Sermon Illustrations

There was a time when I had severely overdone the Teddy Roosevelt up San Juan concept – Charge! Our credit cards suffered a meltdown! We were so far in debt even Jerry Falwell stopped sending requests for money. It was our fault; but we were headed for bankruptcy. We walked around like the living dead. Life was not fun – almost not bearable.

A dear couple (with whom I’ve been acquainted since before I was born) came to our rescue. They wrote a check – the debt was forgiven – no more harassing phone calls or ominous letters threatening to take away our firstborn. We were free!

When it comes to sin, that’s what the cross of forgiveness is all about!