Oakland Baptist Church Fort Walton Beach

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Written by Pastor Garner   
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:14

Coach John Wooden died this past week at the age of 99. He lived a very long life that was always identified with Christian character. He was a successful basketball coach; and yet his desire to teach the young men Godly character goes beyond any earthly record book.

I read an article on Wooden on Foxnews.com website; and I have read half of a book by Wooden. One of his teachings was, "Be more concerned about your character than your reputation." Character is what you really are, whereas reputation is merely what others think you are.

From the Adrian Rogers devotional today,

Isaiah 29:15

Ezekiel 8:12

Ecclesiastes 12:14


His fathers advice:

"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."

His wife Nell slipped into heaven in 1985. They are now together in the presence and comfort of Jesus. Roman 10:13






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