Approval Sermon Illustrations

Approval Sermon Illustrations

Approval of God

A new ticket-collector had been appointed at a suburban railway station and commenced his duties during a severe spell of wintry weather. Being very conscientious, he insisted on all season tickets being produced as passengers passed through the gate of the station. His predecessor had got to know most of the regular passengers and allowed them to pass without asking them to show their season-tickets. After a few days, as the new ticket-collector continued to insist on all season tickets being shown, one of the travelers said to him one evening, 'You're not at all popular with the travelling public, sir.' Pointing to the Station-Master's Office, the ticket-collector replied, 'I don't mind that. It's the man in there with whom I want to be popular; it's his approval that I desire.' (Rom. 16. 10; 2 Cor. 5. 9; 2 Tim. 2. 15)

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