The Voyage of Life

The Voyage of Life

February 15, 2009

Psalm 103:15-16; Psalm 8; Deuteronomy 30:1,19; Acts 17:24-29

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The idea of a life being a “voyage” or “journey” is rich indeed. In a world that is all about “doing life” today – that seemingly cares more about techniques and formulas than it does process and flow—Cole’s idea of life being a “voyage” is welcome and needed. This message will introduce Thomas Cole and the Voyage of Life paintings. Using biographical material from Cole’s own life, as well as selected Scriptures, we will set up this entire series by getting people focused on this idea of life as a journey. But this is not just any journey, it is a journey with a purpose, a determined course, and it is definitely overseen by the One who started it all in the first place.

5 Responses to “The Voyage of Life”

  1. February 16th, 2009 at 11:01 am Joy wrote:

    Jamie…I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your message! I have lived through many voyages in my 60+ years….both blessings & curses.
    Truthfully, most of my life has been filled with blessings with some minor curses (typical teen issues, etc). Later on in my life, I delt with the loss of my beloved mother…my sense of grief & loss was almost overwhelming.
    Now, in my 60’s, I have been delt with the dx of Parkinson’s. This disease is NOT fun..BUT, this voyage of my life has led me to the foot of the cross…I lean on my precious Lord. I love the comment Corrie Ten Boom made when during her persecution, she stated…”there is no pit so deep, that God is not deeper still”.

    Jamie, I want you to know how much your messages have blessed me. My prayers are with you as you continue our Lord’s work!

  2. February 20th, 2009 at 3:53 pm Arthur Paul wrote:

    I was out of town last weekend so I am watching the sermon now. I am amazed that this is possible through the internet. I thank you also for making it possible by recording the sermon and putting it on the internet.

  3. February 22nd, 2009 at 2:47 pm Charlotte Ditmore wrote:

    Just wanted you to know I enjoy all your sermons. I think this series is a terrific idea. I posted this video on my blog last week. I came here to see if today’s sermon was available yet. Since it wasn’t, I just decided to leave you a message. We love Scottsdale Bible and we love you.

  4. May 26th, 2009 at 8:31 pm Bob Hendren wrote:

    I’ve got to get back and hear your sermon. I was incredibly moved when I saw this painting in the early ’90s. I completely identified with the adult picture, feeling out of control. The series had an amazing impact on me, but I just now tried to find them again. I’m not to the end yet, but in much calmer waters and I think the picture played some part in a song called “The River”, which is on my website, Like the pictures, the song has a happy ending.

    God Bless

  5. October 25th, 2012 at 11:55 pm hisvision wrote:

    An impressive post, I just gave this to a colleague who is doing a little analysis on this topic. And he is very happy and thanking me for finding it. But all thanks to you for writing in such simple words. Big thumb up for this blog post!
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