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Bummer, the first

September 18, 2009

Isn’t it odd that the most gruesome, heinous, ugly, nasty things we have ever seen are the pictures in our mind we can’t shake? Here’s a similar experience – some of the funkiest messages I’ve ever heard preached are unfortunately the ones I can’t get out of my mind. And, like the person who smells raw sewage in a bag and says to his closest friend, “Hey, smell this!” I would like to share some of those special messages, in 2 parts and in no particular order…

The Camels are Coming! A message “based” on Nehemiah, where there was some massive hoard of camels coming to the rescue of the people, or something like that. To be honest, what made this one bad was (1) it wasn’t even remotely biblical, (2) the guy kept repeating over and over, “The camels are coming, the camels are coming”, and (3) I was so hungry by the time the message was over I had eaten the giving envelopes from the pew rack in front of me.

Row the boat, and wake Jesus! Similar to the reasons I disliked the camel message, this classic happened on a Sunday night at Calvary from a rather well known preacher (not employed by Calvary at any time, and that’s all the hints you are going to get). It was based on the storm that the disciples found themselves in when Jesus was fast asleep. The point: in the storms of life, don’t stop rowing, but don’t think you can do it yourself, so, wake Jesus. Small problem with carrying that over into today’s culture; I don’t think Jesus is napping.

The dating ladder – This was a DCA classic back in the day, where Mr. Mel Moody preached, for what seemed like YEARS on dating standards. Now, the standards were great, the preaching was biblical. However, none of us ever got to the end of the series knowing what this mystical ladder was.

More to come next week!

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  1. September 18, 2009 8:59 am

    I’ve got 2:

    Don’t remove the ancient landmarks: I have no clue what this sermon was about because 1) the guy was preaching in spanish and his son was interpreting and 2) he just kept yelling the above!

    We must feed the white dog and starve the black dog: I am gonna leave this one alone just read into it every way that you can and then you will kinda know what the response was around this southern college campus

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