Danger: God's People at Work (3 of 10) by Steve Wagers

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Danger: God's People at Work (3 of 10)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: NEHEMIAH
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Nehemiah 3
January 25. 2009

Sermon Outline
1. Their Participation in the Work!
A) Diversity
B) Intensity
1) Lethargic
2) Enthusiastic
C) Unity
2. Their Prioritization of the Work!
A) Where they Began
B) How they Built
1) Sure
2) Solid
3) Safe
C) What they Believed

I recently came across this interesting resume.

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.

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.

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

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 it just didn't fit.

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.

So then I got a job in a gym, 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 Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.

You got any ideas? I'm open for suggestions...maybe you have something that WORKS...because I don't.

Someone has written:
The population of this country is 237 million. One hundred and four million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work.

There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million to do the work. Of those, there are 29 million employed by the federal governmen ...


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