Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

The Real Story Behind the Remote Control

Eugene J. Polley lived his entire life in the Chicago area, where he worked for Zenith Electronics for 47 years. Hired as a stock boy during the Depression, he eventually became an engineer with 18 patents to his credit. But his most famous invention would become known as the TV remote control.

In 1950, Zenith released a product called ...

sermon illustration Preview

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

To continue reading:

Rating & Reviews

Average User Rating:

Displaying 1–1 of 1 comments

Luke Arrington

December 05, 2012  2:57pm

It sounds much like the warning God gave Israel as they were poised to possess their Promised Land- this would be fantastic to use along with that narrative. It isn't trite and it expresses regret, absurdity, and something we can all related to- mindlessly watching TV.

Report Abuse

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

Related Sermon Illustrations

Man Wins 'Ultimate Couch Potato' Contest

Man Wins 'Ultimate Couch Potato' Contest

In January 2010, Jeff Miller, an independent businessman from Rogers Park, Illinois clinched his third consecutive Ultimate Couch Potato title Monday morning at Chicago's ESPN Zone. ...

[ Read More ]
Pet Rock Inventor Regrets Invention

Pet Rock Inventor Regrets Invention

In the mid-'70s, an unknown editor named Gary Dahl was talking with his friends, who were complaining about all the work involved in caring for pets—feeding them, walking them, ...

[ Read More ]

More Sermon illustrations

Related videos

Comforting Spirit Comfort Still | Playback Media | Preaching Today Media

Comforting Spirit Comfort Still | Playback Media

This still features a beautiful expanse of clouds spread around through the sky. Light is also spread around the whole background in an abstract pattern. The warm hues help set a peaceful serene feeling. In the center are the words, “Holy Spirit Comforter to all”. This is a gorgeous background to help set a calm meditative mood for any setting and is a great background for any time of the year! [ Read More ]
Comforting Spirit Comfort Motion | Playback Media | Preaching Today Media

Comforting Spirit Comfort Motion | Playback Media

This motion features a beautiful expanse of clouds slowly drifting through the sky. Light slowly shifts around the whole background in an abstract pattern. The warm hues help set a peaceful serene feeling. In the center are the words, “Holy Spirit Comforter to all”. This is a gorgeous background to help set a calm meditative mood for any setting and is a great background for any time of the year! [ Read More ]

More videos

Print this pageShopping CartHelpMy Account