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Beauty
Shared By: Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Summary: Pastor Randy Kanipe tells the story of a Sabbath time away from his church while he was struggling with failure. He happened to be walking by a cow pasture and stopped to gaze over the fence, pondering the ’green pastures’ that he imagined God leadi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: James 3:2
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Worldly wisdom verses Godly Wisdom by Tim Enns
Shared By: Timothy Enns on Nov 21, 2014
Summary: Worldly wisdom says you need a plan even when God calls! Godly wisdom says the planning is done if God Calls!
Category: Quotes
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Little Things Can Change the Direction of Big Things
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 13, 2014
Summary: Tim George gave the example of two warships that had the largest full-load displacement in the world: U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The USS Nimitz and Dwight D. Eisenhower each weigh about 91,000 tons. They are over 1,000 feet long and can travel ove...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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HE'S SHAVING YOU!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Feb 9, 2014
Summary: HE'S SHAVING YOU! An influential man in town was sitting in the barber's chair having a shave and a haircut. He saw a pretty woman who was working in the office there and started flirting with her. "You're cute! How about a date tonight?" he ...
Category: Humor
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WORDS MATTER
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 23, 2014
Summary: WORDS MATTER The Book of James in the New Testament reminds us that words can direct, delight or destroy (ch. 3). Is this true? Look no further than to what happened in Germany in WWII. For every word in Hitler’s poisonous book, Mein Kampf, it co...
Category: Stories
Scripture: James 3:1-15
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Mark Twain: An Enemy and a Friend
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 2, 2013
Summary: AN ENEMY AND A FRIEND Mark Twain, "It takes your enemy and your friend working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you." (From a sermon by Perry Greene, Critiquing the Critic, 8/8/2012)
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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Angels of Reconciliation
Shared By: Tim Smith on Feb 26, 2012
Summary: ANGELS OF RECONCILIATION With his life in disarray, Steven Lavaggi sat on his bedroom’s wooden floor, and began searching his Bible for answers. His wife had just left him to marry a writer for The Rolling Stone Magazine. Ten days later, Steven d...
Category: Stories
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Sign Your Name or Forget It
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 8, 2011
Summary: SIGN YOUR NAME OR FORGET IT J. Vernon McGee tells of an incident that happened in one of his pastorates. A man came to him and said, "I want to tell you about a certain situation." He told him about a certain man who was involved in a particular ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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Cast the First Stone
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 11, 2011
Summary: CAST THE FIRST STONE A woman named Marilyn Helleberg told about being a teenager at church camp. She said an ugly rumor got started there about two of the counselors and it quickly became the talk of the camp. The next day, at Morning Prayer,...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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Wesley Responds to Criticism
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 19, 2011
Summary: WESLEY RESPONDS TO CRITICISM John Wesley was a great English preacher of the 1700s. He was considered a rather spiffy dresser. One Sunday morning he wore a bow tie that had long ribbons that hung downward. After the sermon was over a lady walked ...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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About the Tongue
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Feb 1, 2011
Summary: ABOUT THE TONGUE There's an old story that the Jewish rabbis tell. As the story goes, one day a rabbi asked his servant to go and buy some good food for him in the market. When the servant returned home, he presented the rabbi with a tongue. The ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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General Robert E. Lee Controls His ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Mar 21, 2010
Summary: General Robert E. Lee controls His Tongue General Robert E. Lee was once asked what he thought of a fellow officer in the Confederate Army, an officer who had made some mean-spirited remarks about him. Lee thought for a moment, then rated him as b...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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Sandy Sheppard- One Of The Funniest Parties I ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Jan 25, 2010
Summary: Sandy Sheppard- One of the funniest parties I ever attended was to “roast” Walt, a good friend and mentor, who was celebrating his 50th birthday. Each guest told a humorous story about Walt and presented him with a gag gift. Then Carol got up to s...
