by Dr. Ed Young

#434 February 10, 1985 - 7:00 p.m.
(Transcribed from actual tape)


Exodus 20:14

Billy Graham's team did extensive research trying to decide whether the

title of his messages in crusades had anything to do with attendance. And

they came up with a startling statistic. Anytime the word "sex" was used

in a title of a sermon, wherever it was on the face of this earth, the crowd

would increase by one-fourth in attendance. You should see some of the

titles that his team members suggested as he would preach in those crusades.

Tonight we consider the seventh commandment, a clear word in the 14th Verse
of Exodus 20, we read:
Thou zhau not commit adutteay.
Let's pray together.

"Father, we bow our heads and our hearts before You. We open up our minds

and our consciences to You, and we ask that Your Spirit in this hour will

not only reach the surface area of our living, but will go down into our

psyche into the essence of our being and deal with us as Your people. Lord,

let me get out of the way. I pray that not vainly or tritely or out of

habit, but Lord, I pray sincerely, Let me get out of the way so that Thy word,

Thy truth, Thy message alone might be heard, received, understood, and

applied into our lives. For we make this prayer in the strong, holy name

that's above every other name. The name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our

Lord. Amen."


For two weeks, Allen Gordon was a living bomb. He was on board a destroyer
in the battle for the Coral Seas. And an enemy plane was scraping the ship
and a 50-millimeter shell went into his chest, down through his stomach, and
lodged in his hip. It was a live shell that did not explode. It is five
inches in length.

They took him and discovered what had taken place, and Allen said ...

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