Contributed by Jacob Kutty on Jul 14, 2007
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the
house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife, enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
TOOLS IN THE HANDS OF THE CARPENTER
A group of tools once came together for a meeting with Mr. Hammer presiding. Brother Screwdriver said, "Brother Hammer must go, because he is always making noise, always knocking." Hammer said, "Brother Screwdriver has to go, because you have to turn him
THE RICH MAN AND THE POOR CARPENTER
One day a good, rich man noticed the miserable conditions in which a certain poor carpenter lived. He decided to help the poor man and commissioned him to build a beautiful house. He told the carpenter, "I want this house to be ideal. Use only the best
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The carpenter or plumber or painter, the butcher or baker or candlestick maker who would naturally prosper is he who does
Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 8, 2008
The story is told of a carpenter nailing shingles when he lost his footing and started to slide off. As he was sliding he began praying, “Lord, oh, Lord, help me.” Still he kept sliding. Again the man prayed, “Lord, oh, Lord, help me.” He kept sliding until he got to the edge and a nail sticking up
Contributed by David Tack on Mar 28, 2011
Jesus Christ: The carpenter, who offended so many, is the disguised Son of God, full of majestic power and condescension. We marvel, not that He performed miracles, but rather that He performed so few. He who could have stormed the citadels of men with mighty battalions of angels, let men spit
Contributed by Randy Croft on Nov 14, 2002
Bill, a carpenter said, "A friend is someone who tells me the truth about me. I want to know when my work stinks or I’m being hurtful or
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Feb 12, 2004
There once was a carpenter who visited one of two brothers who had recently grown embittered with each other over a misunderstanding over the farm they had managed together for the past 40 years. The carpenter was in need of work; or so he said, and he asked the one brother if there was anything
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2008
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
When Steve Tran of Westminster, California, closed the door after activating twenty-five bug bombs, he thought he had seen the last of the cockroaches that shared his apartment. When the spray reached the pilot light of the stove, it ignited, blasting his screen door across the street, breaking all
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Nov 12, 2006
Some years ago a Christian farmer was deeply concerned over an unsaved carpenter. The farmer sought to explain how that the finished work of Christ was sufficient for his soul to rest upon. But the carpenter persisted in the belief that he must do something himself. One day the farmer asked the
Contributed by Clint Meade on May 5, 2007
Once there were two brothers who shared adjoining farms. For over 40 years they worked side by side, sharing equipment and helping each other out whenever needed.
THE ARTIST AND THE GARDENER
Both the artist and the gardener begin with contemplation, paying close attention to what is already there.
The gardner looks carefully at the landscape; the existing plants, both flowers and weeds; the way the sun falls on the land, and so on. The artist regards
Contributed by Don Carpenter on Oct 24, 2000
I had a very animated professor at Bible college by the name of Dr. Emert. He taught us about the danger
of blaspheming God’s Son by claiming that He is anything less than God. He told how for some the earth
opened, for some fire fell from Heaven, and for some floods came. He told us that he
A teenage boy found himself in a parked car with a few other rather unscrupulous friends. He knew that he was where he shouldn’t be. The car was tucked away in a private location to keep their deeds secret. Soon, a bottle of 151 rum made its way around the car. Each teen took a large gulp and
Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Jun 28, 2003
Someone asked Melvin Trotter, who was a hopeless alcoholic before his conversion, "How do you know you are a Christian?"
Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Oct 20, 2003
In interview, Stephen King, horror author, was asked about daily writing routine. Said only wrote in morning. When asked if ever wrote at night, replied, "Are you kidding? Not with the
Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Oct 20, 2003
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of books such as Treasure Island, when young child, one evening was looking out front window of house fascinated by lamplighter coming down street, lighting old fashion gas street lamps. Called to nana, "Nana!