Sermon illustrations: Words

Thank You John

When Dr. Broadus was a boy in a little town he was converted to Christ. He had been attending some...

John Harper’s Last Convert

Four years after the Titanic went down, a young Scotsman rose in a meeting in Hamilton, Canada, and...

They Couldn’t Hit an Elephant

During the Battle of Spotsylvania in the Civil War, Union general John Sedgwick was inspecting his...

Closed Communication

Husband to wife as he turns on the first football game of the year: “Is there anything you want to...

A Harping Wife

A man compared his wife to an angel. He said, “My wife is an angel. She’s always up in the air...

Love Forgives

Corrie Ten Boom and her family resisted the Nazis by hiding Jews in their home. They were...

It Is Better to Be Kind Than Clever

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.com, was ten years old when he saw a commercial stating that every...

How Is Your Arthritis?

Mamie Adams always went to the same post office in her town because the postal employees there were...

Say Thank You Before it Is Too Late

The brilliant Scottish writer, Thomas Carlyle, lived on a farm in Dumfriesshire, which he called “...

Literal Meaning

“We understand, of course, that there are times the Bible uses figurative language. For example,...

The Power of a Mother's Praise

When the great painter Benjamin West was a young boy he decided to draw a picture of his sister. He...

He Wished He Had Praised More

The Duke of Wellington, the British military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, was not an...

Quotes on Tongues

“Over a period of five years I have taken part in meetings in Italy, Holland, Jamaica, Canada, and...

Forerunner to Success

A reporter once asked a bank president what his secret of success was. the president replied, “Two...

A Changed Parrot

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse...

Holding Her Tongue

On a windswept hill in an English country churchyard stands a drab, gray slate tombstone. The...

Hurtful Words Are Like Cancer

Thousands of Tasmanian Devils have died from a rare type of cancer Devil Facial Tumor Disease....

Harsh People Are Like Titanium

The April 29, 1992 issue of the Chicago Tribune reported: “A stripped gear in the propeller...

The Power of Words

A careless word may kindle strife, A cruel word may wreck a life, A bitter word may hate instill,...

God Hears Everything

Woodrow Wilson’s father was a minister in the South. One day he joined a group of men caught up in...

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