Sermon Illustrations

I was watching a movie the other day called Blood Diamond, a film about the terrible loss and suffering caused by internal conflict in Sierra Leone. The main character turns to his friend and says “Sometimes I wonder if God will ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other. Then I look around and realise that God left this place a long time ago." Is that what God has done? Has God abandoned this world to it’s own depravity, to an endless suffering? The bible states that God has intervened through Jesus Christ. Jesus is God’s definitive response to suffering.