Finalworks (18 Of 18) by Jerry Vines

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FinalWorks
Colossians 4:16-18
Jerry Vines
6/28/98

LifeWorks #18

Lest you have overlooked these three verses, you just don’t want to do that. God
has something for us in these verses. I started off in Colossians and thought I would move
quickly through this book. I had preached on it several years ago and it’s taken me longer
to get through this time than it did last time. There is always something good for us in
God’s Word. I promise you these three verses have a special message for our hearts
today. These are the final words.
I’m sure most of you at one time or another have heard the radio program of Paul
Harvey. He has a newscast and has a very unusual way of closing it. He gives the
newscast and then pauses for what seems to be an eternity and then he says, “Good day.”
Maybe you have also heard his program, “The Rest of the Story.” It’s also an interesting
program. In that program he will tell a familiar story and then he will give an unexpected
or a surprising conclusion to the end of the story.
It’s kind of like what happened in our high school revival at Aloma Baptist Church
in the Orlando area several days ago. Bro. Nelson Sturgill, one of our high school workers
and deacon, was along with the kids on the trip where Anthony George, one of our own
boys is pastor. He shared a testimony and told about visiting a young high school person
several years ago and going many, many times and couldn’t get him to come. Then,
finally the young high school guy started coming, just like some of you have started
coming recently. He continued witnessing to him and led him to know the Lord as His
Savior. Then, he told them the rest of the story. He told them that that young high school
boy was now their pastor, Anthony George. It was an unexpected conclusion for the
members of Aloma Baptist Church.
This is kind of the setting and the atmosphere of these concluding verses which
Paul gives us in the book o ...


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