Sermon Illustrations

We live in a ‘church world’ of extremes. Only this week in the paper, Terry Waite, who was the Archbishop’s envoy to Lebanon. He shot to fame by being held captive for five years. He spoke out about the modern trends in the Church of England. He was disgusted that a vicar did not wear his robes and then when it came time for him to preach removed his jacket and actually moved around while preaching. We have church services and especially worship which have taken on more the guise of a show, with lights and smoke and other special effects.