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Bearing Fruit In Old Age Psalm 92:12-15. Challenges of Old Age (Ecc. 12:1-7) Mobility is lostMobility is lost Teeth fall outTeeth fall out Eyes dimEyes.

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1 Bearing Fruit In Old Age Psalm 92:12-15

2 Challenges of Old Age (Ecc. 12:1-7) Mobility is lostMobility is lost Teeth fall outTeeth fall out Eyes dimEyes dim Ears begin to shutEars begin to shut Voice weakensVoice weakens Unsound sleepUnsound sleep Everyday activity is a burdenEveryday activity is a burden Increasing apprehensivenessIncreasing apprehensiveness Fleshly desires waneFleshly desires wane Imminence of deathImminence of death

3 Stubbornly ignore the limitations of old age Two Dangerous Extremes Strongly exaggerate the limitations of old age “I can still do everything!” “I can’t do anything!” The Proper Balance: II Cor. 4:16

4 What can older Christians do to be fruitful in the kingdom of God? The Example of Moses: Impart knowledge/wisdom (Deut. 4:5-6)Impart knowledge/wisdom (Deut. 4:5-6) Pray for those who are serving in ways that you cannot (Ex. 17:9-13)Pray for those who are serving in ways that you cannot (Ex. 17:9-13) Train up the next generation of workers in the kingdom (Num. 27:18-23)Train up the next generation of workers in the kingdom (Num. 27:18-23) Serve as an example of endurance (Deut. 34:7-8, 10-12)Serve as an example of endurance (Deut. 34:7-8, 10-12)

5 A word to the younger people… “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) In 30, 40, 50 years, you will become what you are sowing right now.

6 “The Great Vine” -244 Years Old Jesus Christ: “The True Vine” (John 15:1) Have you been grafted into The Vine?


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