Sermon illustrations: Dedication

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,...

Faithful All the Time

Late in his career, when the Yankees were comfortably ahead in the pennant race, Joe DiMaggio was...

John Wesley's Letter

John Wesley wrote the following letter from his deathbed to William Wilberforce to encourage him in...

Continually Growing

Pablo Casals was considered the greatest cellist to ever live. When he was 95 years old he was...

Aim for the Right Goal

Matt Emmons had the gold medal in sight. He was one shot away from claiming victory in the 2004...

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where...

Passing the Test

Cha Sa-soon became famous for her perseverance. The 68-year-old woman from South Korea passed the...

Only a Boy

An old preacher was met one of his deacons, whose face wore a very resolute expression. “I came...

Thank You Captain

It is said that Napoleon once lost control of his horse and a private jumping into the path of the...

Payed Volunteers

The 81st Texas Legislature passed a bill that gave state employees five paid hours a month to...

Give God Your Heart

What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would give Him a lamb. If I were a wise...

She Gave Her Ring

In one church that had a special need the people came to the front with their offering. One young...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

There is a bumper sticker that says, “Tithe if you love Jesus. Any idiot can honk.” A lot of peole...

Quotes on Success

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”—Abraham...

A Torch Still Lit

One of the Greek’s Olympic games was a race in which the contestants carried torches and the winner...

Jim Elliot’s Prayer

Jim Elliot was one of the martyred missionaries in 1956. He was a passionate Christian who...

No Turning Back

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been...

Perseverance Is the Key

Michael Jordan is probably the best player the NBA has ever seen. He gave this insightful look into...

The Walk of the Christian

A father and son arrived in a small western town looking for an uncle whom they had never seen....

Serving the King

William Carey, who is called the “Father of Modern Missions,” served the Lord in India for many...

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