Sermon Illustrations

Sees the Potential

- John 1:40-42

Born Simon, called Peter. “Rockman.” Peter, this was a strange name given for the unstable son of Jonas who appeared to have in him nothing of the steadfastness of a rock.

Someone once noticed that Andrew Carnegie had a lot of millionaires working for him. When asked why this was he replied, “They weren’t millionaires when they started working for me. When you mine for gold, you don’t look for the dirt, you look for the gold.”

From Gene Gregory’s Sermon: Fundamentals of Friendship