by Donald Cantrell

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It Will Rain Again (1)
Series: Sounds in the Bible
Donald Cantrell
1 Kings 18:41-45

I - The Sounds on the Mountain (41)
II - The Strategy of the Man (42)
III - The Seriousness of the Message (43)
IV - The Splendor of the Moment (44)
V - The Sighting of the Miracle (45)

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Theme: ''When nothing is not an option; God please send the rain.''


When Can't Isn't an Option

When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: Leave slide rules here. If I didn't do that, I'd find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, ''Boss, you can't do it.''
Charles F. Kettering in Bits and Pieces, Dec, 1991, p. 24

The following letter was found in a baking-power can wired to the handle of an old pump that offered the only hope of drinking water on a very long and seldom-used trail across Nevada's Amargosa Desert: ''This pump is all right as of June 1932. I put a new sucker washer into it and it ought to last five years. But the washer dries out and the pump has got to be primed. Under the white rock I buried a bottle of water, out of the sun and cork end up. There's enough water in it to prime the pump, but not if you drink some first. Pour about one-fourth and let her soak to wet the leather. Then pour in the rest medium fast and pump like crazy. You'll git water. The well has never run dry. Have faith. When you git watered up, fill the bottle and put it back like you found it for the next feller. (signed) Desert Pete. P.S. Don't go drinking the water first. Prime the pump with it and you'll git all you can hold.''
Keith Miller and Bruce Larson, ''The Edge of Adventure''

In our sermon today I am going to ask you to lay all of your slide rules down and challenge you to begin priming the pump. Some of you are facing dire circumstances and your slide rule is telling ...

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