by Jeff Schreve

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A Preacher's Solemn Charge (11 of 13)
Series: Famous Last Words
Jeff Schreve
2 Timothy 4:1-4

If you have your Bible, please turn to 2nd Timothy chapter 4, I want to talk to you tonight about ''A Preacher's Solemn Charge.''

Now, as most of you know, I have three daughters. And there's just something about having daughters. How many guys in here have a daughter or more? All right. You know that there's something special about it. I mean a dad loves to have a son, but there's something different about having a daughter. And there's the fatherly protection and things like that really kick in when you have a daughter. And the thought, when your daughter's young, of her ever dating someone is just something that most dads don't want to think about, you know. And so I ran across an article that has been around for a while, but it's called ''Ten Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter.'' I had a friend of mine in the ministry, Dick Hill, and he had two daughters. And he was older than I was, and his daughters were older. And I said, ''Dick,'' I said, ''you're such a nice guy.'' I said, ''How do you do when your daughters are going to go out with somebody?'' He said, ''Well, I'm not a nice guy to them.'' And, he said, ''You know, I want them to be afraid.'' And so this kind of fits in, this dad had ten simple rules for dating his daughter. He sat down with a potential date, and he said this:

''If you pull into my driveway and honk, you better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up'' (laughter). Rule number two: ''You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off my daughter's body I will remove them'' (laughter). Rule number three: ''I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys your age to wear their trousers so loose that they appear to be falling off. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all your fri ...

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