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You Are of Your Father The Devil – John 8:39 – 8:47

Young Preacher Faced His First Trial Sermon

A young preacher-to-be, having passed his doctrinal examinations, faced his trial sermon. In a large auditorium sat three ministers and 75 others who came to listen. When he stepped into the pulpit, the vast room and the searching, critical eyes caused him to falter. Two weeks later his name appeared among the l05 rejected for the ministry that year. Later that day he wired his father the one word, ‘Rejected,’ and sat down to write in his diary: ‘Everything seems dark but He knows best.’ Quickly came the reply: ‘Rejected on earth. Accepted in heaven.’ Dad. (Source Unknown)