by Jerry Vines

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Abraham, Praying for Sinners (14 of 34)
Jerry Vines
Genesis 18

This chapter gives us great insight in praying for sinners. This is continuing the life of Abraham. God has made a promise to Abraham that he would have a son. The years are going by. Time is slipping away and the promise has not been fulfilled as yet.

Abraham is about 99 years old at this time. God has promised him a son, but thus far the promise has not been fulfilled. His wife, Sarah, is approaching 90.

Let me share some ways you can know you are getting older. You know you are getting older when you feel like the morning after, even though you didn't go anywhere the night before. You know you are getting older when you get winded playing tiddlywinks. When your children begin to look middle aged. When you know all the answers, but nobody asked you the questions. When you look forward to a dull evening. When you turn out the light for economic rather than romantic reasons. When you sit in a rocking chair and can't get it started. When your knees buckle and your belt won't. When you have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet. When you back goes out more often than you do. You know you are getting older when your pacemaker raises the garage door when you see a pretty girl go by. When you sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. When you burn the midnight oil until 9:30. One old boy says, "Now that I'm older, here's what I have discovered. I started out with nothing and still have most of it. My wild oats have turned into All Bran. I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart. It's easier to get older than it is to get wiser. If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees. It's not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere. These days I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after."

God has made a promise that Abraham is going to hav ...

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