Matt. 25 – A Reality Check

Refer Matt. 25:31-46

 

I was hungry, and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hunger.

 

I was imprisoned, and you crept off quietly to your chapel in the cellar and prayed for my release.

 

I was naked, and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.

 

I was sick, and you knelt and thanked God for your health.

 

I was homeless, and you preached to me the spiritual shelter of the love of God.

 

I was lonely, and you left me alone to pray for me.

 

You seem so holy, so close to God, but I’m still very hungry, and lonely, and cold.

 

SOURCE: Green, M. P. (Ed.). (1989). Illustrations for Biblical Preaching: Over 1500 sermon illustrations arranged by topic and indexed exhaustively (Revised edition of: The expositor’s illustration file). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

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