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"The human scene is crowded with the people who have gone as far as they're going simply because their goals aren't high enough." - Paul J. Meyer
"Whether life is rough or smooth, ambition we must have, or die at the hands of our own laziness." - A.P. Gouthey
"To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, that can inspire a human being." - John Lubbock
"Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessing here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be hard in the end to lie down and rest." - Pearl Bailey
"You must have long-range goals to keep from being frustrated by short-term failures." - Charles N. Noble
"Let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average." - A.W. Tozer
"If you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you have always been." - Source unknown
"If God by your partner, make your plans large." - Dwight Moody
"Make no little plans. They have no power to stir men's blood and probably in themselves will not be realized. Make BIG plans in the hope that they will live through the ages and become a thing of living, burning intensity. - Daniel Burnham, architect and city planner, who is responsible for many of the features of Chicago today"
"Most failures in the church come about because of an ambiguity of purpose than for any other reason." - Howard Hendricks
"Our task is not to bring order out of chaos, but to get work done in the midst of chaos." - George Peabody
"Remember, even if you are on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there. "- Will Rogers
"Seventeenth-century spiritual writer Francois Fenelon said, 'When it comes to accomplishing things for God, you will find that high aspirations, enthusiastic feelings, careful planning, and being able to express yourself well are not worth very much. The important thing is absolute surrender to God. You can do anything he wants you to do if you are walking in the light of full surrender.'" - Matt Woodley, Pastor of Cambridge, MN, United Methodist Church, Leadership, Winter 1997
"Not failure, but low aim, is a crime." - Lowell
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Chuck Swindoll
"If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." - Chuck Swindoll
The word oxymoron comes from the Greek words for “sharp fool.” That’s the only way to describe phrases like “jumbo shrimp,” deafening silence,” and “freezer burn.” You may have heard these oxymorons at church: 10. Work party9. Board consensus8. Brief treasury’s report7. Creative worship6. Junior high leader5. Men’s fellowship4. Close-knit staff3. Simple request2. Bus ministry1.
Are you a winner or a loser? Losers follow a pattern that resembles the ten-step scenario below. Check the steps to see if they are part of your standard operating procedure. If they are, look out! You may be headed for a deepfreeze. Always have an excuse. Develop a series of phrases and rehearse them
Well Intentioned Dragons – Marshall Shelley Don’t Let the Jerks Get the Best of You – Paul Meier Dangers, Toils and Snares – Exley, Galli and Ortberg Mastering Conflict & Controversy – Dobson, Leas & Shelle The Wounded Minister – Guy Greenfield Pastor, We Need to Talk – Dennis Hester Surviving Friendly Fire – Ron
This past Sunday was a landmark day in the history of our church. Every critic and cynic in this town were silenced with the completion of our building program. Few pastors walk into a pastorate that is in the process of selling their church, and hoping to relocate and build with little hope in sight
Pastor Mike’s message on “Salt” last Sunday was both creative and relevant. His Michigan congregation had driven to church that morning behind snowplows spreading salt a quarter inch thick. In a lively and dynamic sermon Pastor Mike (not his real name) likened the role of Christians in the world to “spreading salt on the world’s
Dealing With Suffering, Setbacks, Satanic Attacks And A Sovereign God – Part 3By Michael C. Catt 5 Mistakes Those Going Through Trials Can Make: YOU CAN BECOME BITTER. Blaming God or others. The only thing bitterness changes is you. YOU CAN WALLOW IN SELF PITY. Surrender to a negative attitude. Go out in garden and
(taken from Real Worship, pg. 203-210. © Used by permission of Warren W. Wiersbe. Do not duplicate – for personal use only.) 15. In his book Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones warns that preaching declines whenever there is “an increase in the formal element in the service.” Please comment. The late Dr. Lloyd-Jones was