|Mountain preaches sermon (standard:Inspirational stories, 1583 words)|
|Author: stanley mcqueen kentucky backwoods writer||Added: Dec 28 2009||Views/Reads: 2153/1266||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|sermon on the mountain|
Mountain preacher Sermon Standing before behind the crude pine alter is the slim little preacher who's' name is Woodrow Bishop. He has been the pastor of the little goose chapel church since I was knee high to a grasshopper, he is a short little man, ugly and has never been married, he come to the part from the south, settlement about two hundred miles away, paw said all he had in his saddle bag was a big holy Bible, folks took to his fast, he was a meek humble person, hard working, and honest, and one of the best preachers that has ever stood behind the little pine alter in the goose rock chapel church, he has never been married and said he was raised up Ohio and was the only son of his departed mother and father, who raise his in the fear of the lord, Today Rev Bishop begins his Sunday sermon, the little church house is crammed pack , some folks half stand around the wall outside of the church benches, folks around these part take serious their religion , I listen as the Good preacher start the sermon. My seat is near the front and I was glad of that so I could hear him good, Folks I welcome each and everyone that has come today, its good to see little goose chapel church fat with people , today I bring you good words, from the lord, today I want to go back to where I was born up in Ohio county, paw was a corn farmer like most of you all are that is here under the sound of my voice,. Him and maw were hard working, in their crops, they raised me up to work and to be honest, our little cabin was not big enough to whip a cat in, maw kept the little shack clean as a hounds tooth,. Paw cut timber raised corn and kept hogs and a few cows, we were poor folk like everyone else, it isn't no dishonor to be poor, paw was a minister like me called of God , he taught me to fear the lord , I was sixteen when a man killed paw , shot him down while he was preaching one spring Sunday, paw had preached against whiskey making and whiskey drinking, and the law that next week arrested a man and put him in jail, well the man got out about a year later, and he thought paw was the one that turned him into the law, so he got drunk and shot my father and killed him, while he was preaching the Sunday sermon .. I was heart broken and maw cried for three day mourning paw death, it was hard on me and maw we had always depending on paw, he was the leader the one that guided us , I took over preaching at paw church and folks , we buried paw on a little point above the church there in Ohio, after maw passed I come here God told me to leave Ohio and come to Kentucky, and here I am standing here where the lord placed me . Now today I want to preach on endurance , which is a word hardly ever used, It mean putting your back against hardships and going on , no matter what kind of trouble befalls a saint endurance will lead them threw, how many times have you thought about just throwing your hand up and quitting the lord, ? That is what the devil would want ever saint her at Muddy Fork county to do is quit the lord.. What would that do for old Satan if we all quit? Well whiskey and adultery and sin would bloom like the mountains flowers do here in the spring time.. What if the lord would had quit on us and never went to the cross and become our sacrifice , we would have all been doomed to hell is he has quit on us, Today I tell you saints of the lord , make no difference in each other, love one another , forgive one another ,be kind and confess your fault and pray that the lord forgive each of the fault each has.. We two mules pull against a wagon the wagon can move, but it one mule quit pulling the wagon will not be pulled by the one mule, and that the way it is here at little goose chapel church, we need to pull together that the spiritual plow keeps plowing . God don't what divisions he is a just God and he has no pets , he don't make any difference in folks and we are to follow his ways, God looks at a rich man and a poor man , and he only sees” two men. Some people thinks God favors them more than their neighbors and that not the truth, God favors no man.. What is the difference in a wise man and a fool ? A fool despises correction, and wise man takes correction as a gift and acts on it as good instruction.. After paw die some of the members of our church quit because they blame God for letting paw get killed, they quit they never endured they give up, because they looked at this in a carnal way.. Paw was ready for heaven no matter what killed him he was prepared to die, but they took it as a good reason to quit God, and they will answer for their quitting , Cant you see folks that giving up just don't work, and God will Is that he no one to quit, One thing I can say about the lord he is no quitter , there is no stopping him ,he finishes what he starts , he made ever living things to the start to the finish... I recall a man started to build a cabin back there in Ohio and when he got it about half threw he up and quit and never finished, and if a man was to go back their today he would see a half built cabin, the man give up and is still living in his old cabin, maybe he thought he do it later and later just kept him from ever starting again, later can Click here to read the rest of this story (39 more lines)
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