and pretzels and the like to mini markets and various retail outlets. One afternoon I asked Albert how business was, good or bad, up or down.
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 19, 2004
When I was in business it was the accepted practice, for employees to have an annual appraisal. It can be painful, but let’s face it, no-one like to be told that they’re less than perfect! I think believers in Jesus need it more often than once a year, even if it’s only a self-appraisal. In
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Change axioms are essential to business and the church. Charles Mueller of Just Watching, observes in Explore #19:
· “The past is a foreign country; they do things different there.”
· “There are no future decisions, only present decisions with future
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Why Businesses Fail
1) They fail to anticipate problems.
2) They don’t respond promptly when problems arrive.
3) They exhibit something he calls “bad” rational behavior.
4) They adopt “disastrous
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
The Better business Bureau stipulates that charities should spend no more than 35% of annual donations on fundraising costs.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
Business destroys relationships. It substitutes shallow frenzy for deep friendship. It feeds the ego but starves the inner man. It fills a calendar but fractures a family. It cultivates a program that plows under priorities. Many a church boasts about its active program: "Something for every night
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
STAY BUSY UNTIL THE MASTER’S RETURN
"The disciple is not called to eliminate his ignorance of the timing of the end, he is called to cope with it and respond to it appropriately."
"How can a doorkeeper fulfill his duties if he spends his time calculating how long the delay will be?"
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 6, 2000
In a business magazine I read, there was an article about a company, imaginary I hope, that was planning its Christmas sales campaign. The board of directors was puzzled how they could beat their competitors, then suddenly the chairman had an idea. "We’ll have a crib," he said, getting very
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
Black Owned Businesses are among the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. economy, says the Census Bureau. The number of black-owned businesses grew by 45% from ‘97 to ‘02, more than 4 times the overall rate. Blacks now own 5% of all non-farm U.S. businesses. Revenues increased 25%, to about $89
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and