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Acts 10 – The Real Thing

Pat Youther Audio [31:46]

Pat Youther -Transcription:
“Good morning again.  Would you pray with me.

Father, I ask that you would fill this time to overflowing with your Holy Spirit. We pray it in Jesus’ name. Amen.

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are living in chaotic times.  I don’t mean to add to the chaos, but I’m going to bring up a divisive issue this morning.  Are you ready?

Soda or pop?

(LAUGHTER) Which do you call it?

OK.. we’re going to do a show of hands.  SODA people raise your hands?  POP people raise your hands. That’s pretty close. First service POP definitely took the vote.  We could caucus about this but we probably don’t have time this morning. 

How many of you have heard of the Pepsi Challenge?

Some of you have.  It’s been going now for about forty years, which I found kind of surprising.  Well, here’s how it worked, in case you’re not familiar with it:

A representative would ask someone to take the Pepsi Challenge, offering them the opportunity to taste two kinds of Cola… and then to guess which was Pepsi, and which was Coca-Cola. 

Now, Charlie, my husband, had the opportunity quite some time back to take the Pepsi challenge.  And it was a blind taste test… he wasn’t blind folded, but you couldn’t see what it was he was being offered.

He was offered an icy cold, crisp cup of Pepsi; and a flat lukewarm cup of Coke. (LAUGHTER).  He knew which was which.  He recognized the real thing–which was how Coke was advertising itself.

So I’m going to declare myself now, I’m a Coke person (sets bottle of Coke on pulpit).  Sorry Pepsi people.


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