Category: Stories
Scripture: James 3:9-10
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Man Can Tame Beasts Like The Dolphin Flipper, But ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 16, 2009
Summary: Man Can Tame Beasts like the Dolphin Flipper, but not the Tongue The tongue is not only like an uncontrolled fire. It is also like an untamed beast. Every type or species of the four classifications of animals have been subdued or tamed by man. At ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:7-12
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A Simple Hose Clamp Causes Failure Of Balloon's ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 9, 2009
Summary: A Simple Hose Clamp Causes Failure of Balloon’s Attempt to Circle the Earth Piccard and Richard Conniff writes in National Geographic that on January 12, 1997, two Swiss men, Bertrand Piccard and Wim Verstraeten, set out to be the first to CIRCLE T...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-6
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The Window
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on Jun 2, 2008
Summary: THE WINDOW Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to ...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:14-18
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Do You Know How to Pray
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
Summary: DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."...
Category: Humor
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Propaganda Is That Branch Of The Art Of Lying ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in dearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1-10
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Mistakes Of The Tongue Have Destroyed More ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "Mistakes of the tongue have destroyed more people, ruined more marriages, and cost more businessmen their jobs and their futures than any other kind of mistake."
Category: Quotes
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Tongue Is But Three Inches Long, Yet It Can ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high."
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: James 3:1
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Church Tech: 9 Out Of 10 Protestant Pastors Have ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 27, 2006
Summary: Church Tech: 9 out of 10 Protestant pastors have Internet access, and about half of all Protestant churches maintain a church Web site, according to a recent Ellison Research study. While 90% of ministers are online, only a third of those use a con...
Category: Statistics
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Three Athletes
Shared By: Peter Bines on Aug 25, 2005
Summary: Three athletes are about to be executed. One is a short dark haired hockey player; one is a bald headed tennis player, and the third is a tall blond haired soccer player. The guard brings the dark haired hockey player forward and the execution...
Category: Humor
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A.fools Are Defined By Holman's Bible Dictionary ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jun 8, 2005
Summary: a.Fools are defined by Holman’s Bible Dictionary as: FOOL, FOOLISHNESS, AND FOLLY Translations of several uncomplimentary words which appear approximately 360 times throughout the Old and New Testaments to describe unwise and ungodly people. The wor...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: James 3:13-18
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A Newly Appointed Young Preacher Was Contacted By ...
Shared By: Craig West on Dec 10, 2004
Summary: A newly appointed young preacher was contacted by the local funeral director to hold a graveside committal service at a small country cemetery in Iowa. There was to be no funeral, just the committal, because sadly, the deceased had no family or frie...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: James 3:1
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Oxymorons
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Aug 4, 2004
Summary: OXYMORONS (contradictory words) Act naturally Advanced basic Airline food Almost exactly Alone together Artificial intelligence Awful good Campaign promise Civil war Clearly misunders...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: James 3:1-12
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It Seems That One Day A Kindergarten Teacher Was ...
Shared By: Ken Kersten on Mar 18, 2003
Summary: It seems that one day a kindergarten teacher was helping one of her students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when ...
Category: Humor
based on 110 ratings
Scripture: James 3:1-18
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Brandt States, "bitter Envying And Selfish ...
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Jan 6, 2003
Summary: Brandt states, "Bitter envying and selfish ambition in the heart does not show. You can be very hostile toward a man, and walk up to him and put your arm around him and say, Hi, friend." You can hide the inner thought of your soul by developing your...
Category: Quotes
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: James 3:16
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God, Teach Me To Control My Tongue. God Teach Me ...
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 4, 2002
Summary: God, teach me to control my tongue. God teach me that my ears are not garbage cans for other’s worthless trash.
Category: Quotes
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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If You Lack Knowledge, Go To School. If You Lack ...
Shared By: Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge. -- Vance Havner
Category: Quotes
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: James 3:13-18
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Occupational Hymns
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Jun 21, 2001
Summary: OCCUPATIONAL HYMNS ~ Astronaut: "Nearer My God, To Thee" ~ Baker: "I Need Thee Every Hour" ~ Barber: "A Parting Hymn We Sing" ~ Baseball Batter: "Seek Thee First" ~ Builder: "How Firm A Foundation" and "The Church’s One Foundation" ~ C...
Category: Humor