Sermon Illustrations

A few weeks ago, during our Friday night devotional, I asked my teens how many of them had seen "Schindler’s List", Steven Spielberg’s recent movie about the Holocaust. I asked them: was the Holocaust right or was it wrong? They said it was wrong, and so I asked them this question: why was it wrong? Byron Riopel said it was wrong because the Bible says that killing is wrong. A couple other kids said it was wrong because everyone has a right to live. Then one of my grade eight guys said this: "Wait a minute: How can we say that it was wrong for the Nazis? We can’t say that something is wrong for them just because we think it is wrong."