Sermon Illustrations

Ron McClung is a former pastor of 33 years and wrote these words:

“God sees the dream in our hearts. People all around us have dreams of being better than they are, of doing better and climbing higher. Yet, sometimes we don’t recognize the dreams because we don’t see them clearly as God does.

Because he had just called his disciples, Jesus probably surprised them when He said, “You are the salt of the earth . . . you are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13, 14). Yet that is exactly what they became.

Later, under the power of the Holy Spirit, they rose to greater heights than they or we would have predicted.

You have a dream in your heart too. You really want to pursue God with a hunger and a thirst; To be the Salt and Light that Jesus is describing. God sees it and in His power you can fulfill it.”