Polishing the pulpit  For building sermons today 


Taking the time to find just the right illustration... could this
really be worth your time?

 by Ed Thomason

    Good sermon illustrations are powerful communication tools. Is it worth your time? Yes! Fitting just the right illustration to the sermon is time well spent. 

    Once you have studied your text and developed the theme and purpose of your lesson, you should begin to ask what kind of illustration can be used to help get your audience focused on the thought(s) you wish to present. . .

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Sermon building tips!

Expository Sermon outline model  
(Learn more about putting expository sermons together)

Sermon Planning Guide
(Ed's own suggested guide for a variety of sermons)

Sermon Planning Objectives
(Use these helpful objectives to build better sermons)

Using "Alliteration"
(Discover the joy and art of this useful tool)

Qualifications and work of the preacher
(Many sermons have been preached regarding the qualifications of elders... what about the qualities of a preacher?)

Ed's Illustration file sample
(see article in 1st col of this page)


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