Sermon illustrations: Dedication

Responding to Critics

Colonel George Washington Goethals was responsible for the completion of the Panama Canal. The...

The Marine Recruiter

Three recruiters were to address high school seniors. Each recruiter represented a branch of the...

The Obedience of a Dog

Archibald Rutledge tells about a man who worked in one of the great forests of the South. His...

Going to School

A federal judge ordered New Orleans to open its public school to African-American children. The...

Willing to Jump

Nepalese fighters in Borneo known as Gurkhas were asked if they would be willing to jump from...

The Unseen Heroes

During World War II, England needed to increase its production of coal. Winston Churchill called...

Laying Aside Weights

Hebrews 12:1 admonishes Christians to “Lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily...

Felix Valued His Bible More Than His Life

In the year A.D. 303, the Roman Emperor Diocletian issued a decree which he hoped would extinguish...

Discovering Pluto

Persistence paid off for American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the planet Pluto. After...

What Consecration Is

“Will you please tell me in a word,” said a Christian woman to a minister, “what your idea of...

Be on God's Side

During the civil war Abraham Lincoln met with a group of ministers for a prayer breakfast. One of...

Don't Tolerate a Little Sin

The story is told of a man who sold his house for an incredible bargain with just one stipulation:...

Catch the Vision of Your Leader

The noted English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a magnificent...

The Difference Between Winning and Losing the Super Bowl

Joe Theismann was an outstanding quarterback for the Washington Redskins for twelve years. He led...

Preaching Truth

There is a tale told of the great English actor, Macready. An eminent preacher once said to him: “I...

William Carey's Fire

After William Carey was well established in his pioneer missionary work in India, his supporters in...

Giving Yourself

A young boy sat in church and watched as the offering plate was being passed. Wanting to give...

Are You Contributing or Committing?

A hog and a hen sharing the same barnyard heard about a church’s program to feed the hungry. The...

God Has Not Moved

The story is told about an old farm couple who were driving along in their pickup when the wife...

How to Not Backslide

When Billy Sunday was converted and joined the church, a Christian man put his arm on the young man...

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