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Sermon Illustrations is a resource for pastors that provides sermon illustrations, sermons, eulogies, funeral helps, and counseling aids. They have a wide range of content on various topics, including selfishness. They offer inspiring and insightful stories, quotes, humor, and statistics to bring sermons on selfishness to life. The emphasis is on being emptied of pride and selfishness before being filled, and avoiding being blinded by our own wants. Sermon Illustrations offers 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators to help create powerful and fresh messages.

One poignant illustration about selfishness involves a young boy who had a bag of treats. Instead of sharing them, he kept them all to himself, refusing to give any to his friends. One day, he lost his bag, and as he looked for it anxiously, his friends who he had previously rejected came to his aid, helping him search until the bag was found. This story highlights the negative consequences of selfishness and the importance of kindness and generosity.

Another powerful illustration is the story of a wealthy man who, despite having abundant resources, hoarded his wealth and refused to help those in need. Over time, he realized the emptiness of his life and the impact of his self-centeredness on others. Eventually, he experienced a transformation when he started using his wealth to support various charitable causes, finding fulfillment and purpose in helping others.

These illustrations can serve as reminders that selfishness ultimately leads to emptiness, while acts of kindness and generosity lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you'd like more detailed illustrations or further examples, please feel free to ask!

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