Presentation on theme: "OLD IS GOLD!? I. GOLDEN STATISTICS—IS OLD GOLD? When is Old Old?"— Presentation transcript:
1 OLD IS GOLD!? I. GOLDEN STATISTICS—IS OLD GOLD? When is Old Old? When is Old Gold?The Golden ScripturesThe Golden SamplesThe Golden Statements
2 II. GOLDEN SERVICE – CAN OLD BE GOLD? A. Be a Spiritual/Community ConsultantB. Be a Servant in the ChurchC. Be Enterprising in your Silver Sixties and Golden Seventies
3 A. WHEN IS “OLD” OLD? When does Someone Attain Old Age? At what age do youconsider yourself old?- the Malaysian Governmentconsiders 56 years as old.
4 “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:Age 40 and beyond – no discrimination in employmentAge 55 – subsidized employment for low income individuals; they learn new work skillsAge 60 – eligibility for Older Americans Act services
5 d. Age 62 - persons can take “early retirement” e. Age 65 - the “traditional” age for full retirement. Now for people born after 1938, it varies from 65 to 67.f. Age 70 – mandatory retirement for the members of some professions.
6 2. What are the physical or mental indications that tell you that you are old? Hard of Hearing?Waning Vision?Aches and Arthritis/Rheumatism setting in?Difficulties with Diet and Digestion?Forgetting and Failing to remember?
7 Statistics: Typically, the beginnings of change in the five senses are as follows Hearing – the mid 40’sVision – the mid 50’sTouch – the mid 50’sTaste – the late 50’sSmell – the mid 70’sBecause individuals cope differently, the effect of those aging losses differs with individuals
8 B. IS OLD GOLD? For GOD, Old is Gold – Consider these Golden Scripturesi. 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: I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
9 iii. Psa.71:9 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.
10 vi. Psalm 92:12-15The 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.”
11 b. Consider these Golden Samples i. Caleb: - Forty years old; forty and five years; fourscore and five years old Josh.14:6-14I 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.2:37,38worshipped night and day, fasting and prayingiii. 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
12 2. For Certain Others,Old can still be Gold –Consider theseGolden Statements:
13 Satchel Paige Age is a question of mind over matter Satchel Paige Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
14 b. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow For 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.
15 c. Samuel Ullman: Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by desertingour ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to giveup enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
16 d. Shakespeare: I never knew so young a body with so old a head
17 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.
18 “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 stepout and do it even in the midst of fear kind ofjust 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.”
19 3. For the person Concerned – Old can be Gold 3. For the person Concerned – Old can be Gold. Over the years, he has accumulated:More Experiences – Be they Blissful, Blessed and/or BitterMore Expediency to handle People in Practical situationsMore Expertise – in spiritual, mental, physical, social, professional skills, etc.
20 4. For others Connected with the person – Old may or may not be Gold.For the Person concerned.To be Gold to others:Grow Old Gracefully – Grumble not!Live out God’s Graces beautifully– Grouch not! Tit.2:2-5iii. Be Relevant and be a Referent– Get out of the shell!
21 b. For other PeopleTreat them not as Old nor leave them out in the Cold – get their Advice Tim.5:4Treasure them as Gold and bring them into your Fold – be their Associates. 1 Tim.5:1,2Respect them and Regard their beingConsult them and seek their Counsel
22 Thus far:GOLDEN STATISTICS– IS OLD GOLD?Now:II. GOLDEN SERVICE– CAN OLD BE GOLD?BE A SPIRITUAL/COMMUNITY CONSULTANT
23 IN A LIFE-LONG PROCESS OF LEARNING B. BE A SERVANT IN THE CHURCHPractise good deeds – Well reported of for good works; Tim 5:10Pass on good counsel – That they may teach the younger….to be…. Tit.2:2-5 (NIV)Pursue Purposeful Development – Be relevant and be a Referent!Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed 2Tim. 2:1IN A LIFE-LONG PROCESS OF LEARNING
24 C. BE ENTERPRISING IN YOUR SILVER SIXTIES AND GOLDEN SEVENTIES Psa. 90:10The 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.
25 A Senior reaching his Seventy Blessed 70th Birthday
26 LIFE BEGINS FOR A SENIOR IN HIS SEVENTIES Up to the Seventies– God intends Life to be a Blessing.After the Seventies– Life is God’s BonusDay by Day enjoy His Blessing,and be a Blessing
28 2007 and 2008 Speaking Schedules Lord’s Day Ruminations Berita Bethel Links on Website:2007 and 2008 Speaking SchedulesLord’s Day RuminationsBerita BethelLoaves and FishesBasketful of FragmentsCNY Animal Year StudiesAssembly History(Filled Full)(Album on Historical Photos)
29 Old is Gold!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”Psalm 92:12-15
30 Your Golden Years Ever be Years of Gold To You and to All Old is Gold! May God Grant…Your Golden YearsEver be Years of GoldTo You and to All