Atonement Sermon Illustrations

Atonement Sermon Illustrations

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God, The Master Mind

Some time ago there appeared in the American Magazine an article by a manufacturer, with the following paragraph: "It takes a girl in our factory about two days to learn to put the seventeen parts of a meat chopper together. It may be that these millions of worlds, all balanced so wonderfully in space—it may be that these just happened; it may be by a billion of years of tumbling about they finally arranged themselves. I don't know. I am merely a plain manufacturer of cutlery. But this I do know: that you can shake the seventeen parts of a meat chopper around in a washtub for the next seventeen billion years and you'll never make a meat chopper!"

You cannot put one little star in motion,
You cannot shape one single forest leaf,
Nor fling a mountain up, nor sink an ocean,
Presumptuous pygmy, large with unbelief.

"The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and God-head; so that they are without excuse" (Rom. 1:20)—Serving and Waiting


A certain man on the Malabar Coast of Southern India had enquired of various devotees and priests how he might make atonement for his sins. He was directed to drive iron spikes, sufficiently blunted, through his sandals and on those to walk about 480 miles to a place of pilgrimage. He undertook the journey and walked a long way but found no peace. One day, halting under a large banyan tree, he heard a Christian missionary preach on 'The blood of Jesus Christ-cleanseth from all sin'. He arose, threw off the torturing sandals, and cried aloud, `This is what I want!' and from that day became a living witness. (1 John 1. 7; 2 Cor. 5. 21; 1 John 2. 2)


Oh! how sweet to view the flowing
Of our Lord's atoning blood,
With divine assurance knowing
He has made my peace with God!—Selected

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