by Stan Coffey

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Connected Through Commitment (3 of 3)
Stan Coffey
2 Corinthians 8:1-4

This morning if you have your Bibles I would like for you to turn with me to II Corinthians 8:1. I want to speak this morning on "Connected Through Commitment". Today is your opportunity to be connected to God's kingdom work through your commitment to Destinies and Dreams. I am so excited about what God is doing. Here we are at the Thanksgiving season and it is an opportunity that we have to give thanks today because we can rejoice as a family of God for what He has done and what He is doing and what He is going to do through Destinies and Dreams.

I heard about a man who joined a unique Monastery in which for the first ten years he could only speak two words, and the next ten years he could only speak two words, and so on. So every ten years he could only speak two words. That was the part of being at the Monastery, he had to remain silent and every ten years he could speak his two words. After his first ten years, his two words were "hard bed". Ten years went by and his next two words were "bad food". Ten long years went by and he said, "I quit". The rest of the monks said, we knew he would he did nothing but complain ever since he got here!

We are entering into a time when we hopefully will forget our complaints and think about all the blessings we have, our families, our freedom, and all the things that the Lord has done for us and the wonderful joy we have of having an opportunity to live in the country we do, to have jobs, to have families, to have resources and also for our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. We have been saved by His blood. We have a God who loves us, the Holy Spirit who lives within us. And we have heaven, which is our home. The Bible is our guide. We have so many things to be thankful for this coming Thanksgiving weekend. And I hope that it will be a blessed time for you and your family.

Now we come to celebrate what God ...

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