Sermon Illustrations


Remember the Road Runner cartoons where Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner cartoons and inevitably end up in a tight situation? The Coyote will chase the bird failing every time. He will explode, have a rock fall on him, have a ACME device malfunction or fall off the edge of a cliff. But, every once in a while, as the Coyote falls, he grabs hold of a twig sticking out of the side of the cliff….but we all know what will happen - He hangs there for a short time, and then of course, the twig snaps and he falls hitting the ground in a big puff of dust.

It doesn’t matter how strong the Coyote’s grip was; It doesn’t matter how determined the Coyote was; It doesn’t even matter how good his ACME equipment was, when the twig breaks, the Coyote falls. Poof.

Many of us have a Christian walk like Wile E. Coyote don’t we? We buy the best available equipment for our walk of faith: A study bible, solid Christian books, maybe a bible computer program – we attend service, take notes, even go to a mid week study of some kind. In fact, there are times where we seem to have caught on….and then we fall off the cliff. Poof, big puff of dust.

For you see, the key to a great faith is not how strong we are, but what the faith holds on to that is strong. If faith holds on to a breakable twig, then no matter how strong the grip is, that faith will fall, just like Wile E. Coyote. Fortunately we have something to hold onto that is strong, in fact stronger than anything we could build ourselves up to, in fact stronger than anything that can come against us – the person of Jesus Christ.