Sermon Illustrations

Dr. Norman Wright says that the church must prepare the members of the Body of Christ for Crises. Why? Because crises will come whether you are prepared or not and your survival is based on knowing what to do, what to say and how to handle the unexpected crises. He states, “Helping those in crisis can be very important phase of one’s ministry. Two tasks of the Church’s ministry are to equip all members to better handle their own crises and to equip them to help other people in crisis. The principles of understanding losses and crises and helping others during these times can be taught in sermons and classes. Usually, the reason people hesitate to become involved in the lives of others is that they feel inadequate-they don’t know what to do or say.” (pages 9, 10 of Crisis and Trauma Counseling).