Resources on Van Morris

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The Challenge of Forgiveness Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/december/13408.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Christmas , Forgiveness , Anger , Grace Source: Preaching Today Van Morris reports on the findings of a study on forgiveness, which suggests that accepting forgiveness is apparently much easier than offering it. Illustrates Mark 11:25, Luke 6:37, Luke 11:4, and other similar passages. Consumer Debt Increasing Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/march/14300.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Divorce , Money , Contentment , Greed Source: Preaching Today Van Morris shares data showing the amount of consumer debt is increasing. This information is suitable for a series on money and how to manage it to avoid debt (cf., 1 Timothy 6:6-10 and Romans 13:7-8). Rational Academic Finds Radical Faith Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/october/4101810.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Conversion , Faith , Atheism , Truth Source: Preaching Today Van Morris tells the story of Holly Ordway, an atheist who accepted Christianity based on St. Paul's witness to the historical truth of Christ's death and resurrection, illustrating 2 Corinthians 4:4 and other passages. Companionship of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/july/13772.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Friendship , Holy Spirit , Differing Abilities Source: Preaching Today Van Morris tells of the deep relationship between Helen Keller and teacher Anne Sullivan. Anne was to Helen as the Holy Spirit is to believers, as John 14:26, 15:26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:7 and Ephesians 3:7-8 say. Couple Uses Wedding Reception to Feed People Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/june/2061608.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Love , The Love of Christ , Generosity , Service Source: Preaching Today Van Morris relates how a couple used money they could have spent on an extravagant wedding reception to feed needy families, illustrating Proverbs 11:25, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Acts 2:44-45, and other passages. Converting to Atheism Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/may/5050508.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Faith , Doubt , Atheism , Journey Source: Preaching Today Van Morris' account of Ricky Gervais' childhood "conversion" from Christianity to atheism illustrates the importance of support for working through doubt, as in Deuteronomy 3:24,1 Corinthians 1:18-19, 1 Peter 1:8-9, and other passages. 'Scandal Queen' Becomes Voice for Decency Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/july/5072213.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Repentance , Sexuality , Sin , Disobedience Source: Preaching Today Van Morris tells the story of Donna Rice Hughes, who after a sex scandal returned to her Christian faith. Her story of redemption by God's power can illustrate Hebrews 3:13, Revelation 3:19, 1 John 1:8-10, etc. Sunken Ship Identified by Fragment of Name Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/january/14765.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Truthfulness , Scripture , Bible , Trust Source: Preaching Today Van Morris tells the story of the identification of a sunken ship to illustrate the reliability of the Bible. Appropriate for Psalm 18:30, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, and similar passages. Clothed with Nike, or Christ? Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/october/12673.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Compassion , Kindness , Humility , Gentleness Source: Preaching Today Van Morris provides a sermon illustration of clothing ourselves with Christ's wardrobe (Colossians 3:12 and Romans 13:14) using an example of Tiger Woods being "a head-to-toe Nike man." Which Three Weeks to Live? Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/february/16322.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Death , Preparation , Life , Time Source: Preaching Today Van Morris's sermon illustration describes a terminally ill patient who states his preference for living his final three weeks in July and December. Demonstrating our powerlessness before death, this illustration suits Ecclesiastes 8:8 and other passages. White Supremacist Accepts Christ and Removes Hateful Tattoos Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/july/3072312.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Conversion , Family , Forgiveness , Anger Source: Preaching Today Van Morris' story of the repentance, conversion, and transformation of Chris Simpson, a white supremacist consumed by anger and hatred, can illustrate Ezekiel 36:26, John 3:3, Romans 6:1-11, 22, and other passages. Hunting for Biblical Treasure Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/december/16239a.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Scripture , Bible , Word of God , Treasure Source: Preaching Today Van Morris shares his treasure hunting stories to illustrate that God's word is full of marvelous treasures and would never be "hunted out" no matter how much we dig (Acts 17:11, Psalm 1:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:14-17). Full Text Hymns on Van Morris Memories of GalileePD
Daily Bread Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/march/12364.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Shepherd , Provision , God's Provision Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration by Van Morris that demonstrates the importance of trusting the Shepherd, appropriate for Matthew 6:25-34, Psalm 23, 2 Samuel 7:1-14 and Psalm 136:23-26. Famous Vietnamese Girl Transformed by Christ Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/october/2102708.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Conversion , Healing , Anger , God's Will Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration by Van Morris describes the story of a Vietnamese girl who was transformed by Christ, and is appropriate for Proverbs 3:5, Ecclesiastes 1:12-18, Matthew 11:28; 18:21-35, John 3:3, or Acts 3:19. Baseball Star Albert Pujols: Jesus Satisfies My Soul Forever" Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/april/4041210.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Humility , God's Will , Submission , Obedience Source: Preaching Today Describing a baseball player who gave speeches on humbly submitting to God's will, this sermon illustration by Van Morris demonstrates Christian leadership, discipleship, and obedience. Suitable for Philippians 2:3, 1 John 2:15-17, and other passages. Christians Too Busy for God Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/october/6100807.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Busyness , Discipline , Church , Spiritual Growth Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Van Morris from a study on the overwhelming problem of Christian busyness worldwide. This is appropriate for Psalm 131:2, Psalm 46:10, Mark 1:35, and similar passages. The Irony of One Man's Anger Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/april/5041408.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Anger , Violence Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Van Morris tells a story of a man who violently assaulted two people while on his way to anger management. The News Stories We Really Read Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/august/7081114.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Culture , Discipleship , Hypocrisy , Self deception Source: Preaching Today This is an illustration by Van Morris, describing that newspaper readers might lie about what they really want. It is appropriate for Isaiah 29:13, James 1:26-27, and Mark 7:6. "Hat Lady" Meets Overwhelming Need Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/may/15900.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Ministry , Compassion , Good works Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Van Morris about a woman meeting the needs of cancer patients, appropriate for Acts 9:36, James 2:16-17, and Titus 2:14. Parents Don't Have a Plan for Child's Spiritual Growth Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/august/14532.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Faith , Church , Spiritual Growth , Parenting Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Van Morris about a study that shows how parents often don't prepare for children's spiritual growth, appropriate for Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Exodus 12:26-27, Deuteronomy 6:20-24, and similar passages.

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