Sermon Illustrations

I read a fable about a man who was browsing in a store when he made the shocking discovery that God was behind a sales counter.

So the man walked over and asked, "What are You selling?"

God replied, "What does your heart desire?"

The man said, "I want happiness, peace of mind, and freedom from fear… for me and the whole world."

God smiled and said, "I don’t sell fruit here. Only seeds."

We want fruits, but we are not accepting the seeds.

• We are not listening, not hearing Him out, we have little faith in His Word, and we are not obeying Him…

• But then we want to see fruits – we want God to bless us, we want a good life.

• This parable tells us the fruit will only come when we receive the seeds into our heart, and let them sink in.