Sermon Illustrations

I asked a pastor friend who is native pastor from India, "What do people in India think about America?" Because many people in the world truly despise us. So I asked him. He said, “People in India think America is heaven on the Earth.” Wow, what an indictment, I thought. They look at us and see all that we have, all our security, all our wealth. If this is heaven, I’m a more than a little disappointed. The poorest of our citizens is still in the top 10% wealthiest people in the world. They look at us and think I want to be an American. Babu, then told me about a Indian missionary who wrote, “I’d rather be in Hell with Jesus, than Heaven without Jesus.”