Category: Illustrations

A selection of illustrations to use during sermons

Books

What’s the best book you’ve ever read? A novel? Autobiography? Love story? – I like to read factual books. The best selling books these days are cook books. The second best selling books are dieting books, telling you not to eat what you’ve just cooked. The best ever selling book that’s been written is the…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Advent

This week we light the second candle of our Advent wreath – and we focus especially on the prophets – to help us look again at the way in which Jesus’ coming was foretold

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Anxiety

What are our biggest fears? that we will lose our health our job our friends that we will lose control Sometimes just thinking about such things can send us into an emotional roller coaster ride – We worry that the tightrope we call life – one day – might suddenly snap – and there will…

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Special services

What do you find wonderful and exciting about Christmas? – The decorations – the party atmosphere – the rich food – the holidays off work – being with your family and friends? – over-indulging in a little wine or spirits? – If you ask many families what they think makes their Christmas enjoyable and exciting…

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Money

Money – most of us think it’s the key to everything Success – happiness – a stress free life – But if we’re not careful – it can also open the door to ruin – deception – corruption – greed –

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Meals

Eating Out! – something we all enjoy. Whether its to celebrate a birthday – an anniversary – The blue Velvet Ball. Good food – good wine – good company – all help to make it an occasion to remember. On the Thursday of the final week in Jesus’ life – Jesus planned a special meal…

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New

So what’s new? – Well – we’re two weeks into the New Year – the sales are in full swing – encouraging us to go out and buy new things – its exciting and lifts us – starting out on a new job or new task can be exciting too – it gives us a…

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Picture/Painting

What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constable’s Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings bring pleasure, they can be inspiring, challenging, calming, relaxing, we can admire the whole, or look into every corner, or image – every brush stroke. It’s said that every painting…

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Prayer

What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constable’s Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings bring pleasure, they can be inspiring, challenging, calming, relaxing, we can admire the whole, or look into every corner, or image – every brush stroke. It’s said that every painting…

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Questions

Questions, questions, questions, the Bibles full of questions. Trying to find answers to them can be both an uplifting and an uncomfortable experience – Jesus asks many questions of us –

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