Over the years, we have heard some amazing things from the Pulpit. We have
heard sermons from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation. We've heard
social issues, political issues, and economic issues. We've heard unbelievable
statistics, and then, we've heard Humor. One Sunday we heard that "you
should never ever get into a fight with an ugly man because he has nothing to
Proverbs 17:22 says "A merry heart doeth good like
a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones." One of Rev. Bell's many
attributes is that he knows how to be reverent and moral and still have fun. The
following are a few favorite pieces of humor heard from the Pulpit.
Three passengers boarded a small airplane- a Minister, a boy scout, and a
senator. The flight was going along real smoothly when all of a sudden the pilot
ran to the back and said, "I've got some bad news; this plane is going down.
There's nothing I can do. And what's worse is there are only three parachutes on
this plane." He said, "I've got a wife and four children, my family needs me";
and he grabbed a parachute and jumped. The senator pushed pass the Minister and
little boy and said, "I am the smartest senator in the world; I'm going places,
this country needs me"; and he grabbed one and jumped. The Minister looked at the
little boy and said, "Son, I dedicated my life to Christ many many years ago and
I've lived a good life; your life is just beginning. You go ahead, take that
last parachute and jump." The little boy looked up at the Minister and said,
"Minister, that's not the last parachute, the smartest senator in the world
jumped with my knapsack."
A man and woman, who had been friends for many years died and went to heaven.
They told St. Peter they wanted to get married. "Take your time and think about
it", said St. Peter. "You've got an eternity to think about it here. Come back
and talk to me about it in 50 years." Fifty years later, the couple returned and
again told St. Peter they wanted to get married. St. Peter scratched his head
and said, "Take your time and think some more about it. Come back and see me in
another 50 years, and if we don't have a Minister up here by then, I'll perform
the ceremony myself."
A husband and wife were sitting on the sofa watching their favorite T.V.
program when the wife suddenly clicked off the T.V. The husband stared at her as
if she were crazy. The wife said, "Honey, before you say anything, I have
something very important I need to say." She said, "I am ashamed at the way we
are living. It's bad. My dad pays our rent, my mom sends us money for food, my
brother pays our utilities and phone bill, and my aunt sends us money for
clothes. That's really sad, and I'm ashamed." The husband looked at his wife and
said, "you know what? You should be ashamed, because you got two uncles that
won't send us a dime!"
Rev. Bell is a great Pastor/comedian. We thank him for
bringing laughter and humor to the church each Sunday. It has been said that a
Pastor who lacks humor is a Pastor who lacks reality and a closeness to his