Great night at the Ramada Hotel. When was the last time you saw hundreds of people queuing to get into a Christian event and the police having to manage the traffic? God just amazed us with his blessing. I thought they might have been coming to hear my preaching (??) but I guess the real draw was the rugby boys and the great venue.
Nevertheless, if you missed it, and even if you didn’t, here’s a summary of my brief message on the night. What is the real Road to Success?
If anyone knew how to spell SUCCESS it was him. He had it all as the leader of a vast empire. In fact, it was so good that when a rival leader arrived to see him, she exclaimed “I knew it was good but the half hasn't even been told me” Like many successful people, he wrote a book about SUCCESS and warned against some of the things he had tried that REALLY LED TO NOWHERE! Cul-de-sacs' and dead end roads that petered out and weren’t success at all.
Wealth? He had that. But that wasn’t the road to success.
Pleasure? Misguided hard work? Learning? Wisdom?
All good in themselves but not the road to success. The man’s name was Solomon and the book is in our Bibles. It’s called Ecclesiastes. His answer is simple “Remember Him” That’s right. Acknowledge God – the Creator God, who hung sun, moon and stars in the sky; who created plants and rivers and mountains and trees and flowers and monkeys and donkeys and kangaroos! Remember him before you get too old before all the cul-de-sacs of life crush you and leave you disappointed and hopeless. Don't exclude him from your life.
1000 years later along came that very God who said “What does it profit a man or woman if they gain the whole world and lose their soul?” You could have everything and yet be a failure. So he went to a cross and died for people like you and me to give us real hope and a new beginning.
SUCCESS? Here it is...
UNDERSTANDING that the
SINNERS like us !!