Sermon illustrations

  1. How Far Is Heaven?

    Blog How Far Is Heaven?

    Jesus never described the gospel as an escape hatch, whereby we can exchange his current world for a spiritual retreat far away. Never. Rather, his gospel was: “God’s…

  2. Good All the Time

    Blog Good All the Time

    I heard humorist Jack Handey say that you should never criticize someone until you walk a mile in his or her shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, “You are a mile away…

  3. Don't Define Your Neighbors, Love Them

    Blog Don't Define Your Neighbors, Love Them

    A religious leader came to Jesus with a question. “If loving God and loving my neighbor is the totality of religious and spiritual requirement, then tell me Jesus, who is my …

  4. Olympics Sermon Ideas and More

    Blog Olympics Sermon Ideas and More

    As the number of television stations, websites, and every other diversion increases, it gets harder and harder to find cultural references that most people in your congregation…

  5. Startled by God (A Sermon Illustration)

    Blog Startled by God (A Sermon Illustration)

    My eight-month-old daughter startles very easily. She'll be creeping across the floor and if I call to her or walk into her line of sight, she jolts in panic before smiling and…

  6. Doors of Opportunity

    Blog Doors of Opportunity

    Mother-daughter stories are legacies of love, hope, and pride. This story is told by Lucimarian Roberts, mother of ABC anchor Robin Roberts, in My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter…

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