Sermon Illustrations

Thomas Merton: "The Gospel looks to a future event that is still not fulfilled - the full revelation of the Glory and the Reign of Christ. He reigns already, but his reign is not yet manifest as it will be.

"Yet this brings with it another temptation: the false news of those who have too much of a message, too clear a message - 'Lo, here is Christ, precisely here. and we are the ones who have found him for you.' They have the date and the hour of his coming, and they are themselves the main point of the news. A very important point, indeed. The Second Coming is their news.

"Such news is not to be believed. The Gospel itself is much simpler. Now is the judgment of the world..."

Related Sermon Illustrations

  • In The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen Retells A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Steven Dow on May 28, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    In The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen retells a tale from ancient India: Four royal brothers decided each to master a special ability. Time went by, and the brothers met to reveal what they had learned. “I have mastered a science,” said the first, “by which I can take but a bone of some creature and more

  • We Had An Experience Just This Week Of God ...

    Contributed by David Haun on Dec 21, 2003
    based on 2 ratings

    We had an experience just this week of God stepping in when a call is given. The miracle started about two weeks ago when I "accidentally" came across an account of a new movie showing in selected theaters. The movie was reviewed as one of the best in recent years and was titled "The Gospel of more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media

The Tribulation
PowerPoint Template
End Of Days
PowerPoint Template