The Meaning Of Life

**Master ... what have You to say?** (John 8:4,5).

John 8:4,5
Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalms 121:1-6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

Sermon Week/Year

Fifth Sunday of Lent,

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All of us have attended lectures which end with the speaker asking, “Are there any questions?” On such occasions author Robert Fulgham says he usually asks the most important question of all: “What is the meaning of life?” He says that the question is never taken seriously — people laugh and nod and gather up their stuff and the meeting ends on that ridiculous note. But once when he asked that question, to his surprise, he got a serious answer. It came when Mr. Fulgham attended a seminar conducted by the Greek Philosopher, Doctor Alexander Papaderos. At the conclusion of the final session, Doctor Papaderos asked: “Are there any questions?” There was only quiet. So Fulgham asked, “Doctor Papaderos, what is the meaning of life?” The usual laughter followed, and people started to go. Papaderos held up his hand and stilled the room. “I will answer your question,” he said. Then, he brought out a very small round mirror, about the size of a quarter,…

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