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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 4 (2017) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 | Mark Ellingsen | Frank Ramirez |
1 Samuel 16:1-13
I do not eat a lot of watermelon, but I am amazed at how much is on the internet about how to tell if a watermelon is ripe. There are several tips, ranging from noting the white spot at the bottom of the melon to looking at the curling tendril. However, the most reported and accurate tip, according >> More


And there was light ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 | David Kalas |
The significance of light and darkness is evident from the very beginning of scripture. Indeed, from the very beginning, period. “Let there be light” is, famously, the first thing we have a record of God saying. It is the essential first act of creation. And as we continue to read, we discover that it is just the first blow in >> More


Your Staff Comforts Me ... from StoryShare | stories | Psalm 23 | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | C. David McKirachan | Keith Wagner |
Contents
"Your Staff Comforts Me" by C. David McKirachan
"In the Lord's House" by Keith Wagner
"Judged by the Heart" by Keith Wagner

Your Staff Comforts Me
by C. David McKirachan
Psalm 23

There were four of us, American teen aged boys, living in an Ethiopian Orthodox monastery near Addis Ababa. We were there for three months helping to build a school for the local children. >> More


New light in darkness ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 | David Coffin |
A group of younger workers are seated next to one another at a workplace where they have to deal with the public both person-to-person and over the telephone. They are having difficulty dealing with clients and customers who are older than they are in terms of communication skills, etiquette, and basic manners. These workers console one another once the older >> More


Sermon Illustrations for Lent 4 (2014) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 | Mark Ellingsen | Scott A. Bryte |
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Often we are like Samuel, running on fumes of depression and wandering aimlessly not knowing where to go for help.

I read about an airline pilot who announced over the intercom: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we have a tailwind, and we are making excellent time. The bad news is that our >> More


Often we are... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Derl G. Keefer |
Often we are like Samuel, running on fumes of depression and wandering aimlessly not knowing where to go for help.

I read about an airline pilot who announced over the intercom: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we have a tailwind, and we are making excellent time. The bad news is that our compass is >> More


Times were bad... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Mark Ellingsen |
Times were bad in Israel when God decided to anoint new leadership (David). Note what is not going well in America. Consider present international turmoil, the conflicts in which America is engaged. Note a 2013 Associate Press poll that shows 4 of 5 adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least part of their lives. A >> More


Thorstein Veblen is... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ron Love |
Thorstein Veblen is a name that is unfamiliar to most of us; yet his introduction of an economic concept has become a part of the English lexicon that is known by all. Veblen, an American economist and sociologist, is best known for his 1899 publication The Theory of the Leisure Class. In that book he discusses what he came to >> More


Ancient mirrors were... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Scott A. Bryte |
Ancient mirrors were made by pouring molten metal, usually bronze or brass, into a shape pressed into wet sand. Once cooled, the metal was removed from the sand, then cleaned and smoothed and polished. The result was something that would show you what you looked like -- almost. The image was cloudy in spots, maybe a little wavy and distorted, >> More


Miracles of Sight ... from StoryShare | stories | John 9:1-41 | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | Keith Wagner |
Contents
"Miracles of Sight" by Keith Wagner
"Trusting God in the Darkness" by Keith Wagner


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Miracles of Sight
by Keith Wagner
John 9:1-41

Most people see the healing of the blind man as a miracle. Jesus made a mud pack, put it in the blind man's eyes, and then told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam. Amazingly >> More


Believing is seeing ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 | Wayne Brouwer | Schuyler Rhodes |
Sometimes we see people who are wide-eyed with wonder. Children especially can appear this way, in part because of the size of their eyeballs. Our eyeballs grow very little during the course of our lives, and certainly not at the same rate as the rest of our bodies' organs. For that reason children stare at life with eyes bigger in >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41 |
1 Samuel 16:1-13
"Expect the unexpected!" How often have you gone to a job interview or meeting having built up a particular image of someone in your head... only to walk in and find someone who completely contradicts your expectations? Perhaps you are supposed to meet with the highly educated CEO of a well-established company -- and although you are expecting >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Leah Thompson |
"Expect the unexpected!" How often have you gone to a job interview or meeting having built up a particular image of someone in your head... only to walk in and find someone who completely contradicts your expectations? Perhaps you are supposed to meet with the highly educated CEO of a well-established company -- and although you are expecting an older >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ron Love |
David Livingston was placed gently on his bed. Ill, few believed he could live until morning. A young boy was told to sit on the steps of the good physician's hut. If anything should be needed for the care and comfort of the man beloved by all, the youth should run and get the elders of the village. Hours into >> More


The Christian Liar ... from StoryShare | John 9:1-41 | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | Sandra Herrmann | C. David McKirachan |
Contents
"The Christian Liar" by Sandra Herrmann
"But We Smell" by C. David McKirachan


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The Christian Liar

by Sandra Herrmann
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Cornelia ten Boom was a devoted Christian. A spinster, as they used to say of unmarried women, and a watch maker in her father's shop. She had been 22 when World War I broke out. When >> More

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