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Topic: BOOK(S) - Begins January 4 / Ends January 11 (01/04/18)
- TITLE: Never Too Late?
By LaVonne Wood
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“What’s your name?”
“I’m looking but I don’t see it”
“You don’t see what?”
“I don’t see your name in The Book.”
“Well I know my name has got to be in the book. Look again. Look under Pastor Henry Brown, you will no doubt find it there.”
“Nope, not here. I see some of your congregation here. Do you Remember Sally Staples? She made it. And here is Tom Ramsey.”
“I suppose good ole drunken Ben Harley made it too, ha, ha!”
“Yep, here he is. He gave his life to the Lord just last week.”
“You’re kidding me! I never thought he could make it. Heck, most of my congregation is going to be surprised when they get up here. I had plenty of sermon material for them I tell you. You should here the confessions I have from those sinners; adultery, lies, stealing, even murder. Poor souls. Most of them are never going to make into heaven.”
“Sounds like you have a bit of a pride problem.”
“Who me? Listen, I have been a good person all my life. I’ve lived a good Christian life trying to get people to repent of their sins. I gave to the poor, visited those in prison, prayed for the sick. What more could I do?”
“You could repent of your pride. Have you ever done that Henry?”
“No, I guess I haven’t. I didn’t realize I had a pride problem until now. Guess I’ve been deceived.”
“Looks like it to me.”
“Now what Peter, am I going to Hell?”
“Guess so, since your name is not in The Book. I’m sorry.”
“I’m sorry too. I’m so sorry Jesus. How could I be so stupid? How did I miss this? Please forgive me Lord. I am like one of those Pharisees so filled with pride and didn’t even realize it. Forgive me Lord, forgive me.”
“Didn’t mean to make you cry. Oh, wait, Henry, I see something….you’re not dead yet. You’re hanging on by a thread. Maybe if you hurry and ask Jesus into your life you might make it. You already repented just now.”
“Jesus, if it’s not too late, please come into my heart. I’m so sorry for my sins. I need you and want you to love me Lord.”
“Well, look at that! There it is. Your name Pastor Henry Brown is in The Book. Welcome, welcome! Come on in!
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