Sermon illustrations: Work

Work and Success Do Not Buy Happiness

Rick Chollet was a financially successful entrepreneur until March 18, 1991. He had even been the...

Working With Clutter

In America, the average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on his or her desk and wastes 3...

Quotes on Work

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as...

How to Get Something Done

It has been said that there are three ways to get something done: 1. Do it yourself2. Hire someone...

Christ Gives Freedom

Above the entrance to the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Germany were the words Arbeit Macht Frei...

Sleeping When the Wind Blows

A young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When asked for his qualifications, he told the farmer...

Talent Is Cheap

Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He...

The Job Was Too Small

Many years ago a young man went to China as a missionary with an income of $2,500 annually. A...

The Job Description of a Mother

Position: Mother, Mom, Mama Job description: Long term, team players needed, for challenging...

The Mother of a Heart Surgeon

On April 23, 2008, Dr. Michael DeBakey received the Congressional Gold Medal for his legacy in...

Willing People

Every church is filled with willing people—some willing to work, and others willing to let them.

Building Your House

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his contractor of his plans to leave the house-...

An Ambitious Attorney

A young attorney started his first practice. He was ambitious and excited about how great his firm...

Look at Both Sides

Before you have an argument with your boss you should take a good look at both sides—his side and...

3 Kinds of People

There are three kinds of people in the world: 1. Those who watch things happen; 2. Those who make...

Be Willing to Make a Road

David Livingstone, pioneer missionary to Africa, received a letter saying, “Have you found a good...

Gold for Alcohol

During the early days of northern Ontario’s gold rush Sandy McIntyre found what is now the famous...

Chocolate Tasting

One of England’s most exclusive grocery stores, Fortnum & Mason in London’s Piccadilly,...

Being Too Nice

Sixty-eight-year-old Elsie Holdren lost her position as a security guard in August 2010 because she...

Obstacles Are Opportunities in Disguise

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see...

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