Kids!

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matt 19:14

– A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one the teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall and quoted, “Thou shall not take the covers of the neighbor’s wife.”

– 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: “Lord us not into temptation,” she prayed, “But deliver us some E-mail. Amen”

– One Sunday in a Midwest city, a young child was ‘acting up” during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, “Pray for me! Pray for me!”

– A Sunday 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 girly 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 mike 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 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 Angie 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. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those two men standing by the door? They’re hushers.”

– A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5 and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say ‘Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, “Ryan, you be Jesus!”

– A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. “Daddy, what happened to him?” the son asked. “He died and went to heaven”, the dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, “Did God throw him back down?”

– After the church service a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up I’m going to give you some money.” “Well, thank you”, the pastor replied, “but why?” “Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had.”

– A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?” “I wouldn’t know what to say”, the girl replied. “Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the wife answered. The daughter bowed her head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

– At Sunday School, they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little John, a child in the kindergarten class, seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying as though he was in pain. When asked what was wrong little Johnny responded, “I have a pain in my side. I think I’m going to have a wife!”

– Out of the mouth of a three year boy: “Our father, who does art in heaven, Howard is his name ….”

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