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Father Risks His Life for a Diamond Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/october/16177.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Death , Fear , Courage Source: Preaching Today John Beukema shares the story of his father who risked his life for a diamond and asks if there is anything we value more than our own life. This illustration suits John 10:11-18 and Acts 7:54-60. Blind Man Ministered to Thousands Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/november/7110507.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Faith , Suffering , Evangelism , Spiritual Blindness Source: Preaching Today Describing how a man who became blind recovered his faith in God, John Beukema's sermon illustration demonstrates the power of testimony in worship. Mislabeling Fish for Profit Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/september/15536.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Deceitfulness , Greed , Discernment , Science Source: Preaching Today When is red snapper not red snapper? When a DNA test declares it otherwise. An illustration about "testing the spirits" by John Beukema, appropriate for Luke 21:8, 2 Corinthians 11:14, etc. Judging by Appearances Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/february/10021108.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Culture , Judgmentalism , Judgment , Discernment Source: Preaching Today John Beukema's sermon illustration describes how the introduction of screens that shielded personal identity during classical music auditions removed bias from judges. Demonstrating principles of discernment, this illustration suits 1 Samuel 16:17 and 2 Corinthians 10:9-12. Lack of Purpose Could Prove Deadly Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/july/7071006.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Conversion , Work , Stewardship , Aging Source: Preaching Today John Beukema's humorous rebuke of a fifty-something man anticipating retirement as watching TV all day, is useful in a sermon on having a purpose in life as well as the value of work beyond retirement. Sin Is Like Shopping with a $1 Million Bill Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/april/14897.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Money , Sin , Folly , Crime Source: Preaching Today John Beukema's story about a woman who tried to shop with a $1 million dollar bill can illustrate "the irrationality of sin,". This is appropriate for James 1:15, Proverbs 22:8, Psalm 7:14, and similar passages. Lottery Winner Only Wants New Nylons Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/november/9112706.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Contentment , Wealth , The New Birth Source: Preaching Today John Beukema shares the story of a lottery winner who only wants to purchase new nylons. An illustration about contentment and living as a new creation in Christ (1 Corinthians 5:7, Romans 6:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17). Secretary of State's Translation Is Worthless Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/february/15776.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Evangelism , Truthfulness , Community , Gospel Source: Preaching Today John Beukema offers a sad story of an attempt to communicate without tailoring the message to what the audience will understand, illustrating 1 Corinthians 14:8-9; Colossians 4:4; and 2 Timothy 2:15. Woman Uses Valuable Coin for Parking Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/august/15505.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Money , Folly , Carelessness , Treasure Source: Preaching Today John Beukema's story of a woman who mistakenly used a very valuable coin in a parking meter can be used to illustrate 1 Peter 1:18, Proverbs 16:16, Mark 8:37, and other passages. Overdue Book Prompts Generosity Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/june/16004.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Money , Generosity , Kindness Source: Preaching Today John Beukema relates an unexpected act of generosity by a man who paid a 24-year library fine, illustrating Psalm 112:5, Proverbs 11:25, and 2 Corinthians 9:5-11. A Man Baptized Despite His Burns Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/july/2071006.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Baptism , Faith , Courage , Oppression Source: Preaching Today An illustration by John Beukema about a man's determination to be baptized despite his family's violent reaction - appropriate for 2 Timothy 3:12, Philippians 1:29, Mark 1:9-13, and similar passages. Devastating Accident Reveals Benefits of Community Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/october/5100906.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Grief , Community , Comfort , Healing Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration by John Beukema describes how church small groups provided a man with emotional healing after he hit a woman while driving. Demonstrating community, this illustration suits Romans 12:15 and other passages. Child's Boots Leave Teacher Frustrated Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/march/9032607.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Humility , Patience , Self Control , Perseverance Source: Preaching Today This is an illustration by John Beukema describing a story that has a teacher showing self-control and perseverance in a hard time, appropriate for Ecclesiastes 7:8, Psalm 27:14, and Galatians 6:9. Strong Man Can't Carry Himself Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/june/8061107.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Aging , Humility , Folly , Arrogance Source: Preaching Today Telling a story of an old man who outwitted a prideful young man in a bet, this sermon illustration by John Beukema demonstrates the danger of being arrogant. This illustration suits Proverbs 16:18 and other passages. Man Ignores Answer to Prayer Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/april/7043007.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Faith , Prayer , Faithfulness , Folly Source: Preaching Today This is a joke by John Beukema about a man that ignores answer to prayer, appropriate for Colossians 4:2, Romans 1:21, and John 15:7. Bus Hijacker Is a Successful Failure Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/april/15888.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Leadership Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration by John Beukema on a Japanese man who hijacked a bus to the airport and succeeded in making a scene. The story demonstrates that It’s always possible to claim success with lower expectations.... Entering the Kingdom of Google Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/november/15636.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Grace , Election , Kingdom of God , Salvation Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, John Beukema contrasts admission to God's salvation with the complex and selective tests that Google issues to recruit employees. This illustration suits John 3:5, Acts 16:31, and Romans 10:9-10. Sun Myung Moon Crowned Messiah Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/july/15432.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Religion , Second Coming , Messiah Source: Preaching Today An illustration by John Beukema about a man who is crowned messiah in front of US congress members in 2004. Broken Bottle Demonstrates Extravagance for God Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/october/15567.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Offering , Gift Source: Preaching Today Idea for a sermon illustration showing extravagant love for God, by John Beukema, appropriate for Ephesians 5:2, 1 Peter 2:5, Matthew 26:7-10, and Mark 14:3-11. Man Unknowingly on the Wrong Side of the Law Sermon Illustration by John Beukema http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/july/9070306.html Sermon Illustration by John Beukema Topics: Judgment , Sin Source: Preaching Today $2.00 put him on the wrong side of the law. John Beukema illustrates that all shall come to account, and it is better to know and repent than to be surprised by sin.

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