SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

A GOD OF ANOTHER CHANCE!

by William Wyne


A God of Another Chance!
William J. Wyne
John 8:1-11


There was a man who was known to have puppies for sale. One day he was busy placing fliers on the post near his fence where he had them. He had already distributed some throughout the area; now he was putting them right near the little dog house that they lived in.

As he was nailing a flier to the post, he felt a pull on his pants legs. It was a little fellow who wanted to see the puppies.
He said, mister, I want a puppy, and I hope to buy one of them. Well, sonny, these puppies come from fine
ents, you probably do not have enough to buy them!

The little boy dropped his head for a moment.
Then he reached deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. I got $3.39cents and my pen knife that is worth at least $3.00. Is that enough to just take a look?

The man looked at him and laughed, and said, sure, looking will not cost. He whistled and called the name of the mother dog, and she came out of the dog house up to the fence. And sure enough, four bouncy, playful, beautiful pups followed her. His little eyes lit up with delight, his face beam with a little boy’s joy at seeing these pups, and you could see the excitement on his face.

Then he looked, and a fifth one came behind, this one could not move as fast as the other four, could not keep up, and seem to be halted in its walking and running. It was just as beautiful, but it was clearly not like the others. This puppy also did not seem to be as large as the others; it was clearly the runt of the litter.

He said, mister, I want that one, I will give you all I have, and tell me how much more, I will go home and bring my mommy back, but I want that one.

The man said, no son you do not want that one, I will sell you one, and I will take whatever you have.
That is the runt of the litter, he will never be able to run and play with you like the other four, you see something is also wro ...

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