I’m not the originator of these sermons.
I’d love to give credit where credit is due, but I have no idea who wrote these. I found them while cleaning up and felt they were definitely worth sharing. As you read them, you must picture a black baptist deacon making the appropriate commentary after each in that special sing-song way.
- Forbidden fruit creates many jams.
- If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
- The best way to have the last word is to apologize
- When you’re green with envy, you’re ripe for trouble
- Kind words make good echoes.
- We stand tallest when we stoop to help others
- The best things in life aren’t things.
- Setbacks pave the way for comebacks.
- No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.
- Life is a measure to be filled, not a cup to be drained.
- The tongue weighs practically nothing, but few can hold it.
- Life is short, pray hard.
UPDATE: I did some digging and found a source. Still don’t know if this is the original source. Compiled for Family Circle by Mary Kathenne and David Compton.