Tithe Illustration

A trailer load of Tropicana Orange Juice was dropped off at the cafeteria of a Bible college every week. The students wondered how a low-cost Bible College could afford so much expensive juice. One morning in chapel, an older Italian man in broken English, gave his testimony. He said he had come to the US from Italy in the 20’s as a young teenager, with nothing but the clothes on his back. A Christian couple befriended him and through their love he came to know Continue reading →

Illustration on Hope

The story is told of millionaire Eugene Land, who greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59 sixth-graders. What could he say to inspire these students, most of whom would drop out of school? He wondered how he could get these predominantly black and Puerto Rican children even to look at him. Scrapping his notes, he decided to speak to them from his heart. “Stay in school,” he admonished, “and Continue reading →

Illustration on Resurrection

Illustration on Resurrection 1: Becky Pepper tells the familiar children’s story: about 3 little trees growing on the top of a mountain. These trees were talking together one day. (In children’s stories trees can talk with one another.) One tree said to the others, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” One answered, “Well, when I look up at the heavens & see the stars sparkling in the sky, I think to myself, ‘I’d like to be a treasure chest that holds Continue reading →

Illustration on repentance

Illustration on repentance: One little girl saved up her money for weeks and weeks. She wanted to buy a pretty little plastic pearl necklace she had seen down at the store. At last, she had enough money to buy the necklace. She was so excited! Her Daddy took her down to the store so she could purchase the necklace of her dreams. She brought it home and paraded around in it proudly. That night, when her Daddy came in to kiss her goodnight, he asked Continue reading →

Refreshing – Sermon Illustration

When I was a small boy, I used to walk 3 km from school to my home. My school leaves at 3 pm and by then I would have exhausted my water. I had to take 40-minute walk to my house. Sometimes I would be very tired finding it difficult to keep even a step. I remember, there used to be a public tap somewhere in the middle of the route. I would wait to reach there. There in the shade of the tree I Continue reading →

Keeping foot on two boats illustration

During the Civil War a soldier was sympathetic to both sides. He lived in a borderline state, and one day he would side with one and the other day the next. He decided on a compromise where he would wear a Confederate gray coat and the Union blue trousers. Things went well for awhile until the battle began fast and furious. The Federals shot him in the coat and the Confederates shot him in the seat of his pants. We’ve got to be dressed in Continue reading →

Power of Words, illustration

A group of frogs were travelling through the woods one day, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All of the other frogs gathered around the pit to see what had become of their friends. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs that they could never get out. It is just too deep. But the two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs kept jumping and yelling and telling Continue reading →

Illustration on love

I know who she is: Illustration on love 1 I heard the story of an old man, the president of an university whose wife developed Alzheimer’s disease. Several years down the road it got so bad that she could not even recognize her husband anymore. This man was well to do, gave her the best treatment, he had plenty of people taking care of her. But one day he went in an announced his resignation to the board because he could spend his fulltime taking Continue reading →

Submission Illustration

Submission Illustration 1: The captain of the ship looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately the captain asked his signalman to send a message, “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” Promptly a return message was received, “Alter your course 10 degrees north.” The captain was angered. His command had been ignored. So he sent a second message, “Alter your course 10 degrees south – I am the captain!” Soon another message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north Continue reading →

Read Bible Systematically.

I once heard of a person who was a big tennis fan but could not afford the price of a ticket. His solution was to walk along the wooden fence alongside the stadium and peer through the various knotholes. From one he could see the referee, from another he could see one side of the court and from another he could see the ball boy. He was able to hear some of the excitement of the game but missed much of the action because of Continue reading →