Three Chairs for the Baptists
A Methodist minister meets three Baptist deacons on the golf
invites them to come to his church some Sunday. Not too many
weeks thereafter and just as services are starting, they show
Attendance was good in the small Methodist church and there
wasn't a pew
available. Several church members were already seated on
folding chairs. When the minister, just starting the service,
saw the three Baptist deacons
enter, he leaned down from the pulpit and whispered to the
"Please get three chairs for my Baptist friends in the
The usher, hard of hearing, leaned closer and said, "I beg
"Get three chairs for my Baptist friends," repeated the
minister. The usher strained closer with a puzzled look still
on his face.
Once more the minister tried, speaking slowly and
distinctly. "Three chairs.
For the Baptists," he enunciated.
The usher's face lit up in comprehension, and he turned to
congregation. "All right, everybody," he called out to the
worshipers. "Three cheers for the Baptists!"