Sermon Illustrations

There is this common saying that all that glitters is not gold. There are many metals and stones that glitter but they are not all gold. Gold is precious to man and that explains why many people all over the world are seeking it.

In searching for gold therefore people usually come across its counterfeit, called charcoal pyrites. This mineral, more often than not is mistaken for the real gold.

Charcoal pyrites looks like gold and it is easier to find. It glitters just like gold and is usually found in the same region where there are gold deposits. Its discovery brings to the discoverer sudden but short-lived joy. It gives him a hope of becoming a multi- millionaire in a twinkling of an eye. He will suddenly become disillusioned when a goldsmith tells him he has not discovered gold but a fool’s gold.