One Sunday morning,
A pastor decided to do something a little different.
He said, ‘Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say,
I want you to sing whatever hymn that comes to your mind —
The pastor shouted out ‘CROSS.’
Immediately the congregation started singing in unison,
‘THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.’
The pastor hollered out GRACE.’
The congregation began to sing ‘AMAZING GRACE, how sweet the sound.’
The pastor said ‘POWER.’
The congregation sang ‘THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD.’
The Pastor said ‘SEX’
The congregation fell into total silence.
Everyone was in shock.
They all nervously began to look around at each other afraid to say anything. Then all of a sudden, away from in the back of the church, a little old 87-year-old grandmother stood up and began to sing – MEMORIES…
A visiting pastor was interacting with the congregation after the service he presided over. A lady came over to him and said: “You were a much better preacher than the one who was visiting us last Sunday.”
“Oh”, said the pastor, “In what way?”
“You see, reverend, he talked and talked for more than an hour without really saying anything. You did it in 20 minutes.”
CHEAPER TO WALK
There was a skipper in Tiberia, Israel who transported tourists over the Sea of Galilei to Ein Gev on the other side. An American tourist wanted to take this opportunity and asked for the price of the tour.
“40 dollars,” said the skipper.
“Oh my goodness! Did you say 40 dollars?”
” Yes, sir.” Replied the skipper.
” At these prices, no wonder the good Lord preferred to walk over.”
THE SUNDAY JOKE
Two men, a student and an old man, went to church to pray. The student says, “Thank you, Lord, for making me successful in life, with so much savings to assure my future. I’m glad I’m not like this old man, shabbily dressed, with uncombed hair and smelly.” From a distance, the old man prays, “Forgive me, Lord, for things I did wrong, for the hurts and pains I inflicted on others. I am sorry, Lord. I am a poor and penniless retired teacher and not like that nice looking gentleman. I had been his former teacher.”