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Steve Heartsill avatar
A Young Teenage Boy Had Just Gotten His ...
Shared By: Steve Heartsill on Oct 25, 2000
Summary: A young teenage boy had just gotten his driver’s license. When he got home, he asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him into his study and said to the boy, "I’ll make a deal with...
Category: Humor
based on 255 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told (by Ernest Hemingway) Of A ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: The story is told (by Ernest Hemingway) of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained to the point of breaking. Finally the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search of his rebellious ...
Category: Stories
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One Day Adam And His Boys Were Out For A Walk ...
Shared By: Rob Culler on Mar 21, 2001
Summary: One day Adam and his boys were out for a walk and happened upon the Garden of Eden. One of the boys said, “Dad, what is that place?” Adam responded, “Guys, that’s where your mother ate us out of house and home.”
Category: Humor
based on 197 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
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I Like The Story Of A Little Boy Who Was Asked If ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 17, 2001
Summary: I like the story of a little boy who was asked if he believed in God. He answered, “Well, yes I do.” When asked why, he said, “Well, I guess it just runs in the family.”
Category: Humor
based on 204 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48
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A Teacher Was Trying To Teach Her Class A Lesson ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on May 10, 2001
Summary: A teacher was trying to teach her class a lesson about fractions. After the lesson she tested one of the boys who was in a large family. Johnny, she said, There are 6 people in your family. Your mom bakes a pie, and she cuts it up for you, what perc...
Category: Stories
based on 149 ratings
Scripture: none
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Various Studies Conducted By Yale, John Hopkins ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on May 15, 2001
Summary: Various studies conducted by Yale, John Hopkins and other groups have documented the following; The absence of a father is a stronger factor than poverty in contributing to juvenile delinquency. In 48 cultures around the world crime rates were...
Category: Statistics
based on 197 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
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I Heard Of Young Mother Who Went Down To The ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on May 15, 2001
Summary: I HEARD OF YOUNG MOTHER WHO WENT DOWN TO THE NURSERY AT A HOSPITAL AND FOUND HER YOUNG HUSBAND PEERING DOWN AT HIS NEWBORN BABY WHO WAS ASLEEP. THE MOTHER COULD TELL HE WAS CAPTIVATED BY THE SCENE AS HE STOOD THERE LOOKING AT THE SLEEPING INFANT. S...
Category: Humor
based on 190 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:4
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The Story Is Told Of A Father Of 5 Who Came Home ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on May 23, 2001
Summary: THE STORY IS TOLD OF A FATHER OF 5 WHO CAME HOME WITH A TOY, HE SUMMONED HIS CHILDREN AND ASKED WHICH ONE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE PRESENT. "WHO IS THE MOST OBEDIENT, NEVER TALKS BACK TO MOM AND DOES EVERY THING HE OR SHE IS TOLD TO DO?" HE INQUIRED. ...
Category: Humor
based on 118 ratings
Scripture: none
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Divorce in America
Shared By: Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: Divorce in America In 1993 2.3 millions couples married and 1.3 million couples divorced. In 1993 the Bureau of the Census projected that 4 of 10 first marriages will end in divorce. People between the ages of 25 to 39 make up 60% of all divorc...
Category: Statistics
based on 78 ratings
Scripture: none
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In 1993, Social Scientist Nicholas Zill Reported ...
Shared By: Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: In 1993, social scientist Nicholas Zill reported that children of divorced parents are, regardless of their economic circumstances, more likely to have poor relationships with their parents, drop out of high school and receive psychological help. ...
Category: Statistics
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: none
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Are Fathers Necessary?, Citation: Charles ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jun 15, 2001
Summary: [Are Fathers Necessary?, Citation: Charles Colson, How Now Shall We Live (Tyndale, 1999)] In How Now Shall We Live, Chuck Colson notes the disturbing realities that plague children who grow up without a father: Children in single-parent families...
Category: Statistics
based on 124 ratings
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Mr. Holland’s Opus": Leaving A Legacy, ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Jun 15, 2001
Summary: ["Mr. Holland’s Opus": Leaving a Legacy, Citation: Mr. Holland’s Opus, (Hollywood Pictures, 1995), rated PG, written by Patrick Sheane Duncan, directed by Stephen Herek; submitted by Greg Asimakoupoulos, Naperville, Illinois] Mr. Hollan...
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The Pickle Jar As Far Back As I Can Remember Sat ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: The pickle jar as far back as I can remember sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents’ bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar. As a small boy I was always fascinated at the sounds...
Category: Stories
based on 80 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Christianstein
Shared By: Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
Summary: It was a dark and stormy night. You could hear the thunder in the distance. Bats flapped their wings in the darkness of the night. There the castle stood. The wolves were howling; the trees were swaying in the wind as it whistled. And insid...
