Sermon Illustrations

Suicide has steadily grown since 1999. The LA Times reports that

Suicides for whites ages 40 to 64 rose 17% from 1999 to 2005, researchers said. For middle-age white men, the rate rose 16% to 26.9 per 100,000 in 2005, from 23.1 per 100,000 in 1999. For white women in that age group, the rate rose 19% to 8.2 per 100,000 from 6.9 per 100,000.

The suicide rate among middle-age African Americans rose 7% from 1999 to 2005, but it was not enough to drive up the overall suicide rate among blacks.

For black men ages 40 to 64, the rate rose 5% to 10.4 per 100,000 from 9.9 per 100,000, and for black women in that age group, the rate rose 14% to 2.5 per 100,000 from 2.2 per 100,000.

Related Sermon Illustrations

  • The Power To Evangelize  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 3, 2004
    based on 1 rating
     | 759 views

    THE POWER TO EVANGELIZE "I’m not a preacher, and I’m not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this," Mel Gibson has said in reference to The Passion of the Christ. "The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has ...read more

  • My Part  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 3, 2004
    based on 1 rating
     | 649 views

    MY PART But, when you look at the reasons behind why Christ came, why he was crucified, he died for all mankind and he suffered for all mankind, so that, really, anybody who transgresses has to look at their own part or look at their own culpability. SOURCE: ...read more

  • A Jewish Lady Named Mrs. Rosenberg Who Many Years ...  PRO

    Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 720 views

    A Jewish lady named Mrs. Rosenberg who many years ago was stranded late one night at a fashionable resort - one that did not admit Jews. The desk clerk looked down at his book and said, "Sorry, no room. The hotel is full." The Jewish lady said, "But your sign says that you have vacancies." ...read more

  • In One Of His Books, James Emery White Tells Of ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 4, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,141 views

    In one of his books, James Emery White tells of the Russian-American comic, Yakov Smirnoff’s, initial response to the incredible variety of instant products available in American grocery stores. He said, "On my first shopping trip, I saw powdered milk--you just add water, and you get milk. Then I ...read more

  • The Famous Preacher John Killinger & His Wife ...

    Contributed by Tim Richards on Sep 3, 2005
     | 491 views

    The famous preacher John Killinger & his wife attended a small country funeral where the pastor got up & for most of the 15 minute sermon talked about the horrors of hell & how tragic it was that the deceased was probably burning there at that very moment. When they left John complained & his wife ...read more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


Hairpin Curves
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Urgent Warning
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Anxiety
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template