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.

Surprise, Missing Out

Johnny’s mother, unknown to him, planned a surprise birthday party. After he got home, he went upstairs to his room. Then all his classmates and teachers gathered in the living room. When his mother went to his room to get him, he was ...

Habits

In his July 27 Turning Points Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “Miami lawyer Stephen Gutierrez was defending a client accused of arson. As he made his closing arguments, he made a quick exit as his pants caught fire. The culpr...

Hunger for God

In a recent Breakpoint commentary by Eric Metaxas, he writes: “The great journalist Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote of an Englishman who set out in a yacht, thought he had landed on a new island in the South Seas, and realized at last t...

Salvation

No one knew how old he really was, but when folks went to see him play baseball, they were sure they were looking at the greatest pitcher ever.  Leroy “Satchel” Paige, however, had two strikes going against him:  His age and the co...

Death and Fear

In his book Facing Death, Billy Graham relates an experience of Donald Grey Barnhouse, one of America’s leading Bible teachers in the first half of the 20th century. Cancer took Barnhouse’s first wife, leaving him with three childre...

Kindness Caring Hurry

Kindness, Caring, Hurry

In a recent issue of his Daily Hope newsletter, Rick Warren writes: “Hurry is the death of kindness. If you’re going to learn to be a kinder person, you’ve got to slow down! When you’re always distracted with other things, you do...

Envy

Envy

Need a sermon illustration dealing with envy? This recent post from James Emery White referencing Oscar Wilde's story of a holy hermit giving into envy....

Obedience Rebellion

Obedience, 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...