Skuvbalon took on the nuance of a vulgar expression with emotive connotations (thus, roughly
equivalent to the English “crap, s**t”) is probable. . .” http://bible.org/article/brief-word-study-
skuvbalon. If you study the use of this word outside the Bible especially in the first Century it is
most often used as a general term for excrement! Second Paul in several places uses shock to
make a point. Lastly, Paul uses terms as word plays. In verse two Paul starts current contexts by
calling false teachers Dogs- then in verse eight uses general term for excrement. But what is the
worst type of excrement? What type of animal is being talked about in context? Dog! I believe
to shock the philipi church into how serious this threat of false teaching about human effort-Paul
is saying it is dog-do-it is Skuvbalon.
It is my theory that Skuvbalon, is where the creator of Skooby-Doo, got the cartoons name! How
many remember the cartoon Skooby Doo? How well do you know your Skooby doo?
Scooby Doo was always solving some mystery. The mystery to me is after the reality of human
weakness, and how little life makes us-How we still act like human goodness can save us! To that Paul
would say Skuvbalon!
Related Sermon Illustrations
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Oct 11, 2004
“A 2 a.m. Miracle” – Joni Eareckson Tada It was 2 a.m. and Ken, my husband was snoring softly beside me, not aware that I was biting my lip to keep from waking him up. The combination of my paralysis with middle-of-the-night insomnia always makes me feel claustrophobic. But this was different. ...read more
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
Max Lucado, in his book, “Six Hours One Friday,” tells the story of a missionary in Brazil who discovered a tribe of Indians in a remote part of the jungle. They lived near a large river. The tribe was in need of medical attention. A contagious disease was ravaging the population. People were dying ...read more
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Feb 21, 2005
I mentioned Brian McLaren’s book “A Generous Orthodoxy” last week. The chapter after “Would Jesus Be a Christian” is titled, “Jesus, Savior of What?” In this chapter he argues that while Jesus did come to save us as individuals, we in the west have placed such a strong emphasis on personal ...read more
Contributed by Robbie Shivar on Jun 4, 2004
30% of an average person’s anxiety is focused on things about the past that can’t be changed. If we were honest with ourselves, we all would say that there is something in our past that we regret doing and ...read more
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Aug 14, 2017
God's grace as the avenue of salvation is sometimes seen as being in conflict with obedience of the believer as a requirement, without which salvation cannot be obtained. Which is it, or is it a combination? Can this dichotomy be satisfactorily resolved?
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 23, 2013
God could have had Abraham put a tattoo on his arm or any one of a thousand other signs, but instead He chose the sign of circumcision? Why in the world? And, beyond that, what relevance does that have for Christians today?