Sermon Illustrations

Illustration: I’m Raising Kids!

Harmon Killebrew, the great baseball player of yesteryear, tells in his autobiography about growing up in a home with four boys. He says that on one occasion his father was out in the front yard playing baseball with the boys and a neighbor walked by and said, "Mr. Killebrew, if you keep on playing baseball out on your front lawn, you won’t have any grass left in your yard." Mr. Killebrew said, "Sir, I’m not raising grass, I’m raising kids."