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Shortest Message

Resources, 1990

When Roy DeLamotte was chaplain at Paine College in Georgia, he preached the shortest sermon in the college's history. However, he had a rather long topic&md;"What does Christ Answer When We Ask, "Lord, What's in Religion for Me?" The complete content of his sermon was in one word: "Nothing." He later explained that the one-word sermon was meant for people brought up on the &ls;gimme-gimme' gospel. When asked how long it took him to prepare the message, he said, "Twenty years."