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  • Work Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
     | 1,407 views

    Work of Love Aleida Huissen, 78, of Rotterdam, Netherlands, has been smoking for 50 years. And for 50 years she has been trying to give up her harmful habit. But she has not been successful—that is, until recently. She has now given up cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. GOODNESS GRACIOUS! The ...read more

  • Not Of Works

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 3, 2008
     | 913 views

    Not of Works Grace, triumphant in the throne, Scorns a rival, reigns alone; Come and bow beneath her sway! Cast your idol works away! Works of man, when made his plea, Never shall accepted be; Fruits of pride (vain-glorious worm!) Are the best he can perform. Self, the god his soul ...read more

  • The Martyrs Of The Ecuador Mission  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 16, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,798 views

    The Martyrs of the Ecuador Mission 8 January 1956 (modified by sermon author) In the dense rain-forests of Ecuador, on the Pacific side of the Andes Mountains, lives a tribe of Indians. -They simply call themselves the “people” but their neighbor’s call them “savages” -For many ...read more

  • The Productivity Of Work Is Not The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,406 views

    The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the ...read more

  • A Remarkable Work  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,012 views

    A REMARKABLE WORK When Benjamin Franklin was the Ambassador to France, he occasionally attended the Infidels Club -- a group that spent most of its time searching for and reading literary masterpieces. On one occasion Franklin read the book of Ruth to the club, but changed the names in it so it ...read more

  • Prayer Works  PRO

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,248 views

    PRAYER WORKS The researchers at Columbia University conducted a study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant. ...read more

  • The Work Of Christmas  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 25, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 2,488 views

    The Work of Christmas When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the ...read more

  • Working On Hell  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,128 views

    WORKING ON HELL Reader’s Digest recently asked the great fighter Muhammed Ali what his faith meant to him. Ali replied: "[It] means [a] ticket to heaven. One day we’re all going to die, and God’s going to judge us, [our] good and bad deeds. [If the] bad outweighs the good, you go to ...read more

  • The Narcotic Of Work

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2002
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    THE NARCOTIC OF WORK Most of us are familiar with the term workaholic. It was coined by Dr. Wayne Oates in 1968 in an article he wrote for a psychology journal. I had the pleasure of studying under Dr. Oates during part of my graduate-school years. He chose the word workaholic because of his ...read more

  • Prayer Works  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,672 views

    PRAYER WORKS George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a collector of taxes and George seemed to inherit his father’s ability with figures. When Muller was converted to Christ he was impressed by the many recurring statements of Jesus for us "to ask." At this ...read more

  • Working Hard?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 30, 2002
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,167 views

    WORKING HARD? Workers around America frankly admit that they spend more than 20 percent of their time (seven hours a week) at work goofing off. That amounts to a four-day work week across the nation. Almost half of Americans admit to chronic malingering, calling in sick when not sick, and ...read more

  • Working With Buddy  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,582 views

    Working with Buddy: An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" Buddy didn’t move. Then the farmer hollered, "Pull, Buster, ...read more

  • Late For Work  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,965 views

    *Late For Work* For thirty years, Johnson had arrived at work at 9 A.M. on the dot. He had never missed a day and was never late. Consequently, when on one particular day 9 A.M. passed without Johnson’s arrival, it caused a sensation. All work ceased and the boss himself, looking at his ...read more

  • For The Love Of Work  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 18, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,902 views

    The story goes that when the company founded by Andrew Carnegie was taken over by the U.S. Steel Corporation in 1901 it acquired as one of its obligations a contract to pay the top Carnegie executive, Charles M. Schwab, the then unheard of minimum sum of $1,000,000. J.P. Morgan of U.S. Steel was in ...read more

  • Faith And Works  PRO

    Contributed by David Parks on Aug 26, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,073 views

    FAITH AND WORKS There was once a Scotsman who rowed people across a river. On one oar he had carved the word 'faith' and on the other oar he had carved the word 'works'. One day as he was rowing, one of the passengers noticed the carvings and asked him about them. The Scotsman did not reply but ...read more

  • Working For Food

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,969 views

    WORKING FOR FOOD I like the story of the rich executive who announced to his church one morning that he was going to give up all he owned so that he had to depend on his faith in God for everything he needed. He sold everything, gave it to the poor, and moved into a rented home down on the bad ...read more

  • Work For The Night Is Coming

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
     | 1,733 views

    Work for the Night is Coming (Anna Coghill) Work, for the night is coming, Work through the morning hours; Work while the dew is sparkling, Work ’mid springing flowers; Work when the day grows brighter, Work in the glowing sun; Work, for the night is coming, When man’s work is done. Work, for the ...read more

  • Bill Gaither's Work Crew

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Sep 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 579 views

    Illustration: Bill Gaither’s Work Crew Steve Green, who sang six years with Bill and Gloria Gaither, tells about getting to know some of the work crews in the large auditoriums where their concerts were held. The Gaithers prefer concerts-in-the-round, which means extra work for the “riggers,” ...read more

  • In A Dvd Presentation Of The Work Of A Christian ...

    Contributed by Peter Bines on Jan 22, 2008
     | 682 views

    In a DVD presentation of the work of a Christian Hospital in Madagascar one particularly encouraging story was that of an elderly and blind woman who walked to the hospital with her daughter. She was checked out by the eye specialist who found that, sadly, one eye was completely useless; but the ...read more

  • Works Of Thy Hands

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
     | 879 views

    WORKS OF THY HANDS How about a cheetah? The smallest of the big cats, it has amazing speed and stealth, while lacking climbing skills. It is the fastest land animal reaching speeds between 70 and 75 mph in short bursts covering distances up to 500 yards. The cheetah can accelerate from 0-68 mph ...read more