Behavior Sermon Illustrations

Behavior Sermon Illustrations

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The enlarged individual has more coast line for harboring incoming craft, laden with criticism or trouble.

Strive always to be like a good watch—open face, busy hands, pure gold, well regulated, full of good works.—Lee's Bulldog

Never be annoyed at dawn
By a thing you cannot help
Like rain when you wanted sunshine
Or the neighbor's dogs that yelp
Or the guest you thought was quiet
Who awakened you by a snore
Or the children who rise too early
Or the banging of a door
Never let such things annoy you
Whistle here, a snappy tune,
For the man who is a conqueror
Masters sell before the noon.—C ED

There was a very cautious man who never romped or played, Who never drank or even smoked or kissed a pretty maid So when he passed away, his insurance was denied For since he never lived, they claimed he never died!

Be severe with yourself but gentle with others.—Sunshine Magazine

The man who wears his pants out before his shoes, makes contact in the wrong places.—Johnson County News, Greenwood, Indiana

Maybe the old-time Indians were not so bad after all, as one old chief said: "Indian scalp enemies; white man skin friends."—Sunshine Magazine

It's useless to put your best foot forward—and then drag the other.—Rex Moulin

At the root of every good life there is the quiet, tenacious respect of the value of the minute.—Phi Delta Kappan

Men usually get somewhere when they develop a brake for the tongue and an accelerator for the brain.—Sunshine Magazine

I met a stranger in the night
Whose lamp had ceased to shine.
I paused to let him light
His lamp from mine.
A tempest sprang up later on
And shook the world about,
And when the wind was gone
My lamp was out.
But back to me the stranger came—
His lamp was glowing fine.
He held the precious flame
And lighted mine!—Lon Woodrum, Sunshine Magazine

Nobody knows about your integrity, your sincerity, your talent or your good will unless you give out samples in action.—Weekly Animator, Alexander Film Co.

Some folks don't have many faults, but they sure make the most of those they've got.—P-K Sideliner

Jumping at conclusions is not half as good exercise as digging for facts.—Lutheran Digest

There's always one consolation we can fall back on. If it weren't for the scoundrels that make up a minority of society, how could you measure the goodness of the majority?—R & R Magazine

The fellow next door says that if he has a problem, he thinks it out on a river bank. He can sit there all day long with a fish pole in his hand and get things sort of straightened up in his mind. He never catches a fish, but when he comes home, folks speak of him as a "patient fisherman." If he sits in the back yard at home all day thinking things over and putting his mind at ease, people speak of him as "that lazy fellow down the street."—Service for Company Publications

It's hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you will allow him to take a bow.—Survey Bulletin

What we attend to controls our behavior. What we can get others to attend to controls their behavior.—Harry Overstreet, Influencing Human Behavior

Have you ever noticed one odd thing about blunt people? They are the ones who usually come to the point.

Are you an active member,
The kind that would be missed.
Or are you just contented
That your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meeting,
And mingle with the flock,
Or do you stay at home
And criticize and knock?
Do you take an active part
To help the work along,
Or are you satisfied
To be the kind that just belongs?
Do you do your job well
And without a kick,
Or do you leave the work to just a few
And talk about the clique?
There's quite a program scheduled,
That I'm sure you've heard about,
And 'twill be appreciated, too,
If you will come and help out.
Think this over, member,
You know right from wrong,
Are you an active member,
Or do you just belong?—The KSFTA Bi-monthly News

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