Sermon illustrations: Work

The Perfect Pastor

The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect pastor preaches exactly 15 minutes. He...

A Free Horse

In the days of the circuit riders a minister was out riding one afternoon and came upon a man...

Wealth Does Not Bring Happiness

The story is told of a rich industrialist who was disturbed to find a fisherman sitting lazily...

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where...

Make Large Plans

On December 22, 1899, the evangelist D. L. Moody lay dying. His first job had been as a shoe clerk...

The Thief's Salvation

The thief had nails through both hands, so that he could not work; and a nail through each foot, so...

Quotes on Success

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”—Abraham...

Perseverance Is the Key

Michael Jordan is probably the best player the NBA has ever seen. He gave this insightful look into...

Responding to Critics

Colonel George Washington Goethals was responsible for the completion of the Panama Canal. The...

Faith and Works

An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed...

The Unseen Heroes

During World War II, England needed to increase its production of coal. Winston Churchill called...

Too Important to Help

During the American Revolution a man in civilian clothes rode past a group of soldiers repairing a...

God Sees It

A group of men gathered one Saturday morning to help paint a friend’s large, two-story home. Toward...

Faithful in Small Tasks

W. B. Riley used to tell the story of a man who had walked the streets of Philadelphia searching...

Remember Who You Work For

John Kenneth Galbraith was a noted economist in the early 1900s who was called upon by many...

Catch the Vision of Your Leader

The noted English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a magnificent...

The Difference Between Winning and Losing the Super Bowl

Joe Theismann was an outstanding quarterback for the Washington Redskins for twelve years. He led...

The Believer's Power

I have a glove here in my hand. The glove cannot do anything by itself, but when my hand is in it,...

They Wouldn't Give Up

1. Johnny Fulton was run over by a car at the age of three. He suffered crushed hips, broken ribs,...

Picking up the Wagon

A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagon-load of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby...

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