I think the test of a sermon is not what is “preached”…but what is remembered! By that standard the “best” sermon I have ever heard was preached by Pastor Gary Brothers of Cape First Assembly.
Not only do I remember what Pastor Gary’s main thought was from nearly twenty years ago… I think it is the best advice I have ever received ,so I wanted to pass it along.
“Do all you know to do-and let God handle the rest.”
It’s simple. It’s “sticky”. I can’t tell you how many times that phrase entered my mind as we prepared to launch actionchurch.
Now that we are off and running that simple phrase has become a mantra of sorts. How do you lead a growing church that meets in a nightclub and doesn’t fit any of the “models” of churches you have ever read about? …”do all you know to do-and let God handle the rest.” How do you balance the three “full -time” positions of being a pastor, contractor, and husband/father? …”do all you know to do-and let God handle the rest.”
Living at it’s best is being part of God’s “kingdom” plan for earth. It’s exciting. It’s scary sometimes. It’s truly the “cure for the common life”. It can also be overwhelming…beyond our abilities…It’s supposed to be. What are you putting off because you don’t think you can possibly complete? What areas of your life do you feel are “out of control”? What opportunities are you afraid to pursue? Give it a try….”Do all you know to do-and let God handle the rest.” It could just change everything.