Friday, June 19, 2015

Be a doer not a talker (sermon quotes)

Several people have asked for a list of the quotes I used in last Sunday's sermon on being a "Doer!" so I've shared them below.  

Remember that the verse that we started from was James 1:22-27 and then moved on to 

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus gives the great commission of:
 GO, therefore (therefore because the once DEAD Jesus had just appeared to the disciples and said – I’ve Got this!  ALL authority on heaven and earth has been given to me) and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit
Timothy tells us God didn’t give us a spirit of Fear and timidity but of Power – Love – Self Control.
Joshua, long before Timothy, tells us: “have I not COMMANDED you?!   Be strong, be courageous, Don’t be scared, Don’t be dismayed – The Lord is with you EVERYWHERE


In Business:  
Harry, my boss at Woodstream “’perfect’ is often the enemy of ‘good enough’”

In sports:
 John Wooden said “If you’re not making mistakes, than you’re not doing anything! I’m Positive that a doer makes mistakes”

In outlook:
Arnold Glasow said “An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied”

In life:
“It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer”

In the church:

A member here:
was once approached about being a part of a planning committee for something and responded with “sure, and here’s my first contribution:  just pull the trigger.  It’d would be better, reach more people, be more beneficial to just DO something, even if it flops, than to just talk about it for 6 months”

And in scripture, Jesus’ brother said (in James 2:15-17):

“Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”