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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Orlando
3000 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
REAL CHURCH--REAL PEOPLE--IN THE REAL WORLD
"Lessons From A Real Estate Deal"
Sunday, 3/24/96, 9:30 a.m. Service
A camera crew went to Africa and followed an African to film a very
exciting experience. The crew was trying to discover how the
people in some areas of Africa find water during extremely dry
seasons. They knew that animals knew how to find these secret
places where there would be water. So they wanted to discover
the secret of how the animals found these watering holes and how
the Africans found out. So they watched the man. When the
African reached a certain place where there was a colony of
baboons up in a tree he went down to the bank of a dry riverbed.
He cut a hole in the bank and put some fruit in it. Of course the
baboons were watching and finally one came down out of the tree
and went over and stuck his hand into the hole in the riverbank and
reached in for the fruit. There was so much and his hand was so
full and the African had made the hole so small that the baboon
could not pull his hand out with the fruit in it.
The African approached the baboon who was trying to pull his hand
with all the fruit from the too-small hole. The African had a rope
fashioned with a lasso and while the baboon was still trying to pull
out the fruit, lassoed the animal and tied him up. He fed the
baboon salt water for two days and then released him. The baboon
took off, followed by the African, leading him straight to a secret
watering hole. One of the photographers made the comment that it
was absolutely amazing that the baboon, though his life was
threatened, held on to the fruit and wouldn't release it in order to,
potentially, save his life.
There is a lesson in the Book of Acts about a couple of people who
had some real estate which they released, but they rele ...
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