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Parties and Funerals - by Michael Phillips
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Ecclesiastes 7:1-6
Sep 07, 2014 am - If you had the choice, would you rather go to a party or a funeral? The question is rhetorical, of course, because I know the answer: you'd rather go to a party. I feel the same way, and so does everyone else. Parties are fun; they often celebrate happy events, the people you meet there are likely to be in a good mood, and, for a few hours, at least, parties take your mind off the burdens of life. Our Lord Jesus Christ was not too holy or serious to attend a party, and we would do well to follow his example. As the Preacher says a couple of pages back-- There is a time to laugh. There is a time to dance. Parties are fine places to laugh and dance and celebrate the good life that God has given us. The next time you're invited to a part, don't be a party pooper--go to the party and enjoy yourself. This is certainly part of your Christian liberty, and probably a part of your Christian duty. Parties are good. But there's another kind of 'get together' that is even better. Being the silly, shallow people we are, we may not think so, but the wise know better, including the Preacher who wrote Ecclesiastes. He makes his point repeatedly in the first six verses of Chapter 7, especially in ... More >>>

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