By Joy Moore on Jun 8, 2012
Even if your illustration comes from a real-life experience, it must also be "real life" for your listener.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Mar 27, 2017
People should not leave the sermon having learned more about the preacher than Christ. When we stand to preach the word, we should prayerfully whisper to ourselves, “You are not the story.”
By Michael Duduit on Dec 20, 2016
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention.
By Peter Mead on Jul 17, 2018
Frequently, God felt that having the truth clothed in the genre of story was the best option.
By Carolyn C. Givens on Feb 14, 2013
"My soul cries out for modern parables that leave me thinking about the Creator of the Universe – the Storyteller whose words sustain and move the pieces of time and space."
By Walter Wangerin Jr. on Apr 13, 2013
Walter Wangerin suggests we don't have to worry about making the text "new" every time we preach.
By Evy Yohner on Apr 26, 2017
These stories are like rare pearls, collecting from a way of “doing” missions no longer done, when intrepid men and women sacrificed everything to obey God’s voice.
By Eugene Peterson on Jun 17, 2013
Before Eugene Peterson was a professor and writer, he was a pastor. Here's his wise counsel regarding handling God's word.
By Joe Mckeever on Jan 20, 2015
There are a thousand reasons for dropping the occasional story into your sermon, pastor. Here are the top three.
By Josh Reich on Mar 19, 2016
The goal of every sermon is to get to the resurrection. Each and every week we do the same thing: “We are broken and can’t fix ourselves. Our only hope is found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.”
By Mark Batterson on Jan 25, 2012
An interview with Mark Batterson discussing rabbinic stories and how to "pray circles" around your sermon.
By Sherman Cox on May 29, 2012
Stories are powerful, but how do we make the points of our sermon while keeping the integrity of the Bible story that we are preaching?
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 31, 2019
Those of us who feed God's flock must become God's storytellers. Here's the journey we must take.
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 17, 2016
Tell it with gusto and love. Tell the story of the birth of Jesus with all the excitement of someone hearing it for the first time. Tell the story without detouring into theories and guesses and myths and controversies.
By Jeff Clarke on Jun 9, 2015
In our pursuit of Jesus, sometimes we have to (un)learn what we thought we knew.