Junior High School Sermon Illustrations

Junior High School Sermon Illustrations

The two older types of organization, K-8 and 9-12, need to be united by a flexible coupling or universal joint rather than by a rigid shaft.


May I remind you of an old Talmudic legend which tells about a heathen who once came to Hillel, Hillel being an ancient and well known rabbi, and said to him, "I will convert to Judaism if you will tell me what it is about while I stand on one foot," and Hillel being a very clever man, said, "The whole of Judaism is that thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

Now, I am much less clever than Hillel but if I were asked to tell the junior high school story while my skeptic questioner stood on one foot, I would say simply, "It means a square deal for pupils of the awkward age."—M. Dale Baughman

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