“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Charles H. Duell, U.S. Patent Office director, 1899
“Who … wants to hear actors talk?” H. M. Warner, Warner Bros. Pictures, c. 1927
“Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.” Grover Cleveland, 1905
“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.” Robert Millikan, Nobel prize winner in physics, 1923
“Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.” Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, c. 1895
“Ruth [Babe Ruth] made a big mistake when he gave up pitching.” Tris Speaker, 1927
“The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty.”-----The Michigan banker who advised Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the new motor car company
“Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his face and not me.” ---Gary Cooper
Change: • Does your car have a carburetor? • Do you stop at a drive through? • Do you have a credit card? • Central heat or wood burner? • Do you use plastic?
“The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” -- Mark Twain, Leadership, Vol. 15, no. 3.
Positive change keeps the best of the old, but improves and adapts. • McDonalds in Chicago— • We cannot become frozen in time.
“Yesterday must be even better than today if it is to have a place for tomorrow.”-- Leith Anderson, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Leadership, Vol. 14, no. 3.
The Restoration Movement must take the gospel of the first century and live it in the 21st century! • “Restoring” the church versus “being” the church.
In Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, Lucy asks Linus, "Do you think people ever really change?“
"Sure," replies Linus, "I feel I've changed a lot this past year.“ • Lucy says, "I meant for the better."
Psalm 51:10“10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Isaiah 40:31“31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Lamentations 5:21“21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old”
Habakkuk 3:2“2 LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.”
Romans 12:2“2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
2 Corinthians 4:16“16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
Colossians 3:9“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
Titus 3:5“5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,”
“I suppose when we wake on January 1 the world will look the same. But there is a reminder of the Resurrection at the start of each new year, each new decade. That's why I also like sunrises, Mondays, and new seasons. God seems to be saying, "With me you can always start afresh." Ada Lum
We Must Renew • Ourselves • The Congregation • Our Presentation of the Gospel
“The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to every generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of residence.”-- Helmut Thielicke, Leadership, Vol. 9, no. 3.
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