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!
...like a Twinkie without cream filling
...like eating wax fruit (looks great but nothing of substance)
...like a run without a finish line
...like a shower without water
...like Yoda strange syntax missing
...like a game of football without the ball
...like taking a number 2 without toilet paper. #allpoopy
...like ham w/no burger. PB w/no J. water w/no melon. Hip w/o Hop. A rapper w/o a DJ.
...like pizza without dough
...like a bike ride without a bike
...like a person w/out a pulse, marriage w/out my wife, AND go-carts w/out your wallet
...like not a sermon!
...like fools gold, worthless
...like trying to build a deck with a glass hammer
...like skydiving w/ a concrete parachute
...like PB & J without the bread; a mess
...like the olympics without any athletes
...trying to fry bacon in a paper skillet
...like playing a video game without a controller
...like Oreos without milk
...like fishing a stream with no trout (sorry, I'm a trout bum!)
...like a bow without an arrow, it pierces nobody