Gospelworks (2 Of 18) by Jerry Vines

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GOSPELWORKS
Col. 1:5b-8.
Jerry Vines
1/18/98

LifeWorks #2

A few weeks ago Steven Spillberg asked me to come out to Hollywood to his
Dreamworks Studio. I did, along with some other evangelical Christian preachers, to look
at a film they are putting together. While I was out there, and looking at the Dreamworks
Studio I got an idea for a sermon series. They put dreams together. They work things
together in the dreamworld, so to speak. The Lord gave me an idea for a sermon series
which I’m calling LifeWorks. We tell people how to put life together. There’s a book in
the Bible that tells us how we can put life together and it’s the book of Colossians. It
gives us God’s plan for getting this good news to lost people.
It is sad, but true, that many people live their entire life and never really know what
life is all about. They live 70 or so years, eat tons of food, wear large numbers of clothing,
drive all kinds of cars, go to multitudes of places. They live and they die and never really
know how works--what life is intended to be.
I read a story a number of years ago about a man who lived all of his life at the
foot of a mountain and he had never climbed to the top of the mountain to see. Toward
the end of his life he was finally persuaded to make the climb. He climbed to the top and
got there just in time to see a gorgeous sunset. When he saw it he burst into tears and
said, “Just think, I lived all of my life and I almost missed it.” Some people live all of their
lives and never really know what they are living for. They never understand the meaning
of life. They don’t know the purpose of life. They don’t know why they are here. They
don’t know where they came from. They don’t know where they’re going.
A lot of people have a gnawing feeling that there is more to life than they have
found. I heard a song a number of years ago that had a line in it, “Is that all there is?” Is
this all there ...


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