I’ve always loved Spurgeon’s response when he was asked what his style of preaching was, “I take me text and make a beeline for the cross.” Boom!
With this quote in mind I sent out a Twee this morning that simply read, “A sermon without the gospel is like…” >#FillInTheBlank. To my surprise I was inundated with responses. Here are some of them!
…like a Twinkie without cream filling
…like eating wax fruit (looks great but nothing of substance)
…like a run without a finish line
…like a shower without water
…like Yoda strange syntax missing
…like a game of football without the ball
…like taking a number 2 without toilet paper. #allpoopy
…like ham w/no burger. PB w/no J. water w/no melon. Hip w/o Hop. A rapper w/o a DJ.
…like pizza without dough
…like a bike ride without a bike
…like a person w/out a pulse, marriage w/out my wife, AND go-carts w/out your wallet
…like not a sermon!
…like fools gold, worthless
…like trying to build a deck with a glass hammer
…like skydiving w/ a concrete parachute
…like PB & J without the bread; a mess
…like the olympics without any athletes
…trying to fry bacon in a paper skillet
…like playing a video game without a controller
…like Oreos without milk
…like fishing a stream with no trout (sorry, I’m a trout bum!)
…like a bow without an arrow, it pierces nobody