Sermon illustrations: Humility

A Lowly Saviour

D.L. Moody was the most famous evangelist in the world in the late 1800s. People came from around...

Death to Self

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

We Are Tools in the Hand of God

Samuel Brengle who was an early Salvation Army official was once introduced as the, “Great Dr....

John Bunyan on Humility

He that is down needs fear no fall, He that is low, no pride; He that is humble ever shall Have God...

Receiving Honor

Lenny Skutnik had no intention of being a hero that day. The staffer at the Congressional Budget...

The Emptiness of Flattery

King Canute ruled over Denmark, Norway, and England more than one thousand years ago. A wise ruler...

Avoiding Pride

The story is told of two women in Shanghai who were discussing the topic of pride and began to...

Illustrious Servant or Servant of an Illustrious Master?

Hudson Taylor was scheduled to speak at a large church in Melbourne, Australia. The moderator of...

Practicing Grace

Charles Spurgeon and Joseph Parker both had churches in London in the 19th century. On one occasion...

Be Faithful in Little Things

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

Not Many Mighty Are Called

A converted Hindu gave the following address to a number of his fellow countrymen: “I am, by birth...

Respect for a Foe

During the Civil War someone reported to Abraham Lincoln that Edwin Stanton, one of the President’s...

The Voices of the World

Appetite says, “Be sensuous, enjoy yourself.” Education says, “Be resourceful, expand yourself.”...

Poor Pastors

After resigning his pastorate to go lead another church, a pastor was approached by an endearing...

Rough Landing

After a particularly long and bumpy flight the crew was tired. This was even made more apparent by...

Churchill on Popularity

Winston Churchill was once asked, “Doesn’t it thrill you to know that every time you make a speech...

Conquering Jealousy

F. B. Meyer held meetings in Northfield, Massachusetts and large crowds thronged to hear him. ...

The Whole World Hates Me

After a tough and discouraging day at work, Melvin plopped himself on the couch and began wallowing...

Why Your Feet Don't Turn Red

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. She said, “Now, class, if I stood on...

The Lion and the Mouse

A lion was awakened from sleep by a mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught the...

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