Illustrations

Need a great story to support your points? From this page you can search for key terms like TRUST and see all of our Illustrations dealing with the topic of trust. Check back often as we regularly add to this archive.

Loneliness, Compassion

In a recent Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “A California newspaper recently published a picture of a note scribbled by a woman named Wanda. She slid it under the front door of her neighbor, whose name she did n...

Higher Standard, Christian Life

Max Lucado tells the story of a man who had been a closet slob most of his life. He just couldn’t comprehend the logic of neatness. Why make up a bed if you’re going to sleep in it again tonight? Why put the lid on the toothpaste tube if...

Decisions, Choices

Decisions get made for lots of different reasons. For example, one mom and her daughter went to visit a prestigious university. During the tour, the student guide pointed out the nationally ranked library and state-of-the-art science fac...

Obediance, Defiance

Ron just got a new sports car and was out for a drive when he cut off a truck driver.  The trucker motioned for Ron to pull over.  When he did, the driver got out of his truck and pulled a piece of chalk from his pocket.  He drew a ci...

Resentment

“A lady took my seat in church a while back. It’s not that important really. She is a very nice lady, kind and considerate. A good friend, in fact. There were several other seats available. I can sit any place. The people in our cong...

Compliments, Timing

After a particularly inspiring worship service, a church member greeted the pastor.  “Reverend, that was a wonderful sermon.  You should have it published.” The pastor replied, “Actually, I’m planning to have...

Love in Action

The young woman was married and had two beautiful children, but one day as she was standing over the sink, washing dishes, she thought, “There must be more to life than this.” When her husband came home, he found a note she’d writt...

Leaders, Disciples

Jennifer was a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, “Are you a leader?” Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, “No,” and returned the a...

Faith

Rick Warren writes: “If you thank God after you’ve got it, that’s gratitude. When you thank him in advance, that’s called faith. If someone handed you a check right now for a thousand dollars, would you wait until you cashed it t...