40 is quite a big deal
Forty isthe only number inEnglish whose letters appear in alphabetical order.
- Minus 40 degrees
, or“40 below,” is the only temperature that is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
- When the bubonic
plague grippedEurope during the Middle Ages, ships would be isolated in harborfor 40 days before passengers could go ashore. The Italian word for 40 is quaranta—hence quarantine.
- There are 40
spaces ona standard Monopoly board. Proving that life is a gamble, the game gives players equal odds (one in 40) of going directly to jail or winning the Free Parking lottery.
- Forty is the
maximum numberof players a Major League Baseball team can sign to its roster at once.
- Forget “nine months”
; atypical pregnancy actually lasts 40 weeks.
- It took chemists 40
attempts todevelop the magical spray we know as … wait for it… WD-40 (full name: Water Displacement, 40th formula).
- In literature,40 is the number of thieves Ali Baba clashes
with inArabian Nights.
- Also, 40 is the number of
winks Dr. William Kitchiner suggests taking for a perfect nap.
- And if you need more
evidence that40 sounds like a lot, please see the standard American workweek: 40 hours.
40 is quite a big deal in the Bible too!
- Moses, Elijah
andJesus fasted in the desert for 40 days each
2. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years
3. Ezekiel laid on his right side for 40 days to “bear the iniquity” of Judea’s sins
4. Three kings reigned for 40 years each: Saul, David
5. Goliath taunted Israel for 40 days before David defeated him
6. God destroyed every living thing on Earth by flooding it for 40 days
40 is quite a big deal at Southland Baptist Church
For the past 40 years, the people of God have met to worship their Lord and Savior. For 40 years, Southland Baptist Church has witnessed God’s miracles in this place: the lost have been baptized, the broken have been restored, the sick have been healed. For 40 Years… It is time to celebrate what God has done in this place for the past 40 years.
Our 40th Anniversary Celebration is on Sept 8th, 245 people have already purchased their ticket
You can purchase your ticket HERE right now! Or you can buy your ticket(s) this Sunday, August 19th before and after church in the foyer.
Whatever you do, don't miss the party! We will celebrate God's goodness over the last 40 years and imagine all that He will do in and through Southland in the next 40!
Just as a reminder . . . the deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, August 29th, and no tickets will be available at the door.
40 is quite the big deal!
Grace and Peace,
Brandon Spector, This is 40: Bizarre Factoids about the Number 40 You Never Knew, Reader’s Digest.