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I Still Do (7 of 7)
Series: How to Win at the Game of Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
All right. Thank you, Don and choir and orchestra. Let's pray together. Lord, we, ah, just give You praise today, and we thank You for just the great worship that we've had. And, Lord, we pray that You'd open our eyes as we study Your word together. And, Lord, we pray with little Samuel, "Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening." In Jesus name, amen.
March 15th . March 15th is a special date. It has been a special date for years and years and years. It's known as the Ides of March. William Shakespeare made it very popular, The Ides of March, in the play, "Julius Caesar." You know, Julius Caesar was killed on March 15th, the Ides of March, March 15, 44 BC. And in the play, "Julius Caesar," we run across this phrase, "Beware the Ides of March." Remember that from school? Maybe some of you don't. But, ah, ah, some of you might. "Beware the Ides of March."
Well, Debbie and I didn't take that to heart. And on March 15, 1986, the Ides of March, she and I were in a church in South Houston before a group of people and we said our vows and we said, "I do." And this was what we looked like in that day. That was the Ides of March. And I know what you're thinking.
Oh wee, he's good looking. I know (laughter) that you're thinking that. But I looked at that picture just this morning. I said, "Man, I married so far over my head it's almost sinful." But God just has blessed me with a great wife.
Well, now when Debbie and I got married, we didn't know a lot of things about marriage in terms of the, ah, challenges that we were getting ready to face. Well, I am pleased to report that Debbie and I have been married almost 24 years and we're both here to tell you that we still do. You know, marriage is a wonderful, wonderful institution. It's the primary institution created by God. It's more primary than government. It's more primary than schools. It's even more prima ...
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