If You Can't Take It, You Won't Make it! (2 of 8) by Steve Wagers

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If You Can't Take It, You Won't Make it! (2 of 8)
A Closer Look at the Book: 1 THESSALONIANS
Steve N. Wagers
1 Thessalonians 2: 1-12
October 1, 2006

Sermon Outline
1. Faithfulness is Described!
A) How He Suffered
B) How He Served
2. Helpfulness is Depicted!
A) His Desire for Them
B) His Devotion to Them
3. Watchfulness is Demanded!
A) The Labor that Measured His Life
B) The Legacy that Marked His Life

I recently came across the resume of a man who had attempted many jobs. It reads:

My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned...couldn't concentrate.

Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.

After that, I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it; mainly because it was a ‘so-so' job.

Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting.

I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it.

Then I tried to be a chef -- figured it would add a little spice to my life but I just didn't have the thyme.

Finally, I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.

My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.

I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn't have any patients.

Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn't fit in.

I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
I got a job at a zoo feeding giraffes but I was fired because I wasn't up to it.

So then I got a job in a gymnasium (work-out-center), but they said I wasn't fit for the job.

Next, I found being an electrician interesting, but the work was shocking.

After many years of trying to find steady work
I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.

My last job was working at ...

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