Creating A Thirst (3 of 4) by Jeff Strite

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Creating A Thirst (3 of 4)
Series: Contagious Christianity
Jeff Strite
John 4:4-30

(We began the service with a video clip from "Contagious Christianity" called "Lesson #8 - Objections" where a Christian woman was trying to witness to a skeptic who maintained that Christianity was too narrow and exclusive for her tastes).

OPEN: Someone once speculated about how certain people would answer the age old question: "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

They speculated that President GEORGE W. BUSH would say:
"We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or it is against us. There is no middle ground here."
Ex-Vice President AL GORE might have said:
"I invented the chicken. I invented the road... Therefore, the chicken crossing the road represented the application of these two different functions of government in a new, reinvented way designed to bring greater services to the American people."
"I don't know why the chicken crossed the road, but I'll bet it was getting a government grant to cross the road, and I'll bet someone out there is already forming a support group to help chickens with crossing-the-road syndrome. Can you believe this? How much more of this can real Americans take? Chickens crossing the road paid for by their tax dollars, and when I say tax dollars, I'm talking about your money, money the government took from you to build roads for chickens to cross."
"I don't know vhy the chicken crossed the road, but I do know IT VILL BE BACK!"
"Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad?
Yes! The chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed, I've not been told!"
"Isn't that interesting? In a few moments we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting and went on to acc ...

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