by Jeff Schreve

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If You Only Knew (8 of 8)
Series: It's a Wonderful Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Ephesians 3:14-21

Well, we have been studying on Sunday mornings the Book of Ephesians. And so tonight, we're going to finish the series, "It's a Wonderful Life," as we've studied the first three chapters of the Book of Ephesians. And we're going to speak on this subject, "If You Only Knew."

Now, how many in here have ever read or learned about the story called Romeo and Juliet? Has anybody ever had to read that story? It's one of Shakespeare's famous plays, famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. And most of us have forgotten a lot about Romeo and Juliet, but we know famous lines. "O, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?" And "A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet." Those are famous lines from the play Romeo and Juliet. Well, if you're familiar with that, you know that there was a girl named Juliet. Her father was a Capulet. And she fell in love with Romeo, who was a Montague and the Capulets and the Montagues, they didn't like each other. They were feuding. They were like the Hatfields and McCoys. And so you couldn't have Juliet, the Capulet, marry Romeo, the Montague, because they hated each other. And so the family had Juliet fixed up to marry another guy, his name was Bubba. Not really, they didn't have names like that in Shakespeare's play. His name was Paris. And Juliet didn't want to marry him, but there was no way around it. And so there were all sorts of things that happened in the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. So, anyway, Juliet goes to see the friar, the pastor; goes to the man of the cloth, and they devise this plan how she can be with Romeo. She was going to take this potion that was going to induce death, although she would appear to die, she wouldn't really die. It would seem like she was dead. They'd put her in a tomb, and then Romeo could come and save her. And the man of the cloth, the friar, was supposed to tell Romeo the plan, that s ...

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