Bible Sales

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by BettyR, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    A pastor 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 Louie all raised their hands to volunteer for the task.

    The minister knew that Jack and Paul earned their living as salesmen and
    were likely capable of selling some bibles. But he had serious doubts about
    Louie who was a local farmer, who had always kept to himself because he was
    embarrassed by his speech impediment. 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 with
    bibles. He asked them to meet with him and report the results of their
    door-to-door selling efforts the following Sunday.

    Anxious to find out how successful they were, the minister immediately asked
    Jack, 'Well, Jack, how did you make out selling our bibles last week?'
    Proudly handing the reverend an envelope, Jack replied, 'Using my sales
    prowess, I was able to sell 20 bibles, and here's the $200 I collected on
    behalf of the church.' 'Fine 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.' The minister responded,
    'That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are truly a professional salesman
    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 minister 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 nodded. That's impossible!' both Jack and Paul
    said in unison.
    'We are professional salesmen, yet you claim to have sold 10 times as many
    bibles as we could.' 'Yes, this does seem unlikely,' the minister!
    agreed. 'I think you'd 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 stammered.

    Impatiently, Peter interrupted. 'For crying out loud, Louie, just tell us
    what you said to them when they answered the door!' 'A-a -a-all I-I-I
    s-s-said wa-wa-was,' Louis replied, 'W-w-w-w-would y-y-y-you l-l-l-l-l-like
    t-t-to b-b-b-buy th- h-th-this b-b-b-b-bible F-f-for t-t-ten
    b-b-b-bucks ---o-o-o-or--- wo-wo-would yo-you j-j-j-just l-like m-m-me
    t-t-to st-st-stand h-h-he re and r-r-r-r-r-read it t-to y-y-you??' Remember
    when the funniest jokes were the clean ones? They still are!

    The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you And
    be gracious to you; The Lord turn His face toward you And give you peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26

  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas

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