Now This Is The Living Bible

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  1. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member

    Mar 3, 2015
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    Now this is the Living Bible:

    His name is Tim. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans,
    and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of

    He is brilliant. Kind of profound and very, very bright. He became a
    Christian while attending college.

    Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative
    church.. They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not sure
    how to go about it..

    One day Tim decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his
    T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and so Tim starts
    down the aisle looking for a seat.

    The church is completely packed and he can't find a seat. By now, people are
    really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything.

    Tim gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realizes
    there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet.

    By now the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick.

    About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the
    church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Tim.

    Now the deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece
    suit. A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly. He walks with
    a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is saying to
    themselves that you can't blame him for what he's going to do.

    How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some
    college kid on the floor?

    It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy.

    The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man's cane. All
    eyes are focused on him. You can't even hear anyone breathing. The minister
    can't even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do.

    And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great
    difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Tim and worships with
    him so he won't be alone.

    Everyone chokes up with emotion...

    When the minister gains control, he says,

    'What I'm about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen,
    you will never forget.'

    'Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever
  2. Patsy Faye

    Patsy Faye Veteran Member

    Nov 21, 2015
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    I like that very much ,wonderful - and if only :)

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