Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 5, 2008
To some people, the world is a dark and difficult experience. But in the midst of their frustration, there is the hint of eternity that makes them hope that there is something more than they are presently experiencing.
(Twenty years ago I heard a preacher give a sermon with the same kinds of opening and closing illustrations. It left such an impression on me that I have waited all this time to preach this specific sermon.)
OPEN: Nine men lay trapped more than 200 feet beneath the ground in a coal mine in