Sermon Illustrations

General John B. Sedgwick, May 9,1864, on the battlefield in Spotsylvania. A soldier, just in front of him, heard a sharpshooter’s bullet go overhead and he ducked to the ground. Why, my man, I am ashamed of you, dodging that way. They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance." Seconds later Sedgwick was killed as a bullet struck his face