Parabel in “F”……Church Joke


                                                                         PARABLE IN "F"
 
When Josh Skiles was in seminary, his homiletics professor told the preaching class how important it is to use
alliteration in one’s sermon. Josh took it to heart, so on his first Sunday behind the pulpit, he presented this
alliterated sermon based on The Prodigal Son story;   
                                                 Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow
                                                 Forsed his fond father to fork over the farthings
                                                 And flew far to foreign fields
                                                 And fabulously frittered his fortune with faithless friends.
                                                 Fleeced by his fellows in folly and facing famine,
                                                 He found himself a feed flinger in a filthy farmyard.
                                                 Fairly famishing, he fain would’ve filled his frame
                                                 With foraged food from fodder fragments.
                                                "Fooey, my father’s flunkies fare far finer,"
                                                 The frazzled fugitive forlornly fumbled, frankly facing facts.
                                                 Frustrated by failure and filled with foreboding,
                                                 He fled forthwith to his family.
                                                 Falling at his father’s feet, he forlornly fumbled, "Father I’ve flunked,
                                                And fruitlessly forfeited family fellowship and favor."
                                                The farsighted father, forestalling further fliching,
                                                 Frantically flagged their flunkies.
                                                 "Fetch a fatling from the flock and fix a feast."
                                                 The fugitve’s faultfinding brother frowned
                                                 On fickle forgiveness of former folderol.
                                                 But the faithful father figured,
                                                 "Filial fidelity is fine, but the fugitve is found !
                                                 What forbids fervent festivity?
                                                 Let flags be unfurled !  Let fanfares flare !"
                                                 Father’s forgiveness formed the foundation
                                                 For the former fugitve’s future fortitude !
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                                                        HEAR SAY
           Pastor:  "How did the assitant pastor’s sermon go Sunday?"
 
           Member:  "It was a poor sermon. Nothing in it at all."
 
                         (Upon seeing the assistant pastor)
 
          Pastor:  "How did it go Sunday morning?"
 
       Assistant: "Excellently. I didn’t have time to prepare anything myself, so I preached one of yours."
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                                                   Funny, Isn’t It?
 
Funny how tiring it is to serve God for one hour, but how quickly a team plays sixty minutes of basketball.  Red rose
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