PRACTICING WHAT YOU PREACH. Sunday was a big day at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The preacher, and former pastor, Jack Arnold, preached about heaven. During the sermon, he said started to to say "And when I go to heaven...", he collapsed and died in mid-sentence.
Before he collapsed, Arnold quoted John Wesley: "Until my work on this earth is done, I am immortal. But when my work for Christ is done ... I go to be with Jesus."
Talk about dying with your boots on. I remember hearing W. A. Criswell say once that he did not want to leave the pulpit, just die in it. He did not get that desire fulfilled.
I thought maybe it was just too hard for a Presbyterian to refer to John Wesley, and it did him in.