Sermon Illustrations

HE KEEPS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR

Despite their self-sufficiency, and despite their self-deception and despite their lukewarmness, Jesus is patiently knocking on the door of the Laodicean church anyway--knocking on a door of people who made Him sick! Isn’t that amazing?

I remember a lady in our church in Durham, NC who had trusted Christ and wanted me to tell the Gospel to her son and daughter-in-law. She made the mistake of telling them I was coming and when. I knocked on the door several times, but no one would come to the door. I could hear a TV on in the living room and a radio on in another room. At first I heard talking, but the more I knocked, I noticed it got quieter, and I could hear people whispering…so I knew they knew I was there. So I just kept knocking louder until finally they opened the door. I was able to share the Gospel with them and the daughter-in-law trusted in Christ in her home and he came to Christ as few weeks later at church.

I think that’s the picture you have in this passage—a picture of RESOLUTION. You may feel you don’t need the Lord, but Jesus knows you do, and He seeks communion with you and me, despite our waywardness and sinfulness

And if just that fact alone doesn’t set you on fire for Jesus, I don’t know what will!

Related Sermon Illustrations

  • Well, At School One Of The Things The Kids Pick ...

    Contributed by James Jack on Mar 2, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 477 views

    Well, at school one of the things the kids pick up on most is hypocrisy. They’re not allowed to use mobile phones in class at all, so when I accidentally left mine on and it went off, I didn’t hear the end of it for weeks. Of course, they never seem to pick up on their own hypocrisy, but that’s ...read more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media