Sermon Illustrations

Five years ago Reuter’s news service published a report out of England about the World’s Biggest Liar contest that took place at a pub in Northern England. It noted that ‘George Kemp beat five-time winner John Graham last year with a string of tall tales including one about his grandfather’s greyhound which he said stopped in the middle of a race to have pups and then went on to win, followed by the puppies. The winner gets the princely sum of 25 pounds ($40) in cash, a tie proclaiming them the World’s Biggest Liar and a silver cup they can keep for a year.’

I don’t think that lying pays that well. In fact, as we read the rest of this story and the rest of the Bible, we see the price of believing the Devil’s lies and we experience the cost of them as well.