Let's think about something "manly" ... okay, there's football, car racing, heavy drinking (not serious about that one) ... but, here's one ... INSECTS! What could be more manly than INSECTS! Girls hate 'em and boys love 'em. Imagine the following scenario after church one day:
Preacher: Joe, it sure was good to see you in church today. That was the first time in 27 years I believe. Was it the title of my sermon, "Dung Beetle and Boll Weevil Find Grace" that attracted you?
Joe (in a gravelly Jack Palance voice): Well, preacher man, yep, I have to confess ... you had me at the word "dung". I just couldn't resist as soon as I heard that. Had to bring my family, too.
Or, let me paint another scenario. This occurs on Monday at work between Bob and his friend, John.
John: It was sure good to see you and your family on Sunday.
Bob: Ya know, John, we really enjoyed it. I have to thank you for inviting us to church and then out to lunch. I have to admit, for quite awhile, I have been thinking that I needed to take responsibility and get my family in church. My wife had talked about it, too, but you were the first person to ever actually invite me.
John: That's great. It was my pleasure. See you next Sunday?
Bob: You bet. The kids really enjoyed the fun things in Junior Church.
Which do you think is more likely to really play out?