Sermon Illustrations

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Growing Older

A lady said to her nephew, “How old are you?”

“Three,” he said.

“Well, when will you be four?”

He replied, “When I’m done being three!”

Source: Unknown

Definition of a Grandparent

One little boy described his grandmother as someone who comes to visit and keeps your mother from spanking you.

Source: Unknown

A Proud Grandfather

“Did I ever tell you about my grandchildren?” a proud grandfather asked.
“No,” replied the friend, “and you don’t know how much I have appreciated it!”

Source: Unknown

Working With Clutter

In America, the average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on his or her desk and wastes 3 hours a week just searching for things in the maze of clutter.

Source: In Other Words

Work and Success Do Not Buy Happiness

Rick Chollet was a financially successful entrepreneur until March 18, 1991. He had even been the president of Brookstone Company, a small mail order business that he transformed into a national retail leader selling products for craftsmen. But on March 18 Mr. Chollet locked the garage door of his New Hampshire house, climbed into his BMW, and turned on the engine. He left behind a note that read, “Please forgive me, but the thought of going through the torture of living is just too much to bear.”

The Ant That Was Fired

Did you hear about the ant that got fired?

He lost his job because he wasn’t carrying fifty times his own weight.

Source: Unknown

Charles Spurgeon on Joy

“There is a marvelous medicinal power in joy. Most medicines are distasteful; but this, which is the best of all medicines, is sweet to the taste, and comforting to the heart. This blessed joy is very contagious. One dolorous spirit brings a kind of plague into the house; one person who is wretched seems to stop all the birds from singing wherever he goes . . . [But] the grace of joy is contagious. Holy joy will oil the wheels of your life’s machinery. Holy joy will strengthen you for your daily labor.

Efforts of Man and Spiritual Fruit

A number of years ago, the Associated Press released a study done by an agricultural school in Iowa. It reported that production of 100 bushels of corn from one acre of land, in addition to the many hours of the farmer's labor, required 4,000,000 lbs. of water, 6,800 lbs. of oxygen, 5,200 lbs. of carbon, 160 lbs. of nitrogen, 125 lbs. of potassium, 75 lbs. of yellow sulphur, and other elements too numerous to list. In addition to these things, which no man can produce, rain and sunshine at the right time are critical.

Quotes on Work

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”—Helen Keller

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”—John Ruskin

“You can measure what you would do for the Lord by what you do.”—T. C. Horton, quoted in Christian Life

All 50 States Acknowledge God in Their State Constitutions

Here are excerpts from all fifty state constitutions:

Alabama
“We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.”

Alaska
“We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land…”

Arizona
“We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.”

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