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 children all under 12. The day of the funeral, Barnhouse and his family were driving to the service when a large truck passed them, …
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 don’t have time to be kind. If you were to take a cross-country trip, there are several ways you …
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.
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 circle on the road and told Ron to stand in …
We live in a world of good intentions. But good intentions won’t get it done. To make a difference in the world requires a high level of commitment.
After donating a money to better the lives of children in Malawi, accused of hypocrisy, Madonna’s motives are questioned. Was it for publicity?
In this illustration, Jim Valvano accepts an award for his fundraising efforts for cancer research, a disease that would soon claim his life.
Public life is more than an amoral struggle for profit and power. In order to experience real change, people need Jesus and his transforming work.
A company decides to automate its services. The president addresses the complaints of her people, assuring them they keep their jobs and salary.
This sermon illustration features Juraj Barbaric who earned the title strongman by pulling twenty train cars. Jesus has offered to bear our burdens.