6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Truman was a folksy type person who popularized such phrases as “The buck stops here." That sign sat on his desk in the Oval Office.

That saying was derived from the expression “passing the buck,” which was an attempt to pass on responsibility or blame to someone else.

Another of his sayings was, "If you can’t stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen."

Here is a less known but not less significant statement: "Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow. Only one thing endures - character."