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Sermon Illustrations: Christian Living

Anecdotes

While the troops of Mahomet II surrounded Constantinople in 1493 and it would be decided if the Balkans would be under Christian or Islamic dominion a local church council in the besieged city discussed the following problems: What colour were the eyes of the holy virgin? What sex have the angels? What happens if a fly falls in sanctified water? Is the fly sanctified or the water polluted?



There are three kinds of people: Quitters who have given up on their life dreams, and are just surviving. Campers who have made some progress but are now satisfied and want to be comfortable. Climbers who are pressing towards the prize of the high calling because the view is better from the top.

Quotes


God is "the Truth". The Bible is the "truth about the truth:. Theology is "the truth about the truth about the truth". Fundamentalism is "the truth about the truth about the truth about the truth". Hungry, beaten and doped, we had forgotten theology and the Bible. We had forgotten "truths about the Truth" and therefore lived in "the Truth". Richard Wurmbrand Tortured For Christ


Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident in it. Benjamin Disraeli


Live to explain the doctrine by thy life. Matthew Prior


Christianity, the gentlest of religious professions is the most militant and warlike of religions, the most successful and Faustian of religions. Indeed it conquered the world. Norman Mailer.


We're living in an age when we?ve got to decide; is it an extension to the house or is it an extension to God?s kingdom. Stuart Gramenz


Be always displeased with what thou art, if thou desirest to attain to what thou art not! for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest. Always add, always walk, always proceed. Neither stand still, nor go back, nor deviate. Augustine


Growth means being stretched into areas you've never been before. Vince Esterman


Big men and big personalities make mistakes and admit them. It is the little man who is afraid to admit he has been wrong. Maxwell Maltz


The Bible Idea Of A Christian: In faith - he is a believer; In heart - he is obedient; In character - he is a saint; In relation - he is a son; In conflict - he is a soldier; In the world - he is a pilgrim; In the darkness - he is the light; In earth's population - he is the salt; In the Vine - he is the branch; In his walk - he is a living epistle; In expectations - he is an heir; At all times - out and out for Christ.


For the Christian, life is not a series of accidents but a series of appointments.


Hypocrisy is the difference between the values that we publicly affirm and claim to hold and the ones we act on. Bob Orr


Independence is contradictory to the nature of God and therefore every manifestation of it within the church is negative and destructive. Alan Meyer


There are three kinds of people: Booers, chewers and doers.