Are You Letting Your Light Shine? (1 of 3) by Jeff Schreve

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Are You Letting Your Light Shine? (1 of 3)
Series: Making a Difference
Jeff Schreve
Matthew 5:14-16

Steve Jobs is the co-founder of Apple Computer. He started that company in the late '70s along with a partner and he knew that he had a pretty tough task. He had a really good computer but he had to go up against IBM the king the giant. And he knew he needed help and there was a particular person that he wanted to help him. This guy's name was John Sculley and John was the President and CEO of Pepsi Cola. He was the youngest guy to ever become President in the history of Pepsi he was 38 years old when he became the President. And he took Pepsi to the top they overthrew Coke as the king and Steve Job said ''That's the guy we need to help us at Apple Computer.'' So he began to talk to John Sculley and he wined him and he dined him and he promised him the moon. He promised him money that he didn't have if he would just come and help him. And Sculley said ''No I don't want to do that. I mean I already have a good gig here at Pepsi I don't want to come.'' And then in a last ditch effort Steve Jobs asked John Sculley this question he said ''John do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?'' And that question just resonated in the heart of John Sculley and it wasn't long after that that he resigned change the world.

Did you know that as followers of Jesus Christ we're called to be His witnesses we're called to change the world to make a difference in the lives of people a difference that would last for all eternity. They said of Paul and Silas in the Book of Acts ''These men have upset the world they've turned the world upside down with their message with their zeal with their excitement for the Lord.'' Wouldn't it be cool if that would be said of you and me and this church that we have turned the world upside down and we've made such a difference and such an impact in the lives of people? You kno ...


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