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Steve Jobs and FBC (by Stephen Simpson)

Steve Jobs has died.  If you don’t know who he was, just google his name.  Personally, I have read probably 15-20 different articles all reflecting on his life and influence.  It is staggering to consider his life and what he accomplished.

But, today I want us to think about the relationship between Steve Jobs and our church.  In reality, there is no relationship apart from those of us who have an iPod, iPad, or iPhone.  Steve Jobs never visited our church.  It is safe to assume that he never even visited our website or our blog.  And yet, I think there are some important lessons that we, Faith Baptist Church, can learn from the life and death of Steve Jobs.

  • Remember the source of all talent.  There is no denying that Jobs was uniquely talented.  One article I read compared him to Leonardo da Vinci.  When we see someone with the talents and abilities that Jobs had, we need to remember the source those talents. 
      
  • Be Creative.  Nothing about Steve Jobs was boring.  The products he helped to create are far from boring.  As you and I travel through life, let us work to be creative.  Being boring is easy. 
     
  • “The most sobering reality in the world is that people are dying and going to hell today.”  Bob Jones, III made this statement often during my four years at BJU.  To my knowledge, Jobs never claimed to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  If Jobs died without Christ, then he is in hell.  This is a sobering thought.  No amount of talent or creative genius will get a person to heaven.  We will all be judged the same.  Only the work of Jesus, on our behalf, will be counted as righteousness by God. 

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