Gregg Matte: Difference Makers

How to Live a Life of Impact and Purpose

Difference Makers
(B&H Books, 2019)

WHO: Gregg Matte, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Houston and founder of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University.

HE SAYS: “We are comforted to be a comfort; we are blessed to be a blessing.”

THE BIG IDEA: We are all made to rise to the occasion. We can make a little difference somewhere that can lead to a huge difference in providing relief to someone.

The author shares true stories of people who have made a difference in the lives of others to inspire readers to make a difference in their cities.

“The comfort of the gospel was never meant to get stuck in the church—it’s meant to go to the church and then to the world through the church.”

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What does it mean to be a “difference maker”?

A difference maker is someone living with purpose and impact who realizes they were made for more than watching. They were made to be part of God’s work. We struggle with this because we think this is for someone more gifted. I hope this book helps reframe our perspective to jump into the action and trust Jesus to work through us.

How can people practically make a difference after reading this book?

The book will be a catalyst for someone to step up and step out. I hope churches see more volunteers and neighborhoods see more caring and praying people reaching out, and we all catch a vision that God can use even us. It isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it.

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