Book is a collection of quotations, advice and reflections from a Christian pastor.
Reveals the problems touching both Christian and non- Christian alike and provide answers that will help one avoid the pitfalls that can occur in everyday life.
A must read for any conscientious person who desires to live up to their potential in relationship to God and man.
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This book includes a brief biography of Bishop Tucker, but the true depth of the book comes from the collection of over 150 of his sayings. While Bishop Tucker may not have originated all of the sayings, he applied his wisdom and Biblical knowledge to the context in which they were used. The book lists the various sayings, includes a brief description of the context in which they were used and citations of Biblical references which relate to the sayings. With the well over 150 sayings included in this book, there is advice that is relevant to any person at any given point in their lives. More importantly, the book’s easy to remember sayings, when taken to heart, will help any Christian walk closer to God.
Bishop Tucker’s unique manner of using sayings to illustrate the life of a believer was a featured part of his ministry. His anecdotal desciptions on the blessings or consequences of the daily walk of a Christian were sometimes humorous yet to the point in the truth being expressed.
On speaking against mistreatment of fellow saints he would quip, “people will Ku Klux you in a minute”. The term “Ku Klux” was derived from the name of the notorious hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Or when preaching on the subject of “sin”, he sensing some of the members squirming in reaction to his words would say, I’m walking heavy today, hear me now!”
Concerning how one would be judged for eternity, Bishop Tucker would say, “a horse don’t live his life as a horse then change into a mule at death”. He further explained the point by saying,” the way you live is the way you die, if you died as a sinner that’s how you will be judged”. Such expressions came as a result of his experiences in the ministry and dealing with people through various situations.
Believing the turbulent times of the day as reflectively described in the Bible as the “last days”, Bishop Tucker would urgently proclaim, “there’s no time to stop and pick flowers”. Also, another phrase indicative of those years by Bishop Tucker was” to look for anything to happen” regarding the conditions of the world.
As a pastor who had concerns about the welfare of the church and his own mortality, Bishop Tucker would startle the congregation by saying on occasion “ when I close my eyes, you’re going to see something”, referring to what would occur after his’ death. Coming into 1992, Bishop Tucker was mostly confined to bed at home when his health prevented him from coming to church.
Though he suffered greatly in the last years of his life, Bishop Tucker never complained or asked for sympathy. His last appearance at the church was Sunday, April 5th, 1992. Confined to a wheelchair and obviously weak, he nevertheless exhorted the congregation to be strong and in the power of God’s might.
The following Sunday on April 12th with his faithful wife and companion by his hospital bedside Bishop William W. Tucker passed this life to be with the Lord leaving a great number of sayings that express the essence of the man.
126. “DON’T RUN TO EVERY DOG AND CAT FIGHT”
It’s one thing to be confronted with unpleasant situations that are not of your own doing, but to be purposely involved in arguing or debating with others can be unwise and cause repercussions that are difficult to overcome. Some situations are better avoided than trying to win an argument at any cost.
Proverbs 3:30; 13:16; 17:14; 20:3; 25:8; 26:17
2nd Timothy 2:14, 24
127” THE WORD TO SOME PEOPLE IS LIKE WATER OFF A DUCK’S BACK”.
People who become lax in the faith will grow complacent and unconcerned about spiritual matters. Hearing the word of God holds no place in their hearts when they become insensitive and callous in attitude towards God.
Hebrews 4:1-2; 5:11-14
128”THERE’S A DEAD CAT ON THE LINE SOMEWHERE”.
When disruption occurs creating problems where there was once harmony among church members, the cause may not appear immediately but in time suspicions become apparent as the actions of the guilty party are made manifest and exposed for all to see.
Psalms 83:3; 101:7
Proverbs 6:19; 12:22; 19:19; 26:21-28; 28:12-13
1st Corinthians 4:5
2nd Corinthians 4:2