Sermon illustrations: Salvation

The Christian Must Sound a Warning

I was reading the story of a railway switchman who testified that he swung his lantern at the...

Where Hell Is

A young man was converted during special evangelistic meetings held in a mining village. Wanting to...

Face the Music

Have you ever heard the expression “face the music”? Here’s how that phrase came about. 

Many...

The Forgotten Parachute

In April 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was a skydiver. He had jumped from a...

An Object Lesson of Imputation

If we look through a piece of red glass, everything is red; through blue glass, everything is blue...

Faith Must Have a Foundation

Faith is worthless in itself. If faith is not properly founded, it can lead to nothing other than...

Catch Hold of the Rope of Faith

Some years ago a bargeman and a collier were in a boat above the rapids of a cataract, and found...

Let Go of Your Works

A traveler upon a lonely road was set upon by bandits who robbed him of everything he had. They...

The Bible Changes Our Perspective

A certain missionary society, in order to gain access for a missionary to work in some of the...

Professing or Possessing

Come with me to an underpass outside of the freight yards of one of our great railroad centers....

Hurricane Camille

In 1969, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, a group of people were preparing to have a “hurricane...

The Word

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus as “the Word.” In Stanislas Dehaene’s book about the human...

Henry Ward Beecher and the Agnostic

Henry Ward Beecher pastored in Brooklyn, NY, beginning in 1847. He was a staunch abolitionist and...

Prince Edward's Visit

In 1934, a British magazine told the story of young Prince Edward and a visit he made to a small...

Empty Seats

I had just finished preaching four times to several hundred teenagers at a harvest rally in...

Threatened with Death

It was Easter Sunday, 1973. Uganda groaned under the terror of Idi Amin. Still fresh in young...

How to Get to Heaven

“If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale, and gave all my money to the church, would...

Words

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus as the “Word.” In Stanislas Dehaene’s book about the human...

Map of the World

A young father wanted to read a magazine but he was being bothered by his little daughter, Vanessa...

Forgiveness

An attorney, after meditating on several Scriptures, decided to cancel the debts of all his...

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