Sermon Illustrations

Maybe you have heard the story of a young boy who was given an assignment in his elementary art class. He was asked to draw a picture of something that was priceless to him. He thought about all things he valued and then the idea came to him as to what was most important and valuable. Throughout class time that day, he continued to work on the drawing with great care. He wanted it to be perfect.

The art teacher came to him and asked, "Billy, what are you drawing?" Billy looked at his teacher and with a big smile and the sound of great joy in his voice he declared, "I'm drawing a picture of God." The art teacher looked at him and said, "But, Billy, no one knows what God looks like."

Billy looked at his teacher and said, "They will now!"

Application: This story reminds us of the great importance of living our life with a faith that is filled with love for the Lord, a love so great that you remain undeterred in sharing His message with the world around you. Billy Graham once said, "Our faith becomes stronger as we express it; a growing faith is a sharing faith." Mark 16:15 declares, "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation..."

Related Sermons