Treasure in Heaven Illustration

1. Earthly currency is useless in heaven. It’s like when I came back from Brazil. I received some Brazilian currency (reals) for my expense there but I carried some coins back with me. Now those reals are useless here, I cannot even buy a pack of chewing gum with them. That currency is not accepted here but rather must be exchanged into an acceptable currency. It is the same in heaven. All the money we have acquired or spent on ourselves has no value. In Continue reading →

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 →

Rapture Illustration – A boy with no legs.

There was a boy with no legs. He would push himself along the streets on a platform with wheels someone made for him. One day a man saw him waiting at the bus stop and wondered how he would board the bus when it came. As the bus came and the door opened, the boy lifted his hands up in the air, and the bus conductor reached down and lifted him up onto the bus. Amen!-Jesus will lift us up the same way with his Continue reading →

Salvation Illustration

Dale Earnhardt, “The Intimidator,” was approaching the last turn of the last lap of the Daytona 500 when his car was sent head-on into the wall at 180 mph. An autopsy revealed that he died from the force of his head whipping back and forth on his neck, and by the force of his chin hitting the steering wheel. It has been suggested by some that had he been wearing a device designed to support the head and neck in a collision, he may have 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 →