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Sermon Illustration Tuesday (3.26)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (3.26)

In his wonderful book, God’s Big Picture, Vaughan Roberts gives readers an overview of the Bible, focusing on the importance of context for developing a deeper understanding of holy scripture. In this short illustration, he points out the importance of keeping Jesus...
Sermon illustration Tuesday (3.19)

Sermon illustration Tuesday (3.19)

Late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, Vance Vanders had a run-in with the local witch doctor, who wafted a bottle of unpleasant-smelling liquid in front of his face, and told him he was about to die and that no one could save him. Back home, Vanders took to his...
The Art of Lent Devotional Book Review

The Art of Lent Devotional Book Review

I know we are already underway in Lent, but I want to share a devotional resource that might be helpful to you in this season. The Title is The Art of Lent by Sister Wendy Beckett. If you are not a secret art history fan such as myself, her name might not be familiar...
Sermon Illustration Tuesday (3.12)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (3.12)

W.H. Auden is one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century. Auden grew up in England but spent some of his adult years in the United States. In November 1939, he found himself in a German-language movie theater in New York City, which was showing an official German...
Sermon Illustration Tuesday (3.5)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (3.5)

Sofia Cavalletti is a researcher who has pioneered the study of spirituality in young children. She finds that children often have an amazing perception that far surpasses what they’ve already been taught. One three-year-old girl, raised in an atheistic family with no...