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Summary: This is part #17 in UNDERSTANDING LOVE. THIS IS A GOOD LESSON as part of the seies or a stand alone lesson. Failure is not failure unless we make the choice to not get up and try again. Many Biblical characters appeared as failures UNTIL...

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#17 UNDERSTANDING LOVE: FAILURE IS NOT THE END

HOPE BEYOND THE VISUAL FIELD...

BEYOND EMOTIONS LOVE WALKS BY FAITH

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

IF YOU DO THE WHOLE LESSON IT IS MORE THAN ONE PART.

TEXT:

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written,

The just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have

no pleasure in him.

LOVE UNDERSTANDS WE MUST SEE BEYOND TODAY?

There is a story that is a little tainted today but the truth is still illustrated therein.

A man was born Feb. 17, 1936, a black man in Georgia.

The road was difficult but JIM BROWN was a great athlete in several sports.

He played college ball at Syracuse. Jim was the 6th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.

This man was a very famous NFL player, his named JIM BROWN.

Jim Brown was a record setting NFL FULL BACK, he played for the CLEVELAND BROWNS.

Brown played when a NFL season was 12 games, not the 16 OF TODAY.

BROWN HELD THE SINGLE SEASON RECORD YARDAGE OF 1,863 YARDS.

BROWN HAD A CAREER TOTAL YARDS OF 12,312 YARDS.

WITH 126 CAREER TOUCHDOWNS... THE RECORD BOOK WAS FULL OF JIM BROWN,

6'2". 232 POUNDS.

THE YEAR IS 1957, the state is California. a 10 year old boy was raised in the ghetto

and often had very poor nutrition and because of this he suffered RICKETS.

This young boy wore steel braces on both legs because he had bowed out legs.

This young boy had a hero: JIM BROWN.

The young boy had no money to get in the game, so he stood outside of the locker

rooms until the game was over.

This young boy approached JIM BROWN and asked for his AUTOGRAPH.

As Jim Brown signed the autograph the young boy said:

"MR. BROWN, I HAVE YOUR PICTURE ON MY WALL.

I KNOW YOU HOLD ALL THE RECORDS. YOU ARE MY IDOL.

Brown turned to leave but the young cripple boy had more to say:

MR. BROWN, ONE DAY I'M GOING TO BREAK EVERY RECORD YOU HOLD."

Jim Brown was impressed with the GOALS THE YOUNG BOY SET.

BROWN ASK THE BOY: WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

THE BOY REPLIED: ORENTHAL JAMES. MY FRIENDS ALL CALL ME O.J.

SIMPSON WENT ON TO BREAK MANY OF THE RECORDS THAT JIM BROWN

HELD. And as we know INJURIES SHORTENED O.J.'s career.

We must dream beyond our visual field. We must hope beyond our abilities

today. We must reach higher --- WE MUST ARISE AND FOCUS BEYOND TODAY'S

LIMITATIONS AND PROBLEMS.

I TELL THIS STORY AS A VALID POINT EVEN THOUGH O.J. SIMPSON HAS

MADE SOME TERRIBLE CHOICES AFTER HIS GREAT SUCCESS.

SEEMS LIKE WE ARE LEARNING MORE AND MORE ABOUT LESS AND LESS

UNTIL WE FINALLY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT NOTHING.

WE HAVE TAUGHT OUR CHILDREN TO LIVE ON CREDIT.

Popeye had a friend named WEMPY.

Wempy was always hungry. Wempy never had any Monday.

Wempy had one line that he is famous for:

I WILL GLADLY REPAY YOU TUESDAY FOR A HAMBURGER TODAY.

A Wempy spirit lures in the halls of our homes, schools and churches.

2 Timothy 3:7 (KJV) Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

I REFUSE TO COME DOWN OFF THE WALL AND ARGUE WITH YOU...


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