Tom Anderst
August 17, 2014
Tom Anderst
Senior Pastor

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Romans 13:8-14

Romans 13:8-14

A farmer is travelling with a fox, a sheep and a small sack of hay. He comes to a river with a small boat in it. The boat can only support the farmer and one other animal/item. If the farmer leaves the fox alone with the sheep, the fox will eat the sheep. And if the farmer leaves the sheep alone with the hay, the sheep will eat the hay.

How can the farmer get all three as well as himself safely across the river?

 The farmer takes the sheep across the river, then returns back.

 The farmer takes the fox across the river.

 The farmer takes the sheep back to the first side of the river.

 The farmer leaves the sheep back on the first side of the river, and takes the hay to the other side.

 The farmer returns to the first side of the river.

 The farmer brings the sheep back to the second side.

There is a small town in central Saskatchewan with exactly two barbershops, one on each side of town. The barbershop on the west side of town is pristine. Its floors are spotless, the windows are always perfectly clear, and the air always smells fresh. The barber has a friendly smile, shined shoes, a well-groomed head of hair, and a fancy shirt. The barbershop on the east side of town is a mess. Its floors and windows are dirty, and the air smells of garbage. The barber always has a grimace on his face. His skin is oily, his hair is short and ragged, and he has food on his clothes all the time.

A man travelling through the town realizes he needs a haircut. Knowing the stories of the two barbers, the man decides to go to the dirty barbershop on the east side of town. Why does he do this?