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Unveiling a Hypocrite (4 of 5)
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Alice was fairly new in town. They had moved to a new town. And they had joined the Baptist Church. And she was just getting to know some of the ladies. And they were having a bake sale. And she had signed up to contribute and to have cake in the bake sale. But time kind of got away from her, and she was hurrying to get the cake in 'cause she had to have it in by a certain time. And when she pulled the cake out of the oven, it was her favorite cake, and she made it so well. But when she pulled it out of the oven, the middle of it fell. And so she thought, my soul, what am I going to do? I don't have time to bake another cake, and this just is going to look terrible. And so what she did was she got creative. She had seen those shows on TV where they do all sorts of weird stuff with cakes. And she got a toilet paper roll, and she stuck in the middle of the cake, and she pulled up the guts of the cake and the batter and stuff and put it all around there. And she said, "I'll just cover it over with icing. No one will ever know." And so that's what she did.
She made it look so pretty. And she brought the cake to the church. But she had told her daughter before she left, she said; 'Now listen, very important, when the bake sale starts, as soon as it starts, you make a beeline to my cake and buy it. It's very important that you buy my cake. Here's the money. You're going to buy the cake." She said, "Yes, mother." So she brings the cake to the bake sale. And she thinks everything is fine. And then, her daughter comes home and says, "Mom, I got bad news." She said, "What's the bad news?" She said, "The cake was already sold by the time I got there. It's gone!" The mother was like, Oh - she couldn't believe it. Well, the next day, she gets invited to one of the wives of the deacon at the church. They're having a bridge party and she was invited. And it was such a nice get-together. And ...
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