Illustrations

Created on April 16th, 2011

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Introduction

From Sermon Seeds
SERMON SEEDS 40 Creative Sermon Starters Dottie Escobedo-Frank Abingdon PressNashville Copyright © 2005 by Abingdon Press All rights reserved. No part of this work may be…
TWENTY-SIX SEEDS--DON'T LOOK BACK!

TWENTY-SIX SEEDS--DON'T LOOK BACK!

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TWENTY-SIX SEEDS--DON'T LOOK BACK! Genesis 19:26 THE MESSAGE: 1. Tell of a time when you struggled with going forward, pining for what you left behind. 2. Tell the story of Lot…
TWENTY-FIVE SEEDS--MASTERPIECE

TWENTY-FIVE SEEDS--MASTERPIECE

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TWENTY-FIVE SEEDS--MASTERPIECE Ephesians 2:10 THE MESSAGE: 1. Masterpiece. Tell of a masterpiece (famous painting) that you have seen and how you felt when you saw it. 2. Show…
TWENTY-FOUR SEEDS--ALTARS

TWENTY-FOUR SEEDS--ALTARS

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TWENTY-FOUR SEEDS--ALTARS Joshua 3–4; Exodus 20:24b THE MESSAGE: Altars are places where we remember a special move of God in our lives. We still need to create these spaces …
TWENTY-THREE SEEDS--TEARS IN A BOTTLE

TWENTY-THREE SEEDS--TEARS IN A BOTTLE

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TWENTY-THREE SEEDS--TEARS IN A BOTTLE Psalm 56:8–13 THE MESSAGE: This message will help us to see tears as God sees them: as treasures worth keeping in bottles. Every tear…
TWENTY-TWO SEEDS--I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

TWENTY-TWO SEEDS--I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

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TWENTY-TWO SEEDS--I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Luke 4:14–30 THE MESSAGE: Theme: Jesus proclaimed that He was the very presence of God standing before the people in His hometown of…
TWENTY-ONE SEEDS--A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW

TWENTY-ONE SEEDS--A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW

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TWENTY-ONE SEEDS--A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW Mark 10:13–16 THE MESSAGE: This sermon is an interview with children (third through sixth grades) in an attempt to see the future…
TWENTY SEEDS--THE SECRET CHORD

TWENTY SEEDS--THE SECRET CHORD

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TWENTY SEEDS--THE SECRET CHORD Judges 13–16; 2 Samuel 11–12; Psalm 51:15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that I may praise you. (Ps. 51:15) THE MESSAGE: This is a message that …
NINETEEN SEEDS--THE BREAD-MAKER GOD Holy Communion

NINETEEN SEEDS--THE BREAD-MAKER GOD Holy Communion

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NINETEEN SEEDS--THE BREAD-MAKER GODHoly Communion Luke 22:14–20 THE MESSAGE: Holy Communion is celebrated in Christian churches all over the world, and it connects us to God …
TWENTY-SEVEN SEEDS--ENOUGH! (ON PUTRID MANNA)

TWENTY-SEVEN SEEDS--ENOUGH! (ON PUTRID MANNA)

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TWENTY-SEVEN SEEDS--ENOUGH! (ON PUTRID MANNA) Exodus 16; Luke 12:22–31 THE MESSAGE: Begin the sermon with one of your congregation's musicians singing the song…
TWENTY-EIGHT SEEDS--SHUFFLE

TWENTY-EIGHT SEEDS--SHUFFLE

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TWENTY-EIGHT SEEDS--SHUFFLE The Gospels—Life of Jesus THE MESSAGE: Tell the story of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection. Pick several highlights of His life, and tell…
THIRTY-SIX SEEDS--ABOUT THE SAINTS All Saints' Sunday

THIRTY-SIX SEEDS--ABOUT THE SAINTS All Saints' Sunday

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THIRTY-SIX SEEDS--ABOUT THE SAINTSAll Saints' Sunday 2 Timothy 1:5–7 THE MESSAGE: This is a sermon to remember and honor the saints of old who brought us up in faith. It…
THIRTY-FIVE SEEDS--THANKFUL Thanksgiving Sunday

THIRTY-FIVE SEEDS--THANKFUL Thanksgiving Sunday

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THIRTY-FIVE SEEDS--THANKFULThanksgiving Sunday Colossians 2:6–7 THE MESSAGE: The theme of this message is simple: be thankful for all that God has done for you, and let your …
THIRTY-FOUR SEEDS--FEATHERS

