Sermon Illustrations

There is a story of an 8 year old boy who was learning in school how plants grow, he was intrigued how a tiny seed can germinate in the ground and later burst through the ground, that week he attended a funeral where the pastor talked about the final resurrection of our bodies. Several days later as the family travelled passed the cemetery the boy remarked “that’s where they plant people” Seeds planted and bodies buried had made a connection in this boys mind. (Daily bread Nov 2008)

• Apostle Paul used this illustration of planting seed to describe the final bodily resurrection 1Cor 15: 35 -43.

Also in June 2006 Israeli doctors and scientists successfully germinated a 2000 year old date palm, found at the Herodian fortress of Masada on the West Bank of the Dead Sea the seed was tagged the Methuselah.

Friends there is coming a time when another seed is going to be germinated at some point in history YOURS is going to be planted, and it will be raised but raised too what?

Jesus offers us all this opportunity of life in the here and now and eternal life after death... The question I leave you with is from the lips of Jesus “Do you believe this?”