A little Bible humor and fun with scripture
While contemplating his next sermon, a country pastor hit upon an idea that would involve participation from all of the Bible classes in the Church School.
Each class in the school was asked to select a Bible verse that somehow reflected the theme and character of the class. All of the Bible verses would be sent to the pastor who would utilize them in his sermon about the importance of attending Church School. Every class was asked to participate, even the church nursery.
This assignment puzzled the nursery workers…until they lit upon 1 Corinthians 15:51 — “We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed…” [NIV]
The Sunday school teacher caught three neighborhood boys stealing apples from the tree in her backyard. “Do you know what the Bible says about thieves?” she said, shaking her finger at them.
“You bet! ‘Today you will be with me in paradise.'” [Luke 23:43, NRSV]
At one time in the South, it was the women’s fashion to wear their hair in topknots. A certain preacher deplored this habit, so one Sunday he preached a rip-snorting sermon on the text “Topknot come down.”
At the conclusion of his sermon, he was besieged by irate women, all wearing large topknots. “That’s not in the Bible!!!” they insisted.
The preacher opened the Scriptures [KJV] to Matthew 24:17:
“Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house”
From our archives: Dec. 31, 2004
- Top 10 Bible Verses on Marriage and Weddings
- Thanksgiving Scriptures
- Isaiah 40:8 — Flowers Quickly Fading
- The Bible on Snow