Sermon Illustrations

We need God when we are underneath the great burdens of life. All of God’s great men had to endure great burdens and during those times of burden, they were in a time of great need.

Job – The burden of Satan’s attack.

Abraham – The burden of sacrificing his dearest possession, Isaac.

Jacob – The burden of wrestling with past mistakes and sin.

Joseph – The burden of iron entering the soul.

Moses – The burden of not progressing to the Promise.

Elijah – The burden of depression.

Ezekiel – The burden of private sorrow and public duty.

Peter – The burden of transformation – from clay to stone.

John Mark – The burden of two failures but one final great success.

Judas – The immense burden of fatal and final failure.

Paul – The burden of the thorn.