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God the Creator and Sustainer Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/day-of-pentecost-a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Pentecost , Attributes of God , Holy Spirit , Hymn Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 104:24-35: This psalm is a hymn to the Creator and Sustainer, showing how God’s creatures depend on God, pointing to the way God re-creates us through the Holy Spirit. Praise for the Creator Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/pentecost-b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Pentecost , Praise , Attributes of God , Creation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Reading together Psalms 103 and 104 reminds us that the God of salvation and the God of creation are one and the same. Astute preachers will point out how God also rejoices/delights in his creation. Every Created Thing Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/1st-sunday-after-christmas-c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Praise , Creation , Attributes of God , Psalms Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Doug Bratt, in this sermon starter on Psalm 148, discusses the psalmist's call for all of creation to join in praising God and how this reflects God's character and role as creator. Black Holes and the Speed of Light Sermon Illustration by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/43 Sermon Illustration by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Creation , Revelation , Nature , Image of God Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection A sermon from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection on Genesis 1:1-2:4 and God as Creator. The nature of creation with all of its order, "chance," interdependence, and vulnerability reveals a great deal about who God is.... The Print on the Clay Sermon Illustration by Luci Shaw https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/print-clay Sermon Illustration by Luci Shaw Topics: Art , Vocation , Creation , Creativity Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Pottery pieces are the inspiration for this blog piece about the "thumbprint" of our Creator and the creative aspects of our vocations. As ones marked by our maker, we become makers who leave marks. I See Him Often Sermon Illustration by Kate Kooyman https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/10/26/i-see-him-often/ Sermon Illustration by Kate Kooyman Topics: Identity , Work , Meaning of Life , Image of God Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the story of Shannon Mulcahy of losing her job and training her replacement, Kate Kooyman writes that we are deeply human—the image of our creator—when we are contributing something unique to the world. The Work of a Maker Sermon Illustration by Matthew Dickerson https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/work-maker Sermon Illustration by Matthew Dickerson Topics: Creation , Judgment , Care , Earth Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Matthew Dickerson reflects on the Creator's care for creation, and the prospect of judgment for those who destroy it (Revelation 11:18). Building by children with Legos is used as an illustration. Making the Whale Sermon Illustration by Mark Sprinkle https://biologos.org/blogs/archive/making-the-whale Sermon Illustration by Mark Sprinkle Topics: Art , Science , Nature , Creation Source: Biologos Mark Sprinkle introduces Tristin Lowe’s enormous whale sculpture. Sprinkle uses the artistic process as a metaphor for our desire to understand how the natural world works. The Creator is even now reaching out to touch us. The Mirror Makers Sermon Illustration by Stephen Fox https://cep.calvinseminary.edu/reading-for-preaching/the-mirror-makers-a-history-of-american-advertising-and-its-creators/ Sermon Illustration by Stephen Fox Topics: Consumerism , Materialism Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This excerpt from Stephen Fox's "The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and its Creators" tells the account of an advertising gimmick that used storytelling and intrigue to make a simple product into something compelling. Praise Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6032-weekly_sermon_illustration_praise Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Awareness of God , Praise , Creation Source: Day1 This sermon illustration combines Psalm 65:1-2, 148:1-4 with a book quote from Frederick Buechner. In this quote, Buechner encourages us to learn how to praise God by observing how creation praises the creator. The Creator Is the Recreator Sermon Illustration by Norman Vincent Peale http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1997/april/634.html Sermon Illustration by Norman Vincent Peale Topics: Mystery , Change , The Power of God , Sanctification Source: Preaching Today Norman Vincent Peale recalls his father's explanation for the radical change Peale had witnessed in someone's life: "It is the power of God. The Creator is also a recreator." Who Is Your Creator: God or Particles? Sermon Illustration by Terry Mattingly http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/may/13662.html Sermon Illustration by Terry Mattingly Topics: Creation , Sin, evil , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This quote to use alongside Genesis 1, Hebrews 1:10-12, or Psalm 136:1-9 argues that if there is no creator, there is no such thing as sin. Our innate recognition of sin is evidence of a creator. The Creator's Desire Sermon Illustration by Catherine Marshall http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/april/5132.html Sermon Illustration by Catherine Marshall Topics: Creation , Gifts, spiritual , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Matthew 9:37 or John 4:35 is a quote introducing themes of creation and reaping: "It is certainly the Creator's will that the desires and talents...planted in us be realized." Scientist Says That Physics Points to the Creator Sermon Illustration by Pallab Ghosh http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/july/7072312.html Sermon Illustration by Pallab Ghosh Topics: Creation , Science , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Psalm 19:1, Colossians 1:15, or Acts 17:24 is a quote from physicist and minister John Polkinghorne demonstrating that the rationally structured order of the world is evidence of a creator. Sermon Illustrations on Dreams Sermon Illustration https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-dreams/ Sermon Illustration Topics: Death , Sermon , Illustration , Vision Source: The Pastor's Workshop These sermon illustrations utilize the insights from the creator of VeggieTales, Phil Vischer, and author, James Truslow Adams to explore the concept of our dreams and goals. What Baltimore Needs, A Pro Baseball Games Sans the Fans, and Creator of Hollywood's Smallest Sounds Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2015/may/1051115.html Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Topics: Kindness , Justice , Trust , Diversity Source: Preaching Today A compilation of sermon illustrations drawn from daily news topics including social unrest, harsh evaluation, tracking technology, and credit card lending to demonstrate themes of motivation, Christian diversity, judgment, searching, kindness, and faith. People Who Walk into Fires, the Hope Creator and Saying Goodbye to the U.S. Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2015/august/1083115.html Sermon Illustration by Matthew Woodley Topics: Sin , Sacrifice , Discipline , Illustration Source: Preaching Today A collection of sermon illustrations taken from news articles about fire fighters, civilians ignoring evacuation orders, cell phone use, and others that introduce themes of sacrifice, sin, discipline, fame, satisfaction, legacy, and community. "Dilbert" Creator on Influence Sermon Illustration by James M. Kouzes http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/july/13771.html Sermon Illustration by James M. Kouzes Topics: Leadership , Ministry , Community Source: Preaching Today An illustration by James M. Kouzes and Barry Posner, appropriate for Hebrews 3:13, Romans 14:19, and Matthew 12:37, tells us how simple support of skills and abilities can change someone's life and minister to them. Holding Thorny Hands Sermon Illustration by Fr. Michael Gillis https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/prayingintherain/2016/02/1689/ Sermon Illustration by Fr. Michael Gillis Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Michael Gillis tells the story of human touch. Transfiguration Sunday with Children Sermon Illustration by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/01/year-c-transfiguration-of-lord-february.html Sermon Illustration by Carolyn Brown Topics: Transfiguration , Worship , Jesus , Glory Source: Worshiping With Children Transfiguration Sunday resources for children's participation in congregational worship, including sermon scripts, images, responsive prayers, and more. Based on Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, Luke 9:28-43, and 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, 4:1-2.

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