A Church was in Need of a Preacher
By Lee Roy Anderson
One of the deacons was interested in knowing just what kind of minister they desired. He therefore wrote a letter, as if he had received it from an applicant. He read this letter before the pulpit committee. Gentlemen understanding that your pulpit is vacant, I should like to apply for the position. I have many qualifications that I think you appreciate. I have been blessed to preach with power and have some success as a writer. Some say that I am a good organizer. I have been a leader in most places I have gone. Some folk however have held something against me. I am over fifty years of age. I have never preached in one place for more than three years at a time. In some places I have left town, have to admit that I have been in jail three or four times. In some places I have left town, after work caused riots and disturbances. I have to admit that I have been in jail three or four times, but not because of my real wrong doings. My health is not too good but I still get a good deal done. I have to work at my trade to help pay my way. The churches I have preached in have been small though located in several large cities. I have not gotten along too well with religious leaders in different towns where I have preached. In fact, some of them have threatened me, taking me to court and even attacked me physically. I am not good at keeping records. I have been known to forget whom I have baptized. However if you can use me I shall do my best for you even if I have to work to help with my support. The deacon read this letter to the committee and asked them if they were interested in the applicant. They replied that he would never do for their church. They were not interested in any unhealthy, contentious, trouble-making, absentminded, ex-jail bird in fact they felt insulted that applicant had been presented. The committee asked the name of the applicant. Where upon the deacon answered, THE APOSTILE PAUL. Remember Christ made it clear that learning and living the bible is God’s will for our lives. Bible study isn’t just a nice thing to do it’s essential to our lives?