But don’t do this: don’t say, “Oh man, I’ve got the book. Now I can skip church for the next three weeks. Yeah! Okay! (audience laughter) I see where Ed’s going now.” No. I’m going to talk about some different stuff over the next three weeks. But I do want you to have it. Also, I want to thank Target for providing us these carts. And this book will be available in Target and Wal-Mart (as well as Barnes and Noble and other book stores) all across the country. Just read it. The foreword was written by a friend of mine, Rick Warren, who wrote “The Purpose Driven Life”. And we feel so strongly about this message that we want you to have it. If you don’t read it, give it to somebody who would. And use this to invite someone back for the remainder of this series.
Next weekend I’m going to bring my wife and one of my children on stage to talk some more about this. And we’re going to talk about it over the next few weeks—intimacy in marriage. We’re going to talk about priorities. So just take one of these books and let’s continue to worship as we sing a song called “The Life of Praise”. Look at verse 2. He gives us the reason. “So that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all His decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.”
People have a hard time accepting this, but we’ve got to own this and swallow this fact: God wants us to enjoy this life. God wants us to be the most joyous people around. And we’re going to be joyful when we obey his directives. The joy might not come overnight, but it’s going to be lasting and eternal. You, your children, and their children. God wants us to leave a legacy. That’s what God wants.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine