Sermon Illustrations

I heard the report on a Navy Seal who lost his life in Iraq. They were on a roof top returning fire from several buildings. One Seal was assigned to watch the entrance to the roof. He saw someone down below but couldn’t get a clear shot. Before anyone knew it a grenade came up through that opening. Without hesitation the 22 year old soldier yelled "grenade" and then threw himself on the explosive a few milliseconds before it went off. He absorbed the explosion with his body to save his buddies on the roof.

Jesus died on the cross to save you and me. He didn’t save us from an explosive but He does save us from death. Tragically, many will not accept His sacrifice and in turn they will suffer spiritual death.