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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Finding Illustrations Useful for Preaching

Finding Illustrations Useful for Preaching We’ve been considering the art of illustration your sermons.  You’ll find the first post in the series here.  In this post we look at how to go about finding illustrations useful for preaching impact through your sermons. You Are Your Best Resource Remember this as you are looking for illustrations: […]

Final Reasons To Use Illustrations Effectively

Final Reasons to Use Illustrations Effectively We are considering the reality in the past few posts that illustrations will make your sermons better.  In this post, we look at the final reasons to use illustrations effectively in your sermons. Personal Illustrations Make You More Human When you share a personal illustration of your own personal […]

More Reasons To Plan Effective Illustrations

 More Reasons to Plan Effective Illustrations The last post in this blog listed several reasons to put your energy, time and creativity into planning effective illustrations for your messages.  In this post we will look at more reasons to plan effective illustrations for your sermons.  Many of the reasons that I’m sharing today are further […]

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 […]