Summary: Seems life has a way of stealing our joy and zeal and dreams. We must press against every obstacle and grow more like Jesus.

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By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

This is part one of a two part series, Old and Cold! NOT YET!

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Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon ALL flesh; and your

sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions...

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon

ALL flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams...

Proverbs 27: 17 Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countanance of his friend.

INTRODUCTION: Little things matter a whole lot. In 1871 in Chicago, one little lady was milking her little cow. The little jersey cow kicked over a little oil lamp into a little pile of hay. There was a little wind that blew the little fire and the little barn caught on fire. The little fire caught the little house next door on fire, and before they knew it, an area one mile long and three miles long burned and was totally destroyed. The GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OF 1871 was caused by many little things coming together.


A. What is old?

When I lived in Indiana I was in the third grade.

We would get on the school bus, the high schoolers were in the back of the bus.

We dared not go back in the back of the bus, them OLD high schoolers were old, and

they were mean. 16 appeared old to me.


Granny Tibbs, in her 80’s was singing and testifing at church one night,

Granny plays the harmonica and harpsichord, she stopped her song and said,

You all see an old woman here, but there is a 16 year old girl trapped inside.

She said, You can’t see her, but she is still there.

Someday she, the 16 year old, will be released forever.

Then she played the song "HOW BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN MUST BE!"

We have an old lady at church, Dana, she is very faithful.

Dana is 92. But she talks about old people? Do you think she realizes she be old?

Dana’s husband died, I had his funeral, it was on Saturday.

Dana was in Sunday School. I was surprised?

I told her we was surprised? She said, What better place to be than in church.

Yesterday, I got 3 sundae’s from McDonald’s and went to Dana’s house yesterday, her, her daughter and

I just sat there and ate ice cream and laughed a lot. For $3 I made 3 people happy and grew a precious


They have no car, and no ability to get out. They usually go on a little ride with me each week, but this week, it was bad and they didn’t want to get out, I refused to be defeated, I just took them a little time of joy.


What is old? Losing hope is what old means. There are times I almost lose hope, as I see few trophies

in my case, but who likes to dust... God give us hope.

When we consider the age of a car we also consider how many miles the vehicle has been used.

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