sermon illustration on discipleship

The Shepherd’s Voice

When God speaks, do you recognize his voice? My friend Roy tells a fascinating story about a trip to Palestine some years back. One afternoon, he stood on a ridge overlooking a long, narrow gorge. Below him, the gorge opened out into rolling grass- covered pasture lands. A single trail meandered down the length of […]

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sermon illustration on purpose

Winchester Mystery House

Without a purpose for your life or ministry, you will have a lot of activity with little progress. Nestled in the suburbs of San Jose, California, is an interesting tourist attraction: an estate built by the heir of the Winchester rifle fortune. In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a thirty-eight-year construction project guided […]

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10 Things Pastors Should Learn from TED Talks

10 Things Pastors Should Learn From TED Talks

Have you ever watched a really good TED talk? Like this one, this one, this one, or this one. TED talks are some of the best presentations on the planet. The idea of a great TED talk becomes viral. As pastors, I believe we communicate the most important “idea” ever. If we want to reach […]

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sermon illustration on faith

The Law of the Pendulum

What you truly believe is shown more through your actions than you words. In college I was asked to prepare a lesson to teach to my speech class. We were graded on our creativity and ability to drive home a point in a memorable way. The title of my talk was, “The Law of the […]

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