The more experienced a preacher you become, the less time it will take you to do exegesis, outlining, and preparation. You can become very proficient at that. Illustrating the sermon, however, will become harder because of the demand for fresh, culturally relevant illustrations that truly serve and illuminate the text. So, where do you find illustrations that are both memorable and relevant? Here are a few suggestions about where to look—and what to avoid.
For your convenience here are links to some of the resources mentioned in the video.
The Entire Malcolm Gladwell Collection
- Malcolm Gladwell: Collected
- What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
- Outliers: The Story of Success
- David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Around the Web
And for organizing it all...
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