Summary: Take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Psalms. Psalms 103, and just hold your place. And you’re going to need to lick your fingers today because we’re going to be taking a look behind the scenes.
This is from a transcript of a sermon preached by Dr. Jack Graham on October 16, 2011
Todd, you’re going to have to do this again. All right, now look, that’s awesome music! I’m having a flashback to the seventies. And if you want to know what I looked like in the seventies, look at this hair right here! Now look, what you need to do, you need to get it down under your earlobe. If you really want to get the seventies look going, you have to get that right down to your ear. You’re married to the fiddle player, is that right? Good job! All right,Okay.
Yeah, I had my first eight-track of Truth in the seventies, and I was the pastor at Oklahoma, about 24 years old. I can still see that eight-track… it was orange, and the first of the legendary music of Truth was out there. It actually came out on LP, on vinyl before that,and through the years cassette tapes and now CD’s, of course. Truth, the songs still, I was just saying to Todd that, you know, these songs just are historic and powerful and still connect. And they’re just it’s just great to have Truth. Roger Breland certainly is a hero of so many, including our own staff of Todd Bell and Rick Briscoe and Larry Brubaker and a number of you who sang with Truth that are in our church even today. So what a great experience to have Truth back. Go to the bookstore, pick up their fortieth anniversary CD.
And while you’re there, pick up speaking of revivals of the past, we are reviving Saturday Nights in Dallas which was our concert series back in the 80’s and 90’s. And we’re doing it at our Dallas Campus, and this year the first one is next Sunday night and Mandisa is coming here of American Idol fame. And you can get your tickets also in the bookstore; they’re fifteen dollars, and we want to use And everyone from all of our campuses are invited, of course, to hear any of our concert series. We have a great lineup. We believe that 2000 seat building there at Dallas is a perfect venue for concerts like these. And so Mandisa is coming and we’re having a great time.
I’m just so thankful for great music and especially music that honors the Lord Jesus Christ. And through the years we’ve been singing these songs and we celebrate His Majesty today. For those of you who don’t know it, for years and years Majesty was the opening theme and celebration song of Prestonwood and so thanks, Truth, for bringing back Majesty today and wonderful memories of Dick Baker, our Minister of Music in those years. What great memories we have.
Take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Psalms. Psalms 103, and just hold your place. And you’re going to need to lick your fingers today because we’re going to be taking a look behind the scenes. Sometimes I am asked, “Do you believe in extraterrestrials? Do you believe in UFOs? Do you believe in life on other planets?” And, of course, there is extreme interest today. We’re studying the red planet, Mars. They’re talking about colonizing Mars someday with human beings from earth and…
And so we’re in movies and media magazines all the rest, we’re asked “Are their others in the universe besides us?” And I do believe that there are beings in the universe besides us, but not as you would suppose; not strange creatures from outer space, but powerful, majestic and mysterious angels that God has created that inhabit this universe. And as a matter of fact, not only inhabit the universe out there, but they often interact in our own lives. In fact, did you know that angels have joined us in worship here today? And celebrate with us the Lord Jesus Christ.
There’s a renewed fascination with angels today. So much of what we’re hearing is folklore and fiction, not Scripture. People have some very bizarre and strange ideas about what’s out there. We’re talking about INVISIBLE- THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN WHAT YOU SEE. And because of this desire to know God because of this that God has set eternity in our hearts, we have a desire to know is there something else, is there something beyond, is there something more out there? And so there are all kinds of ideas about what’s out there.
We actually went on the street in downtown Dallas and asked just people on the street what they thought about angels. Do angels exist? What are they like? Here’s what we came up with:
Voice 1: Yes, I do believe in angels, and angels are created by God and they are here to to help us. You know what I’m saying? And to go with us at all times.