Sermon Illustrations

Since Jesus is God and has been since before creation, he is responsible for whatever is created. As John says in verse 3, “All things came into being through him…”

That means that Jesus is the creator, and that everything else is a creation. As difficult as it is to believe that the universe was a random occurrence — and many people do believe that — it becomes even more difficult to reject a creator when you really look at how huge it really is.

Let’s think big for a moment. Commentator Jon Courson points out that our sun — such a key factor of life in San Diego — is so big:

• 1,300,000 of our Earths could fit inside it

• But 64 of our suns could fit in Anteres, which is a fairly tiny star in our galaxy

• And 110 million Anteres could fit in a big star like Hercules

So Hercules, that one single star among many others in all the other galaxies, is large enough to hold:

• 110 million Anteres

• each containing 64 of our own suns

• with each of those suns holding 1,300,000 Earths inside them

So, as Courson has said, universally speaking, we’re pretty much just a speck on a speck on a speck — but we tend to think of ourselves as pretty speck-tacular instead, don’t we?

Now, let’s think small. Again Jon Courson points out that:

Each water molecule has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. And atoms are pretty small.

However, if we increased the size of each atom in just a single drop of water to the size of a grain of sand, there would be enough sand to make a slab of concrete one foot thick and a half-mile wide extending from here in San Diego to New York City.

Yet many people believe that random chance accounts for the creation of the universe. John shows that we have a creator.