Sermon illustrations: Faith

No Need to Read Them

A great many people say, you must hear both sides; but if a man should write me a most slanderous...

Larry King’s Greatest Fear

For the twentieth anniversary of Larry King Live, Barbara Walters interviewed the man who became...

There Are Bridges All the Way

A young girl, unaccustomed to traveling, was taking a train ride through the country, and it...

Don’t Focus on Your Worries

One day John Wesley was walking with a troubled man who expressed his doubt as to the goodness of...

Saving Faith

I believe in a physician when I put my case into that physician’s hands, and trust him to cure me....

Faith to Risk it All

The first two Scottish missionaries sent to the New Hebrides Islands were killed and eaten by...

A Gold Doorstop

In 1799, Conrad Reed discovered a seventeen-pound rock while fishing in Little Meadow Creek. Not...

Asking in Faith

When Hutson Taylor was sailing to China to begin his missionary work, his ship was in great danger...

Guidance in the Word

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and a team of explorers set out from England to do something that no one...

The Acid Test

There are a lot of metals that on the surface look similar to gold. Centuries ago, people...

God Wants to Do the Impossible

“God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity that we plan only...

Not Trusting the Airplane

Uncle Oscar was apprehensive about his first airplane ride. His friends, eager to hear how it went...

George Mueller on Building Faith

“God delights to increase the faith of His children. We ought, instead of wanting no trials before...

The Fear of Man

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

It Is Well with My Soul

One of the best-loved hymns of the faith, “It Is Well with My Soul,” was written by Horatio...

Trust and Obey God

In 1999 John F. Kennedy Jr. flew his small airplane from New York City to his family home in...

Serving God with or without Vision

William Booth was greatly stirred by the needs of the poor of London, and realized that most...

God Will Provide for His Children

Charles Spurgeon told this story of his grandfather James and his faith in God. “He had a large...

Moody’s Attitude toward Heaven

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

Faith Does Not Preclude Trials

“Faith for my deliverance is not faith in God. Faith means, whether I am visibly delivered or not,...

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