Sermon Illustrations

NOT IMPRESSED

A story is told about Rabbi Joseph Schneerson, a Hasidic leader during the early days of Russian Communism. The rabbi spent much time in jail, persecuted for his faith.

One morning in 1927, as he prayed in a Leningrad synagogue, secret police rushed in and arrested him. They took him to a police station and worked him over, demanding that he give up his religious activities. He refused. The interrogator brandished a gun in his face and said, "This little toy has made many a man change his mind."

Rabbi Schneerson answered, "This little toy can intimidate only that kind of man who has many gods and but one world. Because I have only one God and two worlds, I am not impressed by this little toy."

(SOURCE: Paul Decker, sermoncentral.com, "Work It On Out" 6/29/08)

Related Sermon Illustrations

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


Den Of Lions
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Battle Gear
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Esther
Billions of Reasons
Video Illustration