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Sunday sermon: Prepare the path

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:00 AM

We'll start in the Book of Isaiah: “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."

Sons of Clemson, we are here. You don't need to have me stand up here and flap my gums about the importance of Saturday's game any more than Joshua needed to tell his trumpeters to tune up before Jericho.

Destiny rides the wind, until it is written in stone...

This weekend is everything the past has pointed to. It is everything the future will look back on. This is where the destiny of the Sons of Clemson will be carved in stone for generations yet unborn to see.

What do you want that stone to say? It is up to us to do the writing. I believe it will be a song of triumph, carried on the choir of 83,000 voices into the cool evening air.

If you have ANY doubt, then get your heart right. Get your spirit right. Fast or drink, but when you come into the Valley Saturday DO NOT come with the "realist" mindset.

Remember not the former things, the things of old. The Clemson-ing, the "can't win the big game", all of it. I stand before you, as Sons of Clemson, to claim that promise.

We are Clemson. We are walking a new path. The walk may not always be smooth, but it continues to lead upward.

Awww, c'mon Clemson! Lose one like the good old days!

Two years ago, yesterday's game would have been our ##### game....and a likely loss. Behold the ways of the old path, the "yeah, but," the "old realism."

Now it's a double-digit win. This is the new path, a path cleared with blood and pain and belief that the view from the mountaintop will be worth the labor.

This weekend, the path is blocked by a boulder the size of a Gamecock's ego in the path. If we are truly who we claim to be, the time has come to clear the path. Don't just roll the stone aside and slip by.

Sons of Clemson, if you want all talk of "Clemsoning" to cease, if you want the world to know that all things are new ... that stone must be destroyed, pulled apart like the false idols of Babylon and cast aside.

How'd the game at Clemson go? Don't ask!

Rip the chains that bind Clemson to any memory of that past and wrap them around the throats of our would-be captors. There can be no easing up, no taking the boot from the throat. Keep stomping until the Tomahawk Chop is just a faint gurgling of surrender and pain.

I am here to tell you that we ARE going to win Saturday night. We ARE going to reclaim the crown, and when the carnage has ceased, we will pluck the last feather from Osceola's battered headdress and wave it above our heads during the alma mater.

All will be held accountable Saturday. And all will share in the triumph. We are ready, Sons of Clemson. Crush the stones of the past and prepare the path.

We will follow.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:03 AM

Been waiting on this sermon, under these circumstances, for years, Rev.

Bravo Zulu, Rev. (military signal for "well done")***

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:05 AM


Got me fired up Rev!! Go Tigers!***

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:07 AM

Yesterday was uncomfortable for a long time. Next week

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:13 AM

will be glorious!

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And we All In one voice shout, AMEN!******

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:16 AM


And All God's Child Said -- AMEN!!!***

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:18 AM

Is it Saturday yet!!? Cannot wait for this one!! Go Tigers!***

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:18 AM

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks; but I do fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. - Bruce Lee

point for the "gamecock ego" reference. giv 'em #### rev!***

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Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:11 PM

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Rev Scares Me With All His Old Testament Stuff

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:17 PM

If He Starts Hitting Revelations Hard I'm Bugging Out to my Prepper Hideout.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:19 PM



LOL'd How'd the game at Clemson go? Don't ask!***

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:22 PM

After Saturday, the name Andrew Jackson will be only an

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:34 PM

afterthought in the Seminole mind, and the cry 'Remember Dabo' will be their motivation and lament for decades to come.

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Re: Sunday sermon: Prepare the path

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:49 PM

Very motivating!! We CAN , Go Tigers!

awesome stuff once again

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:51 PM

keep it coming. This is the week for it!!!!! Go Tigers!

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Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:54 PM

Excellent as usual!!!

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Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:59 PM

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Rev, that's the best one yet!!! GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!****

Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:59 PM


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Posted: Oct 14, 2013 5:51 AM

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Or at least...

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 6:12 AM

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Re: There's nothing finer than having...

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 6:29 AM

an 'old saint,' throw up both hand and simply say "GLORY," while you're preaching.

I prayed for 'The Gift of Tongues,' but only once. The Lord said, "NO," so that's all I got!

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BUMP. I read this Sunday and had to read it again.GO TIGERS!

Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:20 PM


Spot the ball!! Point for another inspiring sermon!***

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Re: Sunday sermon: Prepare the path

Posted: Oct 17, 2013 8:04 PM

This is great!

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