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Father's Embrace Saves Girl from Death in Building Collapse Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/october/2102416.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Death , Love , God's Love , God's Will Source: Preaching Today Ethan Adams tells the story of a father who sacrificed himself to save his daughter. It is appropriate for John 15:13, 1 John 4:16, and Jeremiah 31:3. New Commercial Pairs Together People of Opposite Political Opinions Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/may/2051517.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Enemies , Gospel , Reconciliation , Illustration Source: Preaching Today Ethan Adams describes an experiment in which people complete cooperative tasks and achieve camaraderie; then they find out they are political "enemies." This can illustrate how the gospel opens doors to people who differ. Uber Names Top Forgotten Items in 'Lost and Found' Index Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/may/2050117.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Salvation , Jesus , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Ethan Adams uses a list of lost and found items from Uber cars to illustrate the truth of lost sinners being found by God as expressed in 1 Timothy 1:15. Competitiveness is a Better Motivator than Encouragement Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/november/2112116.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Discipline , Community , Spiritual Growth , Maturity Source: Preaching Today Iron sharpens iron, especially in the weight room. Ethan Adams offers an exploration of pride and praise, competition and encouragement. Is there room for competition in spiritual matters? Bill Gates Regrets Creating 'Control-Alt-Delete' Function Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/october/2100917.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Creation , God's Will , Assurance Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Bill Gates regrets a decision he made in designing the Microsoft computer. For Ethan Adams, this can remind us that God never second guesses his design of creation. An Accidental Invite at Thanksgiving Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/december/2121216.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Love , Evangelism , Thanksgiving , Compassion Source: Preaching Today An illustration about a text that invited an unknown person to Thanksgiving dinner and challenging the church to take the mission of loving its neighbor seriously, appropriate for Matthew 5:16, Romans 12:13, and Romans 13:8. Missing a Groom, Italian Woman Decides to Symbolically 'Marry Herself' Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/october/2101617.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Illustration , Happiness , God's Love , Contentment Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Genesis 2:18, Jeremiah 31:3, or Romans 8:38-39 focuses on self-reliance versus an identity in Christ, demonstrating that while contentment can't depend on someone else, it also can't depend solely on ourselves. Burger King's 'Who's the King?' Campaign Draws Criticism Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/june/2061217.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: God , King , Commandments , Love Source: Preaching Today An amusing illustration taken from the "Who's the King?" contest by Burger King. It can illustrate a serious issue: "Who's the King" in one's life - there can be only one (Matthew 6:24). Children and Adults Really Are Afraid of the Same Things Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/october/2103116.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Faith , Fear , Doubt , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Genesis 15:1, Deuteronomy 31:6, or Joshua 1:9, the similarities between the fears of children and adults demonstrate that when life gives us worries, placing our hope in earthly things is dangerous. Woman Receives 1000 Percent Tip Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/september/1092616.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Work , Generosity , Goodness , Good works Source: Preaching Today This story of surprising generosity by a total stranger should inspire Christians to be equally surprising and intentional about their generosity. It also encourages us to work knowing God will one day reward our labor. Family Creatively Admits Defeat to Neighbors' Christmas Decorations Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/december/2122616.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Christmas , Family , Gospel , Neighbor Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration tells of a family who creatively admitted they couldn't compete with their neighbor's Christmas light display, suggesting that sometimes it's easier to give up and let someone else get the credit. Workers Are Less Productive with Christmas Music Playing Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/november/1112017.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Christmas , Consumerism , Distraction , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration uses a research study showing that Christmas music in the workplace decreases productivity to demonstrate the difficulty of tuning out commercialization during Christmas time. Man Receives $100 Million Utility Bill Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/july/2070317.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Forgiveness , Atonement , Death of Christ , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Psalm 32:1, Isaiah 53:4-7, or Matthew 6:12 focuses on the atonement of sins by demonstrating the enormity of humanity's debt that Christ paid for on the cross. Van Pulled Over for Mountain of Belongings Strapped to Top Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/july/2072417.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Idolatry , Belonging , Materialism , New Life Source: Preaching Today Are there possessions in your life that you find hard to leave behind? In this sermon illustration, a driver is pulled over for strapping so much to his van's roof that its height was nearly doubled. Doomsday Survivalist Donates Stockpile of Food to Puerto Rico Crisis Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/october/2102317.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Generosity , Love your neighbor , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration uses the story of Joseph Badame donating his stockpile of doomsday supplies to hurricane refugees to demonstrate an example of selfless giving to others. Remote Town Uses Sheep to Generate Google Street View Images Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/december/2120417.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Incarnation , Nativity , Illustration , Bethlehem Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for 2 Chronicles 16:9, Job 28:24, or Psalm 33:13-14 focuses on the birth of Christ, demonstrating that Christ was born in a remote and unknown place instead of in a king's castle. 167 Drivers 'Pay it Forward' at McDonald's on Father's Day Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/july/2071017.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Generosity , God , Stewardship , Compassion Source: Preaching Today This story about "paying it forward" at McDonald's is an inspiring example of generosity. It can be used to discuss discussing themes of stewardship, giving and love for neighbors. Police Officer Helps Four-Year-Old Inspect Home for 'Monsters' Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/august/2081417.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: God , Care , Comfort , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration uses a police officer's willingness to help a young child search for monsters in her home as a demonstration of God's concern for what matters to us, no matter how insignificant it seems. Fan Buys World Series Tickets for $9 Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/november/2111317.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Grace , Atonement , Salvation , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration uses story of a sports fan getting amazing stadium tickets for cheap to demonstrate that through Christ, amazing grace and new life come to us for free. Star Wars and the Power of Story, Leadership Pressure, and an App for Gas Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/january/1010416.html Sermon Illustration by Ethan Adams Topics: Gospel , Death , Laziness , Technology Source: Preaching Today A collection of sermon illustrations that is drawn from news articles on the topics of the gospel story, death, stress, culture, laziness, technology, seeking God, substitution, sacrifice, Christ, and salvation.

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