Resources on John Ortberg

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Preaching to Believers Practical How-To by John Ortberg http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=4997 Practical How-To by John Ortberg Topics: Sermon , Preaching , Preparation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this practical how-to, John Ortberg outlines practical steps for preachers to follow when preaching to a crowd of believers, like conducting faithful exegesis, using the discipline of creativity, and consistently evaluating present needs. “Preaching to Unbelievers” Practical How-To by John Ortberg http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=5044 Practical How-To by John Ortberg Topics: Evangelism , Sermon , Preaching , Seekers Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching "We live in an unchurched culture, so that preaching to unbelievers is cross-cultural ministry," says John Ortberg. This short summary offers five biases that the preacher must overcome when speaking to a culture of unbelievers. Does Science Disprove Faith? Sermon (Complete) by John Ortberg https://biologos.org/blogs/archive/john-ortberg-sermon-does-science-disprove-faith Sermon (Complete) by John Ortberg Topics: Faith , Creation , Science , Evolution Source: Biologos In this sermon, John Ortberg addresses the concern that modern science has shown faith to be irrational, touching on evolution, the Big Bang, and the BioLogos Foundation. (Length: 40:57) John Ortberg on Easter Hope in the Midst of Trying Times Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/march/1032910.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Death , Easter , Hope , Love Source: Preaching Today "People have not gathered for the past 2,000 years to say, 'The stock market has risen. It has risen indeed.'" An illustration by John Ortberg about the ancient and sure hope of Easter. John Ortberg Tries to Teach His Daughter about Money Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/september/7090213.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Love , Money , Stewardship , Greed Source: Preaching Today John Ortberg's sermon illustration about his daughter and money reminds us how greed affects us all. Don't Be Ridiculous Commentary/Exegesis by John Ortberg https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2003-08/dont-be-ridiculous Commentary/Exegesis by John Ortberg Topics: Wisdom , Singing , Holy Spirit Source: The Christian Century John Ortberg's reflection on John 6:51-58 and Ephesians 5:15-20 notes the human tendency to foolishness, driven by appetites. Our only hope for true satisfaction is to be filled with Jesus, who was filled with the Spirit.... John Ortberg on Redeeming Time Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/october/1102708.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Marriage , Kindness , Discernment , Time Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, John Ortberg discusses the balance of two metaphors: putting your hands to the plow and living with an easy yoke. Appropriate for Exodus 20:9-11, Psalm 131:2, Ephesians 5:16 and other similar texts. Roll call Article by John Ortberg https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2003-08/roll-call Article by John Ortberg Topics: Truth , Discipleship , Preaching , The Power of God Source: The Christian Century John Ortberg's reflection on John 6:56-69 and Ephesians 6:10-20 acknowledges the difficulty of following Jesus. However, when we trust Jesus, he gives us the courage to carry on and even to love our enemies. True Grit: Christ's Inclusive Test Sermon (Complete) by John Ortberg https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2003-08/true-grit Sermon (Complete) by John Ortberg Topics: Faith , Service , Kindness , Equality Source: The Christian Century Interpreting Jesus' replies to the Syro-Phoenician woman as a test to the disciples, John Ortberg finds a message of inclusivity and equality in Matthew 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-37, and James 2:1-10. Sermon Illustrations on the Cross Sermon Illustration by Melito of Sardis https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-the-cross/ Sermon Illustration by Melito of Sardis Topics: Crucifixion , Illustration , Cross , Jesus Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of sermon illustrations about the cross features quotes from Melito of Sardis, Albert Camus, N.T. Wright, John Ortberg, John Updike, J. I. Packer, D.A. Carson, Max Lucado, John Stott, and G.K. Chesterton. John Wesley's Questions Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/july/14509.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Sin , Confession , Church , Community Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration includes John Weslely's questions for community accountability. They address sin and the human heart directly. Sermon Illustrations on Truth Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-truth/ Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Sermon , Illustration , Truth , John Wesley Source: The Pastor's Workshop In this collection of sermon illustrations on truth, John Ortberg tells a story about how being right can sometimes hurt others and Stuart Strachan Jr. tells a story from the revolutionary war about truth and enemies. John Wesley's Probing Questions Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/august/14553.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Discipleship , Discipline , Community , John Wesley Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration about accountability and sin. John Wesely's questions for members of the community are surprisingly direct in addressing sin and the human heart. The Freedom of the Debtors Commentary/Exegesis by John Ortberg https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2009-12/freedom-debtors Commentary/Exegesis by John Ortberg Topics: Sin , Freedom , Forgiveness Source: The Christian Century An unpayable debt. An unseen giver. An unforgettable gift. In this commentary on Colossians 3:12-17, John Ortberg reflects on the freedom of the debtors that becomes a blessing to the world. Sermon Illustrations on Life Sermon Illustration by Leo Tolstoy https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-life/ Sermon Illustration by Leo Tolstoy Topics: Sermon , Meaning of Life , Illustration , Life Source: The Pastor's Workshop This collection of sermon illustrations about life and its meaning includes quotes from Leo Tolstoy, Arthur Miller, John Ortberg, Donald Miller, Henri Nouwen, Jean-Paul Sartre, Eugene Peterson, James Bryan Smith, and others. Mary's Carol Article by John Ortberg https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2009-12/marys-carol Article by John Ortberg Topics: Mary , Power , Wealth and poverty , Herod Source: The Christian Century In this reflection on Luke 1:39-45, John Ortberg presents Mary's Magnificat as the greatest Christmas carol, a subversive song that sought to challenge the power of Herod the Great. Little Surfer Feels Safe Because His Father is Watching Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/december/3120417.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: God's Presence , Assurance , Father , Relationship Source: Preaching Today John Ortberg once met a lone eight-year-old boy surfing in the waters. Turns out the boy wasn't alone; his father was watching him from the shore. This illustration reminds us that God is always with us. Sermon Illustrations on Presence Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-presence/ Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Community , Sermon , Illustration , Saints Source: The Pastor's Workshop Two sermon illustrations on the theme of "presence" by John Ortberg and C. Christopher Smith. Ortberg writes about the presence of departed saints while Smith writes about being present to each other even in hard moments. Suffering Boy Given an Extravagant Gift Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/february/15775.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Grace , Love , Suffering , Generosity Source: Preaching Today With themes on generosity and salvation this illustration by John Ortberg is about a boy with Muscular Dystrophy who suffered physically and emotionally but also was received compassion with an unearned gift. Pharisees Are Us Article by John Ortberg https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2003-08/pharisees-are-us Article by John Ortberg Topics: Identity , Pharisees , Righteousness Source: The Christian Century What else might have been going on in Mark 7:1-8, 21-23 besides a simple contest between legalism and common sense? John Ortberg argues that the pharisaical laws functioned as boundary markers, but Jesus redefined the boundaries....

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