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Summary: We think about the role of Parent’s in raising Godly children. A poll recently stated: 80% of unchurched parents want their children to have a spiritual education.

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THE HIGH CHAIR VS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I. INTRODUCTION!

A. Did you hear about the little boy that went to Sunday School? His Mom and Dad stayed home. They started asking the lad all about Sunday School class?

The Mom said: WHO WAS YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER TODAY?

The boy replied, MY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER WAS JESUS’ GRANDMOTHER!

The dad said: Why do you say such a silly thing?

The boy replied, The old lady talked and talked about Jesus. She just bragged the whole time about Jesus? She must be Jesus’ grandmother!

B. Did you hear the story of the boy that DEVELOPED A BAD HABIT OF SPITTING ALL THE TIME? His Dad made him stand in the closet for 3 minutes.

The Dad opened the door and said Now, son what have you learned?

The boy replied: I SPIT ON THE FLOOR AND I SPIT IN YOUR SHOES.

C. Did you hear about the little girl that had been bad one day? Her punishment was she had to eat supper by herself in the corner.

The dad heard her as she asked the BLESSING on her food.

JESUS --- I THANK YOU FOR PREPARING A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES.

D. Mother Hudson had two sons.

The oldest son said he was going to make the Hudson Family name famous. He turned all his efforts toward Politics and the Queen. He ran for PARLIAMENT

and government.

Her second son DECIDED TO GIVE HIS LIFE TO CHRIST JESUS. He set his face toward CHINA and became a WORLD KNOWN MISSIONARY. HUDSON TAYLOR PREACHED CHRIST ON ALL 7 CONTINENTS.

Look the Hudson boys up in the encyclopedia to see what the two sons did...

It says: Hudson Taylor beloved missionary to China and known around the world.

CHARLES HUDSON: The other brother: THE BROTHER OF HUDSON TAYLOR.

One found himself, the other lost himself for the cause of the cross.

II. WHO IS THAT IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR?

WHO IS THAT IN THE HIGH CHAIR?

NO NATION HAS EVER HAD A BETTER FRIEND THAN A MOTHER THAT TAUGHT HER CHILDREN HOW TO PRAY.

A. I KNOW DEATH ROW. I HAVE BEEN THERE.

I speak neither for nor against the DEATH PENALTY.

I just want to tell you I saw a MOTHER’S SON PUT TO DEATH FOR CRIMES AND SINS COMMITTED.

B. I sat in Potesi, Missouri at midnight and watched a beautiful young man put to death. He was guilty. His sin caught up with him. He brought much shame to his Mother and the family. HIS MOM LOVED HIM UNTIL THE

VERY END.

At 12:15 that night, I went into a motel room with a family with broken hearts, I held a 78 year old woman in my arms as I told her about the DEATH of her son.

C. Have we forgotten in the USA: THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE IS THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE WORLD?

THE DETERRENT TO SIN IS NOT THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!

THE DETERRENT TO SIN IS THE HIGH CHAIR!!!

D. We used to sing a song in our churches:

IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN ---

IF I COULD HEAR HER TENDER VOICE AS THEN ---

SHE USED TO PRAY THAT I ON JESUS WOULD RELY ---

E. I am told in World War II churches would be open and Mothers would go in churches and pray for hours for our soldiers on the bloody battle fields.

I am told you could walk up the hollows of Kentucky and hear Mothers sitting in the swings on their front porch as they cried out in prayer for their children.


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