A New Proverb


This below passing of the peace might possibly be the shortest one I ever prepared during my time at Asbury.

A long time ago, I was asked as an assignment to think of a great new proverb for a new generation church.

What’s a proverb? A short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice. The assingment called for me to turn to any source, and find that statement which relayed a core foundational truth of our faith and the church.

The one I eventually turned in was something that was said by George Burns; “Want to make God Laugh, tell him your plans.”

I have often thought about that line over the years and believed is was just as true as it was when I submitted it. Recently, I am thinking of changing it. After watching the video below, my proverb might just be: Our welcome can mean the difference between having the last laugh,… Or being laughed at…

As you watch this video, consider two things; 1.) How the powerline can be replaced by the pew and 2.) Which bird are you come Sunday mornings?

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(Click the Image or visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOiyD26cJ2A)

 

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