Friday, May 9, 2008


I am a Southern Gospel Music fan. I love the harmonies and the message when quartets sing those fast paced convention songs. One of my favorite songs is the1981 hit “Excuses” by the Kingsmen. The song begins with these lyrics: “Excuses, excuses, you'll hear them every day. And the Devil he'll supply them, if the church you stay away.”

The chorus as some humorous lines as well:
“Well, the church benches are too hard.
And, that choir sings way too loud.
Boy, you know how nervous you get when you're sitting in a great big crowd.
The doctor told you, "Now, you better watch them crowds. They'll set you back." But, you go to that old ball game because you say "it helps you to relax.

Well, a headache Sunday morning and a backache Sunday night.
But by work time Monday morning, you're feeling quite alright.
While one of the children has a cold, Pneumonia, do you suppose?
Why the whole family had to stay home, just to blow that poor kid's nose.

Well, the preacher he's too young. And, maybe he's too old.
The sermons they're not hard enough. And, maybe they're too bold.
His voice is much too quiet-like. Sometimes he gets too loud.
He needs to have more dignity. Or, else he's way too proud.

Well, the sermons they're too long. And, maybe they're too short. He ought to preach the word with dignity instead of "stomp and snort." Well, that preacher we've got must be "the world's most stuck up man." Well, one of the lady's told me the other day, "Well, he didn't even shake my hand."

This past Sunday we talked some about excuses that Christians can make when trying to ignore God’s missionary call. Remember some of Moses’ excuses? Read Exodus 3 and 4.

What excuses did Moses make? How did God answer those excuses? Why was God angry at Moses?

What excuses do you use to keep from doing God’s Will? What do you think his answer to you would be?

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