Sermon Illustrations

There’s a story about a hiker who encounters a man in the forest who’s furiously swinging his axe at a tree.

Whack! Whack! Whack!

The hiker observes for a minute and says: “Man, why don’t you stop for a moment to rest and sharpen your axe? You’ll be happy you did when you’re able to chop more with less effort.”

To which the man replies: “No way, I can’t stop now. I’d love to stop and sharpen