Sermon illustrations: Perspective

Beyond the Horizon

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

God Gives Safety

On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley brought fierce destruction to areas of Florida. During the...

Using a Map

Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large, raging, violent river. Needing...

Why the Grass Looks Greener on the Other Side

In her column, Ask Marilyn, Marilyn vos Savant gave an interesting perspective on contentment. One...

Putting Sacrifices in Perspective

David Livingstone was a Scottish missionary and explorer who spent thirty-three years in the heart...

A Suitcase of Pavement

A story is told about a man who found out it was his time to go to Heaven. He asked the Lord if he...

Responding to the Wind

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the...

The Difference between an Obstacle and an Opportunity

“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every...

Wrong Perspective

The story is told of two liberal sociologists who were walking down the street. They saw a man...

God Meant it for Good

Samuel Brengle was a worker with the Salvation Army in Boston many years ago. As he passed by a...

Trials Have a Purpose

Gold is one of the most valuable materials on earth. It has been used for centuries as money, but...

We Died Before We Came Here

When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain...

Mother’s Opinion

4 years of age: My mommy can do anything! 8 years of age: My mom knows a whole lot! 12 years of...

Don’t Be Like an Easter Egg

Some folks are like Easter eggs—ornamented on the outside and hard-boiled on the inside! Source:...

Hold the Fort

In October, 1864, just before General Sherman commenced his famous march to the sea, while his army...

Small Sins

A man who walked from New York City to San Francisco was asked what his biggest hurdle was. He said...

If You Could Rewind Your Life

Fifty people who were over ninety-five years old were asked one question: “If you could live your...

Use the Right Measuring Stick

A self-righteous man once boasted to a Christian friend of his, “You know, John, I’m not such a bad...

Only Children Joined the Church

A Philadelphia congregation watched as three 9-year-old boys were baptized and joined the church....

The Cape of Good Hope

One of the first explorers who sailed to South America went around a cape on a stormy sea. His ship...

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