Sermon illustrations: Service

A Pure Man of God

“In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be the success...

She Gave Her Children

A missions director once met with the mother of one of his agency’s missionaries and spent some...

Doing What Is Important

The Israeli settlement of Netzarim in the heart of the Gaza Strip was a point of much conflict with...

Rely on the Holy Spirit

Dr. Paul Brand was speaking to a medical college in India on Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine...

God Can Use One

D. L. Moody wrote the following words next to Isaiah 6:8 in his Bible: “I am only one, but I am one...

Know Your Calling

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

Searching for a Vessel

The Master was searching for a vessel to use; On the shelf there were many—which one would He...

Steamboat Race

Clovis Chappell, a minister from a century back, used to tell the story of two steamboats. They...

God Rewards His Servants

Billy Bray was a Cornish miner who accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in 1823 at the age of 29....

Not Many Mighty Are Called

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

The Canteen at North Platte

Ten days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, residents of North Platte, Nebraska heard a...

Celebrity or Servant?

From July 26 to August 7, 1971, the eyes of millions of Americans were on the Apollo 15 moon...

Follow God’s Call

When Adoniram Judson graduated from college and seminary he received a call from a fashionable...

David Livingstone’s Prayer

David Livingstone was a pioneer missionary to Africa, who walked over 29,000 miles. His wife died...

Be Fully Surrendered to God

When D.L. Moody was just starting in the ministry, he heard a preacher make this statement, “the...

Grasping a Shadow

Henry Martyn, a Cambridge University student, was honored at only 20 years of age for his...

Willing People

Every church is filled with willing people—some willing to work, and others willing to let them.

The Makings of a President

Dwight Morrow, the father of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, once held a dinner party to which Calvin...

George Washington on Salvation

“Let my heart gracious God, be so effected with Your glory and majesty, that I may fulfill these...

Thank You Captain

It is said that Napoleon once lost control of his horse and a private jumping into the path of the...

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