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True Church Stories - #19

A few years ago Larry was preaching a message on a Sunday morning called, "Sharpen Your Axe!"

It was a great message on staying spiritually sharp.  However when it came time for the altar call, he had a little slip of the tongue and instead of saying, "If you want God to sharpen your axe, come down to the altar," he said, "If you want God to sharpen your a$#, come down to the altar!!!"

Oh. My. Stars.

It was the funniest thing ever.  He was upset and embarrassed as you might imagine.  I didn't make it any easier when on the way home from church as we were riding in the car I said, "Honey, I went to the altar this morning and stood there a long time, but things are still the same...

If looks could have killed...

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Anonymous said…
Along those same lines...sort of...

My family was playing Cranium together, and my sister-in-law (whose family does not attend church) got the question, "True or False: 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's a____' is a commandment in the Bible."

She blurted out, "Oh, that is definitely false - there's NO WAY that's in the Bible!"

Of course, those of us familiar with the KJV know that it is true...

When she was told that her answer was incorrect, she said, "WHAT?!?! Is there some sort of ghetto verson of the Bible of something?"

My point is...maybe that's the translation Larry was preaching out of that day ;o).
Melissa said…
oh goodness, that is a "Ruckus" story if I ever heard one :O) LOL! Poor Larry but it sure is funny!
Rhonda said…
Amazing how you can be so witty at your husband expense!! I would have done the same thing....poor husbands!
Godsy Girl(TM) said…
We've all done that. Especially us fast talkers. For some reason I literally have a problem with "ask". It does come out...well you know.

Another "cracked pot" example of God doing something with nothing.

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