#916 April 12, 1992 A. M.
WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS THINK?
This chapter number 11. I hope your Bibles just opens to it almost automatically.
We've been through the first ten chapters; we're in the eleventh chapter and we're
going to look at personality after personality after personality in this "Great Hall of
Fame" chapter. Let's bow for prayer together.
"Father, thank You for the thrill and the joy of worship; for the gift of
music and these who lead us, but Father, we come to Thy Book with
earnestness, with hunger, with hearts and minds that are seeking Your
truth. Lord, I pray that You will speak to us and let me get out of the
way so that Thy Word and Thy Truth might be heard; it might be
received; it might be understood and Father, with Thy grace and led by
Thy Spirit, may we leave this place as men and women determined to
apply that truth right where we live. For we pray in the holy name of
Jesus Christ. Amen."
There's something about man today and man yesterday as we like Superman!
Superman! Boy, he was something, wasn't he? I remember reading the comic strips
about Superman and I remember the T.V. series about Superman and once in awhile
they bring out a re-re-release. Superman I, 11, III, IV. Superman has a great appeal.
When I was a boy we used to say, "Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no,
it's Superman!" And all of us identified with that and I remember the first kind of
shady thing that I did as a boy; we said, "Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane,
it's a bird." (Laughter) Ya'll remember?
We like superstars. Somebody walks in and says he's an All-American. Somebody
else comes and says, ah, there's Miss America and then another, there's the best
selling author in the world and another, there's the strongest man in the world. And
this afternoon we'll say, he won the Masters in 1992! There's a CEO; there's
somebody who's president; he's Phi Beta Kappa. We like the people who are way
up hi ...
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