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No person – apart from Jesus Himself – shaped the history of Christianity like the APOSTLE PAUL!
LESSONS FROM THE 2X4...
I once heard a story of an old farmer who claimed that he could command his mule with nothing more than a few soft words - no whips or prods necessary! She would respond - he claimed - with nothing more than gently spoken commands! So his buddy - down at the feed store - asked for a demonstration one day… “Prove to me that your old mule will respond with nothing more than gentle language!” So… out to the field they went - the farmer, his buddy and the mule! As the friend watched - first in awe and then in horror - the farmer took a huge piece of lumber - a 2X4 – about 4 feet in length - and swung it with all his might -- hitting the mule on one side of the head! When the animal stopped braying and bellowing and prancing around - the farmer simply said something quietly… “COME HERE” and the mule came! “SIT” and the whimpering creature sat! “BACK UP” and she backed into the harnesses of a waiting plow and waited calmly for him to hook up! ‘You see?’ the farmer replied - ‘She’ll respond to a simple voice command!” But his friend objected… “What are you talking about? You said all you had to do was talk to her - but you hit her with this huge 2X4! What do you mean - you just command her with words! That’s not what I saw!” “Oh, that!” said the farmer... “WELL… I FIRST HAVE TO GET HER ATTENTION!!”
Don't miss SUNDAY @ COC as we take a CLOSER LOOK at the LESSONS FROM THE 2X4...
Maricopa Wells Middle School (9a/10:45a)