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Keep on Keeping On (5 of 7)
Series: The Contender - Jude
We continue our Wednesday night series through the NT book of Jude. Our series is entitled, The Contender as we walk through this NT book. And tonight, we come to verses 20-21 as we think about the subject, Keep On Keeping On.
Interesting phrase isn't it? But it's one that I bet all of us have heard before. When you face struggles, hardships, pain, or heartache - you just need to keep on keeping on. The phrase speaks of persistence, perseverance, and faithfulness to a task. READ TEXT
*The story is told that Andrew Jackson's boyhood friends just couldn't understand how he became a famous general and then the President of the United States. They knew of other men who had greater talent but who never succeeded. One of Jackson's friends said, ''Why, Jim Brown, who lived right down the pike from Jackson, was not only smarter but he could throw Andy three times out of four in a wrestling match. But look where Andy is now.'' Another friend responded, ''How did there happen to be a fourth time? Didn't they usually say three times and out?'' ''Sure, they were supposed to, but not Andy. He would never admit he was beat -- he would never stay 'throwed.' Jim Brown would get tired, and on the fourth try Andrew Jackson would throw him and be the winner.'' Picking up on that idea, someone has said, ''The thing that counts is not how many times you are 'throwed,' but whether you are willing to stay 'throwed'.''*
*Famous People Who Were Slow Starters: Winston Churchill seemed so dull as a youth that his father thought he might be incapable of earning a living in England. G.K. Chesterton, the English writer, could not read until he was eight. One of his teachers told him, ''If we could open your head we should not find any brain but only a lump of white fat.'' Thomas Edison's first teacher described him as ''addled,'' and his father almost convinced him he was a ''du ...
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