Text: Matthew 25:31-46
The sermon on January 26 was offered by Bernie Cochran. Bernie is a long-time member of the Pullen community, and retired chair of the department of religion at Meredith College.
At a Pullen meeting some time ago which included Jack and Nancy, co-pastors, Roger Crook reported that a minister in Durham ascended the pulpit and declared:
“Brothers and Sisters, today I have no word from the Lord for you” – and sat down.
I have a character flaw – actually several – but one which too many of you know – I am unwilling to allow any potential punch line to go unpunched. So I immediately declared:
“That has never happened at Pullen because Jack and Nancy always go ahead and preach anyhow – notwithstanding – they have no word from the Lord!”
They both laughed heartily – if memory serves.
I can indulge in a bit of good-natured levity at the outset because – after the Benediction, I am prepared to receive 1 or more honest responses: “You should have “set” down, you-self.”