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  • Not Of Works

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 3, 2008
     | 985 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

  • Work Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 9, 2008
     | 1,644 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

  • The Martyrs Of The Ecuador Mission  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 16, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,109 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

  • Working For Food

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,286 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

  • Prayer Works  PRO

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,408 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
     | 2,906 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 Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,383 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 Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2002
     | 1,163 views

    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 Sermon Central on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,020 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 Sermon Central on May 30, 2002
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,292 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

  • Faith And Works  PRO

    Contributed by David Parks on Aug 26, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,480 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 With Buddy  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 30, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,693 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 Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,136 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

  • A Remarkable Work  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,186 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

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

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,566 views

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

  • For The Love Of Work  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 18, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,068 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

  • Work In God's Kingdom  PRO

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 23, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,970 views

    WORK IN GOD’S KINGDOM John Stott tells a joke against his vocation: a clefgyman is the last person in the world to write about work. For, as everybody knows, he has not done an honest day’s work in his life. As the old saying goes, he is ‘six days invisible and one day incomprehensible!’ The ...read more

  • Accidents In The Work Zone

    Contributed by Doane Brubaker on Mar 30, 2007
     | 837 views

    A news story out of St. Louis last year began… "He was a loving father and loved his grandkids," Linda Heath never imagined Wednesday would mark the first time she referred to her husband of 31 years in the past tense.” On April 26, 2006 Henry Heath was killed while directing traffic in a ...read more

  • Christianity Is Not Devotion To Work, Or To A ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,413 views

    "Christianity is not devotion to work, or to a cause, or a doctrine, but devotion to a ...read more

  • The Work Of The Riddler Is A Very Strange, ...

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Jan 13, 2005
     | 909 views

    The work of the Riddler is a very strange, different, and very unique work. The work of the Riddler requires much patience and time and skill. Ramone the Riddler can turn ninety bottles of champagne per minute, thirty-thousand bottles a day, and more than 100 million in his lifetime. Each ...read more