Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 11, 2017
A boy ran into his house to tell his mom something. He had a dead rat in his hand. But he didn't notice that the pastor of their church was talking to his mom.
The boy said, “Mom, you'll never guess what! I was out behind the garage and there was this rat. I picked up a rock and threw it and
Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 12, 2005
"A great deal of our anxiety to make excuses comes from not really believing in the forgiveness of sins, from thinking that God will not take us to Himself again unless He is satisfied that some sort of case can be made out in our favor.
But that would not be forgiveness at all. Real forgiveness
Contributed by Kyle Gray on May 18, 2009
Benjamin Franklin: He that is good at making excuses is
WEAK PRAYER, WEAK FAITH
Bill Hybels, "I used to make excuses for my faint-hearted prayer life. I don’t have any good models of persevering prayer, I told myself. I have too many responsibilities to fulfill, so I don’t have the time to pray properly. But God convinced me that I was not being
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
We seem to have an almost infinite capacity for making excuses. In the book, The Sports Hall of Shame, a place kicker for the Dallas Cowboys named Raphael Septian is mentioned. He was a good kicker, but he was an even better master at making excuses when he missed a kick.
For example, when he was
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Nov 27, 2007
“I’m going to be forty this month, but I approached thirty with more apprehension, I think, and the sense of time gone by. I’ve had more time to learn about myself, ten more years.
“I no longer fool myself, not easily anyway. I know when I’m making excuses and when I’m making choices, and
Contributed by Kay Kurtz on Oct 26, 2006
World class failures:
* There was a guy, a general, who lost two-thirds of all the battles he fought in the American Revolution. George Washington. He won the war.
* There was another guy who graduated 42nd out of a class of 43. Then he went out and conquered Europe. Napoleon.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 5, 2007
George Washington Carver said, "Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
Carver was no stranger to adversity and could have easily made excuses for not succeeding. But that wasn’t his way. Despite being born into slavery, he rose above his
My wife, Susan works as a counselor in a middle school where she sometimes observes parents who are constantly making excuses for their child’s behavior. They’re arguing with the Vice Principal that it’s the teacher’s fault and the other kid’s fault and besides that the room’s too hot and the moon
Contributed by Charles Jones on Jun 30, 2012
THE SPIRIT OF POVERTY
You justify your lack and make excuses.
You are afraid to give under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
You govern your finances with a lack of trust and don't believe God is your source.
Your are suspicious that those around you may take your money.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A teen boy was trying to sneak his date back into her home very late at night. He stood at the door as she headed up the stairs, but she was met at the top by her angry father. He told her to go to her room, then walked down to the young man. “Did I hear the clock strike four just a few moments
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 Mark Eberly on Jul 6, 2009
HIGHER STANDARD OF GOD
Paul very much emphasized that we are responsible to others. Not responsible for them but to them. We are held to a high standard (at least we should be) by our own conscience, by others, and by God.
Too often we make excuses such as not knowing that something was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 1, 2009
New York City Mayor Admits Mistake and Silences Reporters
Back in 1980 New York City Mayor Ed Koch appeared on a local news program in the middle of the city’s financial crisis. Koch had spent over a quarter of a million dollars to put up bike lanes in Manhattan, and they turned out to be a
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Nov 1, 2003
Yesterday, the Orlando Sentinel reported on a man by the name of Timothy Pilgreen. Timothy is being held on 2 charges of murder and 4 charges of attempted murder after driving over 6 Outlaw Biker gang members on their motorcycles. Later, he blamed his rage on a history of drugs, alcohol and
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 Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2011
ATTITUDE NOT APTITUDE
Jesus' message here is that everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. Dave Stone says that "service is the language of grace."
One day a couple of church members were out distributing loaves of bread in a low-income housing complex. They came to an apartment
Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 14, 2009
One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Oh the beauty of God’s creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt the Lord’s presence with me. He asked me, "Do you love me?" I answered, "Of course, God! You are my Lord and