#736 June 11, 1989 - AM
(Transcribed from actual tape)
THE SINGLE LIFE
I Corinthians 7:7-8
If you have your Bibles to First Corinthians, chapter number seven. We'll
look at verse seven and eight, then we'll study verse 25 through verse 35.
First Corinthians seven. Let's bow for prayer together.
Our Heavenly Father, we're grantful to Thee for the opportunity
and the privilege of worship. For the quiet time, the sacred
time, the holy time of being with brothers and sisters in Jesus
Christ. With this, our family, with friends, and have an
opportunity to have thrilled and touched through music and have
the opportunity to see and perceive a new, the truth that Thou
has revealed to us, so clearly in Thy word. Lord, You speak, let
me get out of the way, so that Thy word and Thy truth might not
only be heard, but Father, may be it received and understood and
applied into our lifestyles. For we make this our prayer,
through Jesus Christ our living Lord. Amen.
A bird was flying south for the winter. But he left too late.
All the other birds had long since gone to the south because of
the ice and the snow, but this one little bird, somehow just
stayed behind, under no pressure to go. Then finally, he decided
that he had to go. He must go. And so he gets up in the air and
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he starts to fly and he's having trouble with his wings. And he
says, "I hope it's not too late for me to go south. All of a
sudden, his wings begin to ice-over. And in a few seconds, he
realizes he can't fly. It's too cold. He can't go south. So he
makes a crash landing in a field. And he's lying in the field
just wondering and groaning over his plight, saying, 'I've
waiting too late, now I'm iced-over. I'm going to die.'
And about that time, a cow comes along and just by chance, just
plops over on top of him. And that bird says, 'What else can
happen to me?' But in a few moments, he begins to get warm and
his wings begin to thaw under that cow. And he's able to move
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