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TITLE: Life Begins When?

TEXT: John 3:3-7

PROPOSITION: God requires us to meet some conditions to live spiritually.

QUESTION: How?

KEY WORD: Conditions

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. Many years ago Radio show "Life begins at 80"
  2. Ad in paper to prepare for retirement at 45 "Life begins at 45"
  3. For the Christian When does life begin?
  4. This is not a study of abortion.
  5. This is a study of the conditions to live for God.

Not Physical Health or Age

  1. Home and Milton Blind
  2. Julius Caesar epilepsy
  3. Beethoven deaf
  4. Philosopher Emmanuel Kant midget
  5. "Abe Lincoln is not famous because be was born in a log cabin, but because he was
    able to leave those surroundings."
  6. Private or General; Clerk or storeowner; Citizen or President Don't wait!

Use our Talents

  1. 1 Corinthians 12:15-18
  2. Use what you have, where you are.

Face failure nad success

  1. We must know both to really live.
  2. Rich farmer Luke 12:16-21 knew success, not failure
  3. Michael Jordan tried baseball failure.

Have hope future on earth and eternal life

  1. Psalm 39:7 Now Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.
  2. Romans 8:24 We are saved by hope.
  3. NEVER take away a persons hope.
  4. Colossians 1:27 Christ in you, the hope of glory

Quit worrying about what others will think or say

  1. Galatians 1:10 Don't preach any other gospel
  2. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world, be transfromed

Learn to grow old gracefully

  1. Grumpy old people did not get that way when they turned 75.
  2. Rather be 70 years young than 40 years OLD!

Able to face death without terror

  1. 2 Samuel 12:22-23 Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him.
  2. Revelation 14:13 Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
 

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