gospel nuggets

Rev. E. Anderson

JUST THE SITE!

London businessman Lindsay Clegg told the story of a warehouse property he was selling. The building had been empty for months and needed repairs. Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and strewn trash all over the place. As he showed a prospective buyer the property, he took pains to say that he would replace the broken windows, bring in a crew to correct any structural damage, and clean out the garbage. The buyer said, “Forget about the repairs. When I buy this place, I’m going to build something completely different. I don’t want the building; I want the site.”

That’s God’s message to us! Compared with the renovation God has in mind, our efforts to improve our own lives are as trivial as sweeping a warehouse slated for the wrecking ball. When we become God’s the old life is over. He makes all things new. All He wants is the site and the permission to build. There are still some trying to “reform,” but God offers “redemption.” All we have to do is give Him the “property” and he will do the necessary “building.”

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a time to laugh

Rev. E. Anderson

A JOB FUNNY

I had always talked about my job a lot at home, and my young daughter had always expressed great interest. So I thought it would be a treat for her to spend the day with me at the office. Since I wanted it to be a surprise, I didn’t tell her where we were going, just that it would be fun. Although usually a bit shy, she seemed excited to meet each colleague I introduced. On the way home, however, she seemed somewhat down.

“Didn’t you have a nice time?” I asked.

“Well, it was okay,” she responded. “But I thought it would be more like a circus.”

Confused, I asked, “Whatever do you mean?”

She said, “Well, you said you work with a bunch of clowns, and I never got to see them!”

A CAR FUNNY

A teenager was always asking his father if he could borrow the family car. Pushed to the limit, the father asked his son why he thought God had given him two feet.

Without hesitation, the son replied, “That’s easy, one for the clutch and
one for the accelerator.

A FRUIT FUNNY

A wife asked her husband, “Could you please go shopping for me? Buy one carton of milk. And, if they have avocados, get 6.”

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, “Why did you buy SIX cartons of milk?”

He replied, “Because they did have avocados.”

A LAWYER FUNNY

A lawyer phoned the governor’s mansion shortly after midnight. “I need to talk to the governor. It’s an emergency!” exclaimed the lawyer.

After some cajoling, the governor’s assistant agreed to wake him up. “So, what is it that’s so important that it can’t wait until morning?” grumbled the governor.

“Judge Jones just died, and I want to take his place,” begged the attorney.

“Well, it’s okay with me if it’s okay with the funeral home,” replied the governor.