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Preaching God's Unfathomable Comfort Article by Lee Eclov https://www.preachingtoday.com/skills/2016/july/preaching-gods-unfathomable-comfort.html Article by Lee Eclov Topics: Comfort , Scripture , Preaching , Fear Source: Preaching Today In this article, Lee Eclov considers how to preach comfort in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects on how Scripture can shift one's perspective. Young Boy Ignores His Father's Voice Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/may/7051611.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Obedience , Disobedience , Surrender , Holy Spirit Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov shares an amusing but revealing true story of a conversation between a first-grade boy and his father. It can be used to illustrate Psalm 81:11, Joshua 1:8, Mark 4:1-20, and other similar passages. Developmentally Disabled Son Recognizes His Mother in Answer to Prayer Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/may/6050817.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Prayer , Mother , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Lee Eclov tells of a woman who asked to have the church elders (James 5:14-16) pray for her developmentally disabled son; and the (visible) answer came many years later. A More Celebrative Communion Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/august/4082007.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Joy , Feast Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration by Lee Eclov in which he imagines what truly joyful communion might look like. Appropriate for Matthew 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; and other passages on rejoicing or the Eucharist. Coffee Shop Evangelism Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/june/1061206.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Prayer , Evangelism , Commissioning , Gospel Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov shares experiences of witnessing for Christ, emphasizing the need to be aware of opportunities, and the fact that evangelism often happens in small steps. This illustration is appropriate for topics like evangelism and outreach. Calling on Jesus' Name Dispels Evil Presence Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/june/3060611.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Fear , Jesus Christ, authority of , Power , Peace Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov relates an experience in which he used the name of Jesus to dispel a sense of evil that grew out of a terrifying dream - illustrating 1 John 4:4, 5:4, and other passages. Cook Offers Encouragement and Prayer at Children's Hospital Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/october/1102609.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Love , Prayer , Compassion , Comfort Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov tells the story of a woman who brings encouragement and prayer to patients and staff at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Appropriate for Matthew 5:16, Galatians 6:2, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 15:58. The Miracle of Mercy Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/may/4050508.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Forgiveness , Grace , Mercy , Miracles Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov's sermon illustration is taken from Leif Enger's novel "Peace Like a River." This novel introduces a man who shows mercy by miraculously healing his enemy. This illustration suits Matthew 5:38-48 and other passages. The Country of the Blind Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/october/2100608.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Spiritual Blindness , Darkness , Light Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov summarizes H. G. Wells' story "The Country of the Blind," to illustrate the scriptural concept of living in darkness, as in Matthew 13:15-17, Luke 10:22-24, 2 Corinthians 4:4, John 3:19-21, and Hebrews 11:1-6. Atheist A. N. Wilson Returns to His Faith Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/july/1071309.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Easter , Conversion , Faith , Resurrection Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov relates how atheist philosopher A. N. Wilson returned to Christianity after observing the lives of authentic Christian believers - illustrating 2 Corinthians 4:4, Romans 1:20, and other passages. Agents of Hope In the Storm Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/may/4051208.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Love , Compassion , Hospitality , Church Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov tells a story about his reluctant but ultimately gratifying outreach to others after an F-3 tornado hit his hometown. Demonstrating themes of kindness and compassion, this sermon illustration suits Matthew 9:36 and other passages. Awaiting the Messiah Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/august/13185.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Messiah , War Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov shares a poem written in memory of a little Jewish girl who was killed in the tit-for-tat fighting in Hebron to illustrate the kind of Messiah Jewish people were waiting for in Jesus' time. Comfort with Teeth in It Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/september/3092809.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Comfort , God of All Comfort , Suffering Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov shares a story about his friend who lost his wife to cancer as an illustration of God's comfort that gives us strength. Appropriate for 2 Corinthians 1:1-7, 1 Corinthians 15:10, and 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. Adoption Story Reflects the Even More Amazing Adoption of God Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/january/6011110.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Family , Identity , Holy Spirit , Adoption Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov uses a story of an adoption to illustrate the wonder of Christians being adopted into God's family by the work of the Holy Spirit. Insensitive to Needy People Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/january/16296.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Leadership , Ministry , Compassion , Neglect Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov compares the attitude of many Christians toward needy people to the FEMA director's insensitive response to suffering during Hurricane Katrina - in contrast to Jesus' approach in Matthew 9:36-38, 14:14. Suffering from Spiritual Stockholm Syndrome Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/july/3070510.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Morality , Sin , Depravity , Crime Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov explains the Stockholm Syndrome and warns Christians against a sort of spiritual Stockholm Syndrome where we can actually forget which side we're on - illustrating Ephesians 5:3, Romans 6-8, and other passages. "Wake Up, Church!" Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/july/5070907.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Evangelism , Children/youth , Feast , Ministry Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov shares Heidi Baker's vision of Jesus welcoming poor children and youth to the marriage supper of the Lamb (at the head table), and calling the church to make sure they get there. Lab Tech Convicts Criminals While Breaking the Law Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/july/1071513.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Confession , Hypocrisy , Law , Holiness Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov tells the story of a corrupt crime lab technician who falsified evidence at the behest of prosecutors. The story can illustrate Matthew 23:13-15, Titus 1:16, Romans 2:1-3, and other similar passages. The Mystery of the Missing Owner Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/march/15827.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Treasure , Promises of God, The , Money , Mystery Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov uses a newspaper feature about unclaimed assets to illustrate how Christians often live without taking advantage of God’s promises - illustrating Ephesians 1:3, 2:6-7; and Colossians 2:2. The Power of Following God's Leading Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/june/1060208.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Healing , Miracle , Conversion , Obedience Source: Preaching Today Lee Eclov tells the story of a woman's accepting Christ after being miraculously healed from a serious back injury, illustrating Hebrews 3:13, Colossians 3:12, John 15:7, and other passages.

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