July 10, 2019 - Sometimes, I read things that are just too good not to pass along. I don’t recall where this came from, but it needs to be shared.
It seems that the preacher had just concluded a hot and scathing sermon on the sin of swearing. He had stated several times that he knew that one of his hearers was guilty.
The Services ended. The worshippers one by one filed out the door. The first to go was a woman never suspected of using foul language. With a red and angry face she exclaimed, “I’ll never darken this door again!” Before the astonished preacher could recover from the blast, another said, “Well preacher, if I had known you were near last week, I would have been more careful.” A third said, “I think that you might at least have come to me privately about it, rather than telling it to the whole church.” A fourth remarked, “I was never so embarrassed in all my life.”
Then came the real culprit – the one at whom the preacher had aimed all his remarks. With a bland and innocent smile, he grasped the hand of the preacher and said, “Brother, that was what I call a real sermon. You certainly did pour it on them today.”
Sadly, I have met that individual more than once over the past 50 years of preaching.
It’s something to think about…..tbp
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