Text Illustrations
The consummate storyteller Charles Swindoll says “ If the same thing happened to sleepers today, every church would have to build a morgue in the basement. There isn’t an experienced preacher who hasn’t faced the most incredible (sometimes hilarious ) slumbering saints in the pew. I’ve seen them bump their heads on the back of the pew in front of them…snore out loud…stay seated when everyone else stood…drool on their Bible… and even drop their hymn book, then jump when it hits the floor.

I’ve watched couples nod in magnificent rhythm, perfect timing…. And then there was the lady who had the strangest wheeze while snoring – a shrill, stutter-like sound that reminded you of a chattering chimpanzee. She kinda looked like one when she slept, come to think of it.” [Charles Swindoll. Come Before Winter And Share My Hope. (Portland: Multnomah Press, 1985) p. 185.]

Related Text Illustrations

Related Sermons