Sermon illustrations: Forgiveness

From East to West

Someone asked an elderly Christian lady, “Does the devil ever trouble you about your past sins?”...

Wash Your Hands After Dealing with Death

In 1818, Ignaz Philip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost...

I See No Rebels Here

There was a king who had suffered much from his rebellious subjects. But one day they surrendered...

Before Asking for Forgiveness

A Sunday School teacher had just concluded her lesson and wanted to make sure she had made her...

Spitting in the Soup

A young boy in Korea was a houseboy for some American soldiers. Sometimes they thought it was funny...

Bitterness Hinders Revival

Dr. John R. Rice, a great evangelist now with the Lord, was asked to conduct a revival meeting at a...

Love Forgives

Corrie Ten Boom and her family resisted the Nazis by hiding Jews in their home. They were...

The Best Man for the Job

President Lincoln had an early political rival named Edwin Stanton. He called Lincoln the original...

Unopened Letters

Elizabeth Barrett’s father disapproved of her marriage to Robert browning so strongly that he never...

Giving a Second Chance

“In one of my assignments as a young infantry officer, I was sent to the 48th Infantry near...

The Skunk and the Bear

Dale Carnegie visited Yellowstone Park where he saw a grizzly bear. The huge animal was in the...

Victory Over Hatred

A frontier preacher was preaching against hatred, he asked all those who had overcome the sin of...

Desire of a Humanist

Not long before she died Marghanita Laski, a well-known secular humanist and novelist, told an...

Escaping Sin's Penalty

A duck hunter was with a friend in the wide-open land of southeastern Georgia. Far away on the...

A Good Plan

Judd Lewis (1867-1945) worked for forty-five years at the Houston Post newspaper. He wrote a...

Set Free

A twelve year old accidentally killed one of his family’s geese by throwing a stone. Figuring his...

Good Forgetters

Two little boys had quarreled. But the next morning, Johnny took his cap and headed for Bobby’s...

Releasing Hurt

A little boy was sitting on a park bench in obvious pain. A man walking by asked him what was...

Forgiving and Forgetting

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was reminded one day of a vicious deed that...

Forgiveness

An attorney, after meditating on several Scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his...