Sermon illustrations: Salvation

I am the Resurrection and the Life

A man was once conversing with a Brahmin priest, and he asked: “Could you say, ‘I am the...

Converted through President Wolsey’s Singing

When D. L. Moody visited New Haven in 1878, R. A. Torrey was a student in the University there. He...

Saving Faith

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

Christ Is Alive

A Hindoo fakir, with matted hair and ash-besmeared body, was sitting under a tree in deep...

The Salvation of a Communist Spy

One night while preaching at a halfway house in Taegu, South Korea where Mrs. Worley and I were...

The Story of “Awful Gardner”

One of the most notoriously bad characters that ever lived in New York was Orville Gardner. He was...

A Praying Mother

D. L Moody used to tell the story of a man who came to him and said, “When the Mexican war began I...

She Gave Her Life for Her Son

When the California gold fever broke out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with...

Heading the Wrong Direction

A sailor was once left in charge of the helm, with directions from the captain to keep his eye on a...

Sin and Death

“Christ died for sin. Believers die to sin. Unbelievers die in sin.”—Unknown

The Photo Was Blotted Out

A man took a photo of men stealing grapes. He went to the owner of the grapes intending to show him...

He Tried to Save Himself

On Sunday, March 6, 1881, a barque was wrecked off the north coast of Scotland. Fishermen on shore...

Death’s Sting Is Gone

A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon....

The Bitter End of Sin

Mel Trotter, the famous rescue mission worker, was the son of a bartender who “drank as much as he...

Christ Bought Our Salvation

Elizabeth Keckley was a slave in Missouri before the Civil War. Her greatest desire was to purchase...

Christ Is Our Representative

“When Jesus died, He died as my representative, and I died in Him; when He arose, He rose as my...

Atheist Billboard

The American Atheists organization paid $20,000 for a billboard near the Lincoln Tunnel in North...

A Judge’s Admonishment

Judge Horace Gray of Boston who would later go on to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court once...

Sincerity Can Be Misplaced

Some say, “All roads lead to the same place as long as you are sincere,”… but a person can be...

Sinning after Salvation

The story is told of a young girl who accepted Christ as her Saviour and applied for membership in...

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