Sermon Illustrations

James Dobson’s experience at the public school system from 1960-1963

At the final year, he had to say goodbye to 25 to 30 teary-eyed kids.

One young lady whom he said goodbye to in 1963 called him in 1975. Julie had grown up. James remembered her as a seventh grader with a crisis of confidence in herself. Her Latin heritage embarrassed her and she was overweight. She had only one friend who had moved away the following year. She and Dr. Dobson talked on the phone about the good ole days.

“Where do you go to church?”

He told her, and she asked if she could visit. He told her she could, and the next week she came. In the coming months, she became a vibrant Christian.

A few months after her initial visit, Dobson asked her, “Julie, I want to ask you a question. Will you tell me why...

Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)

Related Sermon Illustrations

  • Story Of Sheep  PRO

    Contributed by Michael King on Jul 20, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,571 views

    STORY OF SHEEP In the Highlands of Scotland, sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they couldn’t get out of. The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then they can’t jump back again, and the ...read more

  • Clip From Final Scene Of "Shrek"  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Jan 26, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,250 views

    Clip from final scene of "Shrek" Fiona: "I was supposed to be beautiful" Shrek: "But you are beautiful" Unconditional love. It’s the deepest longing of our hearts, because each of us harbors deep inside the fear that if others really knew us, that they would want nothing to do with us. In ...read more

  • Small Words, Profound Effect  PRO

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jan 12, 2003
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,226 views

    SMALL WORDS, PROFOUND EFFECT "The tongue has the power of life and death . . . " That may sound a bit extreme to you; a bit exaggerated. How could mere words kill anyone? But consider this. You’re probably familiar with Karen Carpenter, the popular singer from the seventies who died in 1983 of ...read more

  • Fisherman  PRO

    Contributed by Timothy Jones on Jan 16, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,181 views

    Fisherman American businessman was at a pier in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow-fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. ...read more

  • In His Retirement, Thomas Jefferson Founded The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael King on Jul 20, 2003
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,066 views

    In his retirement, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. Because Jefferson trusted that students would take their studies seriously, the code of discipline was lax. Unfortunately, his trust proved misplaced when the misbehavior of students led to a riot in which professors who ...read more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


Gospel Bible
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Growing In Grace
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Fishers Of Men 1
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template