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The Clock Is Ticking (1 of 8)
Series: Countdown to Armageddon
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bibles with you, please turn to Matthew chapter 24. Matthew chapter 24 we're beginning a new series today entitled "Countdown to Armageddon" and our first message is entitled "The Clock Is Ticking". A teacher gave her 5th grade class an assignment, she said "Go home and talk to your parents and have them tell you a story that has a moral that has a lesson and be ready to talk about it tomorrow." And so the kids went home they came back the next day and then the teacher began to ask them she started with Mary she said "Mary what did your parents teach you and tell you a story with a lesson?" She said "Well you know I live on a farm" and she said "And we have hens and we sell eggs and take them to the market. And my dad was telling me about one time he put all the eggs in this basket and we got in the truck and we were driving and we hit a bump and the eggs broke. And my dad told me 'that's a good lesson don't put all your eggs in one basket'." She said "Oh that's very, very good." And she asked the next girl, little Susie, "Little Susie tell us what did you learn a story with a lesson?" She said "Well I also live on a farm and we raise chickens for the poultry market." And she said "And one day we had 12 eggs and I was thinking that we would count your chickens until they hatch.'" She said "Ah." Well little Johnny got up he was next and she said "Johnny what did your dad tell you?" He said "Well my dad told me about my Aunt Karen. He said "Karen was a flight engineer during Desert Storm and she was in a plane and her plane got shot down over enemy territory and she had to bail out. And all she had with her was a machinegun, a machete, and a bottle of whisky. And she drank the whisky on the way down because she didn't want the bottle to break and she landed in an area with a hundred enemy soldiers. And she killed seventy of them with the machine ...
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