Sermon Illustrations

Jo Frost is a British nanny. And she stars in a reality TV show called Supernanny. Basically, she enters a home where the children are out of control and the parents don’t have a clue. And then she teaches the parents how to discipline their children and how to restore harmony to the home.

I’ve watched the show a few times. And I noticed that one of the principles that Supernanny stresses in child discipline is encouragement. After you discipline a child, you need to encourage him—encourage him with the fact that you love him and believe that he will do better. And that, in essence, is what the writer of Hebrews does in Hebrews chapter 10.