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According to Luke: A Hurting Helper!

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According to Luke: A Hurting Helper!
Opening Illustration: Way back in 1987, the Baptist Press printed a story about a traveling evangelist who had stopped at a small town for a 3 day tent revival. Things were going really well, people were getting saved. I supposed the evangelist was getting pretty confident in his preaching when he decided to conduct a miracle healing service on the third night. People were coming from far and wide and when they heard that there was going to be a healing service, the crowds swelled. At the end of the service, the infirm began to line up at the alter. One particular woman was first to come forward. She needed a good healing. The pastor was going to lay hands on her. I supposed he got a bit ahead of himself because instead of placing his hand on her head, he hit her right between the eyes. This sent the woman reeling backward. She landed on another elderly woman. The elderly woman broke the fall but she also broke her hip. The woman who he accidentally …

According To Luke: Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath

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According To Luke: Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath
Opening Illustration: There are some really strange laws out there. I did some research and found a few of them. Notice that they are all dealing with issues in the church. Check them out.
Young girls are never allowed to walk a tightrope in Wheeler, Mississippi, unless it’s in a church. 
In Blackwater, Kentucky, tickling a woman under her chin with a feather duster while she’s in church service carries a penalty of $10.00 and one day in jail. 
No one can eat unshelled, roasted peanuts while attending church in Idanha, Oregon. 
In Honey Creek, Iowa, no one is permitted to carry a slingshot to church except police. 
No citizen in Leecreek, Arkansas, is allowed to attend church in any red-colored garment. 
Swinging a yo-yo in church or anywhere in public on the Sabbath is prohibited in Studley, Virginia. 
Turtle races are not permitted within 100 yards of a local church at any time in Slaughter, Louisiana. 
Point: Laws are not all bad. As long as law…