Sermon Illustrations

Under New Management

A certain Army man had been a heavy drinker for 35 years. For all those years he had been angry; angry with everyone and everything. Finally, he encountered Christ and his whole life changed.

He was speaking once before a group of medical people. He told them of his personality change, how he was now sober as he once had been drunk; considerate as he once had been severe; concerned for others as once he had been selfish and self-serving.

A psychiatrist, who believed that personalities are so firmly set in early life that no one can change, protested to the Colonel that at his age a person could not have such a radical transformation.

"Well," replied the Colonel, "that may be true. But I am under new management - I answer to another authority - the highest and truest there is." (Source unknown.)