Sermon Illustrations

Richard M. Nixon served as the 37th president of the United States.

He was a polarizing figure who won the presidential office by a landslide and then later resigned in disgrace just 21 months later.

His disgrace culminated with the Democratic party getting their man, Jimmy Carter, into the White House.

The victory of the Democrats came about because they learned of attempts where their conversations were to be “bugged.”

Watergate occurred on June 17, 1972 when five men attempted to break in to the Democratic national headquarters in Washington’s Watergate complex.

The men were arrested, after police were notified by an alert security guard, as they were in possession of cameras and electronic surveillance equipment.

They were suspected of attempting to tap the telephones there in order to gain the upper-hand on the Democratic campaign.

When the Democrats realized that President Nixon among others was attempting to “bug” their conversations, that is they were listening in on their conversations, in an attempt to win the election.

We need to learn a lesson from Watergate.

If we are going to win the battle of Mastering our Mouths, it will come when we realize that God is “bugging” our conversations.