Sermon illustrations: Faithfulness

Neglecting the Midweek Service

The story is told of various church members and their attitude toward the midweek service: Brother...

Sacrificial Love

Maria Dyer was born in 1837 on the mission field in China where her parents were pioneer...

Standing Strong in the Face of Opposition

When he was appointed as the pastor a church in Cambridge, England, in 1783 Charles Simeon was...

Divorce Statistics

One-third (35 percent) of Americans today say they have been through a breakup at least once in...

The Fear of Man

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

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...

A Blind, Illiterate Soulwinner

A missionary to Africa told the story of an elderly woman who was reached with the gospel. Though...

Get Up and Try Again

Though he would later be acclaimed as one of the greatest inventors of history, Thomas Edison’s...

Faithful to the End

In 1555, as part of her campaign to re-establish the Catholic Church in England, Queen Mary, also...

Evangelizing Cannibals

In the 1840s, John Geddie left the pastorate of a church in Canada to take his wife and two small...

Preaching Boldly

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

You Are Being Followed

The story is told about a little boy who had been invited to a friend’s birthday party. He was so...

The Secret to a Lasting Marriage

In 2005, the Guinness Book of World Records said that Percy and Florence Arrowsmith held two...

Henry Ford’s Formula for a Long Marriage

When Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, a reporter asked them, “...

Get Up Again

The story is told that Andrew Jackson’s boyhood friends just couldn’t understand how he became a...

A Purpose for Living

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

Know Your Calling

Timothy Stackpole was a New York Firefighter, who was severely burned in a 1998 fire. After he...

He Started Small

Charles Spurgeon preached to thousands in London each Lord’s day, yet he started his ministry by...

Be Faithful in Little Things

A young preacher once approached Dr. F. B. Meyer and asked how he could one day become as...

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