Resources on Frederick Buechner

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Jeremiah Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5401-weekly_sermon_illustration_jeremiah Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Repentance , Idolatry , Covenant , Law Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner's description of the prophet Jeremiah's mission to declare God's word, and his persecution by the rebellious people, can be used to illustrate Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22. Jacob’s Wrestle Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5398-weekly_sermon_illustration_jacobs_wrestle Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Awareness of God , Blessing , Illustration Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner retells the story of Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32:24-30 as a sermon illustration. Denominations Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7694-weekly_sermon_illustration_denominations Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Church , Body of Christ , Divisions Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner suggestes that "all the counterproductive competition" of denominationalism is evidence of the tragic brokenness of the church as Christ's body. A sermon illustration on 1 Corinthians 1:10. Holy self-examination Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7132-weekly_sermon_illustration_lent Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Lent , Tithing , Temptation of Christ , Repentance Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner describes Jesus' testing in the wilderness as 40 days of asking himself "what it meant to be Jesus." In Lent we are to spend roughly a tenth of the year in self-examination. Without Ceasing Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8114-weekly_sermon_illustration_prayer Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Prayer , Jesus , Illustration , Prayerfulness Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner notes that Jesus says that by far the most important thing about praying is to keep at it, being importunate in prayer, talking to yourself about everything and believing that Someone is listening. Spirit Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7083-weekly_sermon_illustration_spirit Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Holiness , Power , Holy Spirit , Pentecost Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects on the nature of spirit as "the aliveness and power" of a person's life. The Spirit of God is God breathing "the power of life" into the creation, inspiring it. Foolishness Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6516-weekly_sermon_illustration_foolishness Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Lent , Wisdom , Folly , Attributes of God Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner relates to the confusing and apparently foolish status of a Christ crucified. For the Greeks, what could be more ridiculous? And for the Jews, what could be more scandalous? Easter Symbols Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7825-weekly_sermon_illustration_easter Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Buechner Topics: Easter , Mary Magdalene, Saint Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects on Matthew 28:1-10 and explores ways in which modern culture has distorted Easter. The narrative that the Gospel writers give is as fragmented, shadowy, and incomplete as life itself because something unimaginable happened. Jesus' Parables as Comedic Theatre Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8020-weekly_sermon_illustration_parable Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Parables , Humor , Generosity Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner says that most of Jesus' parables have a kind of sad fun about them. For example, in Matthew 20:1-16 "Johnny-come-lately gets as big a slice of the worm as the early bird." Feed My Sheep Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6613-weekly_sermon_illustration_feed_my_sheep Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Peter , Shepherd , Sheep , Love Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects on Peter's career path "from fisher of fish to fisher of people to keeper of the keys to shepherd" and his last commission from Jesus to "feed my sheep" (John 21:9-19). Parable Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6183-weekly_sermon_illustration_parable_ Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Parable , Generosity , Labor , Grace Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner says most of Jesus’ parables have “a kind of sad fun” about them, and "with parables and jokes both, if you've got to have them explained, don't bother." Ahab, Naboth, and Jezebel Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7333-weekly_sermon_illustration_ahab_naboth_and_jezebel Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Elijah (Biblical prophet) , Judgment , Death Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner's book excerpt can be used to illustrate the story of Naboth's vineyard in 1 Kings 21. Elijah confronted Ahab with God's judgment for his covetousness leading to murder. A Holy Thorn in David's Flesh Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6763-weekly_sermon_illustration_nathan Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: David , King Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner offers a reflection on 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a, emphasizing the role of prophets in keeping the king honest. Fire Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6668-weekly_sermon_illustration_fire Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Pentecost , Heaven , History of Redemption , Power Source: Day1 "Frederick Buechner reflects on the Pentecost event and the character of fire itself, saying that though it seems transient and difficult to grasp, there is no mistaking its extraordinary power." Humility Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5253-weekly_sermon_illustration_humility Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Parables , Humility , Illustration Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner offers an illustration of humility in response to Jesus' parable in Luke 14:7-11. Godric's Prayer Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6207-weekly_sermon_illustration_godrics_prayer Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Aging , Obedience , Sin , Prayer Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner’s novel Godric includes this prayer: "Remember me not for the ill I've done but for the good I've dreamed. Help me to be … once again a fool for thee." Eternal Life Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7769-weekly_sermon_illustration_eternal_life Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Sermon , Illustration , Eternal life , Christ Source: Day1 "Frederick Buechner on John 3:13-17 suggesting that eternal life in the full and final sense is to be with God as Christ is with him, and with each other as Christ is with us." Salvation Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6539-weekly_sermon_illustration_salvation Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Lent , Love , Salvation , Self-denial Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner says that "to love God is to be saved." He compares losing one's life for Christ (John 12:24-25) to being in love: forgetting oneself, denying oneself, no longer being the center of one's universe. David and Goliath Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6724-weekly_sermon_illustration_david_and_goliath Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Sermon , Illustration , David Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner's creative retelling of 1 Samuel 17 invites us to consider—maybe for the first time—the character of Goliath. Jairus' Daughter Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8228-frederick_buechner_sermon_illustration_jairus_daughter Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Jesus , Fear , Faith , Death Source: Day1 In this sermon on Mark 5:21-43, Frederick Buechner describes the power of Jesus as "that life-giving power" at the heart of the story of Jairus' daughter; power of new life, new hope, new being.

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