Sermon (7/19/15): Sticks & Stones…

July 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm Categories: News, Sermons

Date: July 19, 2015

Speaker: Steve Elliott

Text: 2 Samuel 16:1-14

 

Quotes:

The names life hang on us deform how we see life and do life and they even affect what we think God must think of us.

Never lose sight of the fact that we have this window of time called “today” to speak life into the lives of children, teens, anyone really.

There are times when the harder edges of life engrave a map on your face that nobody would ever want to hang upon a wall.  

There are times when the harder edges of life engrave a map on your face that nobody would ever want to hang upon a wall.

“The man whose only tool is a hammer, tends to view every problem as a nail.”  Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)

If faithful are the wounds of a friend, could it be that faithless are the counsels of a friend that indulge the darker side of our hearts?

What a critic says often says more about the critic than it does about you.

Could it be that God would use a misguided critic who is wrong to chastise David for something else he did do wrong? And might God do that with us?

What the critic sees often depends on where the critic stands.

David needed the grace and mercy of God and went looking for that more than he needed the approval or acceptance of his critics.

Understanding the motive behind the criticism will often determine its validity.

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.-“An Essay on Criticism”   Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Aristotle said to avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.  Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)