Sermon Illustrations

A man by the name of Jim Dunn was serving as the pastor of the First Baptist Church. His wife, Gladys, was a very friendly lady. She understood how important it is to make people feel welcome at church so she always made a point to talk to as many people as she could both before and after the service.

One particular Sunday the morning worship service lasted a little longer than usual. In fact it lasted so long that most of people were either looking at their watches or fidgeting in their seats. And of course there were even a few who fell asleep.

After the service, the pastor’s wife was walking around talking to different people in the congregation when she noticed a man who looked like he was still about half asleep. She walked over to the elderly gentlemen who was sitting there trying to adjust his hearing aid and said, "Hello, I’m Gladys Dunn." The man looked up at her and said, “yea, me too, I didn’t think he was ever going to quit.”