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Summary: We need a greater understanding of TIME and how it is a limited resource.

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This is #5 in series UNDERSTANDING TIME.

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

I have been doing a series on UNDERSTANDING.

This has to do with understanding time.

I START THIS SERMON BY FLIPPING PENNIES RANDOMLY ALL OVER THE PLACE.

AFTER FLIPPING ABOUT 100 AWAY, I ASKED WHAT IF A PENNY REPRESENTED ONE WEEK?

I HAVE 52 PENNIES IN A ZIP-LOCK BAGGIE, THIS IS ONE YEAR.

I HAVE 5 ONE YEAR BAGGIES.

I HAVE 260 PENNIES IN A ZIP-LOCK BAGGIE, THIS REPRESENTS 5 YEARS.

I HAVE 2 FIVE YEAR BAGGIES.

I HAVE 520 PENNIES IN A BAG, THIS REPRESENTS 10 YEARS.

I HAVE TWO BAGS FOR TEN YEARS.

I HAVE 1040 PENNIES THAT REPRESENT 20 YEARS.

I HAVE TWO 20 YEAR BAGS.

I HAVE TWO PLASTIC DRAWERS FROM WALMART.

ON ONE DRAWER I HAVE MARKED PAST OR SPENT, ON THE OTHER I HAVE WRITTEN FUTURE.

Don;t pick out someone sesiitive about their age,

pick out someone in mid-fifties.

WITH THIS BAGS YOU CAN PUT THE AGE OF A PERSON,

FOR ME, I AM FIFTY, I WOULD BUT TWO 1040 BAGS, AND A 520 BAG

IN THE SPENT,

I WOULD PUT ONE 520, and FIVE 52 YEARS IN MY FUTURE BOX.

WHEN I PICK UP THE DRAWER OF MY SPENT YEARS, IT WILL OUT WEIGH MY FUTURE YEARS BY ALMOST THREE TIMES.

THERE IS A FALLACY TO THIS ILLUSTRATION, WE WILL NOT ALL HAVE 70 YEARS, AND WE ARE WATCHING FOR THE SECOND COMING.

TEXT:

Gal. 6:7 "Be not deceived for God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.

Gal. 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption;

but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.

Gal. 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, IF WE FAINT NOT.

Prov. 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Ecc.11:3 ..... In the place the tree falleth, there it shall be.

Are we living our life today realizing that we are but once passing through this way?

Today’s actions ... are tomorrow’s memories?

Recently I talked to someone that regretted today’s memories of yesterday, and they blamed others for speaking of their true memories.

I purposed in my heart ......

O, GOD HELP ME BUILD MEMORIES THAT WILL BRING SMILES AND LAUGHTER WHEN I AM GONE!

I should not be angry at others for the tears I caused myself and others,

for the word of God doth declare,

Gal. 6:7 "Be not deceived for God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.

Gal. 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption;

but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.

Gal. 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, IF WE FAINT NOT.

f we want strawberries, we must not sow corn.

Don’t forget that your words, your jokes, your actions, your reactions

will be the traits that become known for doing.

Prov. 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Ecc.11:3 ..... In the place the tree falleth, there it shall be.

Show me what makes you angry, and I can tell you something about you.

Show me what you spend your money on and I will be able to tell you something about you.


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