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CMIN 301 (Sp '17) T13 - Illustrating Biblical Truth
Transcript of CMIN 301 (Sp '17) T13 - Illustrating Biblical Truth
Biblical stories sound like long-ago-and-far-away
Illustrating Biblical Truth
“Making Dry Bones live”
Restating the Sermon Point
- makes the
impresses an idea
on the listener’s mind
in that class
Bring facts into
with each other
Facts . . .
. . . and Statistics
Need to be
Present them as
(in addition to facts)
to the authority
Impressive to people
authority if . . .
Quotes should be
Verify credentials of quotations
Can the person speak with authority on this subject?
Is the authority prejudiced?
Audience respects authority?
Every passage has its people
into people’s mouths
communicating with imagination
Purpose of Illustrations
help to understand the particulars of abstract words
bring sermons down into life
explain the unknown with the known
should not offend the good sense of an audience
Illustrations from the Bible
Least effective - why?
Modern people don’t know their Bibles
They are often not biblical (Jay Adams)
was not given to illustrate points but to
How can we find good illustrations?
(not always the hero)
not violate confidence
- From your
- Don't forget to
- From your
to other sermons
Sentences that need to be restated
major thoughts and ideas
previews, reviews, and transitions