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Aging - by Michael Phillips
The Gospel Changes Everything - Part 16
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Isaiah 40:31
Feb 20, 2011 pm - After my father died last month, I spent a lot of time looking at old photographs, a good many of which were taken here at the church. It was fun seeing us back in the day, except for one thing: it reminded me of how old we've gotten. THE BLESSINGS OF AGING Popular culture makes aging the worst thing in the world, something to deny as long as you can, and when you can't, to fight off with exercise and cosmetics, face lifts and hair replacement surgery. This is not the perspective of the Bible. It looks at aging as a good thing, for the most part- The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness. It tells children to honor their parents, young men to stand in the presence of their elders, young women to learn from older women, and pastors to show respect to the senior members of the church. The world is youth-oriented, and in this way, among others, the church is- Conformed to the world. Instead of pretending to be young, or fretting that we're not anymore, we ought to accept God's call to age with grace and become the spiritual grownups He wants us to be. THE PREACHIER ON AGING If the Bible sees aging as a good thing, for the most part, it's ... More >>>

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