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Hold On to Your Hat (8 of 13)
Series: Famous Last Words
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Timothy 3:1-9
If you have your Bible, please turn to 2nd Timothy chapter 3. I want to talk to you tonight a message I've entitled, “Hold On To Your Hat.”
When I was in Africa right before the end of 1999, and everybody was really freaked out about Y2K, you know, that was a big deal. Because what was going to happen to the computers with going from 1999 to 2000. In Kenya, Africa, they weren't very concerned about Y2K. You'd go into these villages where they had never seen toilet paper before, there's no electricity, my message, “Are you Y2K ready?” didn't really go over well with those people. Nah, I didn't really do that. But we were there for two weeks – and we had a break in between, and they encouraged us to go on a safari. They said, “You know, how often do you get this far, so go on a safari.” And you had two different safaris you could pick from. You could go to the less expensive safari that required you to take a six-hour bus ride, or you could spend more money and go on a private plane (that's a little scary, too) to fly over to this really special park and do that. And so the guy I was with, he said, “Jeff, it's worth the money. Do the plane flight. Go over there.” He said, “You don't want to be on the bus.” And I found out why. The roads in Kenya aren't very good, to say the least, and it's just like a giant pothole. And so you ride on this old rickety bus for six hours and you're going over potholes, and it is some kind of wild ride. One of the guys tried to fall asleep. He wasn't paying attention. They hit a pothole. It was so big and it moved so much that he came up out of his seat, hit his head on the top of the bus, and chipped his tooth. I mean, that's a wild ride. The expression, “Hold on to your hat” has to do with a wild ride. Obviously, it came from the era where men wore hats. And if you told somebody, “Hold on to your hat,” it means we're getting ready to h ...
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