Morality Sermon Illustrations

Morality Sermon Illustrations

Your morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes God's grace and Christ's atoning sacrifice to keep you out of hell. Salvation is in the cross, not in the commandments.

(Eph. 2. 8; Tit. 3. 5)


Is It Right?

From the Civic Bulletin we have these arrow sharp questions:

Is it right to build churches to save men's souls and at the same time license shops that destroy men?

Is it right to license a man to sell that which will make a man drunk and then punish a man for getting drunk?

Is it right to license a man to make paupers, criminals and insane, and then tax sober people to support these paupers, criminals and insane?

Is it right to license a saloon to breed vice, and tax people for schools to teach virtue?

Is it right to derive revenue from a traffic which scientists, medical authorities and educators cannot defend?

Is it right for our government to abet and support a civil enemy which killed, in two years following Pearl Harbor, more Americans than did the Germans and Japanese combined?

Is it right for the law to punish a man for a crime which he commits after buying and drinking the stuff the law-licensed tap room sold him?

Is it right for any so-called Christian man or woman to touch, taste or handle or harbor in the home a product which, according to J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the FBI, is the basic cause of eighty per cent of all crime?

Is it right for any so-called Christian man or woman to touch, taste or handle or harbor in the home this, the greatest enemy ever known to a home or church?

Is it right for anybody to go to church on Sunday and pray for God's blessings on the nation and then go to the polls on election day and vote in favor of the nation's greatest saboteur?


The more-or-less-religious woman was deeply shocked when the new neighbors sent over on Sunday morning to borrow her lawn-mower.

"The very idea," she exclaimed to her maid, "of cutting grass on the Sabbath! Shameful! Certainly, they can't have it. Tell them we haven't any lawn-mower."

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