Today’s Illustration: Oh, Now I Get It!

What:  Putting Things Into Perspective

  • The Stealth Bomber
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    “The B-2 Bomber is one of the worlds most advanced and most expensive airplanes in the world. What most people don’t realize is how big these things really are. The wingspan of a B-2 is 172 feet (52m) which is 12 feet (3.6m) wider than an NFL football field.”
    . . . . . 
  • The Titanic
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    “When it was built the Titanic was one of the largest ships built. It’s total length was 882 feet and 9 inches (269m) long. Since then ship building has come a long way. The United States aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan is 1,092 feet (333m)long. If the Titanic was placed on the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan the ship would have 210 feet (64m) of deck room left.”
    . . . . . 
  • Largest Oil Tanker
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“The largest oil tanker ever produced was the Seawise Giant which spanned 1,504 feet (458m). If placed in the main lake in New York’s Central Park it would only have 350 feet (106m) of extra room on the front and back.”
. . . . . 

Key Biblical Thoughts:

  • perspective
  • the attributes of God
  • holiness
  • trials
  • infinity
  • greatness / goodness
  • edge of His garments robe – Mark 6:56
  • train of His robe – Isa. 6:1
  • salvation
  • grace
  • Old Testament accounts
  • II Corinthians 4:17 — et al.

. . . . . 

Sermonic Example:

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In all three examples, it is when you see these objects in perspective that you can get a handle on “size.” For example, a Stealth Bomber’s wingspan of 172 feet is better understood when you place it on a football field. Likewise, the Titanic’s size is better grasped when placed on an aircraft carrier.   When you see these examples, you may say — “Oh, now I see what you mean.  Now I get it!”

And the size of OUR PROBLEMS . . . is better understood when placed in the context of Job, or Joseph, Gideon, Esther, et al.  That is one of the clear reasons those accounts are in the Scriptures — perspective.



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