Sermon Illustrations

home > find sermon illustrations

People Don't Change, Even After Heart Surgery

An article from the magazine Fast Company began with the following paragraph:

Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act? If you didn't, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change really mattered? ...

sermon illustration Preview

This sermon illustration is available to PreachingToday.com subscribers only.

To continue reading:



Rating & Reviews

Average User Rating:

Displaying 1–2 of 2 comments

jay caron

August 14, 2013  1:20pm

I agree with the previous reviewer's math adjustment, but in the end, the entire article does a great job of offering a reality check for all who need one, pastors and parishioners alike.

Report Abuse

Matthew McNelly

May 30, 2013  4:37pm

The actual article does not state that the odds of not changing are 9-1 (that would mean 8 out of 9 do change). Actually, 8 out of 9 people will not change their unhealthy lifestyle even after undergoing bypass surgery.

Report Abuse

Please to rate and review this sermon illustration. Or subscribe now for full access.

Related Sermon Illustrations

Biker Covers Up Dirty Tattoo

Parishioners of a conservative, small-town church in rural Indiana were surprised one Sunday when a biker came to visit. He stuck out like a sore thumb—pony-tailed, tattooed, ...

[ read more ]
Lindsay Lohan Faces Her Problems

Lindsay Lohan Faces Her Problems

In 2011, after being convicted of stealing a necklace, actress Lindsey Lohan was sentenced to work 12-hour shifts at a county morgue twice a week for four months. Lohan hated it at ...

[ read more ]

more sermon illustrations ...

Related videos

Abraham: Trailer | Genesis Film | Preaching Today Media

Abraham: Trailer | Genesis Film

Like all great men of faith, Abraham heard the call on his life and responded. That meant that everything in his life had to change. He would have to move. Change his name. Become a brand new man. And all of this as a part of a covenant given by God. [ read more ]
Are The Gospels Reliable? | Lucas Kitchen | Preaching Today Media

Are The Gospels Reliable? | Lucas Kitchen

In a changing world one of the most fundamental questions that a seeker can ask is, “are the gospels reliable?” The answer to this question has the power to lead a person toward the life giving word of God, or away into darkness. Equip your congregation, family, small group, or church campus with this powerful message that has the power to change lives. [ read more ]

more videos ...

Print this page Shopping Cart Help My Account