Faithlife Sermons

s20060122ill_I Gotta Tell Somebody about This

Sermon  •  Submitted
0 ratings
Notes & Transcripts
Artist: Skillet
Album: Invincible
Song: Say It Loud

Can't help but speak of what I've seen and heard

I understand just what the purpose is

Uncover peace; uncover hope for all to see

And I can't keep quiet, gotta shout it out to You


Gotta say it loud

Gotta say it loud

Gotta say it loud

Gotta shout it out


Come right away to find the joy I've found

Don't hesitate to give up everything

Discover peace; discover hope, meaning of life

I've got to say it, gotta shout it out to You


Can't keep it, keep it all to myself

Can't hold it, can't hold it down

Can't shut it, can't shut it out

Can't keep me silent


Frank William Abagnale, Jr. Born: April, 1948 Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Leonardo DiCaprio Born: November 11, 1974 Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

"Catch Me if You Can" tells the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), a successful con artist who at different times impersonated a doctor, a lawyer, and an airplane pilot, passing more than $6 million in bad checks over a range of 26 countries. He became the youngest man to ever make the FBI's most-wanted list for forgery. Hunted and caught in the film by fictional FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks), Abagnale later escaped. He eventually became a consultant for the FBI where he focused on white-collar crime.

Why did he do it?
Only Frank Abagnale, Jr. can answer this question, and in an interview he said the following, "It begins with my parents’ divorce and its dramatic effect on me. I ran away and suddenly found myself a teenager alone in the world. I had to grow up very quickly and become very creative in order to survive. But what started out as survival became more and more of a game. I was an opportunist, so when I saw an opening I asked myself, ‘Could I get away with that?’ Then there was the satisfaction of actually getting away with it. The more I got away with, the more of a game it became—a game I knew I would ultimately lose, but a game I was going to have fun playing until I did."

Dart Test...

A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says that Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.

One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day.

On t he wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person's picture.

Sally's friend drew a picture of someone who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased with the overa! ll effect she had achieved.

The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target. Dr.. Smith began removing the target from the wall.

Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced.

Dr. Smith said only these words... "In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." Matthew 25:40.

No other words were necessary; the tears filled eyes of the students focused only on the picture of Christ.

This is an easy test; you score 100 or zero. It's your choice.

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions.

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you, before My Father."

Not ashamed ... pass this on.

This email was cleaned by emailStripper, available for free from

Related Media
Related Sermons