Resources on Van Morris

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Former POW Forgives the Guard Who Terrorized Him Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/december/1122010.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Conversion , Forgiveness , Anger , Hatred Source: Preaching Today This is an illustration by Van Morris describing the story of a forming POW who forgave the guard who terrorized him, appropriate for Luke 7:36-50, John 3:1-16, and 2 Corinthians 5:14-21. Little Girl's "Cheerful" Offering Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/july/9071607.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Money , Generosity , Offering Source: Preaching Today A humorous sermon illustration by Van Morris about a young girl who misunderstood her pastor's words on giving. Appropriate for Deuteronomy 15:7; Malachi 3:6-12; Matthew 6:1-4, 19:21; Luke 6:38; Acts 5:1-11; 2 Corinthians 8, 9. 'Death Cafes' Provide Safe Place to Discuss Death Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/april/1042913.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Death , Aging , Culture , Lament Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration from Van Morris explains death cafes, places where people are encouraged to talk about death and finite nature of life. Fleeing from Freedom Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/july/15425.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Freedom , God's Will , Gospel , War Source: Preaching Today A story from Hampton Sides (recounted by Van Morris) about liberated POWs struggling to embrace their new freedom. Suggested as an illustration for Romans 8:2, Psalm 116:16, and John 8:33. Big Hero 6 and Sacrificial Love Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2015/july/3070615.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Love , Redemption , Sacrifice , Friendship Source: Preaching Today A robot lays down his life for his friend. Van Morris relates an episode from the movie "Big Hero 6" to illustrate John 15:13, Ephesians 5:2, and other similar passages about sacrificial love. A Brother's Sacrifice Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/august/5083010.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Grace , Love , Compassion , Goodness Source: Preaching Today This is an illustration by Van Morris telling the story of a brother's sacrifice, appropriate for Romans 13:8-10, Matthew 5:43-48, and Acts 20:35 When We Treat God like the Geek Squad Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/august/3082712.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Discipleship , Miracles , Honor , Relationship Source: Preaching Today Drawing on C. S. Lewis' experience, this sermon illustration by Van Morris demonstrates how we treat God as service personnel who provide quick fixes without long-term commitment. This illustration suits Deuteronomy 6:5 and other passages. Running Out of Gas Plays Role in Several Crashes Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/january/7011810.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Pride , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Van Morris reports on small plane pilots who crash due to running out of fuel despite their cautious nature. Singer Rises to Stardom, Falls to Nowheresville Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/september/3092313.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Fall , Music , Service Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Van Morris tells the story of a singer's rise to fame then sudden downfall, appropriate for Psalm 39:5, Matthew 6:33, and 1 John 2:15-17. Quarterback Tom Brady Still Searching Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/january/1012808.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Contentment , Meaning of Life , Gospel , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 6:12; 11:7-12:14, Micah 6:8, or John 6:35; 10:10, Van Morris describes how all-star quarterback Tom Brady is still searching for "what it's all about." Howard Stern Searches for His Father's Approval Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/february/7022111.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Praise , Father Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Van Morris tells a story about a celebrity trying to earn the respect of his father and the feeling of emptiness he felt when he obtained it. Dubious Guidance from Scripture Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/september/15634.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Scripture , Discernment , Listening to God , Interpretation Source: Preaching Today This humorous story by Van Morris about a superficial approach to seeking wisdom from the Bible can illustrate Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 2:15, Matthew 22:29, and other passages. Corpse Flower's Empty Promises Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/january/16308.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Sin , Temptation , Death Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Van Morris compares the corpse flower to the false promises of sin. Appropriate for sermons on 1 Peter 1:18, Genesis 3:6-24, Proverbs 9:17-18, and other similar passages. Dealing with Stress Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/november/5110308.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Culture , Comfort , Worry Source: Preaching Today How do you manage your stress? Van Morris reports on a study that reveals what activities adults in America engage in to manage stress. Appropriate for Matthew 6:25-34, 1 Peter 5:7 and other similar passages. What People Look For in a Church Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/august/13821.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Church , Preaching , Visitors , Congregational Flourishing Source: Preaching Today Revealing a study that shows what people look for in a new church, this sermon illustration by Van Morris demonstrates the importance of cultivating kindness, preaching, doctrine, and hospitality in a congregation. This illustration suits 2... Man's Decision Influenced by Relationship Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/january/4010807.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Prayer , God's Will , Word of God , Time Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration relating to Psalm 16:8, Proverbs 3:5-6, and 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 demonstrates that spending time in Scripture and prayer will likely result in decisions that are more in line with God's will. Three Sisters Age Humorously Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/october/3100206.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Aging , Humor , Weakness , Memory Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration about three sisters who live together as they age. Their moments of forgetfulness provide a bit of humor to the topic of aging. Two NFL Players are a Contrast in Doubt and Faith Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/december/5120417.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Faith , Doubt , God , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, NFL Players Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Succop are used to demonstrate the contrast between living a life full of doubt and living life full of faith. Girl Prays Against Punishment Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/july/14503.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Prayer , Humor , Illustration , God's Faithfulness Source: Preaching Today This story about a little girl praying for rain to cancel a Sunday School picnic uses humor to demonstrate a childlike faith in God's answers to prayer, (cf., Proverbs 14:30; 24:29; 26:27; Matthew 18:3-4) Woman Rescues Child from Attempted Abduction Sermon Illustration by Van Morris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/december/5121106.html Sermon Illustration by Van Morris Topics: Love , Courage , Crime , Discernment Source: Preaching Today "She saw something wrong and refused to look away." A sermon illustration about vigilance, justice, and taking action. It tells the story of how a woman rescues a little girl from abduction.

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