GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Church Football”

Quarterback Sneak – Church members quietly leaving during
the invitation.

Draw Play – What many children do with the bulletin during

Halftime – The period between Sunday School and worship
when many choose to leave.

Benchwarmer – Those who do not sing, pray, work, or apparently
do anything but sit.

Backfield-in-Motion – Making a trip to the back (restroom or
water fountain) during the service.

Staying in the Pocket – What happens to a lot of money that
should be given to the Lord’s work.

Two-minute Warning – The point at which you realize the
sermon is almost over and begin to gather up your children
and belongings.

Instant Replay – The preacher loses his notes and falls back
on last week’s illustrations.

Sudden Death – What happens to the attention span of the
congregation if the preacher goes “overtime”.

Trap – You’re called on to pray and are asleep.

End Run – Getting out of church quick, without speaking to
any guest or fellow member.

Flex Defense – The ability to allow absolutely nothing said
during the sermon to affect your life.

Halfback Option – The decision of 50% of the congregation
not to return for the evening service.

Blitz – The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer.

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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