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Famous but Not Fulfilled

Christian Hjortland
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The year was 1972, and Paul Henderson became the most famous person in Canada. “My friends would say: You are one of the luckiest guys alive. And as I looked at myself…I was 29, I was doing something that I always wanted to do – playing in the NHL, been there 9 years, enjoyed the career, my wife and family enjoyed the life…The future even looked rosier than the past…I was somewhat of a hero of this country. But inside I wasn’t content. I started asking questions.” Paul was famous, but not fulfilled. Discover how he went from being famous to becoming fulfilled!

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Christian Hjortland

Speaker/Director of Empower Missions, Sweden.

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  • February 5, 2021
    7:00 PM
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In 1702 Canada no hockey team played in a series against Russia in the very last game in the very last minute pair Henderson what came to our eyes of our game was currently tiny and it went well if you drink wine and we did tire at rush hour and were in the spirit. So carried on made of iron Why do you want to go away here and Paul Henderson came on a scene a while back and school around what became a story. Creature of Paul scoring was put on buildings all over Canada in fact it is still there in some small towns Paul Henderson became the most popular person in Canada and everyone loved him. He will say making so much money and he was so famous and popular axioms and felt so. Kind to. Nobody knew. Nobody would guess. He would go home thinking how empty he was and how we wanted to be filled. But he did not know how. Paul Anderson was the oldest of 5 kids growing up in Ontario Kalama he had a mom and dad who loved him. Early in his childhood he started dreaming big. He was aiming to become an hour fleet and when he was 14 years old he had his plans clear to be successful and to have money you see he was born in a quite poor family and he thought that if you only had money the problems would go away. He started to play for Detroit Red Wings in the n.h.l. and then he traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during their hockey games in this series in 1972 Paul actually ended up scoring their winning goal of 3 games and Paul said My friends would say me you're one of the luckiest guys alive. And as I look at myself I was 29 I was doing something that I always wanted to do playing in the n.h.l. I've been there for 9 years enjoyed a carrier my wife and family and joined the life the future even looked a role seared in the past I was somewhat of a hero of this country but inside I wasn't content I started asking questions Paul's wife and children went to church but Paul was not really interested. There was a Christian man who saw Paul Henderson on television and he said himself that man is unhappy and he started praying for him he felt a call from God to reach out to this man to buy a letter bound Bible writing the name Paul Henderson on the cover. And then Coulter is how. And giving him that Bible and this is what he finally did he went to his house and guess what Paul Henderson the man that everyone wanted to see opened the door the man told Paul God wanted me to give this book to you Paul said thank you but I've never read the Bible before to make a long story short this man studied the Bible together we had Paul Henderson for 2 and a half years and then he came to believe that there was a god that wanted to have a personal relationship with him he also understood that the reason why he wasn't content with his life even if he had all that a man would want it's was that he was separated from God he realized this this was the reason he was separated from God and he learned that even if he was not an openly you can see a very rebellious guy he experienced the consequences of living a life with separation from God and this is why he's Life was so empty Paul understood that the message of God was personal he said I did nothing to deserve it God loved me Paul Henderson so much that the sentence some the Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross to pay the penalty for Paul Henderson sin and it continues Wow He died for me how can either accept his love or reject it. Paul wanted to become a Christian Bout's he had 3 problems. Number one I'm worrying about being ridiculed what are people going to say if I become a Christian if thoughts number 2 looking upon Christianity as Deuce and don'ts he you know he wanted to do many of the don't so this will solve another problem number 3 realizing that if you really love the Lord you need to make a stand for him you know this is quiets radical and he's going to he has to he if you were to follow this he would have to take the consequences but despite this concern us Paul decided to commit his life to God he was surrounded by good Christians to support him on this new journey what an amazing story do you know that you too can experience this Jesus says in Revelation Chapter 3 Behold lies stand that the door and knock if anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into him and dine with him and he with me Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart. There is no handle to open it on the outside it's on the inside only you only you can open that door and let Christ in do you want to experience what Paul Henderson experienced you know here is his personal counsel. He says number one find someone who love the Lord and get support from their. Number 2 Find a good Bible believing church where the Bible is of high use steam and where dear are answers ask questions and then yes one more advice prayed to the Lord say reveal yourself to me. Paul Harrison said that the day that he accepted Christ to see savior he was filled with March more joy than he will spilled with on the day that he scored that famous goal he said if he would rather give up that experience than to give up he's experience of knowing Jesus since that day Paul Henderson has been sharing his faith with anyone who wants to listen all his fierce disappeared and suddenly it was completely worth it to be a follower of Christ and he would not return to his old life. Jesus said Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laid them and I will give you rests This is a precious promise I want to ask you Do you want to start a new journey. Perhaps you have been on the journey with God before but you have sleep back. Don't delay. Come to Jesus you have a choice the world. Or Genesis. They want to give Jesus your all. And under-served surround their. Make destroys today. This media was brought to you by audio 1st a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermon leader visit w w w audio verse or.

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