Sermon Illustrations

As a father, I have had moments in the lives of my

children that I was so overwhelmingly proud of them I did not know what to do or how to act. As I think back on these special memories, I recall doing something that almost seemed inappropriate for the moment.

What I was beholding called for standing to my feet while applauding with cheers. However, I was so overwhelmed at their success and filled with such powerful emotions of pride, I simply sat and took in all of the moment I could. Perhaps to onlookers, it may have been perceived that I was not supportive. Perhaps to my children, it may have been thought that I was disinterested. But, nothing could be further from the truth! I remained seated because my heart was so full of joy its weight would not allow me to stand!

When you think of the life and ministry of Jesus, you find a life that was busy from sunrise to sunset. For three and a half years, He made the most of time and life. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of life, I find it interesting that his observers often noted that Jesus sat down.

From Jimmy Chapman’s Sermon: When God Sits