Sermon Illustrations

Some time ago, the Los Angeles, California City Zoo displayed an exhibit designed to inform, amuse and shock visitors. This slogan was on their cage: the world’s most dangerous animal --the only animal capable of destroying the earth, other animal species, or even its own kind.

What was this animal?

The puzzling thing was that the cage had not one, but two college students in it. Why two? Humankind by themselves is a timid and troublesome animal, but with company they are a courageous and dangerous animal. One individual is tempted to act badly, two are pressured to act. And with a little knowledge, the wrong environment, and the lack of guidance, humankind is a deadly animal capable of killing and doing every sinful act under the sun.