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  • Sluggards/Laziness

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on Jun 23, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 15,865 views

    Man is not born lazy, it is his circumstances that make him lazy. Man basically becomes lazy because of the lifestyle he chooses and because of his circumstances. God hates his children being lazy. The proverbs has some inputs on lazy life. Let us look wh

    Sluggards Introduction: Man is not born lazy, it is his circumstances that make him lazy. Man basically becomes lazy because of the lifestyle he chooses and because of his circumstances. God hates his children being lazy. The proverbs has some inputs on lazy life. Let us look what the Bible has ...read more

  • The Worst Sluggard

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 13, 2005
    based on 205 ratings
     | 18,680 views

    The worst sluggard of all is the spiritual sluggard.

    INTRO.- ILL.- A teacher gave a subject for composition class. The subject given was the word, “WHAT?” For an hour, the whole class busily expounded and defined this word. One boy, however, submitted his paper in only 1 minute and left the class. On his paper, he had written: “SO WHAT?” Was he ...read more

  • Learn From The Ant, Oh Sluggard!!

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on May 18, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 9,013 views

    God often compares us to the best of His creation to teach us principles for a victorious life.

    "Go to the ant, o sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer, and gather’s her provision in the harvest. How long will you lie down, o sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little ...read more

  • Lazy Bones Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 1, 2009
    based on 70 ratings
     | 17,715 views

    Several jokes and illustrations on how to know if you are lazy--then what the Bible says about it and how to be diligent as a servant of the Lord. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    Lazy Bones II Thessalonians 3:6-18 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/LazyBones.html If a problem is not dealt with is usually doesn’t go away...instead it gets worse. Ill.—small splinter in finger is just irritating at first, but eventually it will become infected and much more serious over ...read more

  • Real Life Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 28, 2016
     | 2,650 views

    It is the simple things of the Christian life that determine our spiritual success. It is often the simplest wisdom that also pays the greatest dividends. It’s not rocket science!

    Real Life Wisdom (Proverbs 24:27-34) 1. Everyone has to make judgment calls, using what wisdom they have. 2. Take an event that happened this week. It raises the question “Where’s the Beef?” PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse ...read more

  • It’s A Jungle Out There Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 5, 2018
     | 1,393 views

    No man is an island. We all have families, friends, communities, organizations, or places of employment. We run into all kinds of people, and Proverbs helps prepare us to deal with the more challenging ones ("works of art").

    It’s A Jungle Out There (Proverbs 26:2, 13-16, 18-19, 27) 1. Maybe you have heard this one before. A couple were going on a vacation to Florida together, but the wife had an emergency at work. So they agreed the husband would go as planned and his wife would meet him at the hotel the next ...read more

  • Are You Living With Idle-Ness?

    Contributed by Wendell Blackburn on Feb 17, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,122 views

    Speaks against Laziness..(The sluggard)

    IDLE-NESS PROVERBS 6:1-15 Are you idling tonight??? Are you living falsely?? If you are then I have bad news for you tonight!! YOU AIN’T THE ONLY ONE!!! There are three types of people in this world!!! 1-Those who don’t know whats happening! 2-Those who only watch what’s ...read more

  • Laziness Excused Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 14, 2013
    based on 10 ratings
     | 11,335 views

    We can all benefit from a study of the sluggard because too much of him lies in too many of us. Though we may not exhibit his characteristics to such a full extent we can certainly profit from a gentle but straight forward thrust the Holy Spirit sends in

    PROVERBS 26: 12-16 LAZINESS EXCUSED [Proverbs 6:6-11] To Solomon, negligence was one of the greatest evils in the character of man. How frequently he depicts it with graphic force (24:30-34)! How often he denounces it with fiery energy (20:4; 6:6-11)! Idleness and indulgence are ...read more

  • A Warning Against Laziness & Procrastination Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 6, 2011
    based on 13 ratings
     | 16,985 views

    Ants are used as models of industrious workers whose diligence provides for the present & prepares for the future. Laziness keeps one from fulfilling their physical & spiritual responsibilities & realizing the potential of their earthy & eternal future

    PROVERBS 6: 6-11 A WARNING AGAINST LAZINESS AND PROCRASTINATION [John 4:31-38] God speaks to us most clearly and directly through His Word, but if one does not trust the wisdom of His Word, then he can extract wisdom from observing nature and fallen man. Nature teaches us to be prepared ...read more

  • Sound Advice Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on May 14, 2014
     | 4,105 views

    A study of Proverbs 6 verses 1 through 11

    Proverbs 6: 1 - 11 Sound Advice 1 My son, if you become surety for your friend, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, 2 You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth. 3 So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; for you have come into the hand ...read more

  • When Foolishness Becomes Creative Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 10, 2014
     | 2,055 views

    Foolishness is not just a general concept, it shows itself in concrete situations, like the three we will examine this morning.

    When Foolishness Becomes Creative (Proverbs 22:13-14, 16) 1. Sometimes you wonder how some creative people could have such little sense. 2. A New York fugitive that jumped bail and fled from one of upstate New York’s biggest pot busts in history has been caught in Oregon after 20 ...read more

  • Diligence In Our Christian Living

    Contributed by Tom Walker on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 36 ratings
     | 12,920 views

    Proverbs 13:4 says, "The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

    Proverbs 13:4 says, "The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. The "sluggard" is one who is habitually inactive or lazy. Poverty is the portion of the person who can work but is not willing to do so. There are those in our society who think ...read more

  • Lessons From The Ants

    Contributed by William Tan Yh on May 28, 2020
     | 1,310 views

    But King Solomon says “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!"

  • Procrastinate Tomorrow

    Contributed by Jay Yousling on Jan 4, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 217 views

    Many people struggle with starting projects, starting something new, finishing a task, or just enjoying working hard. In Hebrews 6:9-12, the Spirit of God gives us some help with being diligent.

    PROCRASTINATE TOMORROW Looking at Diligence, Work, Plans, Ants, Counsel, and Workmanship Jay Yousling, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29 I love this promise! To see this principle realized on a practical ...read more

  • Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 15,625 views

    Focuses on the sin of Sloth

    The Seven Deadly Sins Part 6: Sloth Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-9; 10:26; 13:4; 20:4; 26:14-16; Ecclesiastes 10:18 Matthew 25:26,30 Introduction This is part six of the “Seven Deadly Sins”. This morning we will cover several scriptures that will hopefully give you a ...read more