Friends In Low Places
Dr. Brad Whitt
2nd Samuel 13:1-5
Intro: I want you to take your copy of the Word of God and be finding your place at 2nd Samuel 13 if you would. 2nd Samuel, the 13th chapter, and we're going to begin our time together today by reading just the first 3 verses of this terribly tragic chapter. 2nd Samuel 13, beginning with verse one.
Have you ever stopped to think about how much has changed in this world in just the past 20, 25, 30 years? Now, I'm 36, so we're basically talking about those years when I would have been in high school. But if you're here and you're over thirty, think about how much has changed when since you graduated.
• When we were growing up, we didn't have the internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to what they call a library and actually look it up in what they called a "card catalog."
• When we were growing up, there was no such thing as "email." If we wanted to write something to somebody, we used a pencil or a pen and wrote a letter on paper, folded it up and put a stamp on it ( What, maybe 25 cents in those days?) and put it in the mail box and waited 2 days, three days sometimes more than a week for the person to even get the letter.
• When we were growing up, we didn't have call waiting. If you called somebody and they were on the phone, you got a busy signal.
• When we were growing up, we didn't have caller id. If the phone rang you had to take your chance on who it was and if you wanted to talk to them when you picked up the phone - oh, by the way, we didn't have cell phones either.
• When we were growing up, we didn't have Playstations or Xboxes or Wiis. We had an Atari 2600 with about three different games to choose from - Space Invaders, Centipede and Pong.
• When we were growing up, we didn't have Facebook or MySpace or Twitter. If you wanted to keep up with somebody, you had to join a fan club and if you wanted to be a part of a group you had to go to a meeting.
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