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Elvis Loses Elvis Impersonator Contest

Elvis Presley used to frequent Lil Thompson’s Steakhouse in Tennessee. He was good friends with the owner who used to give him free food before he was famous. One night when he was at the height of his fame, the Steakhouse held the ultimate Elvis Presley impersonator contest. A large crowd arrived, including Elvis Presley himself. Elvis decided to take part and sat quietly at the back.

Elvis said confidently, “I’m going to mash this.” Lil was worried the place would go crazy when everyone realized it was Elvis. There was no need. He sang “Love Me Tender” to polite applause and came third place in the contest!

Possible Preaching Angle:

The judges missed the real thing when he was standing in front of them. So can we. We may think Jesus is a prophet, teacher, miracle worker, and dismiss him. He is the "real thing." The Son of God, and Savior.

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