by Steve Wagers

The Pay Off is in the Pay Out
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Genesis 26:25

(1) Altar: Dedication to the Will of God
a) A Place of Surrender
b) A Place of Sacrifice
(2) Tent: Detachment from the Way of Man
a) Separation from Earthly Pleasures
b) Concentration on Eternal Possessions
(3) Well: Dependence on the Word of Life
a) The Resistance that He Faced
b) The Refreshment that He Found

Football terms and symbols for Christians.

Quarterback Sneak - Church members quietly leaving during the invitation.

Draw Play - What many children do with the bulletin during worship.

Half-time - The period between Sunday School and worship when many choose to leave.

Benchwarmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or apparently do anything but sit.

Backfield-in-Motion - Making a trip to the back (restroom or water fountain) during the service.

Staying in the Pocket - What happens to a lot of money that should be given to the Lord's work.

Two-minute Warning - The point at which you realize the sermon is almost over and begin to gather up your children and belongings.

Instant Replay - The preacher loses his notes and falls back on last week's illustrations.

Sudden Death - What happens to the attention span of the congregation if the preacher goes "overtime."

Trap - You're called on to pray and are asleep.

End Run - Getting out of church quick, without speaking to any guest or fellow member.

Flex Defense - The ability to allow absolutely nothing said during the sermon to affect your life.

Halfback Option - The decision of 50% of the congregation not to return for the evening service.

Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer.

Some Christians are like wheels, they don't work unless they're pushed.
Some Christians are like trailers, they have to be pulled.
Some Christians are like canoes, they have to be paddled.
Some Christians are like kites, always up in the air about something, and if you don't ...

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