:���K���m��12�:� ����ʶ���p|-���E�0|��`�.M�7�B,s�1�䴝�C���4ϲ�p5ձ+�@ߢ�ؔ���U���s6�^T=n��K��Z����X�wG��L�G��UvVW ��Qj�Q�j=� Bu�'���k�� ӛ,�yy4��l��w� ��6�{��g�|�z��������͙�`��3� U��Q(�Y��tA�QsB�s.��J���N� HT";"�y���2hf ���@ R[==2�{�!C��c�!�c���Id0*>��U�)��Bp�Zj`��ޕȘ��q ( Log Out /  The other day, I was sitting on the edge of my bed, and I couldn’t remember whether I was going to bed or had just awakened!”, The third lady smiles smugly. A user-friendly resource for busy pastors! Life can be worse than death if there is no purpose, direction or accomplishment, b. x;��:FKb��}�޾��C. stream A wise heart? Can we share that word? Dale Hunt, via PresbyNet, “Jokes,” #5305, 12/14/97, 5. * You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations. Birthdays. The church had been decorated as if this were the biggest society wedding of south Florida’s season. Concrete (Foundations for Godly Living) Did Jesus Die in Our Place? Scripture promises. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! * Your best friend is dating someone half his age and isn’t breaking any laws. St. Paul’s 40th Birthday. This morning, I was standing at the top of the stairs, and I couldn’t remember whether I had just come up or was about to go down.”, The second lady says, “You think that’s bad? The outlines were developed in the course of my ministry as a preacher of the gospel. 1. For example, we learned…and we should teach…that “God is great and God is good.” God is big and strong and mighty and there is nothing our God cannot do. 1. The attitude was, “I did all this back in my church in Cleveland; let some of the younger ones do it now.” Meanwhile, they WERE the younger ones in the congregation. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. We learned “The B I B L E, yes, that’s the book for me. A bit depressing? What will the coming years hold? One lady says, “You know, I’m getting really forgetful. Lord, “So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.”. Others by having a second childhood. The Psalmist’s prayer is, “So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” Wisdom, Lord. b. Dale Hunt, via PresbyNet, “Jokes,” #5355, 12/26/97, 2. When we were born physically – He gave us life, 2. (4) When it comes to choosing our emphases as a congregation in years to come, we could paraphrase that and say, “All I really need to know I learned in Sunday School.”(5) Wisdom would encourage us to recommit ourselves to the basics. Power Point Outlines From The Graceway Pulpit, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/whe…, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/the…, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/pol…, sewellsermons.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/the…, leadershipdiggs.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/aga…. “Well, my memory’s just as good as it’s always been, knock on wood.” She raps the table. 22-24. They had begun to keep company, things progressed, and word had it that they wanted to formalize their relationship. Each had been widowed some years before, both were living in an apartment complex that was owned by the Presbyterian Church. INTRODUCTION Birthdays. And some of you here in 1998 were here in 1958. Divorce and Remarriage. Curtis and Mary were there all alone, 45 minutes early, as was their custom. We had set up a special table for the newlyweds – china and candles rather than the normal paper plates. James 4:14, A. Birthdays Have Been Occasions For Some To Use Their Power, 2. Topical Sermons Miscellaneous Sermon Outlines This material is from ExecutableOutlines.com, a web site containing sermon outlines and Bible studies by Mark A. Copeland. We learned “Jesus Loves Me, this I know, For the Bible tells me so.” We memorized, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…” We learned that Jesus is living and dying proof of God’s love for you and me and the whole wide world. Birthdays mean surprises and all the cake we can eat. Death can be worse than life if there is no hope in eternity, c. Life or death can be miserable to those who live it selfishly, d. Life or death can be miserable for those who life it godlessly, a. We have had forty years together at St. Paul. Birthdays mean surprises and all the cake we can eat. a. Some welcome them with tears. William H. Willimon, “Autumn on Campus,” The Christian Century, 12/3/97, p. 1116, 3. * You are proud of your lawn mower. “Ready or not, here they come.” But that is not how everyone looks at a birthday. Philippians 1:21, d. Death can be better than life if we die in the Lord. As we mentioned earlier, some have noted that this congregation is lots “grayer” now than back in those early days. “Fine. 5 0 obj She said, “Shut up.”, Three sweet old ladies are sitting in a diner, chatting about various things. Life can be better than death if the Lord blesses our life. Can WE do it? Give us wisdom, so that we might make the most of these fleeting years! And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her. Then one day, either after high school or after college we have that final “fun” birthday and have to act our age. Birthdays mean presents and being the center of attention. But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. ( Log Out /  We LIVE longer now than back then. Ecclesiastes 7:1, b. We know that WE change as we get older. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand, 1. We have responsibilities. We may not be able to add more years to our life, but we surely can add more life to our years…IF we go about the process with some smarts.