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I Did it My Way (2 of 7)
Series: The Shadow of the Almighty
Pastor Jeff Schreve
On December 12, 1915, a star was born. His name was Frances Albert Sinatra. They called him Ole Blue Eyes, they called him the Chairman of the Board; he was a phenomenal singer, an actor and Hollywood icon. Frank Sinatra was larger than life; he was the center of attention and he liked it that way. I read a true story about Frank Sinatra; he was in Las Vegas and the parking attendant was taking care of his car and he said to the kid, he said "Hey kid what's the biggest tip that you have ever gotten?" And the kid said "Well one day somebody gave me a hundred dollars." He said "Wow that's a pretty big tip." Sinatra reached into his pocket and gave him two hundred dollars and he said "If anyone ever asks you, you tell them, Frank Sinatra gave me two hundred dollars." The kid said "Wow thank you Mr. Sinatra." And Sinatra said in passing, he said "By the way who was the one that gave you a hundred dollars?" He said "Well you did last year!" You know Frank Sinatra was known for his singing he was known for his acting he was known for his swagger and he was also known for the song I Did It My Way. The last stanza in that song I Did It My Way says this "For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself then he has not. To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels. The record shows I took the blows and did it may way." Did you know that song I Did It My Way is the theme song of so many people today? Not just Frank Sinatra but multitudes and multitudes of people who say I am going to live life not God's way; I am going to live it my way. I am going to do what I want to do, I am going to go where I want to go, I am going to make decisions that please me that seem right to me I am going to do it my way. Such a contrast to the Lord Jesus Christ, who when He was in the Garden praying, sweating drops of blood, praying to His Father. Said "Father if it be ...
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