There is a great difference between the illustrations of Jesus and Paul. Paul lived in the city, and his truth was colored because of his contact with the people in the great centres of population; but Jesus lived in the country, and the sparrows flying through the air, the grass growing beneath His feet, and the lilies blooming on every side furnished his illustrations. We are following in right footstep when we pattern after Jesus and Paul in illustrating truth.
written by J. Wilbur Chapman, DD, page 15 in One Thousand Evangelistic Illustrations. edited by Webb, A. (1924). New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers