Do you have that pastor who loves to belt out a short story that ends up being a joke and nobody gets it? Perhaps you can share this one to him and make your Sunday gatherings funnier and happier while praising God.
HALLELUJAH AND AMEN JOKE
A man bought a donkey from a preacher. The preacher told the man that this donkey had been trained in a very unique way, (being the donkey of a preacher). The only way to make the donkey go, is to say,
The only way to make the donkey stop, is to say, "Amen!"
The man was pleased with his purchase and immediately got on the animal to try out the preacher's instructions.
"Hallelujah!" shouted the man. The donkey began to trot. "Amen!" shouted the man. The donkey stopped immediately.
"This is great!" said the man. With a "Hallelujah", he rode off very proud of his new purchase.
The man traveled for a long time through some mountains. Soon he was heading towards a cliff. He could not remember the word to make the donkey stop.
"Stop," said the man. "Halt!" he cried. The donkey just kept going.
'Bible...Church!...Please Stop!!," shouted the man. The donkey just began to trot faster. He was getting closer and closer to the cliff edge.
Finally, in desperation, the man said a prayer..."Please, dear Lord.
Please make this donkey stop before I go off the end of this mountain, In Jesus name, AMEN."
The donkey came to an abrupt stop just one step from the edge of the cliff.
"HALLELUJAH!", shouted the man.
THREE REDNECKS GO TO HEAVEN JOKE
Three Rednecks just died,
and arrive at the Pearly Gates of Heaven.
St. Peter tells them that they can enter the gates
if they can answer one simple question.
St Peter asks the first Redneck,
"WHAT IS EASTER?"
The Redneck replies, "Oh, that's easy,
it's the holiday in November when
everybody gets together,
eats turkey, and is thankful..."
"WRONG," replies St. Peter,
and proceeds to ask the second Redneck
the same question,
"WHAT IS EASTER?
The second Redneck replies,
"No, Easter is the holiday in December
when we put up a nice tree, exchange presents,
and celebrate the birth of Jesus."
St. Peter looks at the second Redneck,
shakes his head in disgust,
looks at the third Redneck and asks,
"WHAT IS EASTER?"
The third Redneck smiles and looks St. Peter in the eye.
"I know what Easter is.
Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with
the Jewish celebration of Passover.
Jesus and his disciples were eating
at the last supper
and Jesus was later deceived
and turned over to the Romans
by one of his disciples.
The Romans took him
to be crucified and he was
stabbed in the side, made to wear a crown of thorns,
and was hung on a cross with nails through his hands.
He was buried in a nearby cave
which was sealed off by a large boulder."
St. Peter smiles broadly with delight.
The third Redneck continues,
"Every year the boulder is moved aside
so that Jesus can come out... and, if he sees his shadow,
there will be six more weeks of winter."
ENTERING HEAVEN JOKE
A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.
Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.
Saint Peter addresses the man wearing somewhat sloppy clothes, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"
The guy replies, "I'm Jack Thomas Jr., taxi-driver, of Noo Yawk City."
Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi-driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
The taxi-driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff. Then it's the minister's turn. He stands up tall and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's Church, for the last forty-three years."
Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Just a minute," says the minister. "That man before me was a taxi-driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff.
Why, How can this be?"
Saint Peter, looks to the preacher and says,
"Up here, we work by results,"
"While you preached, people slept. While Jack drove, people prayed."
FOREST GUMP GOES TO HEAVEN
The day finally arrived: Forest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.
He is met at the Pearly Gates by Saint Peter himself.
The gates are closed, however, and Forest approaches the gatekeeper.
Saint Peter says, "Well, Forest, it's certainly good to see you.
We have heard a lot about you.
I must inform you that the place is filling up fast,
and we've been administering an entrance examination for everyone.
The tests are fairly short, but you need to pass before you can get into Heaven."
Forest responds, "It shore is good to be here Saint Peter.
I was looking forward to this. Nobody ever told me about any entrance exams.
Shore hope the test ain't too hard; life was a big enough test as it was."
Saint Peter goes on, "Yes, I know Forest.
But, the test I have for you is only three questions.
Here is the first: What days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?
Second, how many seconds are there in a year?
Third, what is God's name?"
Forest goes away to think the questions over.
He returns the next day and goes up to Saint Peter to try to answer the exam questions.
Saint Peter waves him up and asks,
"Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers."
Forest says, "Well, the first one, how many days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?
Shucks, that one's easy; that'd be Today and Tomorrow!"
The saint's eyes open wide and he exclaims,
"Forest! That's not what I was thinking, but... you do have a point though,
and I guess I didn't specify, so I give you credit for that answer."
"How about the next one" says Saint Peter, "how many seconds in a year?"
"Now that one's harder," says Forest.
"But, I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve."
Astounded, Saint Peter says, "Twelve! Twelve!
Forest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"
Forest says, "Shucks, there gotta be twelve:
January second, February second, March second... "
"Hold it," interrupts Saint Peter. "I see where you're going with it.
And I guess I see your point, though that wasn't quite what I had in mind.
I'll give you credit for that one too."
"Let's go on with the next and final question," says Saint Peter,
"Can you tell me God's name?"
Forest says, "Well shore, I know God's name.
Everbody probly know it. It's Andy Howard."
"Andy Howard?" asks Saint Peter.
"What makes you think it's 'Andy Howard'?"
Forest answers, "It's in the song and the prayer."
"The song and the prayer?" asks Saint Peter,
"Which song and prayer?"
"Andy's song", responds Forest,
"Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me... ",
and The Lord's Prayer," responds Forest:
"Our Father, who art in heaven, Howard be thy name..."