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Sermon illustrations for Easter 4 (2016) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 | Revelation 7:9-17 | John 10:22-30 | Mark Ellingsen | Ron Love |
Acts 9:36-43
For what are you known? There was some concern in the advertising world not long ago when KFC introduced a “new” Colonel Sanders. New ads, even now, ponder the question of whether or not he “really” is the colonel. Whenever we see the iconic image of Colonel Sanders, we think of fried chicken. Other images are indelibly etched in >> More


Sermon illustrations for Easter 4 (2013) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 | Revelation 7:9-17 | John 10:22-30 | Mark Ellingsen | Ron Love |
Acts 9:36-43
In the late 1860s, George F. Gates built a home in Independence. The well-constructed Missouri house faithfully served generations of Gates. In 1919, George's granddaughter Bess and her husband Harry moved into the 210 North Delaware Street residence, sharing the home with Bess' widowed mother Mary Gates Wallace.

Bess' grandfather had adorned the house with gingerbread, shaded the yard, and >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 | Ron Love |
In the late 1860s, George F. Gates built a home in Independence. The well-constructed Missouri house faithfully served generations of Gates. In 1919, George's granddaughter Bess and her husband Harry moved into the 210 North Delaware Street residence, sharing the home with Bess' widowed mother Mary Gates Wallace.

Bess' grandfather had adorned the house with gingerbread, shaded the yard, and planted >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 | Mark Ellingsen |
The miracle of the resurrection of Dorcas came as quite a surprise for the faithful, who it is reported had already begun to mourn for her (v. 39). When we really take them seriously and cherish them, the things of faith are joyful surprises. Surprises are good things. British-American Jewish scholar Ashley Montage says: "The moments of happiness we enjoy >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Revelation 7:9-17 | Bob Ove |
The Bible is full of visions. Some will look to psychiatrists to find out what really happened! I judge more by how they live after they have had the vision to determine how genuine it was. I once visited the isle of Patmos where John spent so many years, and I saw the stone where he lay his head and >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Revelation 7:9-17 | Mark J. Molldrem |
Everyone knows the stain that blood can leave on clothing. If not treated right and in a timely way, it will leave a permanent spot. One cannot "Shout it out," even with the best of cleansers. How interesting that the image of the blood of the lamb is used to speak about robes of white. Of course, John is not >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | John 10:22-30 | Ron Love |
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was an Anglican priest in England. Because of his forthright and uncompromising preaching style, rectors literally locked their doors to prevent Wesley from preaching from their pulpits. Not to be prevented from his evangelical calling, Wesley began open field preaching. He would find a field, set up his preaching booth, and begin to proclaim >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | John 10:22-30 | Mark Ellingsen |
The gospel's reference to the unity of Son and Father (v. 30) provides wonderful assurance. Early African theologian Calus Marius Victorinus compared the unity of Father and Son to the power to act (Father) and the action of God (Son) (Fathers of the Church, Vol. 69, pp. 132, 159, 173-174, 224). And now as none of us would doubt the >> More


Acts 9:36-43 The... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 | Revelation 7:9-17 | John 10:22-30 |
Acts 9:36-43
The City Temple church in London was packed with worshipers on Easter Sunday morning in 1941. None of the congregants knew this would be their last Sunday worship service in their historic church. Four days later the Nazi aircraft buzzed overhead like flies around something dying. Wave after wave of Nazi planes unloaded their payload of bombs destroying much >> More


When there's a death in... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 |
When there's a death in the family, it's a common thing for survivors to assemble a collage of photographs, for display as friends and relatives come to visit. Sorting through those photos, and deciding where they go on the poster board, the family members tell the world how their loved one was special. Those viewing the photo display can often >> More


When Peter raised Dorcas from... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 |
When Peter raised Dorcas from the dead, he presented her to saints and widows, people who would be credible witnesses to the event. It was important to have witnesses who, when they related the events of Peter's actions, would be believed. A credible witness, in modern jurisprudence, is one who is competent to give evidence, and is worthy of belief. >> More


Many years ago, a group... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 |
Many years ago, a group of women began sewing small bags and then collecting personal items to donate to one of the downtown churches that housed homeless people. The women enjoyed each other's company as they met in each other's homes. They felt they were making a difference in the lives of those down and out because of difficult situations.
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The scene repeats itself thousands... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 9:36-43 |
The scene repeats itself thousands of times a day all over the world. Loved ones grieve over a body. Fondly recalling the person in life, they look at mementos and handle things that foster precious memories.

In the case of Dorcas (Tabitha), there was much to recall. She had made clothes for poor widows. Dorcas (Greek) and Tabitha >> More


The story is told of... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Revelation 7:9-17 |
The story is told of a despairing philosopher in London in the late nineteenth century. One night he walked through the fog. He was asking himself about the meaning of life and wasn't finding any answers. A bobby saw him wandering and thought him suspicious. He ran up to the philosopher, "All right, fellow. Who are you? Where did you >> More


How do you get into... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Revelation 7:9-17 |
How do you get into the party that ends all parties? Getting ready for a party, the husband slaps on some old jeans and a sweater, throws on some shoes, and he's ready to go. He turns around to see ten different coordinated outfits carefully displayed on the bed. His wife begs him with strain in her voice, "Which one >> More

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