Johnny’s mother looked out the window and noticed him “playing church” with their cat. The cat was sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water. She called out, “Johnny, stop that! The cat’s afraid of water!” Johnny looked up at her and said, “He should have thought about that before he joined my church.”
One of the teachers in my congregation cornered me on the way out of the church last Sunday. She was giggling about something that happened the first week of school. She said one of the little boys in her class proudly announced to her that he was being baptized the next Sunday. She told him that was really great, and he told her he was going to take his swim goggles.
She was curious about why the youngster would want to wear his goggles during the Baptism service. When she asked, the boy replied, “So I can see my sins washed away!!!”””
Rev. Dave Smith, St. Paul’s UMC, Harrison, AR on the Sermon Fodder List (www.sermonfodder.com)