by Jeff Strite

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Series: Jesus Is Lord
Jeff Strite
Colossians 3:1-17

OPEN: April 17, 1964 something unique and noteworthy took place in America… That event was the introduction of the Ford Mustang. On that day the following events took place:
1. A Mustang had been chosen as the pace car for a stock car race in Huntsville, Alabama. When it drove onto the track, thousands of people scaled the retaining wall to get a better look at it and the race was delayed for over an hour.2. A cement truck crashed through the plate-glass window of a Seattle Ford dealer when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The reason: He was staring at the new Mustangs on display there.3. A Chicago Ford dealer was forced to lock the doors of his show-room models because too many people were trying to get into them at the same time.4. A Texas dealer put a new Mustang on a lift to show a prospective customer the underside of the vehicle. By the time his demonstration was over, the showroom was filled with people, and he had to leave the Mustang up in the air for the rest of the day.5. A New Jersey Ford dealer had only one Mustang and 15 eager buyers, so he auctioned it off. The winner of the auction insisted on sleeping in the car to be sure the dealer didn't sell it to someone else before his check cleared.

APPLY: Why did they do all this?
Why did people behave in such bizarre ways over a simple car? I mean they...
* crammed into showrooms and scaled retaining walls at races just to get a look at it
* One man slept in their newly purchased car
* And another man lost control of his vehicles because of the sight.

They did all of this because of a Ford mustang!
BUT it was THE car they wanted to see.
It was THE car they wanted to have.
It stood for everything they ever wanted in a vehicle

ILLUS: About 20 years ago, I knew a man in his 70's who kept a vintage Mustang in his shed. He drove it ONLY on nice summer days. But otherwise he kept i ...

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