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Summary: Do we realize how dangerous being empty and dry can be? Study this lesson and warn others.

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DRY AND EMPTY...

GLOOM, DESPAIR, AND AGONY ON END...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I do this in 3 parts...

I. CAN WE CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THAT DRY AND EMPTY CAN POSE MANY

DANGERS TO OUR DAILY LIFE?

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit

drieth the bones.

A. DRY:

Destroy, dry up, no moisture, dried out, shrivel

Life drained away, no enough,meager,parched

B. EMPTY:

HOLLOW, insincere, without purpose, to pour out and not refill,

Containing nothing, unoccupied, deserted, barren, shallow

Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through

dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

[44] Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he

is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

[45] Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than

himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse

than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

C. We know there are many LITERARY TOOLS used in writing.

One LITERARY TOOLS IS THE TOOL OF REPETITION...

To make sure major lessons are clearly understood major points are often restated.

Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through

dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house

whence I came out.

[25] And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

[26] Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than

himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is

worse than the first.

D. THE NEW TESTAMENT WARNS EACH BELIEVER OF THE DANGER OF DRY

AND THE DANGER OF EMPTY...

E. EVER SING THIS MODERN ATHEM?

Gloom, despair, and agony on end...

Deep dark depression, excessive misery...

If weren't for bad luck, I've have no luck at all...

Gloom, despair, and agony on me...

II. PROBLEM RIDDLE: CAN YOU SOLVE IT... GETTING OUT OF THE BOX...

Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the

righteous shall be granted.

A. A man and his son were driving down the road and had a terrible car accident...

Father and son both survived the wreck. The son was quickly removed from the

wreckage, but the Father had to be slowly extricated from the mangled steel.

When the son arrives at the hospital he needs immediate surgery.

The surgeon says: "I CAN NOT OPERATE ON THIS BOY, HE IS MY SON!"

B. How can this be? The Father is still in the wreckage at the scene?

C. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF "LATERAL THINKING?"

LATERAL THINKING IS TRAINING TO TEACH US PROBLEM SOLVING AND

TO SHAKE OFF THINKING IN PRECONCEIVED PATTERNS ....

D. THE SURGEON IS THE BOY'S MOTHER... We tend the think of surgeons

as men...

E. TODAY WE NEED SOME PEOPLE TO ARISE AND THINK OUT OF THE BOX...

Often we develop THINKING and BEHAVIOR PATTERNS...

F. We can let rumors drive our fears... FEAR IS A POOR DICTATOR!

Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

[27] When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a


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