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The SermonCentral.com Weekly Newsletter - August 26, 2002

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Theme: Grandparents Day

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Dear SermonCentral.com user,

The Sunday after Labor Day, September 8th, is National Grandparents Day.  We hope you will take the time in your services to honor them for the heritage they have given to their families and exhort them to continue in helping to raise grandkids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

If you want some great illustrations for Labor Day, check out the PRO Featured Illustrations'archive dated July 22, 2002. 

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1. Top 5 Sermons On Grandparents Day

2. Top 5 Illustrations On Grandparents Day

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1. Top 5 Sermons On Grandparents Day
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HONORING YOUR PARENTS by Joel Smith:  Exodus 20:12-12

Everything that you've needed to know, somewhere along the line a mom
probably taught you. Let's revisit some of those lessons:
My Mother taught me LOGIC: "If you fall off that swing and break your
neck, you can't go to the store with me," as well as, "If everyone
else...

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GRANDPARENTS:  FAITHFUL AND FRUITFUL by Joe Bedy:  Hebrews 11:5-5

Faithful Grandparents-The key to faithful Great grandchildren. 
Tonight we are beginning our series on Family Relationships and I want
to begin with Grandparents because I talked about Fathers, not too very
long ago.  How many of you in here are grandparents? Do you think your
life...

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THE SANDWICH GENERATION by Denn Guptill:  Exodus 20:1-17

A little bit of a change in direction here. Early in January we started
this series on the Ten Commandments, and after the first four messages
we are about to make an abrupt turn. The first four commandments dealt
with our relationship with God. They were vertical commands, and now
they...

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GODLY GRANDPARENTS by GLENN PEASE:  Ruth 4:13-17

Among the many things that makes man unique in creation is the presence
of, and the influence of, grandparents. F. W. Boreham many years ago
pointed out that in the vegetable world, "The bursting buds of spring
push off the last lingering leaves of the previous season, and thus
decline to have...

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THE AGED MAN:  HIS FAMILY AND CHURCH by Michael Reeves:  Titus 2:1-2

As I have been sharing these messages on the family I have had the
privilege of looking at each of you and you at me. Many of the messages
that I have presented so far in this series of studies have been
directed toward the younger members of the congregation who still have
children in...

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2. Top 5 Illustrations On Grandparents Day
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HOW DID YOU MAKE IT? 

A grandchild sitting on her grandfather's lap listening to the Bible
story of Noah's Ark, asked "Were you in the Ark, grandpa?"
He chuckled and replied, "Why, no I wasn't."
There was a pause, and the child looked up at him quizzically and asked,
"Then why weren't you drowned?"  

Contributed by: Marcus Naugler

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AGE AND YOUTH

Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the aged? If someone's
sitting in a rocker, it won't be long before a kid will be in his lap.

- Cloris Leachman
  
Contributed by: SermonCentral PRO

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A PORT IN THE STORM

My grandmother was the one who took me to church at a young age and
introduced me to Jesus. She was the one who raised me during the early
years after my parents divorced. She was the one who prayed for me as I
grew up, going between parents and providing a port in the storm when
things got too tense with my parents. Had it not been for my godly
grandmother, I shudder to think how my life would have turned out. Even
though as an adult, I have often failed, her example to me has been my
beacon and I thank God for her. To me, she was the epitome of Jesus in
the earth. She truly expressed his love for me through her life.

SOURCE:  Holly Ruddy, Huber Heights, OH. 
http://www.christianitytoday.com/holidays/grandparents/features/grandpar
ents.html

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WHAT IS A GRANDMOTHER?  By a Third Grader

A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own. She likes other
people's little girls and boys. A grandfather is a man grandmother. He
goes for walks with boys, and they talk about fishing and stuff like
that.
Grandmothers don't have to do anything except be there. They're old so
they shouldn't play hard or run. It is enough if they drive us to the
market where the pretend horse is, and have a lot of dimes ready. Or if
they take us for walk, they should slow down past things like pretty
leaves and caterpillars. They should never say, "Hurry up!"
Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes. They
wear glasses and funny underwear. They can take their teeth and gums
out.
Grandmothers don't have to be smart, only answer questions like, "Why
isn't God married?" and "How come dogs chase cats?"
Grandmothers don't talk baby talk like visitors do, because it is hard
to understand. When they read to us they don't skip or mind if it is the
same story over again.
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have
television, because they are the only grown-ups who have time.  

Contributed by: Jan Spencer

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RESPECT YOUR ELDERS

At age twenty-six, Pat Moore performed an unbelievable experiment. An
industrial designer, Moore wanted a better understanding of senior
adults, so for three years she frequently disguised herself as an
eighty-five-year-old woman. From 1979 to 1981, she utilized the skills
of a professional makeup artist and visited 116 cities throughout
fourteen states and two Canadian provinces in her elderly persona. From
her experience, Moore estimates that one of every 25 senior adults is
abused, with most victims being 75 or older. She was impressed with the
compassion and care she received from senior adults when she was in
character, but she received harsh treatment from younger generations.
Unfortunately, society has widely accepted a practice called "social
dismissal" of the elderly.

SOURCE:  Pat Moore, Disguised.  1984.  P 165-167.   

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