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Selling Bibles

A preacher concluded that his church was getting into very serious 
financial troubles.
While checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of 
new Bibles that had never been opened and distributed.

So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three
  volunteers from the 
congregation who
would be
  willing to sell the Bibles door-to-door for $10 each to raise 
the desperately
needed money
  for the church.

Jack, Paul and Louis all raised their hands to
  volunteer for the task.

The minister knew that Jack and Paul earned
  their living as salesmen 
  were likely
capable of selling some Bibles. But he had serious doubts about
who was a
farmer, who had always kept to himself because he was embarrassed
his speech
  Poor Louis stuttered badly. But, not wanting to discourage 
Louis, the
minister decided to
  let him try anyway.

He sent the three of them away with the back seat
  of their cars stacked 
He asked them to meet with him and report the results of their 
door-to-door selling
  the following Sunday.

Anxious to find out how successful they were, the
  minister immediately 
'Well, Jack, how did you make out selling our Bibles last

Proudly handing the minister an envelope, Jack replied, 'Using
  my sales 
prowess, I
able to sell 20 Bibles, and here's the $200 I collected on behalf
the church.'

  job, Jack!' The minister said, vigorously shaking his hand. 'You 
are indeed a fine
salesman and
  the Church is indebted to you.'

Turning to Paul, 'And Paul, how many
  Bibles did you sell for the church 
last week?'

Paul, smiling
  and sticking out his chest, confidently replied, 'I am a 
professional salesman.
I sold
  28 bibles on behalf of the church, and here's $280 I collected.'

  minister responded, 'That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are 
truly a professional
  and the church is indebted to you.'

Apprehensively, the minister turned
  to Louie and said, 'And Louie, did 
you manage to sell
any Bibles
  last week?' Louie silently offered the minister a large 
envelope.  The
opened it and counted the contents.

'What is this?' the
  minister exclaimed. 'Louie, there's $3200 in here!  
Are you suggesting
that you
  sold 320 Bibles for the church, door to door, in just one 
week?'  Louie just
'That's impossible!' both Jack and Paul said in unison.
  'We are 
yet you claim to have sold 10 times as many Bibles as we

'Yes, this does seem unlikely,' the minister agreed. 'I think
better explain how you
  managed to accomplish this, Louie.'

Louie shrugged. 'I-I-I re-re-really
  do-do-don't kn-kn-know f-f-f-for 
sh-sh-sh-sure,' he

Impatiently, Paul interrupted. 'For crying out loud, Louie,
  just tell 
us what you said
them when they answered the door!'

'A-a-a-all I-I-I s-s-said
  wa-wa-was,' Louis replied, 'W-w-w-would 
y-y-y-you l-l-l-like
  b-b-b-buy th-th-th-this b-b-b-bible f-f-f-for t-t-t-ten 
wo-wo-wo-would yo-yo-yo-you j-j-j-just l-l-l-like m-m-me
h-h-h-here and
  r-r-r-read it t-t-t-to

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01-11-2011 03:46 PM
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RE: Selling Bibles

v-v-v-v-v-v-ery f-f-f-f-f-f-f-unny.

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01-11-2011 04:14 PM
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