Sermon illustrations: Sin

No Laughing Matter

Edwin Cooper was famous across America, yet almost no one knew his real name. Coming from a family...

Crime Is Not a Disease

In the 1950s a psychologist, Stanton Samenow, and a psychiatrist, Samuel Yochelson, sharing the...

The Atheistic Barber

The story is told of an atheistic barber who was talking to a pastor. The barber asked the pastor...

Unbribable Justice

When Diana Valencia was arrested in Texas on drug charges in September of 2008, there was little...

The Path of Sin

In August of 2012, vacationers at the beach in Terracina, Italy were shocked when a car pulled up...

Confessing a Bank Robbery

In May of 1948 three men robbed a bank in Hoyt, Kansas, getting away with $1,000. Shortly...

The Deceitfulness of Sin

One of the largest freshwater turtles is the alligator snapping turtle. Found primarily in the...

Get Out!

The final eruption of Mount St. Helens in May of 1980 was not a sudden event. For two months prior...

He Thought of His Mother

In his book Anecdotes and Illustrations R. A Torrey relates the following incident: During our...

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

Death’s Sting Is Gone

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

Running Away from a Warrant

Selma Elmore’s conscience must have been bothering her. In October 2010, The 44-year-old woman...

The Bondage of Alcohol

Have you heard the story of Waylon Prendergast? The man from Tampa, Florida, had been out drinking...

The Bitter End of Sin

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

The Secret of America’s Greatness

French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said “I sought for the...

Get Rid of the Spider

A man was praying with his pastor at the altar. He prayed a prayer the pastor had heard many...

A Judge’s Admonishment

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

Free from Sin

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. The moment it...

Are You Forging Your Own Chain?

Charles Spurgeon used this parable to illustrate the bondage of sin. He said, “There was once a...

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