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A sermon without the gospel is like....

Posted by Greg Stier on Aug 22, 2012 8:27:13 AM

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I've always loved Spurgeon's response when he was asked what his style of preaching was, "I take me text and make a beeline for the cross." Boom!

With this quote in mind I sent out a Twee this morning that simply read, "A sermon without the gospel is like..." >#FillInTheBlank. To my surprise I was inundated with responses. Here are some of them! a Twinkie without cream filling eating wax fruit (looks great but nothing of substance) a run without a finish line a shower without water Yoda strange syntax missing a game of football without the ball taking a number 2 without toilet paper. #allpoopy ham w/no burger. PB w/no J. water w/no melon. Hip w/o Hop. A rapper w/o a DJ. pizza without dough a bike ride without a bike a person w/out a pulse, marriage w/out my wife, AND go-carts w/out your wallet not a sermon! fools gold, worthless trying to build a deck with a glass hammer skydiving w/ a concrete parachute PB & J without the bread; a mess the olympics without any athletes

...trying to fry bacon in a paper skillet playing a video game without a controller Oreos without milk fishing a stream with no trout (sorry, I'm a trout bum!) a bow without an arrow, it pierces nobody

Topics: Effective Preaching

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