THE MEMORIAL OFFERING (Memorial Day Sunday 2015)

“THE MEMORIAL OFFERING” (Acts 10:4)
FBC Earlville 5-24-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION
Today’s Funny: “Odd Man”
A general noticed one of his soldiers behaving oddly.
The soldier would pick up any piece of paper he found, frown and say: “That’s not it,” and put it down again.
This went on for some time, until the general arranged to have the soldier psychologically tested.
The psychologist concluded the soldier was deranged and wrote out his discharge from the army.
The soldier picked it up, smiled and said: “Yes! That’s it!”

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THE COMMUNION OF WISDOM AND FOLLY (Proverbs 9)

“THE COMMUNION OF WISDOM AND FOLLY” (Prov. 9)
FBC Earlville 5-17-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION
Today’s Funny: A Yogi-ism for Yogi Berra’s 90th Birthday (May 12, 2015!)
Former major league ball player Joe Garagiola said he and Yogi Berra decided at spring training one year to meet for Mass at 5:30 a.m. Knowing how important punctuality is to Berra, Garagiola showed up at 5:10 a.m., only to discover Berra waiting.
“Yogi says, ‘What took you so long?'” Garagiola recalled. “I said, ‘What took me so long? I’m early. I’m 20 minutes early. You said 5:30 a.m. We agreed on it. Here I am and you say, What took him so long?’ Then Yogi said, ‘That’s the earliest you’ve ever been late.'”

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TWO MOTHERS IN BETHLEHEM (from the Book of Ruth!)

“TWO MOTHERS IN BETHLEHEM” (Book of Ruth)
FBC Earlville 5-10-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

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A LEGACY THAT PLEASES GOD?

“A LEGACY THAT PLEASES GOD?”
FBC Earlville 5-3-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s “Special”: “The Legal Speeder”
A woman was driving down the center of the road at 100 mph. A police officer pulled her over. “License and registration, please.”
“It’s OK, officer, she replied. “I have a special license that allows me to do this.”
“That’s impossible! There is no such license,” said the cop.
The woman reached into her purse and handed him her license.
“This is an ordinary license, Miss. There’s nothing here that would allow you special consideration,” he told her.
She replied: “It says so right here at the bottom: ‘Tear Along The Dotted Line.’”

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MY VACATION MEMORIES (Psalm 103)

“MY VACATION MEMORIES” (Psalm 103)
FBC Earlville 4-26-15 10:30 AM Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s “Special”: “Wanda’s Funny”
Good Catholics do not recognize anything but Mary as their queen.
The Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
And Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters.

Friday we returned from a 19 day vacation: 1800 miles and 35 hours in train travel. Almost 3000 miles in car travel through NY, PA, MD, FL, GA, and SC. We met many people on the train – many introduced themselves. I might remember where they are from, but who are they? I don’t remember.
Today’s text takes us to a wonderful psalm where David proclaims the One Who DOES remember. Even the Lord Himself! Let’s see what David says that God’s child should remember. And then let’s see what God remembers! PRAYER

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