Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
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
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 3, 2008
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 16, 2002
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”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 26, 2004
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
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
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.
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 25, 2001
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2002
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2002
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 29, 2002
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 30, 2002
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2003
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,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2003
*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
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 18, 2006
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
Contributed by David Parks on Aug 26, 2010
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Sep 16, 2007
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,”
Contributed by Peter Bines on Jan 22, 2008
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
Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
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