Be willing for challenges (Illustration)

As a country was in war the president made it compulsory for all able young people to join the army. A young man aspired to be in the army but did not want to go through the rigorous army training. He decided against joining the training. So he had all his teeth pulled out to make himself unfit for military duty. But when they took his physical, he was declared unfit because of flat feet! This man wanted to join the army but was unwilling Continue reading →

Take responsibility for your actions (Illustration)

King William of Pottsdam once visited a prison in England. He wanted to hear their story and offer pardon. Every prisoner brought before him claimed to be innocent and pleaded for pardon except for one man who admitted his guilt. King William said to prison officer, “Get this guilty man out of the prison before he corrupts all these innocent men!” And the man was set free.

Patience and long-suffering (Illustration)

Patience and longsuffering can be likened to taking a long ride in a car. You know you have to sit 8 long hours for you to reach your destination. Now imagine you have to pass through the mountains and the roads are bumpy with a lot of bends and curves. Some time through the journey you start to have a vomiting sensation. You are not throwing up but you have all sorts of feelings of it. Now patience is waiting for 8 hours in the Continue reading →

Never give up Illustration

Never give up Illustration 1:  One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried disparately for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided that the animal was very old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just was not worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. Everyone grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the Continue reading →

Servanthood (Illustration)

1. A large group of European pastors came to one of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Bible Conferences in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Following the European custom of the time, each guest put his shoes outside his room to be cleaned by the hall servants overnight. But of course this was America and there were no hall servants. Walking the dormitory halls that night, Moody saw the shoes and determined not to embarrass his brothers. He mentioned the need to some ministerial students who were there, Continue reading →

In the likeness of Christ (Illustration)

There is a story about a man who had a huge stone in his front yard. He grew weary of this big, unattractive stone in the center of his lawn and decided to take advantage of it and turn it into an object of art. He began to work on it with his hammer and chisel and chipped away at the huge boulder until it became a beautiful stone elephant. When he finished, it was an exquisite piece of art crafted magnificently. A neighbor asked, Continue reading →

God is in control (Illustration)

A bear cub was playing in the jungle as a lion spotted him. The bear cub froze in fear and saw the lion slowly approaching him. As the lion came 15 feet near, the lion suddenly stopped, the lion got afraid and ran away. The bear was proud that he could scare the Lion. I am very powerful but when he turned back he saw his mamma right behind him. The lion was not afraid of the cub but was afraid of who was backing Continue reading →

Rise above the storm (Illustration)

Do you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds Continue reading →

Boasting (Illustration)

1. Muhammad Ali, the great wrestler was never known for being a kind person. Once he was on an airplane and he often said, “I’m the greatest.” The airhostesses looked at him and saw he didn’t have his seatbelt fastened. She said to him, “Mr. Ali, you’ll have to fasten your seatbelt.” Ali responded, “Superman don’t need seatbelt.” The hostess then replied, “Superman don’t need airplane either.” Now, look at William Carey, often referred to as the father of the modern missionary movement. He was a Continue reading →

I know everything (Illustration)

A 10th standard dropout took a first aid course, and was so proud of his accomplishment in completing it. Soon as he was travelling, he came upon an accident in which a person was injured. He rushed over to where the injured person was being attended to by a woman, and took charge. He shoved everybody aside, including the woman, and said, “Give me room. I’ve just finished a first aid course and I know what to do.” He knelt down beside the injured person Continue reading →