Sermon Illustrations

GOD HAS A PLAN

A eleven-year-old boy passed tracts out with his pastor father on Sunday afternoons, but it was pouring down rain so he told his son he wasn't going. The boy asked, "Aren't people still going to hell when it's raining?" So the boy went alone.

The next Sunday, an elderly lady stood up and said she wanted to share with the congregation. She said that her husband had died about a week ago, and she couldn't go on without him. So she took a rope and a chair to the attic to kill herself. She put the rope around her neck and got on the chair, but a knock on the door caused her to pause. They will go away, she thought. No one come to visit me anyway. But the knocking continued, and then they walked away. Then they came back and knocked again. She got down and opened the door and found a drenched little boy with a tract saying that God loves me. She said she read the tract and gave her heart to Jesus, and she wanted to come to the address of the church on the back to thank the boy for coming.

God has a plan even when our world is upside down. Dr Richard Dobbins taught us "God already has a solution to your crisis, and he has already seen the other side of the trial, and he will take you there if you allow him." Will you let him?

Related Sermon Illustrations

Related Sermons

  • The Time Is Short

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 29, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 25,050 views

    When Paul says "The Time is Short" he warns us 1. Our Life is short; 2. Our Opportunities are Short & 3. The Time Until Christ's Coming will be Short. Are we living like our time is short?

  • Stewards Of The Good News Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Jan 10, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 18,005 views

    The second in a series on the book of 1st Thessalonians. This sermon discusses how we as Christians are stewards of the Gospel. We are to share it, no matter the cost.

  • We Can Make A Difference, Are We?

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Dec 3, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,054 views

    The only thing that’s going to matter when we stand before Him, is what we do for the Lord and the building up of His Kingdom, while were here on this earth, it’s time to get busy!

  • What Stops God!

    Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Aug 24, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,475 views

    What can stop God? Not something or someone more powerful than Him. The only thing in the bible that stopped God (Jesus) was when His children call out to Him. When Jesus heard His kids calling, He stopped. We should too.

  • Going With The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jun 25, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,338 views

    When we go with the gospel, some will receive it and others will reject it.