Sermon illustrations: Sin

What Direction Are You Going?

In the 1929 Rose Bowl, the California Golden Bears squared off against the Georgia Tech Yellow...

Billy Sunday on Sin

“I’m against sin. I’ll kick it as long as I’ve got a foot, and I’ll fight it as long as I’ve got a...

From East to West

Someone asked an elderly Christian lady, “Does the devil ever trouble you about your past sins?”...

Wash Your Hands After Dealing with Death

In 1818, Ignaz Philip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost...

An Unpaid Debt

A Brooklyn man was once arrested for burglary and sentenced to several years in the state...

Small Sins

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

10 Reasons Why I Drink

1. I enjoy vomiting.2. My wife likes my breath and bleary eyes.3. My children respect me more.4....

The Joy of the Lord Is Better Than the Pleasures of Sin

A Russian countess accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and was open about her testimony. The...

The Result of Drinking

Someone once sent the following words about his experience with alcohol to a newspaper columnist:...

Secret for Victory

Speaking to a large audience, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, “How can I get the air out of...

How Did Sin Get into Sinclair?

Dr. Walter Wilson, ever on the alert to speak to men about their souls and need of the Saviour,...

Using the Wrong Standard

A little boy walked into the kitchen and told his mother that he discovered he was six feet tall....

Pressing on the Upward Way

“Between an airplane and every other form of locomotion and transportation there is one great...

The Baltimore Baseball Fight

In the spring of 1894, the Baltimore Orioles came to Boston to play a routine baseball game. But...

Alcoholism Is Not a Disease

If alcoholism is a disease, it is the only disease that is contracted by an act of the will; the...

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...

Stopping a Basketball Game

An NBA game between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors was stopped for about five...

The “Without” of the Lost

A great without has been written on heathenism. Men and women are toiling without a Bible, without...

The Seventeenth Chapter of Mark

A Sunday school teacher was giving her class the assignment for the next week. “Next Sunday,” she...

Power to Change a Thief

John Wesley was robbed as he was returning from a service one night. As the bandit was leaving,...

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