Sermon Illustrations

There is no wonder that God considered us worthy dying for, when one realises how intimately He knows us! His love for you is so deep that he has numbered every hair on your head – and renumbers them when some fall out (Matthew 10:30)!

Around that verse, in verse 29 and then the verses following verse 30, Jesus speaks of the preciousness of a sparrow to God. A single sparrow is so precious that when even one dies God sees. To this Jesus injects, “you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows” (verse 31). Worth dying for? Without a doubt!