Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 24, 2011
We live in a word of excuses. Here are some complied by the Readers Digest that have been offered for not showing up for work:
"I dreamed I was fired, so I didn't want to get out of bed."
"I was up all night arguing with God."
"A raccoon stole my work shoe off my
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 6, 2009
This is the time of year when we attempt to fulfill our New Year's excuses...oops, I mean resolutions. And speaking of resolutions...oops, I mean excuses, I found several good ones this week as I prepared for this morning. I make no excuse for any of them.
This is one
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
In Luke 14:16 - 24, Jesus teaches using the "Parable of the Great Banquet." In it, Jesus shares about a man who was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. It was the custom then, as it is today, to send out invitations to such a special event quite a long
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2011
A UNIQUE EXCUSE
A man who bought a brand new Mercedes and got out on the interstate. It was a convertible and the top was down, the breeze was blowing through his hair, and he decided he would open it up to see what it could do. The needle hit 80 miles an hour, then 90, then 100, then 110, then
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Jan 8, 2007
From the movie Rocky Balboa:
Rocky’s son is frustrated from living his life in his dad’s big shadow after a heated rebuke from his son Rocky gives this little speech.
"You ain’t gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here. I’d hold you up, to say to your mother, this kid is gonna be the
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
The story is told of a terrible traffic accident. Police officers were called to the scene and when they arrived they found a husband, wife, and 2 children lying unconscious in the car. They pulled them from the car, and as they waited for the paramedics to arrive they noticed a monkey in the car
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 17, 2002
Zig Ziglar writes:
My brother, the late Judge Ziglar, loved to tell the story of the fellow who went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawnmower.
The neighbor explained that he could not let him use the mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 16, 2009
BEST SPEEDING-TICKET EXCUSE
A convention of Arkansas State troopers was asked to submit the best excuse they’d ever heard for someone trying to get out of a speeding ticket. The winning entry was submitted by a trooper who clocked a semi-tractor truck speeding down the interstate. The trooper
Main Idea: When a person is caught sinning, he or she often tries to make an excuse, but the reality is that no excuse can justify a person’s sin.
Verse: “Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate” (Genesis 3:12 NKJV).
One day my wife
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Oct 11, 2002
"No Excuse Sunday." Cots will be placed in the foyer for those who say, "Sunday is my only day to sleep in." Murine will be available for those with tired eyes... from watching television too late on Saturday night. We will have steel helmets for those who say, "The roof would cave in if I ever
Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 5, 2009
NO GOOD REASON, JUST AN EXCUSE
Some time ago I spoke to a man in the Air Force. He admitted to me that he did not know if he was going to heaven. So I pulled a 3x5 card from my pocket and said, "I would like you to list on that card whatever is keeping you from trusting Christ right now."
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 20, 2010
10 MOST USED EXCUSES
1. I forgot.
2. No one told me to go ahead.
3. I didn't think it was that important.
4. Wait until the boss comes back and ask him.
5. I didn't know you were in a hurry for it.
6. That's the way we've always done it.
7. That's not in my department.
8. How was I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 15, 2011
ANY EXCUSE WILL DO
In one of the “Big Three” conferences during World War II, Roosevelt and Churchill were trying to get Stalin to agree with some proposed strategy. When Stalin gave his reason or excuse for not agreeing with them, they said, “That is no reason for your refusal!” Stalin replied
Contributed by Matthew Cook on Apr 24, 2005
Ridiculous Excuses: Statistics show that most flat tires occur Monday mornings and Friday afternoons, statistics show. But are they real flat tires or unverified reports of flat tires? All I know is Monday morning is when we
Contributed by Tony Dicostanzo on Jan 22, 2003
Illustration: Don’t look for excuses to lose. Look for excuses to win.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"The education establishment has many excuses for black low academic achievement: apathetic and irresponsible parents, violent and disruptive students, and students who are alien and hostile to the education process. The education establishment is correct when it says that these anti-learning
Contributed by Tony Abram on May 7, 2008
Excuses are the cradle ... that Satan rocks men off to sleep
To make it possible for everyone to attend church this Sunday, we are going to have a special "No Excuse Sunday":
• We will provide pillows to nap for those who need the extra sleep on Sunday morning.
• We will have extra cushions for those who feel that our pews are too hard.