Two friends who happened to be avid fishermen met up at the casino the other day. Of course, the first thing they started doing was to swap fish stories. The one man said he had caught a fish up at the lake that weighed 400 pounds.
The other man, not to be outdone, said he had gone fishing over on the coast in California, and his line hooked something, and when he brought her in, there was a very muddy lantern on the hook. He said it was from an old ship down below that they had been looking for, since the 1800’s. He said the lantern was all muddy, but when they cleaned it up, it had the date of 1467 engraved on the bottom.
He said that wasn’t all - - he said the light was...Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)
Related Sermon Illustrations
Contributed by David Schaal on May 20, 2004
A natural example of this point can be found by looking at the two seas in the Holy Land. The Sea of Galilee freely receives and gives out water. It has an abundance of life, nurturing many different kinds of fish and plant life. The water from the Sea of Galilee is carried by way of the Jordan ...read more
Contributed by Tom Lovorn on Jun 9, 2003
Cartoonist Joe McKeever has drawn a group of tourists looking at the Garden tomb in Jerusalem. It’s an open tomb where the stone door has been rolled away. Their guide says, "The angel moved the stone to reveal an empty tomb ...read more
Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 14, 2003
In, The Horse Whisperer, Tom Booker, has a gift when it comes to what he calls "gentling" horses. In one telling scene, a traumatized horse, frightened by a ringing cell phone, gallops off into the far end of a large pasture. Booker walks into the pasture and sits down, where he waits for what ...read more
Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Apr 24, 2003
Quest Study Bible notes this about the question,” What changed at this pivotal point in history?” The resurrection vindicated Jesus’ claims about himself, that he was the Son of God in the flesh, the fulfillment of God’s dealings with humankind. No longer would people have to follow rules and ...read more
Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 18, 2005
Have you ever seen ‘Cops’, the television show? They run up to someone’s front door, and kick right through it. That is the same way we choose to proceed in life sometimes. Instead of allowing God to open doors for us, we choose to kick the doors down ourselves. But it is a lot harder to put a door ...read more