We always start with something a little interesting. I heard of an interesting story.
It was a party, after the ancestry lecture, and a whole group of women were gathered. They started to talk to each other. Tina was talking to Claire, and she asked her about the ancestry. Claire said: “My ancestry dates all the way back to Alexander The Great!”
And Caroline came in and said: “My ancestry dates all the way back to Constantine!” Angie came in the conversation and said: “My ancestry dates all the way back to Genghis Khan! Tina, what about you? What did you find out about your ancestors?”
Tina looks very sad and she says: “Well, I really don’t know.” And the other ladies asked her: ” Oh well, I guess your ancestry doesn’t go back that far anyway, it’s probably a very short ancestry line.”
And Tina says: “Yes, it’s very sad; we’ve lost all our records in the flood!”
Sermon: Having Positive Intensity/Jan. 24th, 2009