6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Randy Travis came out with a country song a while back called “Why I Cheat.” Here are some of the lyrics:

A workin’ day too long, when everything goes wrong

And a boss who don’t know I’m alive.

I once had a notion I’d get that promotion,

But now I barely survive.

My children keep growin’ my age keeps a’showin’

Just like the old friends that I meet.

My wife’s too demandin’ with no understandin’

Of why I stay dead on my feet.

Now I’m getting’ older, my life’s getting’ colder

… Just some of the reasons I cheat.

It’s amazing how many excuses people can come up with for cheatin’. But Jesus taught that if we want to live Right, we have to do a lot more than just avoid the act of “Cheat’n." Jesus went right to the Heart of the matter in Matthew 5:27-28: "You have heard that it was said, ’Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.