The Dead Church
Reblogged from Becoming the Oil & the Wine
Have you ever wondered why a church is dead? I have the perfect answer for you.
A new pastor in a small town spent the first four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting them to come to his first service.
The following Sunday the church was empty.
The next day, the pastor placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, because the church was dead, it was everyone’s duty to give it a decent Christian burial.
The funeral would be held the following Sunday afternoon, the notice said.
Everyone was curious to see how the Church would be buried, so a large crowd turned out for the “funeral.”
In front of the pulpit, they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers.
After the Pastor delivered the eulogy, he opened the coffin and invited his congregation to come forward and pay their final respects to their dead church.
Filled with curiosity as to what would represent the corpse of a “dead church,” all the people eagerly lined up to look in the coffin.
Each “mourner” peeped into the coffin then quickly turned away with a guilty, sheepish look.
In the coffin, tilted at the correct angle, was a large mirror.
Joke taken from: Jokes.christianunite.com
A NOTE FROM BARB: If you have not seen the movie When God Left the Building, I suggest you watch it with your church family.