PART 4 – May of 2013-My Retirement Party “Sermon”
“And He (Jesus Christ) said unto them,
Go ye into all the world*,
and preach the gospel to every creature.” ~ (Mark 16:15)
* I say this: At least START in your sphere of immediate influence. Maybe we can’t do everything, but we can do SOMETHING!]
PEGGY CONTINUES HER TESTIMONY:
Throughout the school year of 2012-2013, I was taking the opportunity to give out many of Faye’s books at my place of work to many faculty and staff members.
In addition, I was leaving tracts in shopping carts, in restaurants, and with people. In thinking of my upcoming retirement party in May of 2013, I wanted to make sure I put a mark of Christian witness to Jesus Christ on it. I found a “One Minute Sermon that had been posted on Faye’s Facebook page that was really awesome. I spoke with Faye about my desire to project it on a screen as my “statement” at the retirement party.
Faye surprised me by suggesting that I perform it myself, so I slowed it down to three minutes instead, and edited a few parts so as not to possibly hurt anyone’s feelings unnecessarily.
In addition, I added many hand-motions to the rap to emphasize the main points.
My co-workers were really shocked to see me going into a “rap,” as I was widely known as “Miss Peggy,” prim and proper. The summation of 36 years in the school system was a simple “I’d like to say this one thing,” and then I proceeded directly into the “rap.”
They cheered so wildly and loudly at three different sections that I had to stop for a fairly long period of time in each instance. I sincerely wondered if I would be able to get to the end, but they did allow me to finish. When I did so, they clapped and cheered really loudly in appreciation.
You see, I went “fishing” for them through use of a style that appealed to them.
I know their attention had been caught, and I pray seeds were sown in their hearts to draw them closer to the Kingdom of Heaven, especially since time on the prophetic clock is rapidly winding down.
THREE MINUTE SERMON
~ And if we’re Desperate Life Housewives watching Days of Our Lives, We can’t cope without Hope and that’s not on a Soap.
~ If we look at the Oprah or Dr. Phil, we can shop non-stop or pop a pill, but the void won’t fill and the pain won’t kill ’till we love the One that Hung on a Hill.
~ Kicking back in our Lazy-boy Easy Chairs watching “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”– Naah— we’re not gonna find it there!
~ No American Idol or Counsel Tribal has the Final Answer that’ll satisfy ya.
~ C.S.I. ain’t got a clue. I see we don’t know what to do. Not the E.R. or the O.C., nothing on C.D., T.V., DVD or MP-3 can save you and me.
~ CNN’s got no good news. Here’s a Headline: We must CHOOSE.
~ We could be an apprentice for Donald Trump or eat Fear Factor Fast Food from a dump.
~ We could be a famous Base-ball hitter, a Wheel of Fortune Winner,
a Fox News “No-Spin” Spinner, or a flat out sinner, but we better check these lives that we’re living and make sure our sins are forgiven.
~ I bet you 50 Cent all this done came and went, and eventually every “Black-Eyed Pea,” every “Disney” and “Brittney” and MP-TV; Every “Dixie chick” that sings, they ALL gonna see the KING OF KINGS.
~ I don’t care if we’re Jay-Low or Lenno or Bon-oh; One thing we gotta know: Some day we’re gonna die, bro— then where we gonna go?
~ Say, I’m not talking things that are irrelevant, like FAIRY TALES from “Way Back When.” It’s not some Preacher Feature on TV that we need to be liking or listening. The real Super-Star is JESUS CHRIST. He’s the Way, He’s the Truth and the Life.
~ One day He’s gonna split the sky. He’s the Brightest Light and the Highest High!
~ So what I came to say and what I’m telling ya, Is don’t buy that stupid stuff they be selling ya.
~ It’s all designed to fill our heads and waste our space until we’re dead.
~ Here’s the bottom line in my rhyme: Let’s Give our lives to God—– While there’s still time!!
“Behold, NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.” ~ (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Commenting on the Scripture above: I like to say if you do it NOW, you’ve WON! (Reverse the letters of now and it says “won”!) Yes, do it NOW. No one is promised tomorrow, or even their next breath!]
Since that “debut” night of the “Three Minute Sermon,” I have had opportunity to present it at a summer outdoor ecumenical Service, an outdoor campground Service, two Women’s Spring Teas, as well as informal gatherings of friends in my home.
I am also pleased to report that my 84 year old mother, who was present at my retirement party, and heard “The Sermon,” surprised me one day by saying that she performed it at one of her Senior Church Group’s monthly meetings! Mom was 84 years old at that time, and I understand that the Seniors enjoyed her presentation.
It’s a wonderful thing to spread the Good News!
“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men,
I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.” ~ (Matthew 10:32)
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