Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 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 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 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 Harold Simpson on Jul 13, 2004
This is how vision works with God. There was a businessman who lived during the depression. In one moment he lost his business, his family, his wife, and house. The only thing he had left to hold on to was his faith. While out walking one day he observed some construction workers building a
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.
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2005
VALUE IN WORK, OR MOTHERHOOD?
In a May 2005 report, USA Today says mothers enjoy their work as mothers, but they would like to feel more valued. 1 in 5 mother’s who took the survey say they feel less valued by society since becoming a mother.
The survey was conducted by the University of
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 23, 2005
Our custodians are working wonders! They are task-oriented with multiple jobs to do and are determined to finish them before the day is out. I remember seeing the expression on a custodian’s face one day when she turned on her Harley (vacuum cleaner) and couldn’t get it to work. She checked the