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"The Magician's Nephew": Spiritual Blindness Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/october/16160.html Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: Faith , Faithfulness , Cynicism , Hardheartedness Source: Preaching Today This illustration from "The Magician's Nephew" by C.S. Lewis describes how unbelief blinds us to the reality of God's glory, majesty, and creative power. Use it to illustrate John 12:39-40; 2 Corinthians 4:4, Hebrews 11:1-6. Sermon Quotes on Jesus Sermon Illustration by Karl Barth https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-jesus/ Sermon Illustration by Karl Barth Topics: Jesus , Sermon , Christ , Karl Barth Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of quotes about Christ and his work as savior features the work of Karl Barth, Jonathan Wilson, P. Carnegie Simpson, C.S. Lewis, and James D. Denney. The Great Divide Article by C S Lewis https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/lewis-great-divide Article by C S Lewis Topics: Religion , Church , Study , History Source: Christian History Institute This radio adaptation of a lecture by C.S. Lewis begins:“To study does indeed liberate us from the present, from the idols of our own marketplace, but I think it liberates us from the past too.” C.S. Lewis on Choice Book Quote by C S Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7126 Book Quote by C S Lewis Topics: C. S. Lewis , Choice , Heaven , Hell Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A quotation from C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity" on the human ability to choose in every decision to become a "heavenly creature" or a "hellish creature." From Luxury to Necessity Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/september/6090913.html Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: Love , Money , Contentment , Consumerism Source: Preaching Today C. S. Lewis explains in a letter why he didn't own a TV set, reflecting on dangerous distractions and the way something can go from luxury to necessity. Suggested as an illustration for Luke 12:15 and... Sermon Quotes on Spiritual Growth Sermon Illustration by Augustine of Hippo https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-spiritual-growth/ Sermon Illustration by Augustine of Hippo Topics: Spiritual Growth , Christ , Discipleship , Image of God Source: The Pastor's Workshop Sermon quotes on spiritual formation by Augustine of Hippo, Dallas Willard, Francis Chan, C.S. Lewis, Robert Mulholland Jr., John Fowles, William Dyrness, relating to Christ being formed within (Galatians 4:19). Includes image of sprouting plant. On Domestic Tyranny Book Quote by C S Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7006 Book Quote by C S Lewis Topics: C. S. Lewis , Tyranny , Selfishness , Quotations Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This quote from C. S. Lewis' "The Four Loves" uses the story of a mother who refused to listen to her family and chose to be blind to the distinction between self-centered love and sacrificial love. Have We No Right to Happiness? Article by C S Lewis https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/have-we-no-right-to-happiness Article by C S Lewis Topics: Sexuality , Law , Morality , Women Source: Christian History Institute In this essay C.S. Lewis considers that, "A right to happiness doesn’t...make...more sense than a right to be six feet tall, or have a millionaire for your father, or to get good weather (for) a picnic." Why Aslan Appears to Grow Sermon Illustration by R C Sproul http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/march/14855.html Sermon Illustration by R C Sproul Topics: Spiritual Growth , Illustration , C. S. Lewis Source: Preaching Today This illustration from C.S. Lewis' Narnia series explains that Aslan, the lion figure representing God, appears bigger as the children and their needs grow. Appropriate for Job 36:26; Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 40:13; 2 Peter 3:18. Sermon Quotes on Sacrifice Sermon Illustration by Henry Ward Beecher https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-sacrifice/ Sermon Illustration by Henry Ward Beecher Topics: Obedience , Sacrifice , Sermon , Christ Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of quotes about sacrifice features the work of Henry Ward Beecher, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Frederick W. Robertson, John Stott, David Foster Wallace, Rudyard Kipling, Soren Kierkegaard, C.S. Lewis, and more. The Problem of Pain Book Quote by C S Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=4504 Book Quote by C S Lewis Topics: Justice , Mercy , C. S. Lewis , Repentance Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In the "Problem of Pain" C.S. Lewis examines the tension between justice and mercy: while we desire justice, we are moved by mercy to want evil people to realize their evil, repent, and receive forgiveness. Dormant Marriages Sermon Illustration by Bill Brown http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/june/5827.html Sermon Illustration by Bill Brown Topics: Divorce , Love , Marriage , Wisdom Source: Preaching Today Bill Brown's sermon illustration about marriage references C.S. Lewis, who attributed so much divorce among Christians to their not waiting out that deadly period—the winter months of marriage—until the spring, or resurrection, arrives. Sermon Illustrations on Desire Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-desire/ Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: Illustration , Desire , Spirituality , Identity Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of sermon illustrations about desire features a quote from C.S. Lewis about heavenly desires, David Brooks on one's desired self, and Stuart Strachan Jr. on spiritual life after desire fades. The Four Loves: Erotic Love and Friendship Book Quote by C S Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7013 Book Quote by C S Lewis Topics: C. S. Lewis , Love , Friendship , Marriage Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In describing the difference between erotic love and friendship, C.S. Lewis notes that whereas erotic love is between two only, friendship, in order to bring out the best in all, requires two or more friends. Loving God First Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/june/13719.html Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: Love , Love to God , C. S. Lewis , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this quote C.S. Lewis argues that when our love for God takes first priority above all other loves, including our earthly dearest, our love for everything else increases. (cf., Exodus 20:3; Matthew 10:37; 22:37-39) Sermons Quotes on Beauty Sermon Illustration by Fyodor Dostoevsky https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/quotes-for-sermons-beauty/ Sermon Illustration by Fyodor Dostoevsky Topics: Beauty , Goodness , Christ , Good Source: The Pastor's Workshop Quotes for sermons on beauty from Augustine of Hippo, C.S. Lewis, Blaise Pascal, and more. The Gentle Slope Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=5602 Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: Sin , Temptation , Sin, evil , C. S. Lewis Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This quote from C. S. Lewis’s book, "The Screwtape Letters," points out the power of small sins. Killing the Red Lizard of Sin Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/october/3103111.html Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: Death , Sexuality , Sin , Addiction Source: Preaching Today Appropriate for sermons on Romans 7:14-25, Ephesians 2:3, Matthew 5:27-28, et al, this illustration by C. S. Lewis about our sin and what happens when we allow God to kill it: we are transformed by grace.... Sermon Quotes on Friendship Sermon Illustration by Aristotle https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-friendship/ Sermon Illustration by Aristotle Topics: Friendship , Sermon , Aristotle Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of quotes about friendship features work from Aristotle, Thomas Brooks, C.S. Lewis, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Religion in a Complicated World Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7096 Sermon Illustration by C S Lewis Topics: C. S. Lewis , Religion , Quotations Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A quotation from C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity" on the need for a religion that is not simple in the face of the complex nature of the modern world.