Sermon illustrations

Inked: Showcasing God's Work

By Kim Goad and Janet Bostwick Kusiak
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… read more

How Far Is Heaven?

By Ronnie McBrayer
Jesus never described the gospel as an escape hatch, whereby we can exchange his current world for a spiritual retreat far away. Never. Rather, his gospel was: “God’s… read more

Good All the Time

By Ronnie McBrayer
I heard humorist Jack Handey say that you should never criticize someone until you walk a mile in his or her shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, “You are a mile away… read more

Don't Define Your Neighbors, Love Them

By Ronnie McBrayer
A religious leader came to Jesus with a question. “If loving God and loving my neighbor is the totality of religious and spiritual requirement, then tell me Jesus, who is my … read more

Olympics Sermon Ideas and More

By Jessica Miller Kelley
As the number of television stations, websites, and every other diversion increases, it gets harder and harder to find cultural references that most people in your congregation… read more

Startled by God (A Sermon Illustration)

By Jessica Miller Kelley
My eight-month-old daughter startles very easily. She'll be creeping across the floor and if I call to her or walk into her line of sight, she jolts in panic before smiling and… read more
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