Sermon illustrations: Perspective

How People Spend Their Lives

Someone has calculated how a typical lifespan of 70 years is spent. Here is the estimate: Sleep—23...

Keeping Mistakes in Perspective

Many years ago a senior executive of the then Standard Oil Company made a wrong decision that cost...

Worldviews Reflected in a Pit

A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out: A subjective person came along and said, “I...

He Chose to Be Happy

Prentice Henderson lived to be 100. He lived through the Great Depression, fought in World War II...

114 Years Without Complaints

On November 4, 2010, Eunice Sandborn became the world’s oldest living person. She celebrated her...

Your Attitude Changes You

Psychologists at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that people whose frown muscles were...

A Welcome Phone Call

On February 27, 1991, during the Desert Storm War, a woman by the name of Ruth Dillow received the...

The Voices of the World

Appetite says, “Be sensuous, enjoy yourself.” Education says, “Be resourceful, expand yourself.”...

Weakening Anesthetics

A husband was coming out of anesthesia after a series of tests in the hospital. His wife was...

Two Husbands

The story is told about two wives who were doing their laundry in a laundry mat. They were both...

Lucy’s Inner Peace

In one Peanuts cartoon Lucy says to Charlie Brown, “I hate everything. I hate everybody. I hate the...

The View Is up to You

The story is told of two men who shared a hospital room. One man was by the window, and the other...

Religious Art Is Banned from School

School officials in Bloomingdale, Michigan lost a 2 1/2-year fight in May, 1995 to keep a painting...

Reading and Smoking

The story is told of a man who smoked cigarettes. Through the reading of numerous articles he...

The Bible Is the Most Important Book

When David Livingstone began his trek across Africa in 1852, he carried 73 books which together...

A Biased Reporter

A man was walking through the zoo when he saw a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly...

The Whole World Hates Me

After a tough and discouraging day at work, Melvin plopped himself on the couch and began wallowing...

God Will Take Care of You

James Cash Penney (who started J. C. Penney stores) made some unwise commitments and became very...

Mistaken Identity

A lady arranged the cremation of a body she believed was her son. He turned up alive the next day....

Churchill's Funeral

Winston Churchill planned his funeral before he died. His wishes called for a bugler, positioned...

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