Sermon Illustrations

A little boy climbed up on his father’s knee, and looking up into his face, asked, “Papa, is your soul insured?” “Why do you ask that question, Sonny?” “Why, Papa, I heard Uncle George say that you had your house insured and that you had insured your barn and your life, but he was afraid you had not thought about insuring your soul and he is a afraid you will lost it. Papa, won’t you go and get it insured right away?”

The father bowed his head and was silent. He owned broad acres of land, and his buildings were all covered with insurance. He had insured his life for the maintenance of his wife and little son; yet not one thought had he given to his own soul. And “what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Sunday School Times)