Sermon Illustrations

c. ILLUSTRATION: When I think of this, I think about our desires to do great things.

1) We could go to a concert where a world-renowned musician plays a tune on a piano for 30 minutes straight.

2) It’s beautiful. It’s heavenly. It’s euphoric.

3) And what do we all say after an experience like that?

4) “Boy, I wish I could play the piano like that…”

5) Do we mean that?


b) We don’t really mean that!

6) I don’t mean that I want to put in the 6 months of work it takes, not to mention the lifetime of preparation, to just play that 30 minute piece.

d. That is not what a resolution is: a whim to want something wonderful.

e. A resolution is a decision to pursue & achieve something wonderful.