THIRTY-FOUR SEEDS--FEATHERS

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THIRTY-FOUR SEEDS--FEATHERS Psalm 91:4 THE MESSAGE: 1. Describe how children are more carefree than adults because they have trust in their parents' protection. For example, my…
THIRTY-THREE SEEDS--HUNGRY

THIRTY-THREE SEEDS--HUNGRY

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THIRTY-THREE SEEDS--HUNGRY Psalm 34 Taste and see that the LORD is good. (Ps. 34:8)For Abby THE MESSAGE: 1. Introduce to the congregation a chef, and tell a little of his or her…
THIRTY-TWO SEEDS--A LEAN AND A LIMP Jacob's Ladder

THIRTY-TWO SEEDS--A LEAN AND A LIMP Jacob's Ladder

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THIRTY-TWO SEEDS--A LEAN AND A LIMPJacob's Ladder Genesis 32:22–32 THE MESSAGE: 1. As my kids are starting to head out into the world on their own, I'm conscious of the…
THIRTY-ONE SEEDS--APPLES

THIRTY-ONE SEEDS--APPLES

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THIRTY-ONE SEEDS--APPLES Genesis 1–3 THE MESSAGE: This message is about the times in our lives when we disobey God. It is a gentle reminder that we all sin and need to seek…
THIRTY SEEDS--PASSING THE MANTLE

THIRTY SEEDS--PASSING THE MANTLE

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THIRTY SEEDS--PASSING THE MANTLE 2 Kings 2:1–18 THE MESSAGE: 1. Talk about a person who has mentored you, and describe how you are covered by his or her legacy. 2. Describe…
TWENTY-NINE SEEDS--STILL

TWENTY-NINE SEEDS--STILL

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TWENTY-NINE SEEDS--STILL 1 Kings 19:9–13a THE MESSAGE: 1. Discuss the evolution of noise in our society. We are inundated with sound from early morning to late evening. We…
EIGHTEEN SEEDS--THE LINEN BELT AND DIRTY LAUNDRY

EIGHTEEN SEEDS--THE LINEN BELT AND DIRTY LAUNDRY

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EIGHTEEN SEEDS--THE LINEN BELT AND DIRTY LAUNDRY Jeremiah 13:1–14 THE MESSAGE: The theme of this message is that when we refuse to follow God, our lives become as useless…
SEVENTEEN SEEDS--MUSTARD-SEED FAITH OR ITTY-BITTY FAITH

SEVENTEEN SEEDS--MUSTARD-SEED FAITH OR ITTY-BITTY FAITH

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SEVENTEEN SEEDS--MUSTARD-SEED FAITH OR ITTY-BITTY FAITH Matthew 17:20 THE MESSAGE: God doesn't ask for much from us—just faith as small as a mustard seed. With that…
SIX SEEDS--TICKTOCK

SIX SEEDS--TICKTOCK

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SIX SEEDS--TICKTOCK Acts 6:1–7 THE MESSAGE: The theme of this message is that we have limited time in our lives and have to make choices about how to spend our time. Though…
FIVE SEEDS--SHADOW

FIVE SEEDS--SHADOW

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FIVE SEEDS--SHADOW Psalm 91:1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1) THE MESSAGE: When we choose to live in the…
FOUR SEEDS--SHACKLES

FOUR SEEDS--SHACKLES

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FOUR SEEDS--SHACKLES Daniel 6 THE MESSAGE: Daniel was faithful to God and to his king. The staff got jealous of Daniel's rise to power, and they set him up to end up in the lions' …
THREE SEEDS--HATS

THREE SEEDS--HATS

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THREE SEEDS--HATS Luke 10:38–42 THE MESSAGE: This message was inspired by the song “Hats,” from Amy Grant's Heart in Motion album (A&M Records, 1991). While…
TWO SEEDS--DAVID, DEPRESSION, AND THE HARP

TWO SEEDS--DAVID, DEPRESSION, AND THE HARP

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TWO SEEDS--DAVID, DEPRESSION, AND THE HARP Psalm 71:5–6, 17, 20–23 THE MESSAGE: Depression hits everyone at some point in life. It takes on many forms such as…
ONE SEED--THE POTTER AND THE CLAY

