Sermon Illustrations

Brendon Manning tells about hearing the 5 step of an alchohic and then getting a note from that same person the next day. It read:

Dear Jesus, in thankgiving for what You have done for me, I will make known to my brothers and sisters how kind You are toward sinners, and that Your mercy prevails over all malice, that nothing can destroy it, that no matter how many times, or how shamefully we fall, or how criminally a sinner need not be driven to despair of your pardon. It is in vain that Your enemy and mine sets traps for me every day. He will make me lose everything else before the confidence that I have in Your mercy.” (The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus, 136-137)