Sermon illustrations: Death

Famous Last Words

“I can beat it!” “I wonder if it’s loaded. I’ll look down the barrel and see.” “Look at this wire...

Death to Self

When a man asked George Mueller the secret of his service, Mueller responded: “There was a day...

Fear of Abandonment

Daniel Sulmasy (then head of the Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College) made an...

Beyond the Horizon

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze...

The Story of “Awful Gardner”

One of the most notoriously bad characters that ever lived in New York was Orville Gardner. He was...

Moody’s Attitude toward Heaven

Thousands came to faith in Christ through Moody’s meetings. As he approached the end of his life,...

Our Best Days Are Yet to Come

A bright young girl of fifteen was suddenly cast upon a bed of suffering, completely paralyzed on...

Death’s Sting Is Gone

A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon....

A Worn-out Body

When John Quincy Adams was eighty years old, a friend said, “How is John Quincy Adams?” He replied...

A Purpose for Living

The famous and very successful football coach Bear Bryant often told reporters, "I’d croak in a...

Too Busy

Too busy to read the Bible, too busy to wait and pray; Too busy to speak out kindly, to someone...

Knowledge Must Be Acted Upon

Scientists studied a native tribe in South America whose people have been dying prematurely for...

Stopping Just Short of the Goal

There is a marker on a rock near the top of Mount Washington, marking the spot where a woman...

A Funeral for a Turtle

Alexander M. Sanders, Jr. (who was at one time the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of...

Always Be Ready to Meet the Lord

A mother was explaining, to her little girl, the death of her father. The mother said: “God has...

Unusual Deaths

Anthony Fernando, a twenty-one-year-old man living in Colombo, Sri Lanka, went fishing one day off...

Angry Drivers

Two men, driving in Southern California, got into a battle of road rage after one cut the other off...

The “Without” of the Lost

A great without has been written on heathenism. Men and women are toiling without a Bible, without...

Anger Kills

John Hunter was a man arrogant in demeanor and possessed a violent and ungovernable temper. He was...

Don’t Climb the Fence

On June 28, 2008, Asia LeeShawn Ferguson went over two fences and entered a restricted area in Six...

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