Story of the Country Preacher

Now this country preacher is applying for this pastorate as this church, and he goes in there and the committee is interviewing this preacher and they say, "Well, do you know the Bible?"

And he says, "Yup".

And they say, "Okay, well, what's your favorite book?"

And he says, "Uh, Mark".

And they say, "Well, what's your favorite part?"

And he says, "The parables".

And they said, "Well, what's your favorite parable?"

And he said, "Uh, the story of the Good Samaritan".

And they said, "Well, could you tell us this story?"

And he says, "Yup".

So he said, "One day a man was traveling from Jericho to Jerusalem, and he fell down and the thorns grew up and choked him. And he got up, but he didn't have any money, but he met the queen of Sheba. And she gave him a thousand talents of gold and a thousand raiments of clothing. And he got in his chariot and drove furiously.

But while he was driving under a juniper tree his hair got caught and he got hung up in that tree. And he hung there for many days but the ravens brought him bread to eat and water to drink. And he ate five thousand loaves of bread and two fish. But one night while he was hanging there his wife Delilah came and cut off his hair. And he fell on stony ground.

And he got up and he started to walk, and it began to rain. And it rained for forty days and forty nights. Finally it stopped and he came to the city and he looked up and he saw that old Queen Jezebel sitting high in that castle window. And he said, 'Throw her down up there.' So they threw her down.

And he said, 'Throw her down again.' And they threw her down seventy times seven. And of the fragments that remained they picked up twelve basketfuls, not including women and children.

And they said, 'Blessed are the peacemakers, now whose wife will she be on that judgement day?"

Told by Joshua Harris in his "New Attitude Audio Experience" tape set.