August 19, 2020 Maranatha Baptist Church

View From The Pew (I)- Anne Phillips

View From The Pew (I)- Anne Phillips

A TV comedian was imitating a preacher who had taken Genesis 27 as his text. Part way through the sermon he had become enamored with the sound of his own voice and, having arrived at verse 11, was repeating eloquently with much flailing of arms and pounding of pulpit, ‘AND ESAU WAS A HAIRY MAN!’ This lone phrase by accenting it’s various syllables had become for him quite mesmerizing. It was, of course, quite pointless for his congregation.


    I am 82 years old and have been pew-sitting for 74 years . (Disclosure: I skipped church those two Teen years when I thought I already knew everything.) I have heard many, many sermons and more than a few poorly prepared ones. Thankfully, Pastor Todd at Maranatha is always ready with a ‘meaty’ message to take home and chew on. Gods Word deserves better than ‘Esau was a hairy man’.