Senior "Saints" Day
September 25, 2011 - 9:00 A.M.
"The Lord Has Brought Us From A Mighty Long Way"
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Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church Great People serving a Great God!
of Port Sulphur
Senior Citizens who follow God deserve a great deal of honor. While our culture highly values youth, according to Proverbs 16:31, the gray hair of an older individual is a crown of glory, if the individual is living a righteous life.
What is honor? Honor means to treat with respect or favor. Why should we honor senior citizens? Honoring senior citizens is not just a matter of good manners or following the norms of society. Honoring our elders is a statute of God, which is recorded in Leviticus 19:32:
Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD." (NIV)
Therefore, one reason that we should honor senior citizens is because God commands us to do so.
Another reason that we should honor senior citizens is because of their wisdon, which they have gained through years of experience. They have had had the time to see the effects of good and evil and have learned to see the likely results of their decisions. They have learned to make good judgments quickly from their experiences of making poor judgments and learning from their mistakes.
Physical exercise leads to physical strength. Likewise, exercising one’s senses to discern good and evil leads to the spiritual strength found in the senior citizens who obey God.
27954 Hwy 23 P.O. Box 748 Port Sulphur, LA 70083
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship hin in spirit and in truth" St. John 4:24
Reverend Allen Johnson, Senior Pastor