The Ultimate Test (5 of 6) by Jeff Schreve

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The Ultimate Test (5 of 6)
Series: Believing in God - Expecting Miracles
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Genesis 22:1-18

I want to talk to you today about tests. I think we all know about Larry Sims, our Associate Pastor. Larry's very proud of the fact that he went to Duke University. Does anybody know that Larry went to Duke University? (Applause). I mean, everybody. He just, he tells people that all the time. "Oh, I went to Duke." He's got a bumper sticker, "Duke." And he's proud of Duke, and it's good. That's, a, it's a school to be proud of. He's proud of the heritage at Duke University. He's proud of the academics. He's proud of the lacrosse team. He's just proud (laughter) of that school. And he's always telling me how hard it is to get into Duke. And I don't doubt that it's hard now to get into Duke (laughter). But way back when, I don't think so.

I have the entrance exam, just a portion of it, 1935 when Larry (laughter) was applying for Duke. Here are some of the questions:

First question out of the shoot. Foreign language. What language is spoken in France? (laughter) Larry got that one wrong (laughter).

Second question: Metric conversion. How many feet are in 0.0 meters? (laughter) He got that one right. I don't know about you guys.

Science: Can you explain Einstein's Theory of Relativity? A. Yes. B. No. (laughter).
Soc, Social Studies: Give a dissertation on the ancient Babylonian Empire with particular reference to architecture, literature, law, and social conditions, or spell your name in block letters (laughter).

Advanced Math: If you have three apples, how many apples do you have? (laughter)

And General Knowledge: Duke University was founded when approximately. A. BC. B. AD. (laughter)

That was the entrance exam. Now wouldn't it be nice if all the tests we took in life were as easy as the 1935 entrance exam to Duke University? Now, obviously, fictitious. Larry's smarter than that. But wouldn't that be nice if, man, that's all there ...

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