Monday, May 10, 2010

The SERMON that wasn't!

My Dad. One of the most honest dedicated men I have ever known, and he was a preacher.
For some of you that read this mess you know that in one life I thought I was preacher. WE Pastored 3 churches, one of them we organized and built. I think I told on here that I only performed two marriages, one is headed for a 50th anniversary. The other ended shortly in divorce. That was a 50% success. My funerals were more successful, everyone I buried stayed buried, 100% success rate.
That was the preface to today’s entry.

The Sermon that never was!
Sunday morning’s sermon by our pastor was one of the best I have heard in many years. The text was the part of scripture where the woman is caught in the very act of adultery, Moses Law requires that she be stoned and the Lord’s reaction to the situation. Now if you have been around preaching over ten years you have heard this from many angles. You are familiar with the time when confronted with the problem Jesus knelt and wrote in the dirt. The scripture does not say what he wrote, leaving speculation by men of what He wrote. It coulda been names, commandments, sins, etc. Or even the statement ‘I will die for her’.

Fred may know this preacher, Bishop Adeboye, I don't, I just found it on the net.
But today it was from the perspective of a possible ‘son’ of the woman caught in adultery. His buddy finds him and says, ‘hurry, they are going to stone your Mother to death’. The two run to where the confrontation is taking place and witness the scripture unfold, as Jesus teaches Love and Grace over the LAW. One of the best sermons I can remember. The boy sees Jesus save his Mother from stoning and forgives her her sins. What a Mother’s Day sermon. WOW!
HOWEVER IT NEVER HAPPENED! I MEAN THE SERMON WASN’T close to what I had heard. LOL


(My thoughts today, after Sherry explained I had not heard correctly)



On the way home I told my wife that was the most unique approach I had ever ‘HEARD’. When I re-preached the sermon she looks at me and says, ‘Are you crazy? He never came close to saying something like that, there was no son involved, etc.’!

So you see, us deaf, hard of hearing folks don’t necessarily hear what is said. But you have to admit I ‘HEARD’ a unique sermon. And I am LOL, honestly LOL. Sometimes I take these mis-interpretations as a special message to ME. I haven’t figured this one out yet.

Now Ora, you can pass that on to Chaplain Mixon. If he likes it I will ‘make up’ an outline like I ‘made up’ the sermon. Hahahahahahahahaha

That’s the Sunday School lesson for today kids, facts or not. BTW, my daddy who was a preacher would always ask, Where was the man in involved in this ‘adultery’?
Thanks for coming by the log.
Nite Shipslog
PS:
Something you may not know……
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ...

13 comments:

reanaclaire said...

HELLO..greetings to u...
You have a very nice blog over here..

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Very good sermon...the one you didn't hear. Our pastor always says the good Lord makes you hear what he wants you to hear. Over the years I have found we all hear things a little differently and gain our own thoughts about what was said. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Sayit-baldys said...

JACK, I HEAR YOU EVEN THO ALSO BEING HARD OF HEARING. (have worn out two hearing aids, one of which was sent in for repair and repair of 'what' ? )
SECOND TIME SENT IN A BILL CAME BACK WITH IT. IS THIS BILL FOR ME, I ASKED, AND ADDED, IT'S GUARANTEED FOR LIFE.
THE DOCTOR'S SMILE FADED AND HE GRABBED THE TINY PRINT AND MAGNIFYING GLASS, SAYING, THE LIFE OF A HEARING AID IS FOUR YEARS.
SO HERE I AM, MAKING DO WITH 'CLOSED CAPTION' AND URGING FRIENDS TO SPEAK LOUDER.sam

Jen said...

I wonder if you can kayak the full length of the Amazon...

Lucy said...

That is a cool entry. I have got to say that Alan had escaped the hearing loss but Larry, Ron, and now Connie are being affected by hearing loss, hereditary on the fathers side of the family. I am not kidding you, since I do not have the problem I am amazed at what comes out of their mouths and they are thinking of the same conversation, but to me I am astounded by some of the things I hear and thank goodness they are all good natured about the misunderstandings. I can almost see Sherry's face. Good entry.

Ally Lifewithally said...

They are the sort of Sermons I like ~ the ones I see and hear for myself by myself :o) Ally x

Sheila said...

I think the version you 'heard' was pretty good. Have a great week, Sheila

That corgi :) said...

I too often wondered about the man in this story; probably a bit of a coward, set her up and then took off

interesting take of the sermon; I like your perspective about it; haven't heard it preached from that angle before indeed

I'm glad, in a way, that your funeral results kept all that should be buried indeed buried

(just had a few minutes to read some blogs; still enjoying our trip :)

betty

Shirl 72 said...

Your hearing is like my friends's little girl's hearing. While playing the yard Lisa went into the house and told my her mother that Jay was taking God's name insane.

Shirl

Fred Alton said...

Hmmm. I've heard that story lots of times - but never thought til now that she could have had a son...maybe more than one...and he/they would have been interested to hear what Jesus had to say.

I've heard of Adeboye, also Bishop Adeboga, both from Nigeria. And I also remember a Bishop called Adebuye. All of these are common names in Nigeria. Stephen Adeboga was the person who would pick me up at the Airport in Lagos and take me to the Civil Aviation airport next day so I could fly on up to our hdqtrs at Abak, Akwa Ibom State. :D Great post, Jack. Sherry probably wasn't listening to the part about the woman's son. Reckon?

Paula said...

I think you would have made a good preacher.

Ora said...

Oh Jack...I do believe you should take two aspirin and sleep on it!!!! LOL...no don't bother to call the doctor tomorrow...he won't be able to help you out at all...now Sherry...she is just fine...to put up with you...she has to be...real fine!!!! and Mixon will pass on this sermon...since he ain't preachin anymore!!!! LOL...retirement...ya know...good stuff...nite nite Jack...love and hugs to you Sherry....

Jimmy's Journal said...

One of the girls I go out with is deaf and we get along famously. She is so adept at lip reading that I occasionally am reminded by her to speak to her face to face.

As for sermons, I come from a Babtist background and let me tell you, ofttimes, you're not missing much.

Jimmy