Sermon Illustrations

April 13, 2010

Years ago in a Western city a husband and wife became estranged, and finally separated. They left the city and resided in different parts of the country. The husband one day chanced to return to this city on a matter of business. He went out to the cemetery to the grave of their only son. He was standing by the grave in fond reminiscence when he heard a step behind him. Turning, he saw his estranged wife. The first inclination of both was to turn away. But they had a common, binding interest in that grave; and instead of turning away they clasped hands over that grave of their son, and were reconciled one to another. It took nothing less than death to reconcile them! It takes nothing less than death, the precious blood of Christ, to reconcile man to God. The pronouncement, the proclamation, of that is the gospel message. We have, the great proclaimer of it said, "the message of his reconciliation." (II Cor. 5:19—Moffatt.)

Subjects: Reconciliation, Forgiveness

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