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 sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

Vocabulary Help

  • deliver - entregar
  • following - próximo
  • go (go, went, gone) up - subir
  • hand - mão
  • lie - mentir, mentira
  • preach - pregar
  • proceed - continuar
  • read - ler
  • sin - pecado
  • smile - sorrir
  • Sunday - domingo
  • tell (tell, told, told) - contar, dizer
  • understand (understand, understood, understood) - entender
  • week - semana

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