Sermon Illustrations

One of my pastors as a young man used this illustration. A guy was asking another guy about his plans for the future. He asked him what are your plans. The guy responded, "I plan on graduating from college and getting a good job." The first guy said, "and then what?" The second guy said, "I’ll probably find a wife, settle down and get married." "And then what?" the first guy asked. This continued as the second guy walked the first guy through his life until they got to his retirement and finally death. The first guy asked, "and then what?" It was obvious that the second guy hadn’t thought THAT far ahead. It reminds us that this life is only a temporary "sitch"