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  • Work Of ...

    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 secret? more

  • Not Of Works

    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 more

  • The Martyrs Of The Ecuador Mission  PRO

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

    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 generations more

  • Prayer Works  PRO

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 11 ratings

    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. Pictures more

  • The Work Of Christmas  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 25, 2001
    based on 81 ratings

    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 more

  • Working On Hell  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 21 ratings

    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 hell; more

  • The Narcotic Of Work

    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 more

  • Prayer Works  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    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 point more

  • Working Hard?

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 30, 2002
    based on 1 rating

    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 doing more

  • Working With Buddy  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 30, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    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, pull!" more

  • Late For Work  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2003
    based on 4 ratings

    *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 watch more

  • A Remarkable Work  PRO

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

    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 more

  • For The Love Of Work  PRO

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

    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 more

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

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the more

  • Faith And Works  PRO

    Contributed by David Parks on Aug 26, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • Working For Food

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

    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 more

  • After Work

    Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Sep 2, 2023

    Forty hours of toiling hard Can make a tiresome week; But the work has to be done, Though old bodies grow so weak. Now, I’ve heard Pop often say, “Be glad when this work day’s through, I just can’t wait to clock out, Go home and rest with Mom and you. Son, it’s been a long hard day, I’m worn more

  • It Happened At Work…

    Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Sep 3, 2023

    Church chuckle: It Happened at work… Like the situation that a nurse shared which happened at the hospital where she works. One night a young intern came into the hospital ward shaking her head. "There’s an old man out there by the vending machines," she continued, "and he’s putting more

  • Biblical Principles Of Work

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Oct 15, 2019

    1) Work is ordained by God. It was His creative invention from the beginning. By working, we resemble God. Like God, you have the ability to work, make plans, implement them, and be creative. Additionally, God gave us the task of ruling over and taking care of His creation (Genesis more

  • Working Hard At Complaining  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    WORKING HARD AT COMPLAINING There was a lady who lived alone in a suburban apartment complex. Upset at the noise from the adjacent apartment that she claimed was disturbing her, she immediately picked up the phone and called her landlord. “You need to get up here right away,” she told him. “There more