Dr. Stanley Spence, Pastor First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, N.C.
Not sure who the author is, but this is funny!
“‘Well Sam, will you tell me the parable of the Good Samaritan?’
‘Yes, sir I will sir, gladly I will.’
‘Once there was this man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among thorns and the thorns sprang up and choked him. And as he went on his way, he didn’t have no money. And there he met the queen of Sheba and she gave him a thousand talents and a hundred changes of raiment. And he got into a chariot and drove furiously and when he was driving under a big juniper tree, his hair got caught on the limb of that tree, and he hung there many days. And the ravens brought him food to eat and water to drink. And he ate 5000 loaves of bread and two fishes. One night when he was hanging there asleep, his wife Delilah came along and cut off his hair. And he dropped and fell on stony ground. But he got up and went on. And it began to rain. And it rained and rained 40 days and 40 nights. And he hid himself in a cave and he lived on locusts and wild honey. Then he went on till he met a servant, who said, “Come take supper at my house.” And he made an excuse and said, “No I won't. I have married a wife and can’t go.” And the servant went on into the highways and into the hedges and compelled him to come in. After supper he went on and came down there to Jericho. And when he got there he looked up and saw that Old Queen Jezebel, sitting down way up high in the window. And she laughed at him. And he said, “Throw her down out there.” And they threw her down. And he said, “Throw her down again.” And they threw her down seventy times seven. And of the fragments that remained they picked up twelve baskets full, besides women and children. And they said “Blessed are the piece makers.” Now whose wife do you think she will be on that judgment day?’“
I heard this from Ravi Zacharias who said, “In a few years our children will not know why this is so funny unless we turn around the Biblical illiteracy among the children.”
We always exist one generation from extinction. We do not have the luxury of leaving this task to chance. At First Baptist, our Vacation Bible School will be June 23rd through the 27th.
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