Contending for the faith


A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, “I know what  the Bible means!”
His father smiled and  replied, “What do you mean, you ‘know’ what the Bible means?
The son replied, “I do  know!”
“Okay,” said his father. “What does the  Bible mean?”
“That’s easy, Daddy…” the young  boy replied excitedly, “Basic  Information Before Leaving Earth.”

There was a very  gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible  to her brother in another part of the  country.
“Is there anything breakable in here?”  asked the postal clerk.
“Only the Ten  Commandments.” answered the  lady.

A  minister waited in line to have his car filled  with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The  attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars  ahead of him. Finally, the attendant motioned him  toward a vacant pump.
“Reverend,” said the  young man, “I’m so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get  ready for a long trip.”
The minister chuckled,  “I know what you mean. It’s the same in my business.”

Sunday  after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter  what the lesson was about.
The daughter  answered, “Don’t be scared, you’ll get your  quilt.”
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed.  Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea  and the Mom asked him what that morning’s Sunday school  lesson was about.
He said “Be not  afraid, thy comforter is  coming.”

The minister was  preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to  ask the congregation to come up with more money  than they were expecting for repairs to the church  building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that  the regular organist was sick and a substitute had  been brought in at the last minute. The substitute  wanted to know what to play.
“Here’s a copy of  the service,” he said impatiently. “But, you’ll  have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances.”

During  the service, the minister paused and said, “Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the  roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and  we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up.”
At that moment,  the substitute organist played “The Star  Spangled Banner.”
And that is how the substitute became the regular  organist!

“Somebody has said  there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and  say, “Good morning, Lord,” and there are those who  wake up in the morning and say, “Good Lord, it’s  morning.”

Submitted by Oscar S.

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