The Time of Your Life
Take God's Word please and turn, if you would to Ephesians chapter five. Ephesians chapter five, and I want to begin reading in verse fourteen in just a moment. Now, as I have said, we stand on the threshold of a new year. And if you're like I am, you make resolutions that go in one year and out the other. We determine we're going to do this or that or not do this or that. And then we look back at the end of the year and we see to some degree that we have failed to keep our resolution. But that does not mean that we should not resolve again by the grace of God. Because I have wonderful, wonderful news for you. The God that we serve is the God of grace and he's the God of forgiveness and He's the God of beginning again. Don't forget it. He is the God of beginning again. He's the God of a new start. He's the God of the second chance.
Before long, many of us will be watching the bowl games and one of the most memorable bowl games took place some years ago it was the Rose bowl in Pasadena. And the University of California was playing Georgia Tech. And it was quite a game because both of these schools, at that time, were undefeated. And it was late in the second quarter and Tech had the ball and they were pressing hard on the thirty-three yard line when a man named Thomason was hit. And the center for the University of California scooped up the ball, spun around and began to run with it. And the crowd started to cheer, and he took this fumble and headed toward the goal. His eyes were watching, peripheral vision, he's moving to the right, the left, his knees are up high, his legs are spread apart, he's running brilliantly. But with one problem, he's headed toward the wrong goal. He has somehow gotten confused and spun around. He is literally headed for the wrong goal with this scooped up fumble.
Now the incredible thing is, his own team mates are trying to tackle him and the opposition is running inte ...
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