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THE PREACHER AND THE FARMER

Years ago, a young man had just gotten out of Bible College where he’d spent several years learning all the theological terminology that he thought would make him a successful preacher. He’d just been hired at a country church and he was determined to begin bringing new people to Christ. So he set out to win his first soul for the Lord in the community.

He came upon a farmer busily working in his field and, not sure the man was a Christian, he asked “Are you laboring in the vineyard of the Lord, my good man?"

The farmer didn’t even look up "Naw, these are soybeans, not grapes."

Realizing he’d asked the question wrong he said, "You don’t understand what I’m asking. Are you a Christian?"

With the same amount of disinterest as his previous answer the farmer said, "Nope my name is Jones. You must be looking for Jim Christian. He lives a mile south of here."

Undaunted, the determined young preacher tried again asking the farmer, "Are you lost?"

"Nope! I’ve lived here all my life," answered the farmer.

"Are you prepared for the resurrection?" the frustrated preacher asked.

This caught the farmer’s attention and he asked, "When’s it gonna be?"

The young Preacher smiled and replied, "It...

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