Mark Twain in the Church! Preacher was Angry! (Post No.6615)

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Date: 29 June 2019


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Post No. 6615


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Sermons anecdotes


The well-known and popular preacher, Charles Spurgeon, was admonishing a class of Divinity students on the importance of making the facial expressions harmonise with the speech in delivering sermons.


The well-known and popular preacher, Charles Spurgeon, was admonishing a class of Divinity students on the importance of making the facial expressions harmonise with the speech in delivering sermons.

“When you speak of Heaven, he said, let your face light up and be irradiated with a Heavenly gleam . Let your eyes shine with reflected glory. And when you speak of Hell, well, then your everyday face will do.”

Xxx

Twain in Church!


Mark Twain occasionally attended the services of Dr Doane, later Bishop of Albany, but then Rector of an Episcopal Church at Hartford. One Sunday morning Twain said to him at the end of the service,
“Dr Doane, I enjoyed your service this morning. I welcomed it like an old friend. I have, you know, a book containing every word of it”.
“You have not”, said Dr Doane indignantly.
“I have so”.
“You send that book to me . I would like to see it”.
“I will send it”, promised Twain.
The following day he sent Dr Doane an unabridged dictionary.

Xxx

Breakfast for a Preacher

A visiting minister was eating breakfast with his host, before the morning service at which he was to speak. He ate very little, explaining that it was not good for a preacher to eat heavily before a sermon. The house wife had prepared the meal with great care and felt somewhat peeved at the apparent lack of appreciation of her cooking. She couldn’t attend the service, as she had the dinner to prepare.
When her husband got home she inquired
“Well, how was he?”
The husband drawing a sigh replied,
“He might just as well of et.”


Xxx


As fresh as a Rose


When a Scotch minister told his neighbor that he had preached two hours and a half day the before the neighbor said to him,
Why, minister, were you not tired to death?
“Aw, na, said he, I was as fresh as a rose, but it would have done your heart good to see how tired the congregation was”.

Xxx

Whistling Preacher.


A minister named Craig bought a whistle and when his hearers went to sleep  , he emitted a very shrill sound from it.

All were awake and sat up to hear him.

“You are certainly smart specimens of humanity said he, as he slowly gazed at his wondering people.
When I preach the gospel you go to sleep, when I play the fool you are wide awake”.

Xxx Subham xxx

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