Sermon Illustrations

love stories of over-comers, like…

o Johnny Fulton, who was run over by a car at the age of three. He suffered crushed hips, broken ribs, a fractured skull, and compound fractures in his legs. It didn’t look as if he would live. But he would not give up. In fact, he later ran the half-mile in less than two minutes.

o Walk Davis was totally paralyzed by polio when he was nine years old, but he didn’t give up. He became the Olympic high jump champion in 1952.

o Shelly Mann was paralyzed by polio when she was five, but she refused to let it paralyze her spirit. She eventually claimed 8 different swimming records for the U.S. and won a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics.

o Woodrow Wilson could not read until he was ten years old. But he was a committed person. He became the 28th president of the United States.

These four men overcame obstacles because they were committed to a friend.