Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Why You Need Good Illustrations

Why You Need Good Illustrations The last several posts have been about the 6 levels of illustration, with an emphasis on using the first 4 levels and avoiding the last 2.  In this post we are going to consider why you need good illustrations for your sermons. The Listener’s Critique Bryan Chapell is a well-known […]

Watch Out For This Kind of Illustration

Watch Out For This Kind of Illustration In the last few posts we have considered various kinds of illustrations according to the guidelines developed by Haddon Robinson.  Then we illustrated the first four levels of illustration.  We now turn to illustrating the last two levels of illustration.  The bottom line is this: watch out for […]

Preaching Illustrations Illustrated

Preaching Illustrations Illustrated We are considering how to use effective illustrations for preaching.  We continue that focus in this post as we look at preaching illustrations illustrated for better preaching. In the last two posts we have considered the kinds of illustrations that connect with people.  We reviewed the ideas given by Haddon Robinson of […]

Illustrations of Illustrations For Preaching

Illustrations of Illustrations for Preaching In the last post, we considered the five levels of illustration, as described by Haddon Robinson.  In this post we examine illustrations of illustrations for preaching for those levels. Level 1: Shared Lived Experience In his book, Preaching Nuts & Bolts, Brandon Hilgemann gives the example of when he was […]

Make Sure You Illustrate Well When Preaching

Make Sure You Illustrate Well When Preaching I’ve addressed the need for good illustrations earlier in this blog.  You can check  out posts here and here.  However, my recent reading has included some reflection on what makes a good illustration.  So, in this post we will consider how to make sure you illustrate well when […]