A new preacher at the church had just begun his sermon. He was a little nervous and about ten minutes into the talk his mind suddenly went blank.

He then remembered some advice they gave him in seminary school for when a situation like this arose -- repeat your last point. Often this will help you remember what should come next. So he decides to give it a try.

"Behold, I come quickly," he said. Still his mind was blank. So he tried again, "Behold, I come quickly!" Still nothing.

He tried once more, this time with so much vehemence that he tripped over his microphone wire and fell off the stage, right into the lap of a little old lady in the front row.  Horrors!

The young preacher was very embarrassed and tried to apologize, but the woman said, "That's all right, young man. It was my fault...I should have gotten out of the way. You told me *three* times you were coming!"