Epiphany Before Easter – On Preaching the Easter Sermon

Epiphany Before Easter

Preparing an Easter sermon is one of the more challenging sermon preps of the year for most preachers. This isn’t because of a lack of passion for the Resurrection or lack of familiarity with it. It’s because, like the story of the Prodigal Son, preachers feel some need to produce something fresh, something with a […]

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 […]