GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

I Live! 3/20/16
I Live! 3/20/16




Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 (KJV)
2  It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.  

3  Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.  

4  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Today, at 2:00 PM, we lay to rest a GREAT man of God-

MR. CLAUDE DANIEL MCMICHEN:


He can NOW say, with the GREAT Apostle Paul:

2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)
7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  

I spent much of the past week, sitting with his precious family, as I "sat where they sat"

Ezekiel 3:15 (KJV)
15  Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

And YES, I sat there also "ASTONISHED!"

ASTONISHED-a primitive root; to stun  (or intransitive grow numb ), i.e. devastate  or (figurative) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense) :- make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary

And there was no place I had rather had been!

Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 (KJV)
2  It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.  

3  Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.  

4  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Ya see, "MY heart was made BETTER!"

BECAUSE "the LIVING will LAY IT TO HEART!"

Next Sunday WE will be CELEBRATING the greatest MIRACLE of all time!!!

JESUS CHRIST THE LORD ROSE FROM THE DEAD!!!

Luke 24:6 (KJV)
6  He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,  

And, because He lives, WE live!!

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (KJV)
55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  

56   The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  

57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I have spent my entire life in the fruitless AND win less war against death!

I have feared it, loathed it, avoided it and battled courageously against death!

Death is inevitable!

Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)
27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

As I sit here this morning, in the "cool of the day," I think of/mourn over the too many "losses" in my own life.

I think of/mourn over little Conner, age 5 months, daughter Wendy, age 39, and precious grandson Devin, age 22-all "defeated" by death.

I gave death my best shot-I swung for the fences-yet resoundingly "lost!"

Of Connor's death, I wrote long ago:

" This life on earth has much less meaning! Heaven is more eagerly anticipated, death is much less feared.

One by one, God removes our toys of this life, wisely knowing they are but for a mere moment!"

BUT GOD!!!

Because of "Easter/Resurrection Sunday, God WILL:

Isaiah 61:3 (KJV)
3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

TODAY-BECAUSE HE LIVES, WE LIVE!

" I LIVE, I LIVE BECAUSE HE IS RISEN!

I LIVE, I LIVE BECAUSE HE IS LORD!

THANK YOU, JESUS THANK YOU JESUS-

BECAUSE YOU'RE ALIVE I LIVE!"

AMEN AND AMEN!

GOD BLESS YOU!

PASTOR DOUG

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McDonough, GA. 30253

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GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH
70 STONE RD.
MCDONOUGH  GA 30253