6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Kagawa is a famous Japanese Christian. He said that in the cross he found Christianity’s greatest uniqueness. He said, “I am grateful for Shinto, for Confucianism and for Buddhism. I owe much to these faiths. Yet these three faiths utterly failed to minister to my heart’s deepest needs. I was a pilgrim journeying upon a long road that had no turning. I was weary, I was footsore. I wandered through a dark and dismal world where tragedies were thick. Buddhism teaches great compassion … but since the beginning of time, who has declared, “This is my blood … which is poured out for many unto the remission of sins?”

It’s a good question. What other religious leader has paid the penalty for your sin?