OLD IS GOLD!?. I. GOLDEN STATISTICS—IS OLD GOLD? When is Old Old? When is Old Gold? The Golden Scriptures The Golden Samples The Golden Statements. II. GOLDEN SERVICE – CAN OLD BE GOLD?. A. Be a Spiritual/Community Consultant B. Be a Servant in the Church
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I. GOLDEN STATISTICS—IS OLD GOLD?
When is Old Old?
When is Old Gold?
The Golden Scriptures
The Golden Samples
The Golden Statements
A. Be a Spiritual/Community Consultant
B. Be a Servant in the Church
C. Be Enterprising in your Silver Sixties and Golden Seventies
consider yourself old?
- the Malaysian Government
considers 56 years as old.
“Old Age” is really a social category that is defined differently by various cultures.
Statistics: In the United States, “old” is defined in a number of ways as defined in their various Acts:
2. What are the physical or mental indications that tell you that you are old?
Statistics: that you are old? Typically, the beginnings of change in the five senses are as follows
Because individuals cope differently, the effect of those aging losses differs with individuals
i. Isa.46:4 (NIV) Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you;……and I will rescue you.
ii. Psa.37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
iii. Psa.71:9 that you are old?Let my mouth be filled with praise and with thy honour all the day. Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
iv. Psa.71:18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed Thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
v. 1Tim.5:9,10 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
b. Consider these that you are old?Golden Samples
i. Caleb: - Forty years old; forty and five years; fourscore and five years old. Josh.14:6-14
I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Now…..give me this mountain.
ii. Anna: - a widow of about fourscore and four years. Lk.2:37,38
worshipped night and day, fasting and praying
iii. Moses:- Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. Deut.34:7
2. For Certain Others, that you are old?
Old can still be Gold –
b. that you are old?Henry Wadsworth LongfellowFor age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away, The sky is filled with stars invisible by day.
c. Samuel Ullman: Nobody grows old merely by that you are old?
living a number of years. We grow old by deserting
our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give
up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Melinda Doolittle of American Idol was eliminated from the Contest –she may have been the oldest of the sixth season finalists, but Doolittle said you’re never too old to do something new.
“The biggest thing that I will take away is that I know that I was really scared to do this at the beginning, and the fact that I was able to step
out and do it even in the midst of fear kind of
just gave me an outlook on how strong God has helped me become and how much I’ve grown from it” she said. “I found my own voice as opposed to my own voice singing background and I couldn’t have asked for more from this experience.”
3. For the person Concerned – Old can be Gold. Over the years, he has accumulated:
4. For others Connected with the person years, he has accumulated:
– Old may or may not be Gold.
To be Gold to others:
– Grouch not! Tit.2:2-5
iii. Be Relevant and be a Referent
– Get out of the shell!
b. years, he has accumulated:For other People
Thus far: years, he has accumulated:
– IS OLD GOLD?
II. GOLDEN SERVICE
– CAN OLD BE GOLD?
B. BE A SERVANT IN THE CHURCH years, he has accumulated:
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed 2Tim. 2:1
IN A LIFE-LONG PROCESS OF LEARNING
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
– God intends Life to be a Blessing.
– Life is God’s Bonus
Day by Day enjoy His Blessing,
and be a Blessing
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The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming,
“The LORD is upright; he is my Rock”
May God Grant…
Your Golden Years
Ever be Years of Gold
To You and to All