Thursday, November 24, 2011

Introducing Jesus -- Steve Harvey Style

This is nothing new to the Internet, but I recently came across part of a Steve Harvey comedy routine. Although it is hardly comedy, it is entertaining in an important way. It connects emotionally, (See FIRST ENTERTAIN.) Since blog embedded videos do not always work so smoothly, here's the link to a version of the video still allowed by the copyright holder:

Steve does a masterful job. It's not just about the words, but it's also the presentation. And if you're Catholic you have to love the line about "His mother" in the middle. If you're into personal Christian evangelism, this would be a great thing to memorize, far better than somethings that come under that moniker.  Below is the transcript:
If I had the pleasure of bringing out Christ,
This is just how I would do it.
It ain't got to be the way you would do it.
You may not think it's just right.
But this is how I would do it:
Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is my honor to introduce a Man who needs no introduction.
His credits are too long to list.
He has done the impossible time after time.
He hails out of a manger in Bethlehem Jerusalem by way of Heaven.
His Mother is still head-lining in the Catholic church today.
His Daddy is the Author of a Book that has been on the best-seller list since the beginning of time.
He holds the record for the world's greatest fish fry.
He fed five thousand hungry souls with two fish... five loaves of bread.
He can walk on water, turn water into wine, no special effects, no camera tricks.
He has a headshot on every church fan across the country.
Even before the kings of comedy He was hailed the King of all kings, Ruler of the universe, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the End, The Bright and The Morning Star.
Some say He's the Rose of Sharon, and some say He's the Prince of Peace.
Get up on your feet. Put your hands together and show your love for the second coming of the one and only...