Sermon Illustrations

A preacher one day was preaching on perfection and he asked the congregation, "Does anybody here claim to be or even claim to know another person beside Jesus Christ who is perfect?" To his surprise a man in the back stood up. The preacher said, "Sir, you can’t actually be standing up claiming to be perfect." "No," he said, "but I thought I’d better stand for my wife’s first husband." We all have trouble from time to time seeing our imperfections. So Paul says, "You imitate Jesus’ humble attitude. The fact is, Jesus gave up His position in heaven in order to become just like us.