New Year Sermon | Positioned For Purpose | Esther 4:14

Do you believe that whatever phase of life we are at, we are positioned for purpose? Esther 4:14 My dear brethren, I greet you in the name of Jesus. Well, in a few minutes we are going to say goodbye to this year and a great year is awaiting us so, let’s thank God for this year. Indeed through it all God has been faithful. Seasons have come and gone but God has been good to us. After all, God is the same yesterday, today, Continue reading →

Illustration on choice and decision

Illustration on Decision Making 1: During World War II, Winston Churchill was forced to make a painful choice. The British secret service had broken the Nazi code and informed Churchill that the Germans were going to bomb Coventry in Central England. He had two alternatives: (1) evacuate the citizens and save hundreds of lives at the expense of indicating to the Germans that the code was broken; or (2) take no action, which would kill hundreds but keep the information flowing and possibly save many Continue reading →

Illustration on Courage

Illustration on Courage Illustration on Courage 1: World War II US tank commander General George S. Patton said, “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” If you give into your fears, you are on the path to defeat. Instead if you stand strong in spite of your fears, you are on the path to victory. Well we are not alone. We have God standing with us to give us the courage to move on. Illustration on Courage 2: On May 4, 1897, Duchess Sophie-Charlotte Alencon Continue reading →

Illustration on Protection

Paton was a Bible student, a Bible college student in London. God called him to go to the New Hebrides Islands where there were man-eating cannibals. You know, that would be a hard thing for a young Bible college student to say yes to, wouldn’t it? I would have said, Lord, you’ve got the wrong guy. No sense in me being somebody’s lunch. But John Paton didn’t argue with God.  The Lord said go, so he went. He took his wife, a ship let them Continue reading →

Illustrations on fear

Illustrations on fear Fear Statistics: Fear and worry statistics from National Institute of Mental Health, Sep. 4, 2016: Percentage of things feared that will never take place: 60% Percentage of things feared that are considered to be insignificant for you: 90% Percentage of things feared in relation to health that will never happen: 88%. So why fear? Fear, Cause of death: A few years ago, a 7-year-old boy was accidentally shot to death by his younger brother. His mother, a single parent working two jobs to Continue reading →

Secret of success Illustration

It’s about a man who wanted to know the secret of success, and decided to find out from a Guru. Now this was a wise, old sage who knew every secret of Life. He lived in splendid isolation on a mountain-top. Our hero set out on his difficult journey to meet this wise man. He was determined to reach the top, and so he got over many obstacles on his way. Fighting through thick forests, scaling huge boulders, escaping from wild beasts, at last he Continue reading →

Hard work illustration

Once two friends called Tom and Sam came to a city to earn money. They went to a rich merchant for a job. The merchant gave each of them a cane basket and pointing towards a well in his garden said, “Take these baskets and draw water from the well till dusk.” Tom thought it foolish to draw water in a cane basket. So, he slept. On the other hand, Sam kept working. After few hours, when he drew the basket up, he saw some Continue reading →

Illustration on trials

Illustration on Trials: Path to top is bumpy! A small girl had been promised the privilege of climbing to a nearby hilltop where her brother enjoyed playing. But when she came within sight of the steep, rough path, she drew back in dismay. “Why, there isn’t a smooth spot anywhere. It’s all bumpy and stony!” she exclaimed. “Yes,” said her more experienced older brother, “but how else would we ever climb to the top if it wasn’t? The stones and bumps are what we step Continue reading →

Mother’s day Illustration

On a Mother’s Day, an elementary teacher was teaching her children about magnets & how they work. She showed them that by moving the magnet close to metal objects, it would pull them & even be powerful enough to pick them up. After she had finished the lesson, she decided to see how well they had learned about magnets. So she said, “I have a question for you. My name begins with ‘M’ & has 6 letters & I pick things up. Who am I?” Continue reading →

Illustration on temptation

Click for jokes on temptation Illustration on temptation 1 In the Australian bush country grows a little plant called the “sundew.” It has a slender stem and tiny, round leaves fringed with hairs that glisten with bright drops of liquid as delicate as fine dew. Woe to the insect, however, that dares to dance on it. Although its attractive clusters of red, white, and pink blossoms are harmless, the leaves are deadly. The shiny moisture on each leaf is sticky and will imprison any bug Continue reading →