Sermon Illustrations

Pastor Trevor Hudson, South African Missionary & Evangelist (spoke at South Texas Conference of the UMC’s "Soul Fiesta" in San Antonio) told a story about a man who had been at a party, and he had too much to drink. He decided to walk home from the party, and one his way home he decided to take a short cut through the cemetery. As he walked along, he fell into a freshly cut grave. He tried to climb out, but there was nothing to grab hold of. He tried to jump out, but it only exhausted him further. So he decided to curl up in a corner of the grave and hope that in the morning someone would come along and help him out.

A short while later, someone else from the party, who had too much to drink, also decided to walk home, and likewise decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery. Walking along, he soon fell into the open grave. He too tried climbing and jumping, which woke up the first guy who was sleeping in the corner. The 1st guy approached the 2nd from behind and said “You can’t get out… and he did!”