Sermon: (November 15, 2015) “What’s In A Name”
Date: November 15, 2015
Speaker: Steve Elliott
Text: Nehemiah 6:10-7:3
“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Prov. 22:1)
Most of this world’s view of God is rooted in how they see you and what your reputation as a follower of God is like.
When God gives any prophetic word, it will never contradict the explicit teaching of Scripture … which, in what the Bible teaches, is true for all times, all people’s and all circumstances.
“Gentlemen, I lost my home in the war. I lost my fortune in the war. I lost everything except my name. My name is not for sale.” Robert E. Lee 1807-1870
If we weave into our life the threads and fabric of a fallen culture we end up with a culture shaped faith rather than a faith that is meant to shape the culture.
“Bramwell, fifty years from now it will matter very little indeed how these people treated us; it will matter a great deal how we dealt with the work of God.” General William Booth 1829-1912
“Choices are how I define who I am and ultimately who I will one day be.” – Dr. Ellsworth Kalas