Friday, April 23, 2010

Making a Difference

This is the message I preached in the Maximum Security Assembly of the Lansing Federal Prison, yesterday morning and it was a blessing to the men.

Jude 22

God gives to every man a gift called "potential" and as we reach that potential by His grace we can make a difference.

I. We Make a Difference by Staying - When we are faithful over a period of time, other will start to realize it is real to us and not just a fad or faze we are going through. “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” – Spurgeon

II. We Make a Difference by Planning - You must plan to serve God it won't happen by accident. “Excellence never happens by accident.”

III. We Make a Difference by Participating When other start duplicating my ministry that is when "my ministry" has become a success. Quote – “It is only as we develop others around us that we permanently succeed.”

IV. We Make a Difference by Developing We never arrive in our Christian life we must always be moving forward in our own development. Quote – “If you don’t have time to do it right, when do you have time to do it again?”

V. We Make a Difference by Caring Realizing and seeing the needs of other then having a heart to do something about it will have an eternal impact on others. Quote – “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”