Sermon Illustrations

"It is that kind of faith which would lead a man to take a bottle of medicine from his medicine cabinet. Looking at the instructions on it, he says, ’I’m sure they’re correct. I have all confidence in the source of the medicine. I know who wrote these directions. I believe everything about it. I know this will relieve my headache, if I just take it.’ But he takes the medicine bottle and puts it back on the shelf. Therefore his headache isn’t cured. Yet he can say I believe that medicine can cure my headache. I believe in the Doctor that prescribed it. I believe that the company that made the medicine use all care in its formulation. But still he won’t take it. That’s dead faith." 1