What Children See In Church

A Bible school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"

One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."


The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the microphone cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping, before jerking it again.

After several such "circles and jerks" a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, "If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"


Six-year old, Andi, and her four-year old brother, Joel, were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud.

Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."

Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.

Andi pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."


I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's Prayer. For several evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after  me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo.

I listened with pride, as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer: "Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail. Amen."

- courtesy of Crosswalk

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