Sermon Illustrations

I was a guest at a wedding a couple of weeks ago at the Botanical Gardens here in town. It was a little buggy, but a very sweet and well done ceremony. At the close of the service, the pastor prayed a very touching prayer for the couple and ended his prayer saying.

“we ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ – Amen.”

A little girl, about four years old, immediately turned to her daddy and exclaimed”,

“Daddy, that man said a naughty word”

I was laughing and heart broken at the same time.

What has the world come to,

when the only thing a child knows about the name of Jesus Christ.

Is that it is used as an expletive.

I thought about this incident for a while.

Hard to get it out of my mind.

I thought

How have I, living my life, everyday,

How have I contributed to the dishonor of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ?