Resources on Craig Brian Larson

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Sermon Illustrations on Sleep Sermon Illustration by John Koessler https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-sleep/ Sermon Illustration by John Koessler Topics: Sermon , Rest , Spirituality , Carelessness Source: The Pastor's Workshop Sermon illustrations on sleep, including Craig Brian Larson's observation that we can be spiritually asleep while going through the motions of living. Knowing the Best Defense Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/june/4060208.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Temptation , Faith Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Craig Brian Larson, relating the best defense against a mountain lion to spiritual defenses against Satan. Appropriate for topics like a spiritual battle, resisting temptation, and standing firm in the faith. Jaqueline Kennedy's Devotion During Cuban Missile Crisis Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/september/1092611.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Family , Marriage , Courage , Devotion Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson's story of Jaqueline Kennedy's devotion and commitment to her husband is an illustration appropriate for Proverbs 18:22, Ruth 1:16-18, Proverbs 12:4, and other passages. Famous Mountain Climber Struggled to Forgive Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/october/4102411.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Forgiveness , Betrayal , Forgiveness of sin , Truth Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson writes about how Italian mountain climber Walter Bonatti's struggle to forgive, illustrates how forgiving others can be more difficult than climbing the world's tallest mountains (cf., Matthew 6:14-15; James 3:13-18; 1 Peter 2:1). Son Mistakenly Envies Another Boy’s Father Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/june/16003.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Envy , Father , Parenting , God Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson remembers how as a child he foolishly envied a playful father, overlooking his own dependable father. The lesson he learned illustrates how often the qualities of fatherhood exceed appearances (cf., Isaiah 46:5). Brad Pitt on Good Society Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/october/4100608.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Politics , Government , Ethics , Morality Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson argues that when considering political issues, Christians should be concerned about how the laws of our society will effect people either directly or indirectly. (cf., Genesis 2:23-24; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). The End of Judas Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/march/1662.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Healing , Betrayal , Perseverance Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson cites Judas as showing the importance of how one's life ends - illustrating Hebrews 12:1, Matthew 26:14-16, Matthew 27:3-10, and similar passages. Trapped Bee Offers Simple Reminder on Temptation Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/september/2092809.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Temptation , Lust , Control , Sin Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson illustrates the hidden danger lying in every temptation to disobey God's will. Satan promises us freedom but delivers us into slavery. (cf., 1 Corinthians 6:18; Matthew 4:1; 1 Peter 5:8). The Pests We Tolerate Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/july/3072009.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Sin , Sanctification , Holiness Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson uses pests as an analogy for sins and makes a case for how we tolerate some sins more than others. An illustration for Galatians 5:16-26, Colossians 3:5-10, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, and similar passages. Beta Christians Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/september/1090610.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Forgiveness , Grace , Patience , Technology Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson uses the concept of a beta version in technology to illustrate treating fellow believers as works in progress, needing grace and patience - as in Romans 15:1, 1 Corinthians 13:7-8, or Ephesians 4:30-32. Fallen Soldier Receives Slow Salute Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/june/2063008.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Busyness , Worship , Time Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson illustrates that Christ is worthy of our time within our fast pace culture by telling the story of a fallen Marine honored by a slow salute. Suited for Psalm 9 and Malachi 1:6-14. The Green Police Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/may/6051710.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Law , Freedom , Pharisees , Judgmentalism Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson discusses a commercial featuring "green police" as an example of legalism run amok: how the pursuit of a very good thing can morph into extremism gone out of control. Responsibility to Needy Neighbor Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/october/12686.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Love , Mercy , Love your neighbor Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson shares the story of wanting to help a needy neighbor but running away at the end because of fear. An illustration appropriate for Luke 10:30-37. Elizabeth Edwards Describes the Trauma of Spouse's Infidelity Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/july/7072709.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Marriage , Faithfulness , Betrayal , Unfaithfulness Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Craig Brian Larson describes a story of trauma from spouse infidelity, appropriate for Genesis 37:12-28. What Mushrooms Say About Soil Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/january/2011408.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Hope , Health , Discernment , Sin Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson notes how mushrooms growing in a yard indicates a healthy soil. In the same way, feelings of guilt after we've sinned indicate the soil of our heart is healthy enough to know it. Confused Coach Costs Dutch Skater Olympic Gold Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/march/9030810.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Forgiveness , Guilt , Leadership , Trust Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson uses the story of how an Olympic skater was disqualified because of his coach's error as an illustration of forgiveness, as in Matthew 18:21-35, Acts 15:37-40, and 1 Corinthians 13:5-8. Mattress with One Million Dollars Tossed in Garbage Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/july/5072009.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Money , Greed , Wealth Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration by Craig Brian Larson about a woman who had kept her life savings of a million dollars in her mattress, which she lost when it was thrown out. A Giant Redwood Falls Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/november/1110512.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Death , Funeral , Grief , Persons Source: Preaching Today Craig Brian Larson equates the impact of a Redwood tree falling in the forest with the impact the death of Christ had upon creation (cf., Psalm 116:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; Revelation 21:1-5). Luxury Cruise Turns Sour Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/june/4062909.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Conversion , Law , God's Will , Change Source: Preaching Today This is an illustration by Craig Brian Larson describing the importance of following God's call in your life, appropriate for Matthew 5:29-30, Jeremiah 7:5, and Acts 19:18-28. Teenager Escapes Jail in Friend's Suitcase Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/november/3112607.html Sermon Illustration by Craig Brian Larson Topics: Patience , Folly , Judgment , Law Source: Preaching Today In this illustration, Craig Brian Larson tells the story of an inmate who escaped from prison with two weeks left in her sentence, appropriate for Matthew 18:3, Ephesians 5:15-17, and 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.

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