Sermon Illustrations

Story: A little boy came back from Sunday school one morning and his father asked him:.

“Well, what did you learn?”.

The little boy replied: “How the people of Israel were kept in Egypt and used as slaves by this guy called Pharaoh.”

“Oh?” said the father. “Then what happened?”

The little boy went on

“A guy named Moses tried all these special effects on them.

It was really wicked.

He turned the river to blood, he covered the Egyptians with frogs, and bugs, and boils.

He beat them down with hailstones, and locusts, and scared them with an eclipse of the sun.

He started killing their cattle and then finally killing their oldest kids.”

“And did it work?’ his Dad asked

“Well, Pharaoh lets them go after the kids were killed, but then he sent his army after them.”

“And then what?”

“Well . . . Moses calls in the Israeli air force. And they strafed the Egyptian tanks and destroyed them on the ground. They also gave cover while the engineers lay down this pontoon bridge across the Red Sea.

And then the people of Israel crossed over without getting their feet wet.

But when the Egyptian army got on the pontoon bridge, the air force came back and bombed it away, and the Egyptians drown.”

“Is that what your teacher told you?” his father asked

“Well, not exactly. But if I told it the way she did, you’d wouldn’t believe me!