by Bob Wickizer
As you enter the living quarters of the Jesuit priests at Boston College you pass from the foyer into a network of halls where above the entrance to the main hall you admire this ornate Italian metal work containing the Latin words ''Orare est Labore'' - To pray is to work. Today's Gospel teaching stands on its own almost without any need for elaboration. But on a holiday weekend where we honor the contribution of laborers in building our nation and in a larger sense the contributions of workers everywhere who have created history, what do our lessons tell us about labors? Where do we find Good News in this? And how does this mystical intersection of prayer and labor help us?
How to Succeed in Your Job (Labor Day)
by Stan Coffey
OUTLINE: I. FULFILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY II. MAINTAIN YOUR INTEGRITY III. TRUST IN GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY If you have your Bible, I want you to turn again to the book of Genesis chapter 45. This morning we are going to speak on ''Succeeding In Spite Of Your Circumstances.'' Everyone who has ever succeed has had circumstances that were unfavorable to overcome and to deal with. Now, one of the problems and one of the reasons we get depressed is because we feel we are the only ones in that situation.
Jobs, Work, Labor and Unemployment
by Glenn Mollette
''And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.'' Genesis 2: 2 - 3 (NKJV) We are living in an age of unemployment. The statistics vary. Some researchers say twenty million Americans are not employed while one website stated as many as one hundred million Americans are not employed.
For the Love of Labor (4 of 4)
by Jeff Strite
OPEN: (Asking the Crowd) What is this weekend? That's right - it's Labor Day Weekend. And our sermon today is the beginning of a series on ''What Made America Great''. This first sermon deals with the greatness that has been brought to our nation because of how and why our people have learned to work.
What Is a Word For "LABOR" Using Only Vowels
by Nelson Price
JESUS CHRIST said, ''I must work the works of Him Who sent Me'' (John 9:4). If it was incumbent upon Jesus to do the work assigned by the Father, it is imperative that we do the work unto which He has appointed us.
What is your work ethic?
The New Man's Work Ethic
by Johnny Hunt
INTRODUCTION: Only one who knows something of the conditions prevailing in the Roman Empire at the time this letter was written can realize how revolutionary they were. In those days wives, children, and slaves had practically no standing before the law, except as husbands, fathers, or masters desire to recognize them, but this glorious truth of the new creation, touched with glory every earthly relationship in which the Christian was found.
Work! (7 of 12)
by Jerry Vines
Some of the most enjoyable programs on television, to me, are reruns. I watch a lot of old reruns. Maybe one you run into is Gilligan's Island. The character that Bob Denver played on Gilligan's Island - when anyone used the word, ''work,'' around him - his character acted liked that was the worse thing that ever happened. He would react, ''WORK!!!'' As if it was a horrible thing.
Displaying God's Grace at Work
by Rick Ferguson
Do you know that every day of the week we send church members into the two greatest mission fields in our country? Every day we send members of our church into the public school systems, where there are hundreds and hundreds of young people who have never been saved. What an opportunity our young people have to touch other young people for Christ.
The worth of the Work (2 of 13)
by Bailey Smith
Presidential Address, SBC - The first ''Bold Mission Thrust'' is recorded in Acts 4. ''Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John . . . . ''In other words, their boldness was obvious and that boldness came from the fact that they believed the work of Christ was worth whatever the price. They said, ''For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.''
Lord of All Our Work
by Adrian Rogers
Take God's Word please and be finding Ephesians chapter six. Were in a series entitled ''Lord Of All''. And we've been thinking of our Lord Jesus Christ as Lord of all of our work, and Lord of all of our wealth, and Lord of all of our worship. Today were continuing the theme, ''Lord of all our work.'' Lord of our work.
Stacking up Sandbags on Labor Day
by Bob Wickizer
In the earliest days of this country, some of the original thirteen colonies were referred to as the ''commonwealth'' of Massachusetts or Virginia and so forth. Long before the colonies even formed though, the King of England granted a corporate charter to a group of investors called ''The Hudson Bay Company.'' Their objective was to...
God's Labor Views
by Jim Henry
President Roosevelt at one time wrote Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and said, ''For our laborers, a short day is better than a short dollar.'' I'm sure these men would have taken that in that day. They said, ''We worked a long day and still got a short dollar.''Here was the situation that Jesus was describing in His parable. They had a...
Bearing Fruit - A Labor of Love
by Eddie Snipes
Now that we've spent time examining how God's love is the foundation for works, we should take the next step and see how works are accomplished in our lives. People often view works within two extremes. Some do nothing, but say they are waiting on God. Works play no role in their lives and they tend to become idle, and then...
The Sixth Day
by Richard Bradley
Job: The Fair Portrait of a Saint
by Charles H. Spurgeon
Thus Job speaks of himself, not by way of vaunting, but by way of vindication. Eliphaz the Temanite and his two companions had brought distinct charges against Job's character. Because they saw him in such utter misery, they concluded that his adversity must have been sent as a punishment for his sin, and therefore they...
You Can Take That Job and Shove It
by M. Kenneth Lyon
You remember them--Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Happy, Grumpy, Doc. Who are they? The seven Dwarves from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a delightful animated movie done by Walt Disney. Do you remember that among all the wonderful music they had there was one particular piece where all of the dwarves are on their...
Turning Your Job Into A Joy (5 of 8)
by Jeff Schreve
Good evening. Great to see you guys here tonight. Hope you've been having a good week. If you have your Bible, please turn to Titus chapter 2.
How many of you know the name of the singer, Donald Eugene Lytle? Anybody know the name Donald Eugene Lytle? He had a number one hit in 1977, but it wasn't under the...