A Journey Through Jude (4 of 8) by Steve Wagers

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A Journey Through Jude (4 of 8)
Just In Case You Forget!
Steve Wagers
Jude 5-7

INTRODUCTION

1. Years ago, there was a young
preacher who was preparing to
preach his very first sermon.
Knowing that it was his first, he
wanted it to be a home run
sermon; and, thus, he wanted
to have a smashing
introduction.

2. So, he went to an older pastor
he knew, and asked him if he
had any surefire introductions
that were guaranteed to get
everybody's attention.

3. The pastor did, and he said,
"Son, as a matter of fact, I have
an illustration that works every
single time. I have used it for
many, many years, and it is
guaranteed to work."

4. "When you get into the pulpit,
make this statement, 'Some of
the greatest days of my life I
spent in the arms of another
man's wife.' Then, wait a
moment, and then say, 'My
mother!'

5. He went on to say, "Remember
don't forget to pause before
you say, 'my mother.' And,
whatever you do, don't forget to
tell your wife what you are
going to do!"

6. Finally, the Sunday arrived that
he was to preach. And, this
young, inexperienced preacher
walked into the pulpit.
However, he had two problems:
he was extremely nervous, and
he had forgotten to tell his wife
what he was going to say.

7. So, the young preacher cleared
his throat, confident of his
smashing introduction, and
said, "Some of the greatest
days of my life I spent in the
arms of another man's wife."

8. He waited for a moment, and
his wife, who was a hot-
tempered lady, got up out of
her seat, and stormed the
pulpit. That so unnerved the
young preacher that
stammered, and stuttered, and
said, "And for the life of me, I
can't remember who that
woman was!" 1

9. I don't know about you but there
have been many, many times that
my memory has failed me, and in
some cases, it has gotten me into
trouble as well. And, I have found
that it always pays t ...


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