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Summary: SOMETIMES WHEN LIFE HAS THROWN YOU A CURVEBALL IT IS TEMPTING TO WALK AWAY FROM THE PLATE OF LIFE, BUT DR. SEUSS TEACHES US THE IMPORTANCE OF REMAINING IN THE GAME. REVIEW THIS INTERESTINGTAKE ON A DR. SEUSS CLASSIC.

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SCRIPTURE: LUKE 19:1-10

SUBJECT: I AM GOING SOMEWHERE

A FEW WEEKS AGO . . . DR. THEODOR SEUSS (DR. SEUSS). . .

AUTHOR

GREEN EGGS/HAM

DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

INTERESTING STORY . . . 1936, HIS FIRST BOOK AND TO THINK I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET WAS REJECTED 43 TIMES . . . FAIL MISERABLY. SEVERAL SUBSEQUENT BOOKS MET THE SAME FATE AS THEY BARELY MADE A SCRATCH ON THE LITERATURE RADAR SCREEN. IN FACT IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1954 WHEN LIFE MAGAZINE PUBLISHED A REPORT CONCERNING ILLITERACY AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN AND ITS PUBLISHER CONTACTED DR. SEUSS . . . COULD HE DEVELOP A STORY USING A MAXIMUN OF 250 OF 400 WORDS (THE IDEA OF HOW MANY WORDS AT ONE TIME A FIRST GRADER COULD ABSORB) THAT DR. SEUSS WOULD USE 220 WORDS AND CREATE HIS ALL TIME MASTERPIECE THE CAT IN THE HAT.

FROM HIS CAT IN THE HAT, SEUSS WOULD OBTAIN GREAT NOTORIETY. IN RECALLING HIS TRIP FROM OBSCURITY TO NOTORIETY, SEUSS SUMMED UP HIS LIFE IN A BOOK ENTITLED OH, THE MANY PLACES YOU’LL GO.

THE BOOK DETAILED THE GREAT BALANCING ACT THAT LIFE ITSELF AND THE UPS AND DOWNS CAN PRESENT. YET ONE CAN MAKE IT, IF THEY TAP INTO THE SUCCESS THAT LIES WITHIN.

SEUSS WROTE TO SUGGEST:

. . . LOW DOWN YOU ARE . . . GET UP . . .

. . . SOUR THE LEMON . . . BETTER LEMONDADE TO BE MADE . . .

. . . HOPELESS AND DEAD THE SITUATION, WE SERVE A GOD THAT CAN BREATHE LIFE INTO THAT ONCE DEAD, HOPELESS, AND FUTILE SITUATION.

. . . MARY AND MARTHA . . .

DR. SEUSS BOOK EXCERPTS . . .

V. 1

JESUS MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU WANT HIM, BUT THANK GOD HE IS WHERE YOU NEED HIM.

. . .BEND/ NOW UNTIL HIM WHO IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING . . .

V.2

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE JESUS . . .

RICH MAN FARED SUMPTUOSLY EVERYDAY . . .

V. 3

DON’T LET YOUR BUT HINDER YOU FROM SEEING JESUS . . .

DON’T LET THE CROWD DETER YOU FROM GETTING CLOSE TO JESUS . . .

I. YOU HAVE TO PURPOSE IN YOUR MIND THAT I AM GOING SOMEWHERE, BECAUSE I’VE GROWN TIRED OF BEING NOWHERE (V. 4) . . .

i. ZACCHAEUS – IF I CONTINUE TO DO . . .

ii. I WANT SOMETHING BETTER . . .

iii. TAKE ACTION . . .

V. 5 (READ) . . . YOU HAVE TO BE POSITIONED IN THE RIGHT PLACE . . .

V.6 (READ) . . . YOU HAVE TO POSSESS THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

V. 7 (READ) . . . YOU HAVE TO PUSH PASS NEGATIVITY


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