Coming Up Dry

Today Salvation has come to this house

Luke 19:9
Luke 9:1-10 or 19:1-10

Sermon Topic


Once, at a senior-class picnic, one of the girls accidentally dropped her graduation ring into the lake. Immediately, several of her male classmates volunteered to go diving for it. She said, “No thank you,” to her gallant companions and then asked her English Professor to do it. Extremely flattered to be chosen over all those younger men, the professor dove right into the lake and, after several attempts, retrieved the ring. As he handed it to the girl, his masculine curiosity prompted him to ask her why she had chosen him over her younger companions. She replied, “Well, I have taken many of your courses and I know that you can go down deeper and come up drier than any man I’ve ever known.” That sounds like many of us Christians who, in the pursuit of truth, sometimes go down very deep, but come up very dry.

For instance, we can delve deeply into the matter of “salvation” which Jesus speaks of in today’s…

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