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Evangelism Illustrations

  • A. W. TozerOne time A. W. Tozer was asked to come to a meeting of the Fundamentalists of Chicago who were greatly distressed that the ecumenical council and Council of Churches had invited Billy Graham to come to Chicago.

    Were they going to support it? So they asked Dr. Tozer to come.

    Dr. Tozer attended and sat over against the wall. He knew his voice was weak and he didn't have great strength, so he would sit against a wall if he was going to speak so it would reflect his voice. Out came the notebook, out came the pen, and he listened and listened. 

    Finally, he said, "Mr. Chairman." "Yes, Dr. Tozer." 

    "I want to say that I have met Billy Graham. He did me the great honor of coming to see me in my study. I don't agree with everything Billy Graham says anymore than I agree with everything anybody says. But I want to warn you about something. It's possible for any of us to run against the wrong object and bend our lance for good. Now, come on brethren, let’s take our hair down. You could line all the fundamentalist in the United States up in one line and start them to preaching and they would have less effect on the United States than Billy Graham would have just clearing his throat."

    Submitted by Rev. James Snyder

  • pig upcloseFrank visited a farmer to talk to him about Christ. "I wouldn't come to church up there," the farmer said. "I know old Bill who claims to be a Christian and his sister Clara who claims to be a Christian and they don't live any differently from me. I'm as good as they are."

    Everywhere the farmer went he was in the habit of talking about the hypocrites he knew in that Church. Months passed and Frank went to see the farmer again. "I want to buy a hog", he said. The farmer showed all his best hogs to him. Then they came to the runt. "I believe I will take that one," Frank said.

  • farmerA very zealous soul-winning young preacher recently came upon a farmer working in his field. Being concerned about the farmer's soul, the preacher asked the man, "Are you laboring in the vineyard of the Lord, my good man?"

    Not even looking at the preacher and continuing his work, the farmer replied, "Naw, these are soybeans."

    "You don't understand," said the preacher. "Are you a Christian?"