Communication | Humor | Preaching | Youth | Zeal

Richard Helper submitted a familiar old story that I’ve told many times over the years. It’s about the young seminary student who was asked to minister in a church in rural New Hampshire while the pastor was recuperating from an illness. After traveling many miles on a muddy, treacherous back road, he arrived at the small mission. There awaiting the young minister was just one local farmer. Rather shocked, the young man asked the farmer if he should postpone the service, since he was the only one there. The farmer remarked, “Well, I dunno about that but I do know that if I bring my feed wagon out to my cows and only one shows up, I still feed her.” With that remark the seminarian went to the pupit and began the service. After about an hour and a half the young man closed the service with a long, fervent prayer. He had used everything he’d learned in seminary…

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