A. Roman occupation of Palestine
B. Law said carry pack or supplies for one mile
C. Many would drive a stake at exactly one mile
D. Today - - message is:
Do more than is expected.
E. Millionaire success story - "And Then Some"
F. Poem "A Little More" (bottom of file)
G. Four observations about second mile service.
1. Provides the Traveler with Happiness.
A. Surgeon - 3 sleeping knots
B. Hired hand - "I sleep when the wind blows."
C. Jewish boy -
1. Angry one miler
2. One who heard Jesus teaching
2. Brings Out the Best in Others.
A. Woman who wants a divorce. Really hurt him.
B. Romans 12:20 - Heap coals of fire in his head.
3. Lightens the Burdens of Life.
A. Picture two homes:
1. One mile home - old housecoat
2. Two mile home - new housecoat
B. Woman needs money
1. One mile home 2. Two mile home
4. This Was the Road Traveled by Christ.
A. God was patient with us.
B. Christ on the cross.
We need to travel the second mile - homes, schools, church, business, friends, enemies, lost, erring.
A LITTLE MORE
We recall the kind old grocer
When the sugar he would pour,
Hed tip the scales to balance
Then hed add a little more.
And his business how it prospered!
Folks were always in his store;
For he gave an honest measure,
And hed add a little more.
So it is with life, my brother
We would write a better score,
When weve done what is expected,
If wed add a little more!