The King and I (4 of 4) by James Merritt

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The King and I (4 of 4)
Dr. James Merritt
Isaiah 6:1-9


1. I read about a man who was on a television game show called ''The One Million Dollar Question.'' The host said to him, ''Bob, you haven't had a wrong answer all week on the ''The one million dollar'' question. You are one of the best players we've ever seen. Now you've chosen American History as the category for your final question. Are you ready?'' He said, ''I sure am.'' He said, ''Okay, for the $1 million prize, you have a two-part question, and as you know you can answer either part first. Which part would you like to take a stab at first?''

2. Bob said very nonchalantly, ''Oh, how about the second part.'' The host said, ''Okay, Bob, fair enough. I'm going to ask you the second part of your American History question first. For $1 million the question is: ''In what year did it happen?''

3. Now there are certain years that are very very important to all of us. We can date certain events in our life by the year in which they happened. 1865, the year in which the first President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was ever assassinated. 1941, the year Pearl Harbor was attacked, and America went to war. In 1963, the year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 2001, specially 9-11, the year America came under attack.

4. Isaiah also dated a great event in his life by a year. He remembers the specific year because he begins by saying, ''In the year that King Uzziah died. . .'' (v.1a) Now you may ask, ''Was that an important year?'' Well, it was if you were King Uzziah! Something happened that year that caused Isaiah the rest of his life to be able to get his diary down, turn to a certain page and date, even to the hour and the minute, and point exactly where he was and what had happened to him. What happened that year that was so incredible for Isaiah?

5. He says in verse 1, ''I saw the Lord sitting on a throne.'' He says again in verse 5, ''For my eyes have seen the ...

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