Sermon Illustrations

INTRODUCTION... Beauty and the Beast

One of my wife’s favorite movies of all time is Disney’s ’Beauty and the Beast’ which came out in the early 90s. The story centers around a young woman named Belle and her experiences with the Beast. The story begins with her father becoming lost in the woods and imprisoned by the Beast. Belle searches for her father and finds him in the Beast’s castle. She trades herself for him and agrees to stay with the Beast forever. The father flees back to town and reports what has happened and that his daughter is in danger. While this is happening, a romance grows between the Beauty and the Beast. The great hero hunter of the town, Gaston, whips the people into a frenzy to go and kill this Beast. Gaston wants Belle for himself of course and so there are dubious motives.

The people of the town attack the castle and will not listen to Belle that the Beast is harmless and will not pose any danger. The people are in such a frenzy to shed blood that this is all they can think of.

John 19:12-16 records for us the same kind of situation. The Roman governor Pilate sees that Jesus is an innocent man. The people would not listen to Pilate and only shouted “Take Him away! Take Him away! Crucify Him!” The chief priests were among the people stirring them up for bloodshed. In the end, the people were in such a frenzy that all they wanted to do was kill Jesus.

Related Sermon Illustrations

  • One Lady Wrote In To A Question And Answer ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,302 views

    One lady wrote in to a question and answer forum. "Dear Sirs, Our preacher said on Easter, that Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered. Dear Bewildered, Beat your preacher with a cat-of-nine-tails with 39 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 972 views

    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 ...read more

  • Early African Converts To Christianity Were ...  PRO

    Contributed by Scott Malone on Mar 1, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 964 views

    Early African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God. Over time the paths to these places became well worn. As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect ...read more

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

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 27, 2006
     | 561 views

    "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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 27, 2006
     | 529 views

    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 ...read more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


Good Friday
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
One Cross
Outreach, Inc.
PowerPoint Template