A Congregation of Conservative Evangelical Christians

SERMON: October 8th, 2017 “…But Where is Your Hope?”

Pastor Dave Sarsons
October 9, 2017

SERMON: October 8th, 2017 “…But Where is Your Hope?”

Pastor Dave’s Thanksgiving message began with a poem, “When I Whine”

“The other day up on a bus I saw a lovely girl with golden hair,
I envied her – she looked so gay – and wished I were as fair.
Then suddenly she rose to leave. I watched her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch, Oh, God forgive me when I whine,
I have two legs, the world is mine.

Later I paused to buy some sweets. The lad who sold them had such charm,
I stayed to talk with him awhile,  – if I were late would do no harm.
Then as I turned to leave he said, “Thank you, you’ve been so kind;
I like to talk with folks like you, you see, I’m blind.”
Oh, God forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes, the world is mine.

Still later passing down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue;
He stood and watched the others play, it seemed he knew not what to do.
I stopped a while and then I said, “Why don’t you join the others, dear?”
He looked ahead without a word and then I knew, he could not hear.
Oh, God forgive me when I whine, I have two ears, the world is mine.

Two legs to take me where I go, two eyes to see the sunsets glow, two ears to hear what I should know. Oh, God forgive me when I whine,
I am blessed indeed, the world is mine!”  Author Unknown

God is the King of kings, Lord of lords, Prime Minister of prime ministers, and President of presidents.  We need to give thanks to God by making Him every part of our lives.  We are called to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances…”(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).  We are to “shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, worship the LORD with gladness, come before Him with joyful songs…” (Psalm 100:1-5).

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