Friday, September 16, 2016

An Often Neglected Treasure Chest for Sermon Illustrations

It is late in the week, and pastors are making headway on their sermons. By now most have a good handle on the text and even are working towards application for their congregation. But there is always a can that seems to get kicked down the road: illustrations. This is because illustrations are not often right on the surface of the freshly excavated text. It takes some time and often substantial reflection to find helpful and appropriate illustrations.

I am a firm believer in the necessity of illustrating well. The preacher should give time each week to the prayerful consideration of how to illustrate the text.

However, I also believe there is a cache of illustrations that are often neglected by preachers. These illustrations are found in the person of Jesus Christ. Read More

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