Sermon illustrations

  1. Inked: Showcasing God's Work

    Article Inked: Showcasing God's Work

    Tattoos were first introduced to the United States when German-born Martin Hildebrandt tattooed both Union and Confederate soldiers in their camps. Tattooing reached its…

  2. Stewards of God's Children

    Article Stewards of God's Children

    A Sermon on Genesis 22:1-18 and Matthew 25:14-27 Our younger daughter Claire’s middle name is “Moriah.” Not Mariah (with an A) like Mariah Carey, but Moriah…

  3. God's Chosen Children

    Article God's Chosen Children

    In my years as a pastor, one of the most wonderful things I have experienced is watching new families begin their lives together. I have celebrated the announcement of…

  4. Walk Like Me

    Article Walk Like Me

    My grandfather was not a Saturday Night Live fan. In fact, I doubt if he ever watched a single episode. He did not “do silly” well or like humor that degraded another…

  5. Gratitude Stories

    Article Gratitude Stories

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the following gratitude stories might be helpful to you. They all fall under the theme of 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Give thanks in all …

  6. "I Get Tired When I Listen"

    Article "I Get Tired When I Listen"

    One Sunday after the morning worship service, my four-year-old son said: “Papa, are you tired? You look tired.” I replied, “Yes, Jonathan, I get tired when I…

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