Category: Humor
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A Friend Lost Her Mate Several Years Ago And ...
Shared By: Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: A friend lost her mate several years ago and recently developed a friendship with a man who had also lost his spouse. They seemed a perfect match, and all their children agreed they should get married. While they were excited about the upcoming nu...
Category: Humor
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: none
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Dr. David Swift Of The Smalley Relationship ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Feb 10, 2002
Summary: Dr. David Swift of the Smalley Relationship Center states why blended families have such a difficult time making things work. "Most parents begin their second marriage by trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Until we realize that the t...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
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What's the Use
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 20, 2002
Summary: WHAT'S THE USE There was an old man that lived in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The old man had a big family. One day one of the old man’s grandsons approached him with a problem. The Grandson said, "Pap, I read the Bible and I don’t unde...
Category: Stories
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Babysitter Confession
Shared By: SermonCentral on May 5, 2002
Summary: BABYSITTER CONFESSION "The one thing I’ve never admitted to any baby-sitter, because I’ve barely admitted it to myself, is that I don’t want her to be everything to my children that I am. I want her to be more than I am and everything I am not. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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Only Enough for Two
Shared By: SermonCentral on May 5, 2002
Summary: ONLY ENOUGH FOR TWO She broke the bread into two fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity. "She hath kept none for herself," grumbled the Sergeant. "Because she is not hungry," said the soldier. "Because she is a mother,...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Golden Rule of Family
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 9, 2002
Summary: THE GOLDEN RULE OF FAMILY One of Grimm’s fairy tales tells of an old man who lived with his son, the son’s wife, and the young couple’s four-year-old boy. The old man’s eyes blinked, and his hands shook. When he ate, the silverware rattled agai...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Teacher Asked A Boy This Question: ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on May 11, 2002
Summary: A teacher asked a boy this question: “Suppose your mother baked a pie and there were seven of you—your parents and five children. What part of the pie would you get?” “A sixth,” replied the boy. “I’m afraid ...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I'm Not Growing Old
Shared By: Jay Patton on May 20, 2002
Summary: I’m Not Growing Old They say that I am growing old I’ve heard them say it times untold In language plain and bold But I’m not growing old This frail old shell in which I dwell Is growing old I know full well But I’m not growing old. What if ...
Category: Humor
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Some Good Advice
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 9, 2002
Summary: SOME GOOD ADVICE I am still waiting for my father to talk to me about sex and success, money and marriage, religion and raising kids. Since he died in 1991, I guess I don’t have much chance of ever benefiting from all of the lessons he learne...
Category: Stories
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Little Girl Once Said To Her Mother, "mommy, If ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Jun 11, 2002
Summary: A LITTLE GIRL ONCE SAID TO HER MOTHER, “Mommy, if Santa Claus brings our presents, and God gives us our daily bread, and Uncle Sam gives us Social Security, why do we keep daddy around?”
Category: Humor
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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An 80 Year Old Couple Were Having Problems ...
Shared By: Steven Simala Grant on Jun 11, 2002
Summary: An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them. When they arrived at the doctor’s, they explained to the doctor about the problems the...
Category: Humor
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Staying Too Busy
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 11, 2002
Summary: STAYING TOO BUSY Why do we live such harried, rushed, frantic lives? Why do some of us secretly fear the fact that school is out? How will we ever keep the kids occupied until August? How did this Happen? Essayist Anna Quindlen suggests s...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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You're Not Old Unless You Can Remember...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 17, 2002
Summary: YOU’RE NOT OLD UNLESS YOU CAN REMEMBER... ...being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV. ...when Kool-Aid was the only other drink for kids, other than milk and sodas. ...when there were two types of sneakers for boys: h...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Grateful for Life?
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 26, 2002
Summary: GRATEFUL FOR LIFE? Some of you may remember the movie "City Slickers." Comedian Billy Crystal plays the part of a bored baby boomer who sells radio advertising time. One the day he visits his son’s school to tell about his work along with other...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Here's An Interesting Observation—there Is A ...
Shared By: Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
Summary: Here’s an interesting observation—there is a Commandment about honoring our mothers and fathers, so why isn’t there one about brothers and sisters? There is: “Thou shalt not kill.”
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: James 1:26-27
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We Need To Be Like The 84 Year Old Grandmother ...
Shared By: David Yarbrough on Jul 8, 2002
Summary: We need to be like the 84 year old grandmother who fiercely maintained her independence and lived alone in the old family home. Her 4 children lived n the same town, but she rarely called them except in emergencies. It was with some apprehension, ...
Category: Humor
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none