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The Secret to Answered Prayer (4 of 7)
Series: The Mysteries of the Kingdom: A Study of the Parables of Jesus
Pastor Jeff Schreve
You know, I was thinking about the last one hundred years. Arguably, one of the greatest inventions ever invented, ever come up with was the television. The television is an amazing thing. And it really just came into being in about the last one hundred years or so, and it really only became popular at least in America, in the late 40s and in the early 50s where people started buying television sets. And if you were one of those who had one you can remember your first TV had like three channels, right? And you had to actually get up and walk over to it to turn the channel and change the channel. I mean, it's such a, a bother. But we have today television with three channels, five channels, or whatever it is with UHF. I think we had five. But today, you've just got a zillion channels. And you have these things: remote control, a gift from God. It's just a wonderful thing. My aunt and uncle, they had a lot of money, they had a remote control.
And I'd go visit them, and I'd think, Wow, how cool! You've got a remote control. We've got to walk to change ours. And they had remote control. Well, now it's not just remote control for the television, it's several remotes. In my house, we have the TV remote; we have the cable remote, we have the Blue-Ray, Netflix remote. We have all these remotes. And, you know, it's not super hard to figure out how to use these, but there is a trick to it, right? There is a secret. And if you don't use them right, if you hit the wrong button, you end up with this weird noise. Ever done that? It's like, "Yikes! I hit channel up, but it changed the channel on the TV." And the TV has to be on a certain channel for the cable to work. And now I've got snow. And what do I do? And Debbie would do that periodically. It's like, "What did you do to the TV?" She said, "I don't know. I just hit a button. ...
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