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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. In These Bodies Sermon Illustration by Brian Keepers https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/03/21/in-these-bodies/ Sermon Illustration by Brian Keepers Topics: Resurrection , Death , Funeral , Culture Source: The Twelve Reflecting on what it means to do ministry in a culture that denies and avoids death, Brian Keepers shares that we’ve preferred Gnosticism to the biblical vision of the resurrection of the body. The Nature of God's Word Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-24c/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Preaching , Scripture , 2 Timothy , Word of God Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Here is a sermon starter with an illustration idea on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 explaining why Paul urged Timothy one last time to keep on preaching. It's A Dog's Life Sermon Illustration by Kae Evensen https://www.workingpreacher.org/columnist/its-a-dogs-life Sermon Illustration by Kae Evensen Topics: Resurrection , Lent , Redemption , God's Presence Source: Working Preacher Kae Evensen uses an aging and ailing dog to illustrate the inevitability of death for all humans. She also affirms the reality of resurrection and redemption. Two Souvenirs Sermon Illustration by Jane Zwart https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/02/12/two-souvenirs/ Sermon Illustration by Jane Zwart Topics: Preaching , Faith Source: The Twelve Jane Zwart, reflects on two student-produced artifacts from the course she co-taught, Faith and Fiction: Stories That Preach. These students came to understand how literature gives us all “more to be faithful with.” We are Three Sermon Illustration by Andrea Baas https://youngclergywomen.org/we-are-three/ Sermon Illustration by Andrea Baas Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Good Friday , Grief Source: Young Clergy Women In this essay, Andrea Baas reflects on the experience of celebrating Easter after losing her brother in Holy Week several years before. She concludes that the family forged by Jesus cannot be separated by death. Christ's Resurrection Is a Giant Receipt Sermon Illustration by Timothy J Keller http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/april/8040714.html Sermon Illustration by Timothy J Keller Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Salvation , Atonement Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Tim Keller uses the analogy of a store receipt to show that Christ's resurrection is the proof that he has paid the price for sin. The Secret to a New Way of Life: Living In Christ Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/lent-5a/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Resurrection , Dying and Rising with Christ , Holy Spirit , Holiness Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this sermon starter on Romans 8:1-17, Scott Hoezee suggests that to live "in Christ" means to live in a new cosmic reality accomplished by Christ's death and resurrection. Gran Torino, Christology, and the American Sensibility for Sacrifice Sermon Illustration by Andrew Root https://www.workingpreacher.org/culture/gran-torino-christology-and-the-american-sensibility-for-sacrifice Sermon Illustration by Andrew Root Topics: Dying and Rising with Christ , Work of Jesus Christ , Sacrifice , Violence Source: Working Preacher In this sermon illustration, the film "Gran Torino" demonstrates the need for Christians to give attention to the tragic realities of the world and the need to further develop an understanding of the resurrection. The Theology of Pete Docter Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/07/07/the-theology-of-pete-docter/ Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Resurrection , Joy , Emotion , Sorrow Source: The Twelve Scott Hoezee explores the theological undertones of the movie Inside Out. The film’s presentation of sorrow as a necessary precursor to joy makes it a useful sermon illustration for the movement from crucifixion to resurrection. 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. Jesus in the Ordinary Things Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-3c/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Resurrection , Easter , Jesus , God's Presence Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching The conclusion of John's gospel (21:1-19) has Jesus having made breakfast for the disciples on the beach after his resurrection. Here we discover our need to encounter Jesus in the ordinary circumstances of life. The Violence of Love Sermon Illustration by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/the-violence-of-love/ Sermon Illustration by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Church , Persecution , Martyr , Beatitudes Source: Ekklesia Project Debra Dean Murphy compiles several quotations from Oscar Romero, who was martyred for preaching a "subversive gospel" — but insisted that he was merely preaching the Beatitudes. Waiting for Resurrection Sermon Illustration by Charles E Cowman http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/may/4402.html Sermon Illustration by Charles E Cowman Topics: Resurrection , Grief , Hope , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Matthew 27:55-56, John 11:25, or 2 Samuel 1:1, the inability of Christ's original followers to see the coming victory demonstrates how the resurrection gives all Christians hope during defeat. Following Jesus through His Trials Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-2c/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Resurrection , Persecution , Discipleship , Perseverance Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Acts 5:27:32 is appropriate during the season of Easter. Its description of God raising Jesus from the dead (5:30), reveals displays the power of the resurrection to raise God’s adopted sons and daughters to new life. Sermon Illustrations on Christianity Sermon Illustration https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-christianity/ Sermon Illustration Topics: Preaching , Sermon , Illustration , Christian Source: The Pastor's Workshop Quotations illustrating the character of Christianity from Rodney Stark, Philip Schaff, Michael Reeves, Kerry Weber, G.K. Chesterton, J.C. Ryle, and C.S. Lewis, for use in preaching. Eugene Peterson on Resurrection's Difficulty Sermon Illustration by Eugene H Peterson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/august/8081307.html Sermon Illustration by Eugene H Peterson Topics: Resurrection , Pride , Control Source: Preaching Today An illustration appropriate for Romans 6:4, Psalm 49:15, and 2 Peter 3:9. Eugene Peterson explores why we don't give much attention to resurrection. Hope in Grief Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-27a/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Promises , Eschatology , Second Coming , Death Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 shows that in the midst of grief, hope is anchored in Christ’s death, resurrection, and promise to return in glory. Includes an illustration from a seminary class. Long Tradition of Scientists Who Believe in the Resurrection Sermon Illustration by Ian Hutchinson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2018/march/long-tradition-of-scientists-who-believe-in-resurrection.html Sermon Illustration by Ian Hutchinson Topics: Resurrection , Miracle , Science , Jesus Source: Preaching Today Use this resource for Psalm 16:10, Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-8 about a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, pointing out prominent scientists who believe in Jesus' resurrection. A Message of Foolishness Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-5a/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Mystery , Union With Christ , Christ , Grace Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. Scott Hoezee reflects on the mystery that through Christ's death and resurrection we now have the mind of Christ. Christopher Hitchens Considers Christ's Resurrection Sermon Illustration by Larry Alex Taunton http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/july/3070416.html Sermon Illustration by Larry Alex Taunton Topics: Resurrection , Death , Easter , Aging Source: Preaching Today A conversation between atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian author Larry Taunton on John 11:25 illustrates the appeal of Jesus' declaration, "I am the resurrection and the life," (cf., Genesis 3:19, Psalm 39:5, Romans 8:11, et al