The Nervous Young Minister
- Thursday, July 15, 2004
A nervous young minister, new to the church, told the congregation, "For my sermon today, I will take some words from a scripture; 'And they fed five men with five thousand loaves of bread and two thousand fishes.'"
A member of the congregation snickered at the preacher's snafu, raised hishand and said, "That's not much of a trick. I could do that."
The minister didn't respond. However, the next Sunday he decided to repeat the same words. This time he did it properly;
"And they fed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fishes."
Smiling broadly, the minister said to the noisy man, "Could you do that, Mr. Perkins?"
The member of the congregation said...
"I sure could."
"And how would you do it?"
Perkins replies, "With all the food I had left over from last Sunday!
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