Stories Shed Light on Bible Truths

BARNABASIn his sermon "Taking the Hazard," John H. Jowett offered this description of Paul's co-worker, Barnabas:"He was gentle, companionable, sweet. He was pastoral where Paul was militant. He was the son of ...

Illustrations bring life to sermons

AIDS -- Danger growsThe World Health Organization predicts that the number of people infected with the AIDS virus would reach 100 million by 1990. According to USA Today, as many as two million people in the Un...

Stories spark sermon interest

ABUNDANCE -- Christ offersRandall Broome, pastor of Oconee Baptist Church in Commerce, GA, recalls his days as a high school football player. Among the rules that were strictly imposed was the waterbreak rule."...

Illustrations bring life to sermons

ACCEPTANCE-We all needThere's a popular song that you still hear on the radio from time to time: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree." It tells the story of a convict on his way home, though unsure if t...

Bring life to ’87 sermons with illustrations

ACCOMPLISHMENT -- One person canThink that one person can't make a difference in the world? Harriet Beecher Stowe was one person, but her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, transformed American attitudes toward slavery. ...

Stories add spark to seasonal sermons

ADVENTDaniel Hansen tells about the time he and a friend visited the site of the battle of Gettysburg. Climbing a nearby observation tower expecting to see a magnificent view, they were disappointed to see only...

Illustrations bring sermons to life

ASSUMPTIONS--Can be costlyA tough store manager was walking through the packing room one day when he saw a young man lounging on a shipping crate, whistling and relaxing. He asked how much he was paid."$120 a w...

Illustrations lend power to sermons

BIBLE -- Serious study requiredJohn Huffman tells the classic story of the man who was in a difficult situation, and in desperation turns to the Bible. He didn't know where to look, so he let the book flop open...

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ANSWERS -- Require right questionsAs the salesman came to the front door, he turned to the little boy sitting on the steps and asked, "Is your mother home?" He said yes, and the salesman began to ring the doorb...

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ALCOHOLISM--Number One KillerThe World Health Organization has indicated that, by the year 2000, alcoholism and related illnesses may be the number one killer in the industrial world, ahead of both heart attack...