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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!

...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

Topics: Effective Preaching

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