Game Over (3 of 3) by Kerry Shook
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Series: Olympic Moments - Winning at Life One Moment at a Time
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Eccl. 7:4 (NLT)
• Eccl. 3:11 (NLT)
One Moment After Death You'll Either …
• Experience Separation In Eternity
• 2 Thess. 1:8-9 (NLT)
• 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
• Enjoy celebration in eternity
• Rev. 21:3-4 (NIV)
MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT BY …
What would you do if you knew you had 6 months to live?
I'm concluding the series that we have been in the last several weeks that I'm calling Olympic Moments as we've been looking back at some of the great Olympic Moments from the past and turning to God's Word to learn principles on how to win at life one moment at a time. The Olympic Moment we are remembering this weekend is really several Olympic Moments, it was the basketball game that just wouldn't end. It's a 1972 men's basketball final between the former Soviet Union and the USA. Now the American team had never lost a basketball game in the Olympics and when Doug Callen sank two three throws with three seconds left to put the American's up by one point it looked like our winning streak would stay intact. But, an Eastern Block referee just wouldn't let the game end until the Soviets had won. Just watch and remember this painful Olympic Moment.
Just watching that makes me mad all over again. I don't know about you. After being cheated out of the gold medal, the American team didn't accept the silver medal and I hear that those silver medals are still in a vault somewhere in Switzerland. When it comes to the game of life, though, there will come a moment when the final buzzer sounds and it's game over. You can't avoid it, you can't cheat your way around it. There will come a moment at the end of life when the final buzzer will sound and no one can stop it. It's game over. In this series we have been learning how to make each moment of our lives count and you'll never be able to do that until you answer the question we're talking about today. What happens when you die? You are never really ready to live until you are ready to die. Now, speaking of dying, I had a dream the other night that I died and I went to Heaven. When I got there the first person I saw was our student pastor Chris Ryan, which surprised me a little bit, but not a whole lot. What surprised me that Chris was with this ugly woman. I asked Saint Peter, "What's the deal here? Why is Chris with this woman?" And he said, "Well, Chris lived a bad life on this earth so his punishment is he'll be with this woman for all eternity." I thought, well I thought Chris was pretty good, but it didn't surprise me too much. Then I looked over and I saw Pastor Randy and he was with this really ugly woman.
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