The Speech of Creation and God's Law
Psalm 19 treats the law much like an owner’s manual for how to live a God-honoring, God-obedient life. The wise God-worshiper obeys the Law as given by God the Creator.
I See Him Often
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 Print on the Clay
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.
Black Holes and the Speed of Light
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 Work of a Maker
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
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 Problem of Pleasure
This quotation from Philip Yancey considers the problem of pleasure, suggesting that pleasure is a gift best enjoyed within the bounds of the Creator’s intent.
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.
For Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday resources for children's participation in congregational worship, including children's books, sermon scripts, readings, activities and more. Based on Psalm 8, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-16, and Romans 5:1-5.
Sovereignty and Suffering
This sermon starter on Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 considers the relationship between the sovereign rule of a loving God and the existence of sin, suffering, and death. It includes a personal anecdote as a sermon illustration.
Scientist Says That Physics Points to the Creator
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.
The Creator Is the Recreator
This sermon illustration by Norman Vincent Peale recalls an event where a spiritual mentor explained that God can effect changes in people's natures because God is both creator and recreator.
The Creator's Desire
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."
Mount Rushmore Points to Its Designer/Creator
This sermon illustration supports the idea that the complexity of a human body is evidence that points to a Creator, rather than an accidentally evolved form of life.
New Olympic Ad; Misinterpretation Bites; Man Collapses and Dies Next to Fire Station; Are the Dead-end Days 'Gifts from God?'; Flappy Bird's Creator Pulls the Plug on Flappy; Why Are so Many Smart Philosophers Atheists?; A Picture of Self-Obsession
These anecdotes illustrate several themes such as spiritual growth, interpretation of scripture, Apologetics, addiction, the church, vocation, integrity, atheism, and humility.
What Baltimore Needs, A Pro Baseball Games Sans the Fans, and Creator of Hollywood's Smallest Sounds
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.
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.
In this sermon illustration, Carlo Caretto talks about the humility of Christ seen in the incarnation and God experiencing "littleness" to show "us the right relationship between creature and Creator.
"Dilbert" Creator on Influence
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 someones life and minister to them.
Famous Atheist 'Almost' Certain God Doesn't Exist
An illustration about faith and unbelief. The Telegraph reported on a surprising admission from the atheist Richard Dawkins. During a debate, he was less than 100 percent certain of his conviction that there is no creator.