Sermon Illustrations

I went to my Acupuncturist this week, like I do every other week. She was busier than usual and so she put my ears seeds in before the acupuncture. (The ear seeds help with different types of problems.) As I was sitting there, she put the ear seed on a place that she has never placed it before; so, I asked her what that one was for. She laughed and said, “This has been a popular ear seed lately”; and then she told me that it was to suppress my appetite. That is the 2nd doctor that has said something about my weight recently. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 10 years. I went from being way too skinny for 6’5”, (128lbs.) to 235lbs. I have known that I need to start exercising and lose some weight; but I have chosen not to. I have Doctors who are nicely telling me that I need to exercise and lose weight; but I have chosen not to.

This morning, on Easter Sunday, I want to tell you that you must choose. As we continue to study in Acts, I want you to notice that you have to choose to follow Jesus or not to follow Jesus. If you die without saying yes to following Jesus, you will spend eternity in punishment.

Related Sermon Illustrations

  • A Little Boy Was Standing By His Father Watching ...

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    A little boy was standing by his father watching him trying to put a floppy disk into his computer. The father was having trouble getting the disk to go in all of the way. The little boy said to his father, “Maybe it has a penny in it?” Sure enough, when the father fished around inside where the more

  • William Bathurst: O For A Faith!

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Aug 24, 2003

    William Bathurst once said, “O for a faith that will not shrink, Tho pressed by every foe, That will not tremble on the brink Of any earthly woe! That will not murmur nor complain Beneath the chastening rod, But, in the hour of grief or pain, Will lean upon its God; A faith that shines more

  • One Pastor Performed A Baptism Service In Sort Of ...

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 27, 2006

    One Pastor performed a baptism service in sort of a special way. He told the people before they came up to the platform to be baptized to take a piece of paper, write down a few of the sins they’ve committed, and fold the paper. When they came up to the platform, there was a large wooden cross on more

  • Fa-Who-For-Ay; Da-Who-Dor-Ay; Welcome, ...

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 27, 2006

    "Fa-who-for-ay; da-who-dor-ay; welcome, Christmas, come this way; Fa-who-for-ay; da-who-dor-ay; welcome, Christmas, Christmas day." They continued, singing, "Christmas day is in our grasp so long as we have hands to clasp." The Grinch could hardly believe his ears. He begins to get furious, but more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media

Holy Week
Preaching Slide
Good Friday
Preaching Slide