This is exactly what they needed to hear

A preacher once had such a member in his congregation. After the sermon, he always had the same comment: “Preacher, how they needed to hear that today!” This dear man was the most faithful member of the congregation who came whenever the church doors were open. But somehow he always thought the sermon was for everyone else and not for him.

The pastor prepared a sermon on the subject. And one day the pastor got an opportunity in the form of a terrible snowstorm. No one showed up except for—you guessed it—the brother whose name was “exactly what they needed to hear.” He was the only parishioner who showed up that day.

The pastor pulled out his sermon and pushed every possible button. Proclaimed hellfire and brimstone, everything possible. And at the end of the joint worship hour, guess what he heard as the man walked out the door?

“Preacher, if only they were here. You preached exactly what they needed to hear today!”

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