Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sex or Skiing?

A preacher became frustrated that a large part of his congregation was going water skiing on Sunday rather than coming to church, so he told his wife, "This coming Sunday, I'm going to preach about the evils of water skiing on Sunday."

"What?" she exclaimed. "That's a silly thing to preach about."

"I don't think so," he said. "It's a problem we need to address."

The next Sunday as they were driving to church, the wife asked her preacher husband somewhat warily about the day's sermon topic.

As I told you," he said, "I'm going to preach about the evils of water skiing on Sundays."

"That's idiotic!" the wife retorted. "First of all, it's a dumb topic for a sermon, and second, the people who need to hear it most won't be in church. Why don't you preach about sex or something most people are interested in?"

"No. The Lord wants me to preach about the evils of water skiing on Sundays, and that's what I'm preaching about," he said firmly.

His wife said, "Well, I'm not going to sit through a boring sermon like that. I'm staying in the car. You can tell the congregation I'm sick or something." And she stayed in the car.

As the preacher walked from the car to his study at the church, he got to thinking that perhaps his wife had a valid point, so he changed his mind and gave a brilliant extemporaneous sermon on the proper role of sex in modern society.

When the service was over, one of the parishioners stopped by the preacher's car and remarked to the pastor's wife, "I'm sorry you're not feeling well this morning. "Your husband gave the finest sermon today that he's ever given since coming to this parish."

"Hmmmpf. I don't know why he thinks he's such an expert on the subject," his wife snapped. "He's only tried it twice, and he fell off both times."

Stolen from: Hale McKay of It Occurred To Me


  1. LOL There's something that would most likely spread like wildfire through the congregation.

  2. Serves her right for sittin' in the car!

    Hmm, that would be 'frozen' water in the photo! :)

    Enjoy that boat! Big hugs...

  3. Confused I am. Why was he preaching on water skiing? I got all the way to the end and was still expecting snow skiing.


    Big hugs xo

  4. oh the poor thing! ha ha ha

    have a great weekend (on the boat?)!!

    smiles, bee

  5. LOL, now that was funny. Good one.
    Hope you are enjoying that boat.
    Hugs to the dog and you too. LOL

  6. it is a nice joke! have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks. It got a good laugh on this one. I have to tell this to someone I know.

  8. When my dad was really old (like 40) he used to tell jokes just like that to his friends and they would all laugh. I couldn't figure out why. Now I know. Sex can really be fun!

  9. I guess that will teach her not to miss any more sermons! Open mouth, insert foot!

  10. Bahahahahaha good'en Sandee! Hope your doing well and I am miles from the flooding going on. Hey are your humming birds buzzing around?

    Hugs and loves!! :)

  11. Shame, she should have went in and supporter her husband. Than she wouldn't be eating crow. Poor Pastor, he's in for a bad rep, now!

    Hope you had a great weekend, Sandee! Cannot believe its Monday already. Sheesh.

  12. First time I heard this one, the congregation went surfing! It's one of my all time favorite jokes!!!

  13. Excellent - have a great weekend xxx


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