Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16; Psalms 147:12-15,19-20; I Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58
On a Sunday afternoon, a woman we shall call “Aunt Emma,” was commenting on the sermon she had heard preached earlier that day. She said …
“The sermon lasted rather long, but I didn’t mind because that’s when I plan my menus for the coming week.”
One can only wonder what kind of menus such devotion as Aunt Emma’s might produce. What meals would she plan? …
If the preacher delivered a fire-and-brimstone message, Aunt Emma might plan a “London Broil.”
If the sermon presented the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, “Baked Apple” might be on the menu.
If the sermon spoke of the Promised Land, Aunt Emma might feature “Milk and Honey.”
If the preacher told the Prodigal Son story in which a “fatted calf” becomes the main course in a big family feast, Aunt Emma’s thoughts would probably turn to “Prime Rib of Beef.”
During a sermon on Jesus feeding a huge crowd with just a few loaves…
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