What Will We Reap?

Reap What You Sow

We reap what we sow. It’s a biblical concept, but one that differs from its dysfunctional cousin, “We get what we deserve.” This morning, let’s ask ourselves what we’re sowing. Are you sowing God’s seed in your own life? Are you investing in the leadership growth of others? Are you working intentionally toward the goals […]

Finding Effective Illustrations – pt. 2

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As I mentioned in my previous post, finding illustrations that illustrate a biblical truth with some precision while remaining appropriate in terms of content, length, and placement is one of the preacher’s most constant challenges. Here are some wells I draw from and I hope you’ll find some of it helpful as well: Imagery in […]

Finding Effective Illustrations – Pt. 1

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This two-part blog mini-series is designed to help pastors and public speakers learn to find illustrations and place them in their messages effectively. One of preaching’s ongoing challenges is to find ways to illustrate biblical truths in a way that is faithful to the text, not cheesy, not boring, doesn’t take too much time, isn’t […]