Jump directly to the Content
Jump directly to the Content

Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

Google Must 'Erase' Your Past (But It Still Can't Forgive Your Sins)

Europe's top court ruled that Internet companies can now be forced to remove excessive personal information from search engine results. The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) upheld the complaint of a Spanish man who objected to the fact that Google searches on his name threw up links to a 1998 newspaper article about the repossession of his home. The case highlighted the struggle in cyberspace between free speech advocates and supporters of privacy rights who say people should have the "right to be forgotten"—meaning that they should be able to remove their digital traces from the Internet.

Possible Preaching Angle:

While the ruling eliminates links to the public nature of our personal stains, what we desperately need is a God who is willing and able to deal with the crimson stain.

Related Sermon Illustrations

London Structure Burned to Commemorate Anniversary of Devastating Fire

London witnessed a spectacular scene recently when a giant wooden replica of the city ignited and burned brilliantly to the ground. The conflagration was planned, however, in honor ...

[Read More]

Phantom Guilt

Amputees often experience some sensation of a phantom limb. Somewhere, locked in their brains, a memory lingers of the nonexistent hand or leg. Invisible toes curl, imaginary hands ...

[Read More]