Alexander the Great Sermon Illustrations

Alexander the Great Sermon Illustrations

Alexander, when he had taken Gaza, made haste to go up to Jerusalem; and Jaddua the high priest, when he heard that, was in an agony-not knowing how he should meet the Macedonians, since the king was displeased at his foregoing disobedience..

Alexander, when he saw the multitude at a distance, in white garments, while the priests stood clothed with fine linen, and the high priest in purple and scarlet clothing, with his mitre on his head, having the golden plate whereon the name of God was engraved, approached by himself and adored that name, and first saluted the high priest. The Jews also did altogether, with one voice, salute Alexander . . .

And when the book of Daniel was shown him, wherein Daniel declared that one of the Greeks should destroy the empire of the Persians, he supposed that himself was the person intended; and as he was then glad he dismissed the multitude for the present, but the next day he called them to him, and bade them ask what favors they pleased of him.—Josephus-Antiquities of the Jews. Book XI, Ch. 8: Sections 4, 5. (Dan. 7. 6; 8. 3-8, 20, 21, 22; 11. 3)


Alexander the Great-His Ambitions.

After his world-wide conquests Alexander wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. He died, after a short life of debauchery, at the age of 32. `A tub was large enough for Dionysius: a world was too little for Alexander.' (1 Tim. 6. 8; Heb. 13. 5)

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