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Be A Sample Not A Sermon


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Be A Sample Not A Sermon

  1. 1. Copyright © 2007 Tommy's Window. All Rights Reserved ♫ Turn on your speakers! CLICK TO ADVANCE SLIDES Tommy's Window Slideshow You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. Be a Sample Not a Sermon
  2. 2. We are the Bibles the world is reading: We are the creeds the world is needing: We are the sermons the world is heeding. --Dr. Billy Graham
  3. 3. St. Francis of Assisi one day said to several of his followers, "Let us go to the village over the way and preach. " A true Christian is a living sermon, whether or not he preaches a word.
  4. 4. As they went, they met a humble pedestrian who was greatly burdened. Francis was in no hurry and listened carefully to his tale of woe.
  5. 5. When the village was reached, Francis talked with the shopkeepers, spent time with the farmers at their fruit and vegetable stalls, and played with the children in the streets. On the way back they met a farmer with a load of hay, and Francis spent time with him.
  6. 6. The morning gone, the group reached the monastery from where they had set out in the early morning. One of the followers, who was greatly disappointed, said to Francis, "Brother Francis, you said you were going to preach. The morning is spent and no sermon has been given." And the saintly Francis replied, "But we have been preaching all the way."
  7. 7. Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.
  8. 8. “If all Christians acted like Christ, the whole world would be Christian.” --Mahatma Gandhi
  9. 9. You are writing a Gospel, A chapter each day, By deeds that you do, By words that you say. Men read what you write, Whether faithless or true; Say, what is the Gospel According to you? --Paul Gibert
  10. 10. Love-- and the unity it attests to-- is the mark Christ gave Christians to wear before the World. Only with this mark may the World know that Christians are indeed Christians and that Jesus was sent by the Father. For more PowerPoint messages visit: PLEASE SHARE! People are won to your religious beliefs less by description than by demonstration.