Contributed by Andy Beech on Mar 2, 2006
The other day I was reading a story from Graham Twelftree’s book ‘Get the Point Across’ about two African chiefs who came to the missionary Chalmers and asked for Christian teachers for their villages, but he apologised saying he didn’t have anyone to send.
Contributed by Tim Spear on Dec 4, 2012
Mary illustrates that hungry heart that wants to understand the depth of this great salvation. --John
Contributed by John Oscar on Jan 15, 2017
A family came home from church one Sunday and after they had lunch they sent their 6-year-old son off to play. After awhile, his mother realized that they hadn’t heard much from him, which any parent knows is a recipe for disaster.
The mother got up from her recliner and walked to the child's
Contributed by David Goering on Nov 2, 2019
SCRIPTURE: James 2:19 "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
ILLUSTRATION: Two men are on a plane, an announcement comes over the loud speakers and says "This plane is going to crash, please put on the parachute that is under
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 18, 2011
I COULD HAVE DONE MORE
The film Schindler's List chronicled the heroic efforts of a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler. Through his unselfish activities, over a thousand Jews on the trains to Auschwitz were saved. After Schindler found out what was happening at Auschwitz, he began a
Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 5, 2005
Forgiven and Pardoned (source: Illustrations Unlimited)
It reminds me of the story of a young employee who secretly misappropriated several hundred dollars of his business firm’s money. When this action was discovered, he walked up the stars toward the administrative office he was told to report
Contributed by Scott Epperson on Nov 4, 2006
Illustration of Light and Darkness
Somebody has got to tell the world about Jesus and the worlds eternal fate.
Imagine walking into a cave and seeing all of the pit wholes and drop-offs and seeing the danger and possibilities of death and then some one turning off all the lights and imagine the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Great illustration of a perfectionist. John Quincy Adams held more important offices than anyone else in the history of the U.S. He served with distinction as president, senator, congressman, ambassador to major European powers, and participated in various capacities in the American Revolution, the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
This is the illustration of the Blind Men and the Elephant.
Most of us have heard this story in one version or another but it is the story of six blind men who try to learn about the elephant. Each one examines a different part of the elephant and each comes away with a different conclusion. One
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
1. (Illustration) In the former Soviet Union several years ago, there was a house church that had to meet in secret to avoid reprisals from the communist government. One Sunday these believers arrived inconspicuously in small groups throughout the day so as not to arouse the suspicion of KGB
Contributed by Robert Fox on Dec 18, 2006
(this is a pretty cool illustration. The materials cost less than $3, and, though it was originally intended more for a junior high audience, it actually is pretty fascinating for all ages, including senior high and adults. Everyone likes to blow things up!)
Let me give you a visual. Another
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 1, 2001
The following illustrates that point. "In a stately church a noticeably untidy man visited the church for the first time. He was met by one of the smartly-dressed ushers who immediately ushered him to a back pew so that his unkept appearance and foul odor would not upset the decorum of the
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Jan 13, 2003
THE CALL FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
In Paul Harvey’s “For What It’s Worth Department” there was a story about a man named Speedy Morris.
Speedy was a basketball coach for LaSalle University. He was shaving one day when his wife called out to tell him he was wanted on the phone by Sports
Contributed by William Yates on Nov 6, 2003
Japanese sword illustration: It is the Japanese who have created the best swords in the world. To create these fine weapons, ancient Japanese sword makers had to create a sword that was hard enough to retain a sharp edge, but at the same time soft enough not to be brittle. Sword makers who made
Video Illustration: The end of the movie The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It’s were the three have a show down in the cemetery court yard.
This scene paints a picture for us today on how we are to deal with the Bad and the Ugly of the church. The truth is we are in a duel with both. But the
Video Illustration: The Beginning of Mission Impossible when the agent accepts the Mission.
We look a video clip like this and we admire this man for accepting the mission and all the risks that go along with it. The truth is we envy this man because he is willing to live his life on the edge
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 19, 2004
Evangelism Quotes and Illustrations
1. Paul Harvey said, "Too many Christians are no longer fishers of men but keepers of the aquarium."
2. Paul Little in his book "How to Give Away Your Faith" defines witnessing: "Witnessing is that deep-seated conviction that the greatest favor I can do
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Aug 12, 2004
Opening illustration with marshmallows: invite three or four from congregation who really like marshmallows - give each one a marshmallow.
Ask them to hold it, wait until you’ve walked all the way around the auditorium. If they can wait until you’ve walked all the way around the auditorium,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 12, 2004
THE FOUR SOILS: A PHYSICAL ILLUSTRATION
(The following physical illustration is taken from “Heno Head’s Simple Science Object Talks.” If you decide use it, take note that you need to carefully measure out how much baking soda you use, and how much vinegar you place in each jar.
Since we have
Contributed by Warren Curry on Sep 30, 2004
Illustration from Hot Illustrations by Len Kageler
Just about everyone enjoys playing computer games. One of the best is Microsoft’s “Flight Simulator.” In most versions of the game, you can choose a prop plane or a Lear jet, and you can also choose which of 180 airports around the country to take