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The Day Death Died (6 of 6)
Series: I Shouldn't Be Alive
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, how many in this room have ever seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," can I see your hand? All right, let me ask this question: How many in this room have never seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," anybody? Oh, you over there. I need to get you that movie. It's, "The Wizard of Oz" is a 1939 Hollywood classic. Now, if you remember the story of the Wizard of Oz, it, it's, ah, a weird kind of story, for Dorothy can't get…. There's a tornado coming and she can't get down with her family into the, ah, storm cellar. And so, she has to tough it out in the house in her bedroom. And the, the tornado comes and pulls her house up and it goes up in the tornado and it takes her somewhere over the rainbow. And her house sets down in a place called Munchkin land in the Land of Oz, and her house drops down on the wicked witch of the east and it kills the wicked witch of the east. She was just kind of minding her own business and all of a sudden a house drops on her. BAM! She's dead. Well, the little people that lived in Oz in Munchkin land, the Munchkins, they were excited. They were ecstatic because the wicked witch of the east was mean and cruel and abusive and she terrorized those poor, little people. And when they found out that she was dead, man, they got so excited. You It's amazing how they all knew the song, but they all knew it. And the song was, "Ding, dong, the witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch. Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead." How exciting, how wonderful, how awesome that this terrible, horrible, abusive person, this wicked witch of the east, was dead.
Now, did you know that the Bible talks about a great funeral, about a great death, a death that brought about tremendous rejoicing? It occurred about 2,000 years ago. And the dancing and the singing continue to grow in intensity. Who's the one who died? It wasn't the wicked witch of the east. ...
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