Pastor Willie George was one of my mentors.
I asked Willie once “What is the craziest kids sermon you ever saw?”
Willie didn’t hesitate. He told me this story from 1974 about a bus ministry pastor in Hammond, Indiana who was a former Green Beret. It’s a sermon based on the following scripture.
“Dogs will eat Ahab’s wife Jezebel at the plot of land in Jezreel and no one will bury her.”
This was one of those old Baptist churches that had the baptismal up high, like a balcony.
The pastor was preaching about how wicked Jezebel was and coincidently she appeared in the balcony. Jezebel stated threatening the pastor and telling him she was going to kill him.
The pastor turns around and prophesies to Jezebel that the dogs are going to eat her.
Suddenly a pack of live dogs appear on stage with the pastor. At that same moment “Jezebel” disappears from the balcony and a mannequin dressed in the same clothes as Jezebel is pushed off the balcony.
Under her clothes, the mannequin was covered in peanut butter so of course the pack of dogs devoured “Jezebel”. I don’t think you could get away with that one today.
What is the craziest thing you have ever seen in Kids Church?