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#889 November 10, 1991 A. M.
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OUR HIGH PRIEST
We're studying the Book of Hebrews. I hope you have your Bible open to the fourth
chapter. This morning we'll look at only the last three verses of Hebrews Chapter
4, verse 14 through verse 16. Let's bow for prayer together.
"Father, we're here in this place to do business with Thee. Speak
clearly and directly to our hearts, our lives, our needs. Oh, Lord, I pray
that You will speak and let me get out of the way so that Thy Word
and Thy Truth might be heard and Lord, empowered by Thy Spirit.
May we leave this assembly putting it into practice in every area of our
lifestyles, for we pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen."
Dale Robertson, a sports reporter for the Chronicle in yesterday's paper and the lead
article "Magic's Message May Save Lives". I'll read some excerpts from it.
"I know a doctor who specializes in i-ung ci~eases..."
Meaning he routinely encounters first hand the ravages of AIDS.
"Many victims of this insidious killer virus, you see, ultimately die of
pneumonia. My friend assures me it's an awful death. It is not
something you would wish upon your worst of enemies much less upon
a star like Magic Johnson whose style was show time and whose smile
was sunshine. Can you pick Magic reduced to a bony skelton, hooked
to a machines and withering away in a hospital bed? I can't. Or maybe
I refuse to because just thinking about it makes me cry. That's the
bitter reality we have to confront today. The AIDS' bell will toll
someday for the Magic Man turned mortal man."
He goes on.
"Alas, Magic's wake up call of revelation comes to late to help many
including we suspect a number of his NBA peers. Is it merely the tip
of what will become a catastrophic iceberg? Only time will tell, but
suffice it to say there's considerable anguish and apprehension in every
locker room. Magic's lifestyle was hardly unique. His super charge
libido was ...
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