I heard about an 83-year-old man who had lived his entire life as a bachelor. One day this man gathered his four nephews and announced that he was planning to be married. His nephews were in shock.
One spoke up and said, "Uncle are you getting married because this woman is beautiful?" He said, "No."
Another nephew asked, "Uncle are you getting married because this woman is a great cook?" Again he said, "No."
The third nephew questioned, "Are you marrying this woman because she is rich?" "Of course not," was his reply.
The final nephew said, "Uncle if your not marrying this woman because she is beautiful, or because she is a great cook, or because she is rich, then why are you marrying her?" With a wink he said, "I’m marrying her because she can drive at night!"
I like a man who knows what he needs. Do you intend on going to heaven? Do you know what you need in order to experience salvation and make sure that heaven will be your destination?
(From a sermon by Terry Blankenship, "Facing the Storms in Life")
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Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
Those who are outside the people of God are in rebellion against Him and are therefore spiritually dead. But God makes them a free offer to bring them back to life. All that’s needed to receive all of the bounty that God offers is to believe his promise,