Sermon Illustrations

I hear parents say “Yeah my daughter has 4.0 grade point average” or “My son is averaging 10 points a game in basketball.” Not very often do I hear parents say “My child’s prayer life is really growing into something wonderful.” What kind of a dad am I, if I know my children’s grade point average and scoring average, and yet I have no idea what their prayer life is like? I love sports, I love watching my kids play sports. But I also realize that the most important thing that I can do as a dad is to raise kids who love Jesus.