Sermon illustrations: Courage

The Fear of Man

One of the most gifted speakers in church history was John Chrysostom—the name comes from a Greek...

Avoiding Decisions

“Some people are very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions.”—Brendan Francis

Preaching Boldly

In the sixteenth century, there was a protestant reformer in England by the name of Hugh Latimer....

Courage Is Fear Holding on a Minute Longer

Famed World War II tank commander General George Patton said, “Courage is fear holding on a minute...

Your “John Hancock”

Often when we ask for a person’s signature, we will call it their “John Hancock.” This is because...

The Cost of Indecision

Former President Ronald Reagan says he learned the need for decision-making early in life. An aunt...

The Friend Inside

Throughout his administration, Abraham Lincoln was a president under fire, especially during the...

Thank You Captain

It is said that Napoleon once lost control of his horse and a private jumping into the path of the...

No Turning Back

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been...

Righteousness Is the Greatest Weapon

Napoleon made a mistake when he said that God is on the side of the strongest battalion. This...

The Marine Recruiter

Three recruiters were to address high school seniors. Each recruiter represented a branch of the...

Going to School

A federal judge ordered New Orleans to open its public school to African-American children. The...

Toasting Water

Admiral Heihachiro Togo, whose brilliant tactics had destroyed the Russian fleet at the battle of...

Lion's Tail

A man was bragging that he had cut off the tail of a man-eating lion with his pocket knife. When...