Sermon Illustrations
Free Sermon Illustrations for Preaching :

In Sermon Illustrations: "Authority" showing 1-20 of 1,502

Scripture

Rating

Date

Denominations

  • Show more

Category

Try PRO
Get Full Access — Free for 14 Days
Unlock premium sermon illustrations, preaching campaigns, and church media ... only with PRO
Get Started
  • Author And Authority

    Contributed by Segun Adeyeye Nuga on Jun 20, 2011
     | 831 views

    AUTHOR AND AUTHORITY If we consider the relationship between author and authority, you will agree that an author has ...read more

  • Pa Won't Like It  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 799 views

    "PA WON’T LIKE IT" A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn in the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you get the wagon up." "That’s ...read more

  • Zeitgeist On Authority

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 700 views

    ZEITGEIST ON AUTHORITY We live in interesting times. Our culture is drenched with vacuous celebrities who are sometimes given an amazing amount of authority. Not long ago there was a commercial about some high tech feature for televisions. A young woman named Jessica Simpson, singing, dancing ...read more

  • Change For A Dollar

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,020 views

    CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR An army corporal needed to use a pay-phone but didn’t have change for a dollar. He saw a lower-ranking private mopping the base’s corridor floors, and asked him, "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?" The private replied, "Yeah, sure." The corporal turned red and ...read more

  • Lighthouse Laws

    Contributed by Doyle Hayes on Jul 7, 2009
     | 1,053 views

    LIGHTHOUSE LAWS In U.S. Navel Institute Proceedings, the magazine of the Naval Institute, Frank Koch illustrates the importance of obeying the Laws of the Lighthouse. Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. I was serving ...read more

  • The Sufficiency Of Scripture

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,319 views

    THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation, ...read more

  • The Talmud States That A Bat Kol (Heavenly ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 8, 2010
     | 540 views

    "The Talmud states that a Bat Kol (heavenly voice) was heard (on two separate occasions) declaring that Hillel and Samuel were worthy of the Shekinah (Divine Presence)…" [from "Jesus the Pharisee" by Harvey ...read more

  • Haves And Have-Nots

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 20, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 697 views

    HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS When Pope John XXIII released his encyclical Mater et Magistra, a letter that critiqued both socialism and unfettered capitalism, the late William Buckley, who rejected much of the Church’s social doctrine, famously wrote "Mater-yes; Magister-no." The Church’s teaching on ...read more

  • From The Talmud: "Elijah Prayed That The Keys Of ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 4, 2010
     | 599 views

    From the Talmud: "Elijah prayed that the keys of resurrection might be given him, but was answered, Three keys have not been entrusted to an agent: of birth, ...read more

  • The Greatest Blessing Comes When God Defeats The ...

    Contributed by John Perry on May 11, 2010
     | 631 views

    The greatest blessing comes when God defeats the will of man and we surrender to His will. Someone has referred to ...read more

  • Card-Carrying Authority  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 772 views

    CARD-CARRYING AUTHORITY A Department of Water Resources representative stops at a Texas ranch and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for your water allocation." The old rancher says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there." The Water ...read more

  • Who Says So?

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 29, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 565 views

    WHO SAYS SO? A previous church I served had a lot of acreage and had turned part of it into 3 softball diamonds. Monday - Thursday nights, all summer long, various church leagues played their slow-pitch games there. Three of the leagues ran everything for their evening but one league was run ...read more

  • The Authority Of The Believer

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,247 views

    THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER In Santa Cruz there's a strip called Pacific Avenue, and there's a number of bars. And I remember walking down Pacific Avenue, and it was getting a little rowdy. And there was two or three very burly guys in kinda tight T-shirts that looked like they could kill you, ...read more

  • Voice Of Authority

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on May 12, 2011
     | 470 views

    VOICE OF AUTHORITY When I was serving with YWAM in the summer of 1982, we played a concert at a school in Amsterdam. As the concert ended, the students began to come up to us and talking with us, and believe it or not, some even asked for our autographs. At that moment a tall, thin, man with a ...read more

  • Under Authority  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 955 views

    UNDER AUTHORITY I used to be a substitute teacher. Most of the time, I had good classes. Sometimes I had bad classes. But one day, I had a horrible class. Kids were running around the room, throwing paper wads, screaming and yelling. One kid ran out the side door into the courtyard and came back ...read more

  • Authority At The Airport

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 25, 2011
     | 645 views

    AUTHORITY AT THE AIRPORT Someone the other day told me they had a problem with Security at the airport from something they left in their carry on. Then it got me to thinking, which is a bad idea anyway, about my TSA encounter. I had an early morning flight and I got through security at ...read more

  • Boss Rules

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Nov 27, 2011
     | 391 views

    BOSS RULES Rule 1. Your boss is always right. Rule 2. If you think the ...read more

  • Tough Teacher

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 27, 2012
     | 740 views

    TOUGH TEACHER A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in ...read more

  • The Only Opinion That Counts

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 12, 2013
     | 645 views

    THE ONLY OPINION THAT COUNTS During a famous battle between baseball's Babes, Babe Pinelli was the plate umpire and Babe Ruth the batter. Pinelli called the legendary slugger out on strikes. Ruth would have none of it. "There's 40,000 people here who know that last one was a ball, tomato ...read more

  • A Life Time Atheist Was Found Reading The Bible ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rick Bezanson on Oct 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 693 views

    A life time atheist was found reading the bible while on his death bed. A friend asked him what he was doing. He answered, “I am looking for loop holes!” By living in a daily relationship with Jesus Christ we won’t have to ...read more