Sermon illustrations: Sin

Surrendering to Sin

In late September 1864 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was leading his troops north from...

You Reap What You Sow

Several years after helping inventing radar, Sir Robert Watson Watt was caught in a radar trap and...

Sanctification Demonstrated by an Iceberg

The process of sanctification can be compared to an iceberg, which is almost 90% under water. As...

A Mother’s Love

In his book, Moments for Mothers, Robert Strand wrote about the conflicts of a family in Glasgow,...

No Means No

Barbara Reed tried to get her 4-year-old granddaughter to eat lunch but she didn’t like any of the...

Satan Does Not Play Fair

In 1896, Norman “Kid” McCoy was the welterweight boxing champion. In one of his fights, he learned...

Stealing the Ten Commandments

A Jew and a Christian were indulging in a friendly argument about their respective faiths. “Most of...

Bad Fruit

Two brothers, ages 8 and 4, were discussing Adam and Eve. The eight-year-old asked: “How did Adam...

Benjamin Franklin on Sinless Perfection

I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wished to live without...

Alcohol Accident

Silas Caldwell accidentally killed his best friend, Larry Slusher, on June 21, 1998. Both men had...

The Ravages of Drink

“The ravages of drink are greater than those of war, pestilence, and famine combined.”—William...

Alcohol Statistic

15% of Americans will struggle with alcoholism in their lifetimes, and over 10 million are actively...

Gold for Alcohol

During the early days of northern Ontario’s gold rush Sandy McIntyre found what is now the famous...

Beware of Lions

Bernard “Kip” Lagat is a world-class runner from Kenya. During the Sydney Olympics, an...

Missing the Ball

Did you hear about the man who went golfing? He missed the ball three times then said, “Boy, this...

Invictus

Timothy McVeigh was executed for bombing the federal building in Oklahoma. He did not speak any...

Avoiding Temptation

Icelander, Eriker Olafsson accidentally collided with the yacht, Dragon Song, for the second time...

Winning the Lottery

Jack Whittaker won a $113 million jackpot (after taxes) in 2002. Just two years later he had been...

The Way of Escape

The U.S. Air Force pilot Scott O’Grady was  shot down over Bosnia during the late 1990s. He...

Fighting Temptation

Little Willie’s mother found him with his hand in the cookie jar. She said, “What are you doing?”...

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