Have You Tasted Jesus?
A "Sermon Subject" to make you think!
Adapted from anonymous e-mail: "TASTE MY JESUS", author unknown thus far.
At the University of Chicago Divinity School each year they
have what is called "Baptist Day."
On this day each one is to bring a lunch to be eaten outdoors in a grassy picnic area. Every
"Baptist Day" the school would invite one of the greatest minds to lecture in the theological
One year they invited Dr. Paul Tillich. Dr. Tillich spoke for
two and one-half hours "proving"
that the resurrection of Jesus was false. He quoted scholar after scholar and book after book.
He concluded that since there was no such thing as the historical resurrection, the religious
tradition of the church was groundless, emotional, mumbo-jumbo, because it was based on a
relationship with a risen Jesus, who, in fact, never rose from the dead in any literal sense.
He then asked if there were any questions.
After about 30 minutes, an old dark skinned preacher with a
head of short-cropped, woolly
white hair stood up in the back. "Docta Tillich, I got one question," he said as all eyes turned
He reached into his sack lunch and pulled out an apple and
began eating it. "Docta Tillich..
(CRUNCH, MUNCH) My question is a simple question ,... (CRUNCH, MUNCH)...
Now, I ain't never read them books you read...(CRUNCH,MUNCH)... and I can't recite
the Scriptures in the original Greek...(CRUNCH, MUNCH) I don't know nothin' about
Niebuhr and Heidegger... (CRUNCH, MUNCH)..."
He finished the apple. "All I wanna know is: This apple I
just ate,------was it bitter or sweet?"
Dr. Tillich paused for a moment and answered in exemplary scholarly fashion:
"I cannot possibly answer that question, for I haven't tasted your apple."
The white-haired preacher dropped the core of his apple into
his crumpled paper bag,
looked up at Dr. Tillich and said calmly, "Neither have you tasted my Jesus."
The 1,000 plus in attendance could not contain themselves.
The crowd erupted with applause and cheers.
Dr. Tillich thanked his audience and promptly left.
Have you tasted Jesus?
Please pass this on Saints! Jesus has risen...and He's coming
back one day!
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Psalms 34:8
May God Bless whoever *Originally* wrote this article!!!.
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|Faithful Hope||Other stories on Faithful Hope site|
|Ms CEE's Home Page||God's Way.com|
|Other Inspirations on God's Way.com||Churchline.org|
|Apostolic-Voice.org||United Christian Fund|
|Bible.org||Bits and Pieces from Bible org|
|Virginia.edu-Good Apple||Lifeline Disciples|
|Faith Group.org||Bob Becker|
|Chris' Christian Homepages||Heavenly Webs|
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