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The sin of lying

A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.”

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, “Mark has only 16 chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of  lying.”



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31 thoughts on “The sin of lying

  1. True we all lie, some of us more than others or just more at some times.
    But what caught my eye is the graphic/photo appears to be from the show House, and I recently said to someone if nothing else (other than some mindless hours of entertainment) I will always remember his assertion that everyone lies.

  2. Ouch…that one hurt! 😉

  3. “I don’t want to die” is the fear that makes the whim
    ‘you’ll suffer an eternity unless you hold our hymn’
    The dead will intercede, the faith will make you win
    Everything in our Man’s Name, and there you have the sin.

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  5. It's a matter of prayer on said:

    Maybe what is worse than lying to others is deceiving ourselves.

  6. Ha! Awesome, thanks for posting this 🙂

  7. If you have read my ABOUT part of my blog you will understand my need for anonymity, so I am not unhappy if you don’t publish my comment. I reposted your June 21st blog. I want you to know that people here are talking about what a beautiful passage you posted, I think you need to know what a positive impact you are having. God bless you, for now,
    lilly the cat

  8. What a way to start my day, your blog will be the opening I have in my bible group tonight, cool, I have not delved into yur wisdom or words but this bit of iceing will have me return at a time when I can give you the time yu deserve,
    or is that a lie too!!! 🙂 LOL=lots of love LOLITL

  9. Good illustration of difficult lesson

  10. Got a laugh out of me.

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  12. Brilliant story, your posts are quite uplifting and even inspirational

  13. Seen that one before, but still love it. I did actually have to dig out my son’s bible to check (I’m agnostic, he believes in God – I won’t force my beliefs or lack of onto him or my daughter)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following

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