Sermon Illustrations

The Consequences of Wrong Choices

Traci stood before the church, tears in her eyes, head bowed to the floor, her mother at her side. It must have been the most difficult situation she had ever been in in her short fifteen years. Yet it was necessary for her to take this important step in her spiritual maturity. Through tears and sobs she publicly asked the church to forgive her, acknowledging that what she had done was wrong.

With the love and compassion that only Christ could command, the church did forgive her, many openly weeping because of the courageous step that she had just taken. It would be a long road, and they knew she would need their prayers if she were to succeed in raising the child that she now carried. It’s not an easy task being a single mother in high school.