Monday, November 2, 2015

A pulpit search committee brought the following report to the congregation:

In our search for just the right person for ministry, only one was found to have the qualities needed. After interviewing each of the candidates, here are their names, along with our comments:

NOAH: A failure as a preacher; 120 years of experience, but no converts

MOSES: Stutters and loses his temper

ABRAHAM: Got into trouble with the authorities and lied his way out

DAVID: Would make a good minister of music if he had better morals

SOLOMON: A walking encyclopaedia of wisdom, but doesn’t practise what he preaches

ELIJAH: Prone to depression - folds under pressure

HOSEA: Divorced and remarried to a prostitute

JEREMIAH: Too emotional and negative - a real alarmist

AMOS: A farmer, better suited to picking figs and raising cattle

JOHN: Says he’s a Baptist, lacks tact and dresses like a hippie

PETER: Bad tempered and denied Christ publicly

PAUL: Not good media material - too long-winded

TIMOTHY: Has potential, but much too young

JESUS: Offends church members with His preaching, hangs out with undesirable characters and upsets the committee with His pointed questions

JUDAS: Practical, co-operative, good with money, cares for the poor, well-dressed. We all agree - HE’S THE MAN!

Aren’t you glad that:

“… the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7, Amplified version)

And we are all encouraged to be part of the equipping of the saints, the work of ministry and the building up of the body of Christ, as stated in Ephesians 

Pastor Roger