Category Archives: Illustrations

This category contains illustrations. I also have sub-categories (listed below) that are the meta (or broad) topics that the illustrations fit into. They help narrow down illustrations by type. You can use them to simply “browse” through the illustrations. However, the best way to find illustrations is to search by tag (click on the link in the menu at top of page) or do a regular search via the search box above. Every entry I file I “tag” with keywords or words that I think would be a good “fit” for the illustration in a sermon (I also tag messages so the tag search will bring up sermons as well which can further help with relevance!). The search by tags feature of enables you to quickly pull up illustrations (and all other content) related to those keywords. The regular search looks through all the text of the posts on for the search term you enter and will pull up more entries but the majority of them will most likely be irrelevant.

Leading Effective Meetings

H. B. London, VP Pastoral Ministries for Focus on the Family offers these sage words of wisdom for pastors and leaders about meetings…

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All I learned from Noah…

There is a well-known book titled, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Let me suggest another: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Noah: Don’t miss the boat. We are all in the same boat. Plan … Continue reading

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choice and consequence

We live today in a world in which nobody believes choices should have consequences. But may I tell you the great secret that our culture seeks to deny? You cannot escape the consequences of your choices. Time runs in only … Continue reading

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real living

Every man dies but not every man really lives. – William Wallace (as portrayed by Mel Gibson) in ‘Braveheart’

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Fit for leadership?

A Christian leader who is not willing to serve is not fit to lead – Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson, Building a Church of Small Groups (Zondervan, 2001)

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