I once-upon-a-time taught homiletics (how to preach) to a group of undergraduate students when Northeastern Bible College in New Jersey was still in existence. I remember telling them that if they use a quote in a sermon, and mess up the quote as they were giving it, to just keep going.
One student, impressed by the above quote from Jim Elliot, tried to use it in his sermon. He botched it — and said something like . . .
Inwardly, I was cracking up. But outwardly I was so proud that he kept on going in his sermon!
1. What profound statement have you heard from someone that helps to guide your life?
2. How do you relate this statement by Jim Elliot to what Jesus says in Matthew 10: 39″ Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”?