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Where No Counsel Is Ignored (9 of 10)
Series: A Life Worth Living
INTRO: Alright men, and our ladies who are here this morning, take your Bibles and be finding your place at Proverbs chapter 3. We are quickly coming to the conclusion of our series of studies on what it means to live a life that's worth living that we began back in February. If you're our guest this morning, what we've been doing in this series of messages is taking a look at the great stories and people of the Bible to discover just what are the characteristics of conspicuous Christians.
ILLUS: Now, while you're finding your place there, I don't know how many of you watched ABC Primetime this past week, but they did a one hour special about a professor at Carnegie Mellon University whose name is Randy Pausch. This 47 year old husband and father of three has created a worldwide media storm with a lecture that he gave seven months ago.
You see, the "Last Lecture" as it is called is an annual tradition at Carnegie Mellon. It is a time where a beloved professor delivers to the students a speech on personal philosophy.
And according to ABC News, this video is so inspirational that it has been downloaded more than 10 million times and thousands have written to say that his lecture changed their lives.
But what many didn't know when they showed up for the "Last Lecture" is that for Randy Pausch it very likely will be. You see, he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had only been given six months to live. So, he delivered a lecture that for him answered the question, "What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you?"
And over the following 90 minutes, Randy Pausch gave the students, parents and faculty seated in the audience his take and philosophy on life. But at the at the end of his speech, the professor tells the audience something that has just totally gripped thousands a ...
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