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"All In With My Obedience" - 22m:01s

Series: All In: A Journey Through Acts

Scripture Reading:  Acts 5:25-29

 

ALL IN…with my Obedience

When Christian Herter was governor of Massachusetts, he was running hard for a second term in office. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes (and no lunch) he arrived at a church barbecue. It was late afternoon and Herter was famished. As Herter moved down the serving line, he held out his plate to the woman serving chicken. She put a piece on his plate and turned to the next person in line.  "Excuse me," Governor Herter said, "do you mind if I have another piece of chicken?" "Sorry," the woman told him. "I'm supposed to give one piece of chicken to each person." "But I'm starved," the governor said. "Sorry," the woman said again. "Only one to a customer." Governor Herter was a modest and unassuming man, but he decided that this time he would throw a little weight around. "Do you know who I am?" he said. "I am the governor of this state."  "Do you know who I am?" the woman said. "I'm the lady in charge of the chicken. Move along, mister."**

This story gives me a laugh.  The lady in charge of the chicken wasn’t going to move for anyone—not even the governor!  She had a job, and she was going to do it. She had a command from someone else, and that was that.  She was obedient.

Although maybe a little “stiff,” we can at least appreciate the motives of the lady in charge of the chicken.  And, we’ve all been there—someone asks for a favor, wants us to do something special for them, or maybe even asks us to do something unethical.  How do we respond? This morning, we continue our “ALL IN” series as we look at how the disciples responded to a similar situation.

**Story taken from http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/o/obedience.htm

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