Sermon Illustrations

Picture yourself driving your car down a mountain road in an unfamiliar area. You suddenly come upon a sharp curve in the road and try to stop but you were going just a little bit too fast and your car crashes into the guardrails. You realize what has happened and begin to survey the situation leaning forward to see what is around and as you lean forward your car does the same. You quickly lean back in your seat and begin to think. Right at that moment your needs have taken a drastic change. You might even have the $200 in your pocket that you were going to spend on that new vacuum cleaner that you really needed, but right then you would gladly give that money up to get out of that situation.

Perhaps some people would be thinking about that opportunity in a church service that they passed up. It just didn’t seem that important to them at that time, but the value of things has changed for them.