Thursday, January 28, 2010

Advice for preachers

(NB: If you're reading this on Facebook, the original post is from my blog) Here's a brilliant story I heard for the first time yesterday, from one of the young men who were there. Way back a long time ago, probably in the 1970s, my great-uncle Sandy Wilson (1916 - 1994) was made Superintendent of the Elim Movement in Ireland. After a preaching trip to England, the story goes that he was back home with a group of young Ards Peninsula men who were doing a bit of part-time preaching themselves. Sandy's advice to them was:

"Young men, there are two words you must NEVER use when on the platform..."

The group sat there, waiting for a revelation...

"NEVER use the words fornenst and oxter!"