ONE SEED--THE POTTER AND THE CLAY

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ONE SEED--THE POTTER AND THE CLAY Jeremiah 18:1–6 THE MESSAGE: The sins/mistakes of your past are not set in concrete. Rather, they are in the hands of God, the Potter. God…
CHAPTER TWO--BACKDROPS

CHAPTER TWO--BACKDROPS

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CHAPTER TWO--BACKDROPS As a deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. (Ps. 42:1) CORPORATE WORSHIP Breathing is hard to explain because it is first nature to us…
CHAPTER ONE--CREATIVE SERMONS

CHAPTER ONE--CREATIVE SERMONS

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CHAPTER ONE--CREATIVE SERMONS JEREMIAH: THE CREATIVE PROPHET Creative sermons are not new. In fact, they are as old as they come! It started with creativity in worship (something…
SEVEN SEEDS--INTERRUPTIONS

SEVEN SEEDS--INTERRUPTIONS

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SEVEN SEEDS--INTERRUPTIONS Mark 5:21–43 THE MESSAGE: Life is full of interruptions. Sometimes it seems not a day goes by without major interruptions to our plans. We may…
EIGHT SEEDS--WHEN GOD CRIED

EIGHT SEEDS--WHEN GOD CRIED

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EIGHT SEEDS--WHEN GOD CRIED 2 Corinthians 4:8–12, 16–18 THE MESSAGE: This sermon was formed on the one-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. The message parts are: …
SIXTEEN SEEDS--WHO'S IN THE MIRROR?

SIXTEEN SEEDS--WHO'S IN THE MIRROR?

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SIXTEEN SEEDS--WHO'S IN THE MIRROR? 2 Corinthians 3:17–18 THE MESSAGE: 1. Whom do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself, blemishes and all? Do you see…
FIFTEEN SEEDS--SEEDS IN FERTILE GROUND

FIFTEEN SEEDS--SEEDS IN FERTILE GROUND

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FIFTEEN SEEDS--SEEDS IN FERTILE GROUND Matthew 13 THE MESSAGE: The theme of this message is to show how a small seed nurtured with proper care can produce great growth. We need…
FOURTEEN SEEDS--SENT!

FOURTEEN SEEDS--SENT!

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FOURTEEN SEEDS--SENT! Luke 24:35–49 THE MESSAGE: 1. The Scripture says to deliver the message and know that God is the One who brings the fruit. Our job is to tell the…
THIRTEEN SEEDS--GRACE: BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS

THIRTEEN SEEDS--GRACE: BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS

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THIRTEEN SEEDS--GRACE: BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS John 20:19–23 THE MESSAGE: 1. Nonorganic-failure-to-thrive babies. This inability to thrive in infants can sometimes be…
TWELVE SEEDS--LETTING GO! The Exodus

TWELVE SEEDS--LETTING GO! The Exodus

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TWELVE SEEDS--LETTING GO!The Exodus Exodus 6:10–13 THE MESSAGE: 1. Tell the story of Moses' life including his birth and adoption, his flight into the desert, the call at…
ELEVEN SEEDS--THE WEDDING

ELEVEN SEEDS--THE WEDDING

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ELEVEN SEEDS--THE WEDDING John 2:1–11 THE MESSAGE: Jesus began His ministry, His life's work, at a wedding. They say, “Actions speak louder than words,” and by…
TEN SEEDS--BEAUTIFUL FEET!

TEN SEEDS--BEAUTIFUL FEET!

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TEN SEEDS--BEAUTIFUL FEET! Romans 10:11–15; Exodus 3 THE MESSAGE: Talk about feet! They seem to be unimportant and perhaps even ugly, but the book of Romans tells us that…
NINE SEEDS--BAGGAGE

NINE SEEDS--BAGGAGE

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NINE SEEDS--BAGGAGE 1 Samuel 10:17–24 And the LORD replied, “He is hiding among the baggage.” (1 Sam. 10:22) THE MESSAGE: The theme of this message is…
THIRTY-SEVEN SEEDS--LOOKING FORWARD New Year's Sunday

THIRTY-SEVEN SEEDS--LOOKING FORWARD New Year's Sunday

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THIRTY-SEVEN SEEDS--LOOKING FORWARDNew Year's Sunday Philippians 3:12–14 THE MESSAGE: 1. Put it behind you. Tell of a time when you needed to put something behind you, walk…