Everybody loves a good laugh. As Proverbs 17:22 declares, “a joyful heart is good medicine.” There’s something about laughter that can restore the soul and provide some much-needed relief from stress and pain. Church jokes placed well within a sermon are a treasure, and the right ones are hard to find but powerful to use.

We know from industry specialists like Propreacher that using humor in sermons can disarm the skeptics, grab attention, and (sorry, Pastor) kill boredom.

Unfortunately, many jokes nowadays are inappropriate. The vast majority of popular comedians and comedy genre movies are full of that type of humor. Many jokes are often sexual, full of foul language, and rely on demeaning other people to get a laugh. This goes against what the Bible tells us our speech should be like. Despite all of this and regardless of popular opinion there are clean church jokes that are very funny.

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Here are seven clean but hilarious church jokes:

Let’s enjoy some laughter. [Warning: Some church jokes may be very corny, but that can cause even more laughter. And, don’t forget to leave your own clean joke in a comment below!]

Using church jokes disarms listeners and creates a positive atmosphere

#1 – Wedding White

A little girl finally got to attend a wedding for the first time. While in the church, the girl asked her mother: “Why is the bride dressed in white?” The mother replied to the girl: “because white is the color of happiness and it’s the happiest day of her life today.”

After a little bit, the girl looks up at her mother and says: “But, then why is the groom wearing black?”

#2 – Marriage and Coffee

Shortly after tying the knot, a young married couple started arguing over who should make the coffee. Being a good Christian woman, the wife went to the scriptures for her answer. She said that the Bible specifically stated that men should be the ones to make the coffee.

Puzzled, the husband asked her where in the Bible it said that. Very confidently, the wife opened up her Bible and said: “It’s right here—HEBREWS.”

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#3 – Solomon’s Temple

Where was Solomon’s temple located? – On the side of his head. Duh!

By the way, I did warn you and said some are very corny!

#4 – Adam & Eve

After having children, Adam and Eve started getting a lot of questions from their kids about why they no longer lived in Eden. Adam has a simple answer for this: “Your mother ate us out of house and home.”

#5 – The Sunday School Lesson

During a Sunday school lesson, a child learned about how God created human beings. The child became especially focused when the teacher explained how Eve was created from Adam’s ribs. Later in the week, the boy’s mother saw him lying down on the floor, so she asked him what was wrong. His reply was priceless: “Mom, I have a pain in my side—I think I’m getting a wife.”

#6 – Boaz and Ruth

What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth? Answer: He was Ruthless.

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#7 – The Kindergartener

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom as the children drew pictures. The teacher would occasionally walk around and see each child’s artwork. As she approached one little girl who was working especially hard, she asked what the drawing was.

The little girl told her: “I’m drawing God!”

“But sweety,” the teacher replied, “no one actually knows what God looks like.”

Automatically, the little girl continued drawing and said: “well, they certainly will in a minute!”

Clean Church Jokes are a Treasure

There are many clean jokes out there, including ones based on the Bible, Christianity, and Jesus. We don’t need to rely on the world to get jokes, especially since they are often full of sexual and demeaning content. Instead, Christians should write jokes and material that is clean and funny. There are even some pretty popular comedians out there who are completely clean and family friendly.

So, do you know any clean jokes? Please spread the laughter and include the quips you know (clean ones, obviously!) in a comment below. And, church jokes are a plus. Let’s start laughing.