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Topical Study on Preaching Preaching is the presentation of God's Word, particularly of the gospel within it, at a particular time to particular people by someone the church has authorized to do it. Resurrection in the Time of Coronavirus Sermon Illustration by Jim Stump https://biologos.org/podcast-episodes/resurrection-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/ Sermon Illustration by Jim Stump Topics: Resurrection , Death , Easter , Suffering Source: BioLogos In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, podcaster Jim Stump reflects on what the resurrection means in a time of uncertainty and fear. Let Him Reign: How to Preach after Easter Sermon Illustration by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/let-reign-preach-easter/ Sermon Illustration by David Fitch Topics: Preaching , Easter , Christ , France Source: Missio Alliance An article including sermon illustrations to help shape preachers' imaginations for preaching after Easter. It focuses on 1 Corinthians 15:19-25, drawing from the experiences of people living during World War II between D-Day and V-day. Resurrection - A Man Called Ove Sermon Illustration by Roy Anker http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-moviesforpreach&p=7336 Sermon Illustration by Roy Anker Topics: Resurrection , Preaching , Life , Reconciliation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon illustration from the 2015 film, "A Man Called Ove," focuses on the themes of reconciliation and resurrection. Resurrection and E. T. The Extra Terrestrial Sermon Illustration by Roy Anker http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-moviesforpreach&p=6981 Sermon Illustration by Roy Anker Topics: Resurrection , Resurrection of the dead , Love Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This article reflects on the film "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and how its exploration of the theme of resurrection shows the audience what the power of love can accomplish and that all will be well. Think Up And Look Up! Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-day-a/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Resurrection , Heaven , Kingdom of God , Easter Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes on Colossians 3:1-4 by Scott Hoezee, who explores the tension between focusing on the world here and now and the world to come. God offers a glimpse of a world made new by resurrection.... Story of Deliverance Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-5c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Resurrection , Thanksgiving , History of Redemption , God's Deliverance Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 30. Its purpose is to keep the memory of our deliverance from death alive by voicing the deliverance again and adding our profound thanksgiving for it. Who Did God Pick To Tell The Truth? Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-day-a/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Easter , Salvation , Divisions , Conversion Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes on Acts 10:34-43 by Doug Bratt, who reflects on the conversion necessary for Peter to accept the conversion of Cornelius and the spread of the Gospel to the gentiles. Good News or Condemnation? Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/lent-4b/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Resurrection , Evangelism , The gospel , Proclamation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes/illustration on John 3:14-21 remind us that what Christians are called to proclaim is not condemnation, but the Good News that looking to death itself we somehow find a path to an eternal life. They Tell It In Whispers Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5816-weekly_sermon_illustration_they_tell_it_in_whispers Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Preaching , Resurrection , Evangelism Source: Day1 In this sermon illustration on Matthew 28.1-10, Frederick Buechner's describes the proclamation of the resurrection as "in whispers." Examining Holy Week Sermon Illustration by Kim Lawton http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2003/04/18/april-18-2003-frederick-buechner-extended-interview/8658/ Sermon Illustration adapted by Kim Lawton Topics: Resurrection , Faith , Holy Week , Palm Sunday Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly An interview by Kim Lawton with writer and minister Frederick Buechner where Buechner explores the irony of Palm Sunday, the mystery of the resurrection, and the role of suffering in the life of faith. Preaching to the Dead Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/may/3052807.html Sermon Illustration by Lee Eclov Topics: Resurrection , Sin , Gospel , Death Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration Lee Eclov shares the story of a professor who tells his students to preach in a cemetery. It focuses on themes of death, sin, and resurrection. Sermon Illustrations on Resurrection Sermon Illustration https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-resurrection/ Sermon Illustration Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Jesus , Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop These sermon illustrations for Easter remind us how significant the resurrection really is. Without it, our faith is meaningless, the church will crumble, and our salvation is moot. The Resurrection Will Restore All Things Sermon Illustration by Timothy J Keller http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/march/6031714.html Sermon Illustration by Timothy J Keller Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Hope Source: Preaching Today "The older we get, the more we realize that certain losses are irretrievable. But Christ's resurrection offers something unique." An illustration by Tim Keller, appropriate for Isaiah 42:9, John 11:25-26 and 1 Corinthians 15:12-20. Do Group Hallucinations Explain the Resurrection? Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/april/6041811.html Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley Topics: Resurrection , Unbelief , Miracles , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration describes N.T. Wright's rebuttal of the theory that belief in Christ's resurrection was due to a mass hallucination, appropriate for Luke 24:13-35, John 20:1-18, and seven other related passages. Watergate Proves the Resurrection Sermon Illustration by Charles W Colson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2006/march/14007.html Sermon Illustration by Charles W Colson Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Truthfulness , Jesus Source: Preaching Today Chuck Colson says the behavior of Watergate defendants proves Jesus' resurrection: "[People] will give their lives for something they believe to be true; they will never give their lives for something they know to be false." Ancient People Understood the Miracle of Christ's Resurrection Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/february/3022513.html Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Miracles , Death Source: Preaching Today This illustration with content from three authors highlights the understanding of ancient people that death is final. Resurrection was not claimed for any messianic figure other than Jesus. Applicable scriptures include Mark 16:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:12-28. Hope of Resurrection Sermon Illustration by Gary Habermas http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/april/12394.html Sermon Illustration by Gary Habermas Topics: Resurrection , Hope , Suffering Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Acts 9:36-43, the story of a man who found strength during his wife's final months demonstrates the strength we can find in the knowledge of the resurrection. The Praise that Comes from Answered Prayer Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-3c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Resurrection , Gratitude , Thankfulness , Grace Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Psalm 30 was written in generic language allowing us to explore Easter from a variety of perspectives. The Psalm emphasizes the sheer graciousness of resurrection and the gratitude it evokes in response to God's lovingkindness.... My Last Dance with Ms. Emily Sermon Illustration by James Calvin Schaap https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2011/11/18/my-last-dance-with-ms-emily/ Sermon Illustration by James Calvin Schaap Topics: Resurrection , Doubt , Resurrection of the dead , Poetry Source: The Twelve In this essay, useful as a sermon illustration, James Schaap reflects on Emily Dickinson's struggle with the Resurrection in her poem, “Safe in their Alabaster Chambers.” The Power of Christ's Resurrection Bursts through Obstacles Sermon Illustration by Nancy Guthrie http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2012/march/7032612.html Sermon Illustration by Nancy Guthrie Topics: Resurrection , Power , Holy Spirit , Christ Source: Preaching Today Tim Keller uses an acorn growing up as an oak tree splitting a large stone slab, to illustrate the power of Christ's resurrection for all of life. Relevant scriptures include Romans 8:11, Ephesians 1:19-20, Philippians 3:10.