Time Sermon Illustrations

Time Sermon Illustrations

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Today is the tomorrow, that yesterday you feared,
You faced it with forebodings, and dreaded as it neared;
But, when it came a-smiling, all filled with sunshine bright,
You said: Why did I worry? God is. and all is right.
Remember your tomorrows are hidden in God's will,
So, fretting not, have faith in God, and patient be, and still;
Then when tomorrow is today, you'll find sufficient grace
To guide you through in victory and with a happy face.
Count up all the tomorrows, in yesterdays you knew,
You'll find as each became today, God led you safely through;
And He who led, will lead you on, till all of your todays,
Will stand behind you, all arrayed, as blessed yesterdays.—R. E. Neighbour, in Gospel Herald.

Looking Forward

I've shut the door on Yesterday,
Its sorrows and mistakes;
I've locked within its gloomy walls
Past failures and heartaches.
And now I throw the key away
To seek another room,
And furnish it with hope and smiles,
And every springtime bloom.

No thought shall enter this abode
That has a hint of pain,
And every malice and distrust
Shall never therein reign.
I've shut the door on Yesterday,
And throw my key away—
Tomorrow holds no doubt for me,
Since I have found Today.

Dealing with Eternity

When Sir William Russell was on the way to the scaffold, he took his watch out of his pocket and handed it to the physician who waited upon him, as he said, "Will you kindly take my timepiece and keep it? I have no use for it; I am now dealing with eternity!" With us, Time is slipping away; eternity is coming. And it is the presence of Christ which fits the Christian to deal with eternity.—A. C. Dixon.


A moment is a little thing;
But moments make the day.
So crowd it with a worthy task
Before it slips away.

A minute is not with us long,
But oh, the joy or pain
That ca/1 be crowded into it,
With loss, or priceless gain.

An hour of precious time, a day
Will soon be slipping by,
A month, a year, the span of life—
Work; plan it well, and try.—M. E. Detterline.

"Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
Keep me, my God, from stains of sin
Just for today.
Help me to labor earnestly,
And duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed,
Father, today."—Gospel Herald.

Do It Today

Wear today a cheerful face
In everything you do,
The sunshine that you radiate
Will shine right back at you.

Speak today a word of hope
To someone in distress,
When you lift another's load
You make your burden less.

Do today a gracious deed
And do it with a smile,
It is little acts like these
That make your life worth while.—Grenville Kleiser.

Time is as much a trusteeship as money, and there are no capitalists. We cannot "invest" it to use in the future, but we can, by grace, use it fruitfully now and have the blessing and results in the future, to the glory of God. Each day is a sacred trust, and never returns. Each hour is a privilege. A wasted moment and a wasted coin are alike saddening to a believer.—The Student of Scripture.

"Redeeming the Time "

I have only just a minute,
Just sixty seconds in it;
Forced upon me—can't refuse it,
Didn't seek it, didn't choose it;
I must suffer if I lose it,
Give account if I abuse it;
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.—Selected.

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop—
At late or early hour.
Now is the only time you own;
So live, love, toil with a will;
Do not depend upon tomorrow, for
The clock may then be still.—Rev. B. Meyer.

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