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Discussion in 'Jokes & Humor (Clean)' started by pinoybaptist, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member
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    In Philippine fiestas there is always the usual 'contests'.
    So this contest was about who can scare the water buffalo enough to run without using a whip.
    Three pastors entered the contest.
    One was a Roman Catholic, another a protestant, and a third a Baptist.
    The RC yelled and waved and stomped and did his best to frighten the beast.
    Nothing doing.
    The protestant then lit firecracker after firecracker of varying sizes right by the ear of the animal.
    no dice.
    Finally, the Baptist pastor walked up and whispered into the animal's ear.
    The animal's ears shot up, its breathing became ragged, chest's heaving, eyes wide and darting every which way, and finally, it let out a loud unnnggggahhh and ran as fast as anybody ever saw a buffalo run before.
    Of course the Baptist pastor won.
    Interviewed, he asked what he whispered to the carabao.
    He said: I just told it our congregation wants to call him as next pastor at the church.
    For some reason, it terrified him.
     
  2. SolaSaint

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    200 years ago a Pastor was the most revered person in town. The church was the center of society, what has happened? I know many Baptist Pastors and yes it is a tough call to be placed in. But that is where these great men need to be encouraged..the fact that they are called. If a man knows God has him in place then this should out weigh the grief he goes through. These guys do go through a lot of grief and deal with a lot of difficult if not nasty people.
     
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    When we get to heaven, let's ask 'em if it was all peaches and creme 200 years ago. I bet they'd say, "Remember all the stuff you heard from pastors in your age? Well, we had stories too."
     
  4. Rippon

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    I think two hundred years ago was a time of wonderful opportunity. The Lord was moving mightily through the Second Great Awakening. Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844) was a prime figure then. He was the very antithesis of Finney.
     
  5. Earth Wind and Fire

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    I am emphatic .....the buffalo is no fool! :laugh:
     
  6. SolaSaint

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    But you agree it was definitely a different age then, don't you. Do our youth today respect pastors and make the church the center of their social lives?
     
  7. tyndale1946

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    That was TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Funny! Was that old water buffalo related to Jonah?... Thought I'd ask!:laugh:
     
  8. MNJacob

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    Remember, Jonathan Edwards was fired because he didn't spend enough time in member visitation.

    And my understanding is that he read his sermons, never raising his eyes to the congregation in a monotone tone. He'd never make it on TV.

    The good ole' days weren't.

    It was always tough.
     
  9. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Yup. :thumbsup:
     
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