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WHEREFORE DO YE SPEND MONEY FOR THAT WHICH IS NOT
BREAD? (8 of 16)
Series: Great Questions from the Bible
I. A FAMILIAR PURSUIT FOR SATISFACTION!
A. That For Which We Long
B. That For Which We Live
II. A FUTILE PATH TO SATISFACTION!
A. A Wrong Attitude
B. A Wrong Approach
III. A FREE PROVISION OF SATISFACTION!
A. A Happiness That Is Real
B. A Happiness That Is Received
1. Many of you may recognize the name Peter Sellers.
You probably remember him from the Pink Panther
movies. Although he made many laugh through his acting
and the parts he played in his movies, he himself was
an unhappy man. A biography of his life caught the
emptiness of his life in the title The Mask Behind The
Mask. In an interview after Sellers death, a friend
who admired him said that Sellers had been in many
ways an empty figure who only came alive when given a
part to play. His personal life was, in dramatic
terms, a tragedy, and so he yearned to be the clowns
2. The story of Peter Sellers could be retold time and
time again. If the mask they wear were taken away, it
would reveal the emptiness of their life. Masked
behind many a smiling face and busy life is the
unhappiness and barrenness of their soul. I once heard
someone say that many people are like the chocolate
Easter Bunnies. They look good on the outside, but are
hollow on the inside.
3. For a number of weeks I have been drawing your
attention to questions that are found in the
Bible. Thus far we have considered:
Acts 16:30: "Sirs, What must I do to be saved?"
Psalm 27:1: "Whom shall I fear?"
Job 14:14: "If a man die, shall he live again?"
Romans 8:35: "Who shall separate us from the love of
Matthew 24:3, "What shall be the sign of thy coming?"
Psalm 78:19: "Can God furnish a table in the
Luke 17:17: "But where are the nine?"
4. Today I want us to look at a question that
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