Category: Illustrations

A selection of illustrations to use during sermons

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…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

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 –

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Hunger

Our two readings have something to say about hunger! – but –What is Hunger ? We’ve all seen the pictures on our televisions of Famines in Africa – people starving to the point of death but it doesn’t only mean lack of food!

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Influence

Who do we look up to? Who has the biggest influence on us? – Our families? – our friends? The people we work with? the T.V. ? British soaps like Coronation street, Brookeside or EastEnders ? -Or maybe football stars or pop stars like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs or Robbie Willaims? Who shapes us? Who…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Love

“Love” is probably the most talked about, written about, sung about word in the human vocabulary – when we think of love – we think of God – Mother Julian of Norwich in her – Revelations of divine love describes love as “The light”, which God in His wisdom measures out to us – Love…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Assurance

Help! – we all need it – We all need support – someone to hold on to When our confidence fails – when we feel ourselves slipping – We need to be sure – sure that we are doing the right thing – sure that God is on our side – Sure that our sins…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Authority

Who’s in charge? – Who’s the boss in our lives? – Is it the wife? – the kids? – the bank manager? – our work? – What about in church – who’s in charge here? – Is it Keith – does everything he says goes? – or the churchwardens – as representatives of the Bishop?…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Belief

Do we really believe there is life after death? – or do we think its something someone has invented to help us feel comfortable in our old age? Do you believe it ? – Do you Adam and Eve it?

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Buildings

Buildings are important to us – we eat in them – sleep in them – work in them – worship in them – they are a sign of our prosperity – our culture and our security – They are built well – stand firm and last – it’s the same with our church

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off