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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
"TOUGH FAITH FOR TOUGH TIMES"
"Enoch.. Most Unlikely To Succeed--Who Succeeded"
Hebrews 11:5-6, Gen. 5:18
When we believe God, God can do great things. That's what we're
seeing in these days, literally and spiritually. Believing God makes a
difference in the caliber of life that we live. There was a man named
Enoch, who believed God, and the Bible records his story.
I don't know if it was the same with you, but when I was in high
school, one of the great experiences and challenges was the student
body elections. It was a big thing. We put posters all over the
buildings, the bands played, there were political hand-outs and
tickets, saying "Vote for me!" etc.
It's much different today, apparently. I read the other day where
there was hardly any interest at the University of Florida or Miami in
student body elections. But at our high school there was great
interest. I remember when in my senior year, we were gathered in the
gymnasium. That seemed to be the only place where we could get
everybody together. The candidates all gave their political speeches
in front of the student body, telling what wonderful things they would
do for the s-chool an-d the students that year.
I'll never forget one particular speech. Sam was only about five
feet tall, kind of roly-poly, had red hair, an infectious grin, and
really no chance at all of being elected as vice-president of the
student body. But he came to the platform for his three-minute speech,
and I saw that little guy get up there with that big smile and say, "I
know the odds say I'm not supposed to get elected, running against
these big athletes and other popular people, but-I'm like that little
train trying to go up the hill." And he ended his speech, and I'll
always remember it, by saying, "I think I can be elected vice-president
of this student body. I--think--I--can, I-think-I- ...
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