A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning. He told his congregation, ‘Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn comes to your mind.’
The pastor shouted out, ‘CROSS’. Immediately the congregation started singing in unison, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’.
The pastor yelled, ‘GRACE’. The congregation began to sing ‘Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.’
The pastor called out, ‘POWER’. The congregation sang ‘There is Power in the Blood’.
The Pastor shouted, ‘SEX’.
The congregation fell into total silence. Everyone was in shock, nervously looking around at each other, afraid to say anything.
Then all of a sudden, from way in the back of the church, a little old 87 year old grandmother stood up and began to sing ‘Precious Memories’.