Sermon Illustrations

"When my wife and I went to Italy to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we actually ate pizza alongside the tower of Pisa. The church bell tower was started 1,000 years ago. After building a few levels, the tower foundation sunk and it began sloping. They abandoned the project for a while, but then a century or two later, they add some more stories to the tower, but veered the new work a bit in the opposite direction to offset the slant.

In our case, the foundation is solid, but every generation slants in a wrong direction. If the slant continues in the same direction for generation after generation, the top of the building no longer sits squarely above the foundation.

The Reformation was an attempt to correct generations of erroneous slant. But the Reformation is not over. Every generation must realign itself with the foundation."

Ed Vasicek