by Jeff Strite

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Knowin Where You're Goin (1 of 4)
Series: The Ultimate Adventure
Jeff Strite
Luke 5:1-11

OPEN: Albert Einstein was taking a train to an out of town engagement. The conductor stopped by to punch his ticket, but the scientist - preoccupied with his work, explained that he couldn't find his ticket. He couldn't find it in his coat pockets, in his briefcase, anywhere!!
The conductor finally said, ''We all know who you are, Dr. Einstein. I'm sure you bought ticket. Don't worry about it.''
As the conductor moved along, he looked back to see Einstein on his hands and knees he was searching under the seats for his ticket.
The conductor walked back, ''Dr. Einstein, please, don't worry about it. I know who you are.''
Exasperated, Einstein looked up and said, ''I, too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Our question for this morning is this:
Do you know WHERE you are going?
Do you have a goal in life?

Now most people have a goal of some kind in their lives
When they're kids - the goal is to grow up, just have a good time, get through school, get a car, and maybe even go to college
When they become adults - the goal is to get a job, get married, get a house, have kids, save for retirement.
And when they get old the goal is to have enough to retire, see their grandkids, maybe travel and perhaps plan for their funeral.

But a lot of people do all that - they make all those kinds of plans for their lives - and then end up asking themselves:
''Is this all there is?
Is this all there is to live for?''

ILLUS: Charles Duke was one of only 12 men who have left footprints on the moon. As an Astronaut he was the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 16 Mission and now lives in Texas. He said:
''After walking on the moon, I was bored. Fame, fortune, a spot in the history books: I had it all. But if you had been a fly on the wall in my home, you would have seen that I wasn't so hot. I was failing miserably as a husband and father. My busines ...

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