Summary: Paul's Change of Plans. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

  Study Tools
  Study Tools

Reading: 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 12 to chapter 2 verse 4.


• A man working in a green-grocers shop;

• Was asked by a lady if she could buy half a head of lettuce.

• He replied, “Half a head? Are you serious?

• Why, the good Lord grows these in whole heads and lady, that’s how we sell them!”

• She persisted and said to him; “You mean that after all the years I’ve shopped here,

• You won’t sell me half-a-head of lettuce?”

• “Look,” he said, “If you like I’ll ask the manager.”

• She indicated that would be appreciated, so the young man marched to the front of the store.

• “You won’t believe this, but there’s a miserable, pernickety lady back there;

• Who wants to know if she can buy half-a-head of lettuce.”

• He noticed the manager gesturing,

• And turned around to see the lady standing right behind him,

• She had obviously having followed him to the front of the store.

• Without him realising it.

• Quick as a flash the shop assistant spoke;

• “And this nice lady was wondering if she could buy the other half”.

Later in the day the manager cornered the young man and said,

• “That was the finest example of thinking on your feet I’ve seen for a long time!

• Where did you learn that?”

The shop assistant said;

• “I grew up in South Wales, and if you know anything about South Wales,

• You know that it’s known for its great rugby teams and its ugly women.”

• The manager looking angry interrupted and said, “My wife is from South Wales!”

• Quick as a flash the shop assistant said; “And which rugby team did she play for?”

It’s one of the smallest muscles in the human body, but it is also the most destructive:

• Medically they say it's only a two-ounce slab of muscle,

• Mucous membrane, and nerves that enables us to chew, taste, swallow food & articulate words.

• Redefined it is a beast, a mighty midget!

• The Bible says concerning it, that it:

• Frames deceit (Psalm 50 verse 59).

• Devises destruction (Psalm 52 verse 2).

• Devours (Psalm 52 verse 4).

• Is a sharp sword (Psalm 57 verse 4).

• Breaks bones (Proverbs chapter 25 verse 15).

• Backbites (Proverbs chapter 25 verse 23).

• Flatters (Proverbs chapter 28 verse 23).

• Poisons (Romans chapter 3 verse 13).

• That’s quite destructive for a small piece of protein!

• Yet, the tongue can ruin a reputation, malign a motive, and destroy one's dignity.


“The tongue is a lethal weapon which is often wielded publicly without shame.

But more often it is a dagger cloaked in secrecy, stabbing its victim in the back.

Surprisingly, the fingerprints on this dagger often do not point to a hardened criminal but to some haloed saint who only minutes before might have sung the sweetest song, uttered the most beautiful prayer, or spoken the most encouraging words.”

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Browse All Media

Related Media

Always Be Ready
PowerPoint Template
Big Questions
PowerPoint Template
Essential Equipment
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion