Jump directly to the Content
Jump directly to the Content

Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

He Escaped from Iran but Not from God

In an issue of CT magazine, David Nasser shares the story of his escape from Iranian religious zealotry and coming to faith in Christ:

I was nine Wyears old when I decided that I hated God. I hated him because I believed he hated me first. It was 1979, during the middle of the Iranian Revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini and his religious zealots had recently overthrown the existing government and seized political power. My father was a military officer in the previous regime. A couple of weeks into the revolution, I was at school when we were called outside. A soldier read off three names, including mine, and called us to the front. Removing a gun from his holster, he quoted from the Qur‘an and ...

sermon illustration Preview

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

To continue reading:

Related Sermon Illustrations

God’s Word to an Iraqi Interpreter

Abbas Hameed grew up in Iraq in an untraditional family. His mother was Muslim and his father was Catholic and a wealthy businessman. When Hameed was about eight-years-old it was discovered ...

[Read More]

The Redemption of Justin Bieber

The May 2021 issue of GQ has Justin Bieber on its cover and the article focuses primarily on his faith. The mega-pop star had been living a life of despair and emptiness. If you ask ...

[Read More]